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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Dubai's most expensive penthouse - costing a staggering Dh102m - comes with a 20-metre private pool 

The largest of the three triplex penthouses from Omniyat has smashed the previous record of Dh60m

When you’re on the hunt for a new apartment in Dubai, you usually have to make several sacrifices if you only have about Dh100,000 for annual rent to play with.

Do you want that special view of the Burj Khalifa at the expense of a decent parking space? Can you make do with a tiny kitchen for one that has a wrap-around balcony? Will the landlord accept four cheques?

If you’re shopping with over Dh100 million in your pocket, you don’t need to cut corners. In fact, you can call the shots like the owner of a penthouse on One Palm that now has Dubai’s most expensive tag.

Selling for a whopping Dh102m, the largest of the three triplex penthouses from Omniyat has smashed the previous record of Dh60m set earlier this year.

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The buyer, who remains annonymous, bought the unit on the condition of a very specific request - a 20-metre long private lap pool built on the rooftop, so that he could swim in private. The pool will become one of the highest and most private swimming pools in Dubai upon completion, Omniyat said.

A private sky pool certainly tips the price tag over Dh100m, but here’s what else the luxury pad has to offer:

  • The new owner also gets to enjoy enjoy over 29,800 square feet of luxury.
  • Each of the five en-suite bathrooms and several living areas offer uninterrupted and unique views of Dubai Marina’s skyline and the Arabian Gulf.
  • The penthouse includes almost 11,500 sq ft of exterior space, including several balconies, terraces and the rooftop area.
  • The triplex unit has been designed in opulent rich textures of London-based luxury design studio Elicyon.

Omniyat accommodated the private pool request as it continued the project build, with the building topping out earlier this week, well ahead of schedule according to Mahdi Amjad, founder and chief executive of Omniyat.

“It’s a testament to our team and partners who have worked tirelessly to bring this incredible building to life,” he said. “From this point on we now look forward handing over the keys to our first customers and the official opening.”

Even if you only have about a tenth of the budget, the base three-bedroom units at One Palm start at Dh12.5m. We took a look at them recently.

One Palm is due for completion in 2018.

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