Prime Minister of Qatar and the owner of Manchester City football club Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani recently purchased a townhouse in New York City after dishing out $47 million from real estate mogul Aby Rosen.
Located at 22 E. 71ST Street, the deal for townhouse was materialized after Sheikh called off the deal of a penthouse worth $100 million. Why, you ask? Well, because it only had two elevators! Begs the question if the construction company realized that this number is certainly not enough for the large sized families of Arab royals. In case of Sheikh Hamad, it comprises of two wives and fifteen children!
Well, the newly purchase property spans over 21,000-square-foot, boasts five floors, a reception hall, and a Jacuzzi. The exhibition of such ostentatious lifestyle has always a prominent characteristic of Arab rulers. However, it also manifests the appalling degree of indifference that these rulers have for their citizens.
Despite the fact that massive bloodshed of civilians including children and women is taking place in Syria every day, these guys are more concerned about increasing their properties. If Syrians have nothing to eat, if they are being bombed with chemical weapons, if they are being slaughtered like animals. Why
should they care? This has been going on for over a year now. Instead of helping innocent Syrians it’s more important to secure the future of Sheikh Hamad’s children. No one knows when the US forces will enter their royal palaces and take control of their resources.
So for a family guy like Sheikh Hamad it’s simply a matter of priority. Buying a lavish property in NYC especially with more than two elevators is more important than offering help to Syrians and Palestinians.