Members of the Saudi royal family are infamous for indulging in extravagant lifestyle choices both inside and outside of Saudi Arabia.
The country’s ruler is no exception.
In the first visit by a Saudi ruler in almost 50 years, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, for a nine-day trip to the country that’s home to the world's largest Muslim population.
It has been touted as a “historic” visit, but the Saudi monarch made sure to make it even more memorable with an entourage comprising 1,000+ people, including princes and ministers, 460 tons of equipment, including two Mercedes-Benz S600s and two electric elevators, according to Indonesian media reports.
For its part, the Indonesia government has also made sure to make equally lavish arrangements for the Saudi king.
“More than 150 chefs of Aerofood Catering Service (ACS) will work for 24 hours in three shifts to make sure that King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and his entourage enjoy their food during their eight-day visit in Indonesia,” the Jakarta Post reports.
Photos of King Salman’s grand arrival in Jakarta have taken the internet by storm. The leader can be seen disembarking from his plane on a gold-colored escalator.
The king is scheduled to spend time in Jakarta and West Java before heading to Bali, a popular tourist Indonesian island.