These Luxury Vacation Homes In Dubai Come With $1M Bathtubs

By on May 2, 2017 in ArticlesHow Much Does

I've never had to pay for a bathtub on its own, so I actually have no idea what the average tub costs. But, I do know that the ones found in Dubai's XXII Carat vacation villa complex are well above average, given that they cost enough to pay for an entire more modest residence: A reported $1 million.

The XXII Carat bathtubs are carved out of an imported Brazilian precious rock, cut in half and sanded smooth in a process that takes hundreds of hours – which is part of why the tubs end up with such hefty price tags.  Of course, if you're shelling out between $14 million and $32 million for a vacation home, you can afford to splurge on a bathtub, and each of the 22 XXII Carat villas now being completed by the end of 2017, have their own luxurious features and amenities, including swimming pools and a personal 24-hour concierge service. Then there are the panoramic views of the city of Dubai and the surrounding Persian Gulf – which residents of the villas can enjoy during those rare hours they're not relaxing in their ridiculously expensive bathtubs.

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There are three tiered categories of villas on the XXII Carat property, each one named after a precious stone: Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire. They're located in a gated beachfront community called Palm Jumeirah, and almost a third of the villas have already been sold, million-dollar bathtubs and all.

 

Articles Written by Joseph Gibson
Joseph Gibson is a freelance writer currently based in Austin, TX. His main interests are movies, music, books, and other things you can watch, read, or listen to. Follow Joseph on Google+.
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