Even though we want to believe that we’re all created equal, we’re certainly born with different circumstances. For the rich kids of Dubai, they are living a life that is unheard of for most people around the world. From driving the finest cars and eating the best gourmet food to having access to some of the most expensive garments in the world, and overall living better than royalty, these kids are living in a world that most us can only dream about.
Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Think of New York City, but even more glitzy and glamourous. Right now, Dubai is one of the hottest cities to be in. Anyone who is anyone can be found in Dubai. Especially royalty! We’re not talking about a one-horse town that might work for a nice vacation here and there. We’re talking about Dubai being the hub and hottest destination for some of the most important people in the world! Thanks to Instagram, we’re now getting a glimpse of what life is like for a group known as the “Rich Kids of X.” This brand has become one of the biggest inspirations for books, television shows, and more. The rich kids in Dubai definitely do not disappoint. If anything, they set the bar higher when it comes to living a luxurious and rich life.
We can imagine that even the Kardashians are looking at these kids and feeling like they’re living on the other side of the railroad tracks. The craziest thing is that these kids will likely never know what it’s like to live on a budget, let alone having to do their shopping at Walmart! For a city with such a highly regarded reputation for the wealthy, it’s no surprise that Dubai is home to the largest shopping mall in the world.
From the finest threads of clothing to some of the most expensive jewelry in the world, the rich kids of Dubai make sure that they are dressed in style. Sure, many people might go to the mall for that super-duper mall food or just window shop and dream. But the rich kids will go to the mall with a purpose and it’s their favorite hangout after school. You won’t find them wearing anything older than last season. When it comes to belonging to a rich family, it’s all about image and reputation. Part of what makes you stand out is what you are wearing. From designer handbags that cost tens of thousands of dollars to the finest shoes you can put on your feet. These rich kids spare no expense in their style. You will find million-dollar suits on the gentleman and maybe even major designers dressing up the ladies personally. When you have an unlimited amount of funds at your disposal, you can even have one of a kind items being custom made to perfectly fit you! Also, did we mention that these kids get special helpers to help them carry all their shopping bags around? To these businesses, it’s worth the investment! What brings humanity together is food.
We love food and we survive on food. While some people are barely getting by with a meal, the rich kids of Dubai have the culinary world in the palm of their hands. Dubai is known for having some of the most amazing restaurants in the world. Chefs want to set up shop here because of the amazing clientele and a population that appreciates some of the finer ingredients in life. These rich kids only enjoy the finest ingredients in their meals, and are dropping hundreds, if not thousands on everything from appetizers and main dishes to drinks and desserts. Dubai is known for being home to some of the most decadent desserts in the world, which are usually served with tea.
One popular thing to do is to enjoy something sweet with tea on a rooftop. What better way to look over and enjoy “your kingdom” than to tantalize your palette and appetite while sitting high in the sky? The rooftop thing is a favorite activity. But if you’re afraid of heights, then this might be a thing that you might prefer to enjoy on the ground floor in a fancy state room. When it comes to traveling, you really come to appreciate what you have when you don’t have a car to get around, or you can’t afford a plane ticket to get across the country. Even if you have a vehicle or take a bus, most of us are at the mercy of traffic patterns and the rest of the city’s population. When you’re a rich kid in Dubai, you never have to worry about traveling in coach ever again.
There are times that even traveling in first class can feel like your style is being cramped. That’s why, when a Lamborghini or Ferrari won’t do, it’s no surprise that you’ll often find these kids using private jets and even helicopters to get across town. Imagine looking at the traffic alert, seeing there were traffic jams, and asking your butler to prepare the helicopter! Imagine arriving at school in a helicopter! At least you could avoid getting a tardy slip and tell your principle that you are so dedicated to your studies that you’ll do anything to get to school For these kids, access to such things as helicopters and private planes is totally normal and just a part of life.. If only we all could be that lucky! Speaking of school, the rich kids of Dubai don’t get a free pass when it comes to putting in the time and effort at school. Because they live in a part of the world where education isn’t accessible to everyone, these rich kids really appreciate that they can even go to school.
Of course, with all the money at their disposal, they will often be seen in exclusive private schools where they study among their fellow rich kids. No public school here! By attending these exclusive private schools, they have a better chance at going to college, and even getting grandfathered into their parents’ corporations. Hence, the cycle of vast wealth continues. Sure, it might be a bit unfair to have these rich kids automatically get a bump up in the world because of who they are and who their family is, but…it’s just a thing that happens. Some of these rich kids have parents who worked hard in life after coming from nothing - they want to make sure that their kids have everything they need so they don’t have to struggle as much.
