Top 10 Largest Superyachts Owned by Arabs

Published March 22nd, 2018 - 04:00 GMT
It comes as no surprise that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has a yacht on the list, the 'Serene'. (Wikipedia - Creative Commons)
It comes as no surprise that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has a yacht on the list, the 'Serene'. (Wikipedia - Creative Commons)

Owning a superyacht is the dream for many aspiring billionaires, but with eye-watering price tags in the hundreds of millions it is unlikely most of us will even step foot on one, let alone own one!

But for the world’s richest and most powerful Arabs, owning a superyacht is no big deal. In fact, Arab names dominate the list of owners of the world’s largest superyachts.

So get ready for some serious bling - here are the top 10 largest superyachts owned by Arabs in 2018, according to Wikipedia.

10. Katara - Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Katara is the $300 million superyacht owned by none other than the former Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Delivered to the incredibly wealthy emir in 2010, this yacht is the pinnacle of luxury. At 124m in length, it comes in at number 10 on our list.

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9. Al Mirqab - Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani

This 133m-long superyacht is owned by Qatar’s former Prime Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. This monster of the ocean reportedly holds a cinema, an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor jacuzzi.

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8. Serene - Mohammed bin Salman

It will come as no surprise that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has a yacht on this list. It was not custom built for him, rather it was built for a Russian tycoon and the crown prince couldn’t resist it, reportedly spending over $650million for it.

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7. Al Salamah - Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz (d. 2011)

It’s not certain who owns the superyacht Al Salamah now, since the death of its owner Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. But the vessel is thought to be equipped with an onboard hospital as well as a library!

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6. Yas - Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

This slightly odd looking superyacht is the property of Hamdan bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, an Emirati politician and member of the royal family. It was apparently dolphin inspired, but looks a little bit more like a spaceship in water.

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5. Topaz - Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Topaz is Deputy PM of the UAE Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s $525 million superyacht. At 147m, it’s one of the largest yachts in the world, and reportedly has two helipads and a swimming pool.

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4. Prince Abdulaziz - Saudi King Fahad (d. 2005) / Royal Family

The Prince Abdulaziz was actually the longest motor yacht in the world for a whopping 22 years, until losing that place in 2006. It might not look the fanciest, but it can hold up to 64 guests and requires a crew of up to 65.

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3. Al Said - Sultan Qaboos of Oman

At 155m, Sultan Qaboos’ yacht Al Said is currently the fifth largest in the world, and the third largest owned by an Arab. Boasting an enormous helipad, the yacht actually looks more like a cruise ship or passenger ferry than a luxury superyacht.

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2. Dubai - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s $400 million, 162m superyacht has a startling seven decks, and a spiral staircase to help you climb up and down them!


1. Azzam - Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Well, here we are - the number 1 spot! But not only is the 180m Azzam the largest superyacht owned by an Arab, it is also the largest superyacht in the world overall! This monster is owned by none other than Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE. It is thought to have cost $600 million to build.

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Well, that concludes our list! Which of these yachts would you say is the most beautiful?


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