By Staff writer
Dubai-based inventor hoping to produce diamond-encrusted containers in shape of iconic tower
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 a Khaleej Times report.
Danish inventor Tayseer Hadi said he estimates the bottles will sell for about Dh700.
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 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 percent go to Emirates Noble Palms, a charity founded by Hadi that lets donors see the impact of their donations.