But with the social circle at school, you must have some toys to show off and to make you look really popular…like cars! If there is anything that brings all the rich kids together is their love for cars. Sometimes it turns into a competition of who has the most expensive car. Because most of the cars that are brought into Dubai have to be shipped overseas, there are additional charges attached to them. But these kids don’t bat an eye at the price, and are more than willing to pay. For real, some of these parents make so much money that a car with a 7-digit price tag doesn’t make them break a sweat. Since these kids are driving, and it’s all about presentation and social life, their parents are willing to break out the credit cards and pay. This is because what the kids are driving is a direct reflection on how much money their parents are making. Think of it as parental peer-pressure! From Audi and BMW to Jaguar, Tesla and Mercedes, driving the most expensive cars is a must for these rich kids in order to get socially accepted.
Plus, it’s all about living the finest life you can! Of course, the ability to purchase these prized cars, nice clothes and the ability to go to the finest schools wouldn’t happen without their family. Whether it’s because of rich parents, or their fortunes come from old money, family is still a big deal for these rich kids. They have to appear at family outings and functions as well as socialize with aunts, uncles, cousins, in laws,you get the idea. But when in a rich family, there comes incredible expectations for education, behavior, and more. Sure, they can get some of the most exotic animals for pets, and you can say that makes them spoiled. Because these rich kids are spending money that is technically not theirs, they still have to behave a certain way and follow rather strict rules.
Gee, doesn’t that sound like how most families function? If anything, the stakes are higher when it comes to dealing with family because the fortune could be taken away. Unsurprisingly, this results in a lot of manipulation in families. Of course, this doesn’t apply to all families for these rich kids. But considering there is a lot at stake for family drama and misbehavior, you can imagine there’s a lot of pressure to fall in line.
When you have an unlimited amount of money at your disposal thanks to your family, plus, you have networking connections that stretch all over the world, you can bet that the rich kids have traveled…a lot. Between utilizing private jets and helicopters, private cars, etc. these kids have a much easier way to travel that make the average person’s traveling experience look like a grueling headache. Rich kids and their families can get access to some of the most amazing locations, private resorts, and can explore certain parts of the world with little to no issue.
Family vacations are elevated to rock star status. A trip to a Disney theme park means private tours, VIP access where you can get to the front of the line, and exclusive privacy in accommodations. In short, money talks, and it can create a lot of convenience for travel. For us average joes, we have to wait in lines, sit in a cramped coach seat on the plane, and try to find cheap eats to save some money.
For the rich kids of Dubai, money is a non-issue and they can fully experience vacations with the world at their fingertips. Perhaps one of the most famous rich kids of Dubai is Crown Prince, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. He has over 5.6 million followers on Instagram. He’s like a major celebrity who is known all over the world. Al Maktoum has butlers, maids, helpers for his shopping, and he’s always surrounded by a team of people that are ready to serve his beck and call.
Also known as “Fazza”, he is certainly royalty on social media and Instagram. He doesn’t hold anything back when it comes showing off his lavish lifestyle. Sure, he’s not an A-list Hollywood celebrity, but he is just as treasured. Not only do rich kids, like him, have access to some of the most incredible shopping experiences in the world, but their city is beautiful. Dubai provides the perfect backdrop for amazing photoshoots that can make anyone look like they’re modeling for a major magazine - like Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar. Rich kids are definitely living the celebrity life. In fact, they are likely living better lives than some of the most sought-after actors and musicians in the world. Most of these rich kids also have yachts of their own, where they can host social gatherings and parties. It’s that extra touch that can make or break someone’s social status! Speaking of social status, there is no better way to elevate a rich kid’s social status than enjoying the nightlife! For Dubai kids, even if they aren’t old enough to consume adult beverages, they can still enjoy VIP status with front of the line privileges, exclusive rooms to themselves, and even private entertainment.
Of course, this all comes with a hefty price tag. But, these nightclubs and restaurants also seek endorsements and free publicity from these rich kids through to social media. So, sometimes these kids will be treated to some amazing freebies that the average consumer won’t get to enjoy. But it’s all worth it when the kids give that place their five stars. Then, their followers and fans will want to be just like their favorite rich kid and go to the same place! When you’re a rich kid in Dubai, you’ve reached the equivalent of celebrity status AND royalty. Ah, the high life!.