Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Saudi Arabian King Salman spent $100 million on Moroccan vacation

King Salman of Saudi Arabia reportedly spent $100 million on his annual getaway to his favorite spot Tangier, Morocco, according to Haaretz.

The 81-year-old monarch, who's worth a reported $1.38 billion, landed in Morocco in July, traveled with more than 1,000 ministers, advisers, family members and security personnel. There were 800 hotel rooms reserved and 200 vehicles ,in addition to the King’s cars , and a host of top catering companies.

The opulent vacation also helps the northern African country’s economy; Salman’s monthlong stay amounts to 1.5 % of the country’s foreign tourism revenue, the paper reports.

In 2016, about 100 black Mercedes and Range Rovers were prepared to take Salman, his family and entourage around the town, the New York Times reported. His 74-acre Moroccan complex includes medical facilities and luxury restaurants.

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