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Stare at the Burj Khalifa from luxury DIFC flat

January 26, 2014

Adam Bouyamourn

Lovers of straight lines, rejoice. This angular four-bedroom flat with five-and-a-half-bathrooms stares stridently at the Burj Khalifa from its vantage point in the Dubai International Financial Centre . Scions of capital and captains of industry will lust for this luxury penthouse in the Index Tower , built in 2010, in the beating heart of finance. A bankers' pad with an electroplated heart of chrome, it will cost you Dh35 million. Of course, the kitchen surfaces are granite; of course, the elevators are ultra high-speed; of course the internet access is also high-speed and, of course, the building houses a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, and swimming pool. And naturally there are two secured parking spaces for your luxury vehicles. It is the perfect arena in which to recreate scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street if you were lucky enough to have any idea what happened in that film. Either way, this penthouse's purchaser must be wealthy enough to splurge funds on bathing suits made out of cash, and a flotilla of yachts. And they will need a lot of furniture to fill this pad's rather generous 7,901 square foot of space. Set over two floors, the flat has formal and informal dining rooms, and formal and informal living rooms. This enables you to live and eat casually, smart casually, or smartly, depending on your mood. The flat offers a separate TV room, because it would be deeply inappropriate to watch TV in the living room, and frankly shocking to do so in the formal living room. All the bathrooms have en suite bathrooms, there is a maid's room for your helper and there is even a "powder room" for the ladies. A pair of balconies allow you to attempt to outstare the Burj Khalifa of an evening, and also provide relaxing spaces for the owner to enjoy a decadent morning cigar while welcoming the sunrise. Set up a Bloomberg trading machine in one of your two studies, and you'll be all set to make margin calls, bet on derivatives, and unironically use the word "leverage" in the context of your own daily life.

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Source: National, The (United Arab Emirates)

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