Hotel gives guests gold plated Apple iPad to use during stay
24K gold plated 16GB third-generation Apple iPad so that you can enjoy virtual concierge-like experience at the self-rated seven star hotel. The tablet provides guests with information about the restaurants and events at the Burj-Al-Arab as well as the regular service provided by the place. Guests are not able to access regular iPad features because of the special software used, so you should still bring your own tablet if you plan on staying.
By the way, the gold plated iPad is not like the robe, towels and soap. You cannot just shove it into your suitcase and take it home. From what we can see about the iPad, it comes engraved with the hotel logo (which contrary to rumors is NOT the Monopoly man) along with the Apple logo in black. If you need to take one home, the hotel boutique offers a gold plated 64GB third-generation Apple iPad for $10,200 along with gold plated versions of the Apple iPad mini, Apple iPhone 5 and BlackBerry Q10.
Before you start pulling out your charge card to make a reservation, we should tell you that suites at the hotel start at $15,100 a night. Too pricey? Regular rooms are priced at $1525 daily.
source: BornRich via Gizmodo
1. james1 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
What if you scratch or drop the golden ipad......PAY $10,200!!!
5. techspace (Posts: 394; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
even if the ipad breaks,the value of gold will remain the same, so why would you pay so much?
54. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5457; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Because rich people are a bunch of idiots. If they see a golden apple logo they will buy anything.
61. techspace (Posts: 394; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
we are not talking about buying or selling over here....i have just asked him why would anyone pay so much for dropping or scratching it because the value of gold will be the same even if its scratched or dropped...
68. phonemonkey (Posts: 150; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
rich people are idiots; because you are not rich
7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1207; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
it would be a shame , if some one decided to ....steal it!!!
43. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
you can try but theft in a middle eastern country is....well hazardous to your health. you might come home with some missing hands.
64. koloss (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
the "cut the thief's hand" law is only in KSA Dubai in UAE
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm pretty sure that iPad and amount of gold on it is highly overpriced, gold is not cheap metal, but such amount is still doesn't worth $10,200. It is bad investition!
24. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 254; Member since: 07 May 2012)
if you can afford to stay at that hotel,you can afford to drop the ipad
60. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
I would drop it in the 18k gold-plated toilet after I take care of #2; then, I would spritz with the bidet and let the ghost of Stevie boy wipe me clean (with his black turtle-neck, of course). Thereafter, I would go along my merry way down the yellow brick road.
2. Ohrules (Posts: 298; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
i think i'll just sit here at home, reading news on phonearena... :'(
3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4641; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Geez...... $15,100 a night! No thank you! Good life, but pricey night!
Why not just bring your own tablet and stay in a five star hotel instead of staying in this pricey seven star hotel?
18. Daftama (Posts: 540; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
All of you r saying this when your making millions spending couple of thousands a night is like spending 10 a day for us
59. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
I guess you never stayed at a five star, five diamond hotel before. Have you checked out the prices for their high-end suites/enthouse? Besides if you are old money you would not be blowing your money on crap and luxuary stays. you would be living in a simple house, driving a simple car, and staying at typical three star hotel or motel.
6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I'd get myself an SIV, HTC One, Lumia 925, Xperia Z...and keep the remaining money in my account so i can wait and grab the next flagships as soon as they're released instead of wasting my time up there admiring the gold instead of the iPad.
8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1207; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
i think you can get a S4,One , L925,Xperia Z and still buy a months supply of food for a village in Africa
22. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Rite... If I had billions I'd be eccentric too sometimes.
23. haseebzahid (Posts: 1761; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
rich doesnot mean Smart all the time anyway and poor doesnot mean fool either
Bill Gaates is top riches man where he spends money - spends on helping world
so are those Arab Dumbheaded jerks so rish - spends on getting everything in gold and dimonds
eventually both will die only the deeds will be remebered
67. bachir8k (Posts: 61; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
LoL, "Arab Dumbheaded jerks", mmm you should know that 85% of the hotel guests and residences are from USA, Europe and Asia, so properties like Burj-AlArab hotel, Khalifa-tower (longest tower in the world), etc. are good investments for Dubai, almost like Vegas for USA.
36. Omarc07 (Posts: 189; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Maybe for u but I been there stood 4 nights ,Yes ican afford it.
11. Droiddoes (unregistered)
You can plate a turd with 24k gold, but at the end of the day it's still a turd.
25. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Wow now I smell? I bet your fiance is so impressed with your maturity. What's next, gonna insult my mom? Maybe the classic "my dad can beat up your dad"? What a loser LOL. She's gonna leave you.
28. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
*sniff sniff* It smells like someone just got burned.
56. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5457; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
U smell what the rock is cooking? Not that golden iPad.
13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
They said it was an iPad, not an android tablet.
