$17.7m abaya coming to Dubai

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(Picture copyright: Adel Hanna)

(Picture copyright: Adel Hanna)

The world’s most expensive abaya, valued at a cool AED65.1m (US$17.7m), will go on display in Dubai later this week.

Designed by Debbie Wingham, the abaya features a host of different coloured diamonds, including the world’s most expensive and rarest, the red diamond, as well as over 200,000 stitches in 14 carat white gold thread.

The abaya, which the designer claims is the most expensive garment in the world, will be on display at Raffles Dubai 21-25 March.

British designer Wingham broke the world record for the most expensive dress last year. The dress, which featured 50 two-carat black diamonds and weighed 29lbs, was valued at US$5.7m.

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Posted by: Derwaish

You guys are just jealous you can't afford it!

Posted by: kaz

Debbie Wingham - not a doesn't seem like a Muslim name? Maybe that's why she's missed the whole pupose of an Abaya?!!!

Posted by: Barkat

Please avoid calling it a Abaya. As the meaning and purpose of Abaya is totally very different from this so expensive multi million dollar dress. At best it can be dubed as show off and cheap publicity. Its like gold and diamond pacemaker for heart patient. Will a gold and diamond pacemaker serve the ailing heart?

Posted by: dalia

Thats the ugliest abaya ive ever seen!

Posted by: Amer

Does everything to defeat the purpose of an ABAYA!!

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