The Qatar Royalty certainly know how to travel in style and luxury. The $130 million super yacht “Stargate” owned by Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, a member of the Royal Family of Qatar, dropped anchor in Dubrovnik yesterday.
And out of all the yachts to arrive in Dubrovnik over the past week this impressive 82-metre long floating palace received the most attention. Stargate dropped anchor between the island of Lokrum and the historic Old City of Dubrovnik.
Built in 2001 Stargate even has a sister ship, an identical twin, which was built for Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar. But when the net worth of the Al Thani family is estimated at $2 billion spending $260 million on two identical yachts is, and pardon the pun, a mere drop in the ocean.