Burj Khalifa water to be world's most expensive
The 750ml water bottle will be made of K9 crystal, platinum and diamond-encrusted, and will feature LED lights, giving the water a blue glow
New Burj Khalifa-shaped luxury water bottles could soon be on sale in the UAE.
A Dubai expat is planning to produce the world’s most expensive water bottle, inspired by the iconic tower.
The 750ml containers will be made of K9 crystal, platinum and diamond-encrusted, and will feature LED lights, giving liquid inside a blue glow, according to Khaleej Times.
Danish inventor Tayseer Hadi said he estimates the bottles will sell for about US $190 (AED700).
He said: "When I first came to Dubai I wanted to create something that was different. I've always been interested in the water business, and I saw it as something that would bloom.
"Then one day, I was in The Dubai Mall and I was sitting in a restaurant wondering why we're drinking Voss water, Evian water. Why doesn't Dubai have a water that represents Dubai? It suddenly hit me that I'd make a water in the shape of the Burj Khalifa.”
"It took almost three years. Because of the design, almost no factory wanted to do it."
The bottles will be 50cm. But Hadi plans to also build the world's largest crystal bottle, which he hopes to have displayed in The Dubai Mall and at airports.
"There are a lot of limitations of what's possible, but what I'm hoping for is about seven metres and 28 centimetres," he said.
Profits from the bottles with see 2.5% go to Emirates Noble Palms, a charity founded by Hadi that lets donors see the impact of their donations.