35. Droiddoes (unregistered)
So you admit you think Android is crap since you agreed with the biggest troll here. I'm confused, I thought you were a "lover of technology" and liked Android yet your trolling of the Android platform implies otherwise. Care to explain?
39. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nooooooot really. I'm not in the business of justification to pointless faceless, text. I will say this though, I don't give a flying F about google, apple, or any other company. Simply make what I want to use, and if I like it I'll buy it. now I know you'll say something insulting or fanboyish to this, but I have no loyalty to anyone other than my family. Android iOS, and the rest are nothing more than software. I like em all but iOS is my #1
41. Droiddoes (unregistered)
You really are not very smart, are you? I'm not trying to insult you, that is just the only possible explanation. You call people 'hypocrites' yet you clearly do not know what that word means. Example:
You don't get to agree with and like the comment of the biggest iFanboy troll here who said Android is a piece of sh*t and say 'lol bro +1' and then two comments later say you like both platforms and are unbiased. You cannot have it both ways.
That, Moose, is hypocrisy. I can draw you a picture explaining it if you'd like, but I doubt you'd understand and I don't have any crayons.
Now go move something heavy.
42. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly the response I was looking for. Thank u "bro" lol.
46. Droiddoes (unregistered)
So...you want me to point out what a tard you are and how you do not understand basic words, logic, and why you are a hypocrite? O...kay.
Dude you should really rethink showing your little flame wars to your fiance, she's gonna leave you. No woman wants to have a muscle bound retard baby humped into her, and you are making it more and more obvious that you clearly have a learning disability.
Still not your bro, Moose.
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Is that why you're plated LMAOOOOO. Make it a good one now, and use Roid rage, riled up, nah U mad, and ghetto ass retard LMAOOOOO... I'm waiting.
19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I agree that Droiddoes comment #11 was rude and maybe inappropriate, but at least it made sense and reflected his opinion while your comment is just a pointless insulting...
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Now ain't that the pot calling the kettle black? I know English and American sayings aren't native for you, but that means you're being a hypocrite. You are one of the most pointlessly insulting people on this site, and droiddoes is simply a pathetic joke. Oh and my comment 1000% percent reflected my opinion of droiddoes. Driod "does" provide me with giggles though.
26. Droiddoes (unregistered)
LOL yup I am living under your skin champ. Now you're referencing me in almost every post, way to not let internet comments get to you.
A simple immature meathead?! Fresh AND new!
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm having a ball puppeteering you dude. I'm gonna roll with it for a while lol. Me like you
32. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Free country Lunk. I have no desire to stop you from embarassing yourself and further perpetuating the stereotype of the brainless meathead.
37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Now ain't that the pot calling the kettle black? I know English and American sayings aren't native for you..."
I don't know what makes you think that this saying is native only for America and other English speaking regions. I very well know this saying and this saying is used in other regions also. So, it isn't native only for America and other English speaking regions.
"You are one of the most pointlessly insulting people on this site..."
Since you are making such declarations, show me please at least one of my comments where I use bad language to insult other PhoneArena.com member, could you?
"Oh and my comment 1000% percent reflected my opinion of droiddoes."
Droiddoes comment #11 was rude but with hidden meaning while your comment #15 was just a plain insulting.
47. Droiddoes (unregistered)
He's freaking stupid man, best not to take him seriously. No one does. Just poke and prod the beast until it has a meltdown and enjoy the show!
40. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Thank you. My god, literally getting butthurt because I made a crack at an inanimate object. Freaking meatheads. Grow up, find something heavy, and lift out the bad feewings.
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude lol what's this thing with meatheads and lifting something heavy? Do u really think that's bothering me? Thats a compliment man, lmao this meathead thing really bothers U I think lol. Health and fitness is fun try it. Butt hurt meat head no family friends fiancé job life. What's next...u gonna take my iphone? I mean c'mon man, meat head..,really?
48. Droiddoes (unregistered)
I am having more and more trouble understanding the point you are trying to make, if there even is one. Do you like have a 2,000 word per day limit before your brain overheats or something?
Also where did I ever say you have no family or friends or mock your fiance or her job? I mean clearly she has terrible taste in men, but other than that I've never insulted her.
Lift it out Moose.
57. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Um....no, why would I want to take your toy away? If I wanted an iphone I would buy one. Really not sure what you're trying to say. Here's a tip, free of charge: before you post, read it aloud. Maybe to a friend or adult you trust. Might just cut down on the nonsensical posts, Moose.
45. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
This is me at MHA hello I'm darkkjedii and I'm a meat head LMAOOOOO.
49. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Meat Heads Anonymous? I don't know what MHA is, and am perfectly at peace with that.
50. darkkjedii (Posts: 8877; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Bye puppy I'm about to watch the hangover 3. I'll check your meat head insult after.