Dubai com­pany pro­duces the world’s most ex­pen­sive tyres

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The most ex­pen­sive tyres ever made, cost­ing Dhs2 mil­lion for a full set - and a spare - have been caus­ing quite a spin in Dubai.

The rub­bers were a one-time cre­ation by Dubai-based com­pany Zenises and have been sold to a mys­tery buyer.

Adorned in 24-carat gold and stud­ded in flaw­less di­a­monds, the tyres were cer­ti­fied by the Guin­ness Book of Records as the most ex­pen­sive tyres ever made.

“We don’t know the fi­nal buyer,” said Har­jeev Kand­hari, the CEO of Zenises.

Kand­hari said five tyres were made in to­tal in the Sen­tury Tyre fac­tory in Eastern China.

The cus­tom-made set of four has al­ready been de­liv­ered to the buyer, he said, with an ex­tra one used as a show tyre.

Kand­hari who de­signed the tyres him­self said what makes them special is that they’re road le­gal.

“Its not easy to get road le­gal tyres made. Any­body can stick di­a­monds on a tyre and paint it in gold,” he said. By Shoshana Ke­dem

The tyres were re­turned to Dubai to be lay­ered with gold-leaf­ing by the same peo­ple that dec­o­rated the new royal palace in Abu Dhabi, whose iden­tity re­mains confidential.

Com­ment­ing on his world record Kand­hari, said: “We’ve al­ways trea­sured the out­stand­ing skills and ded­i­ca­tion in­volved in de­vel­op­ing our Z Tyre range so we thought what bet­ter way to cel­e­brate this achieve­ment than with a record-break­ing special set of tyres es­pe­cially com­mis­sioned for a unique buyer.”

He said the en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit of Dubai made the cre­ation pos­si­ble, with pro­ceeds di­rected to the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s char­ity that helps un­der-priv­i­leged chil­dren in In­dia.

“This en­vi­ron­ment has al­lowed us to dream big and develop world record break­ing ideas,” he said.

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