Video: Inside the $50m+ luxury airships GCC billionaires might buy
From flying taxis to amphibious cars, residents in the Middle East love their innovative and unusual gadgets and toys.
The latest item to add to their bucket list could be luxury airships, as a British company who produces them claims they have seen interest from potential buyers in the region.
“We have had sales enquiries from organisations worldwide, including the Middle East. Airlander’s capabilities make it possible for hotel groups, tour operators, and cruise companies to offer something very unique to their customers,” Rebecca Zeitlin, media and communications manager at Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), told Arabian Business.
"The aircraft’s environmental credentials are also drawing quite a bit of interest from organisations who operate in environmentally sensitive or protected areas."
Last year, HAV and Design Q unveiled the Airlander 10 passenger cabin. The airship has luxurious private en-suite bedrooms, horizon-to-horizon views in the aircraft’s Infinity Lounge and room to accommodate up to 18 guests for trip of up to three days.
The Airlander 10 is 46 metres long and can take off and land from virtually any flat surface, eliminating the need for traditional infrastructure like ports or airports.
In terms of cost, HAV told Arabian Business the base price for the aircraft is $50 million, with extra for the interiors.