Luxury cars aren’t exactly a rare sight in the UAE, no matter where you go you’ll spot one in a matter of minutes – one better than the other over and over again. Keeping in view the increasing trend of luxury vehicles in the UAE, we’ve mustered up our very own list of 10 most luxurious cars in the UAE. So, if you’re looking for a ride that stands out, then these cars are for you.
Note: We had no intention of making it an SUV heavy list.
Lexus LX 570
Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX 570 is the go-to luxury SUV for the masses. Boasting a unique design compared to its Toyota equivalent, the LX 570 is exclusively available with a 5.7-litre V8 churning out 362 horsepower.
With a spacious cabin, plenty of features and seating available for eight, the LX 570 is not only an excellent choice for families, but for families that want to go off-road.
Prices start at AED 420,000 with the range-topping Signature Black Edition carrying a price tag of AED 541,000.
Relatively new in the market the BMW X7 has already made a statement and is slowly starting to take over. With a massive double kidney front grille, and an enormous amount of options both standard and available, the X7 has room for large families.
Available with sitting for seven or six with the optional captain’s chair middle row, the X7 can be had with two potent engines, a turbocharged inline-6 or a turbocharged V8 with 335 hp and 462 horsepower respectively.
Pricing starts at AED 496,000 and goes up to AED 600,000 for a fully kitted out BMW X7
The first ultra-luxury SUV to hit the market in 2017, the Bentley Bentayga is as luxurious as they get. With space for five and pretty much every option you could imagine under the sun, the Bentayga is elegant, fast and comfortable.
A head-turner no matter where it is, the Bentley Bentayga is available with a twin-turbo V8 or a twin-turbo W12 rated at 542 horsepower and 600 hp respectively.
You’ll need to cough up AED 850,000 for the entry-level V8, and up to AED 2 million for the top of the range W12 model, the Bentayga is the most luxurious
Thought the Bentayga was the fanciest SUV in town? Think again. The Cullinan sits one step ahead of the rest and can cost over AED 2 million per vehicle.
With seating available for five on plush leather seats and more options than most peoples houses, the Rolls Royce Cullinan is an impressive piece of machinery.
Under the bonnet, you’ll find a smooth V12 twin-turbo engine with over 600 horsepower. It’s so smooth in fact that you can balance a coin on its side will the engine is running.
Bentley Continental GT
The second of the Bentley’s to make the list. With Continental models today, let’s start with the GT Speed. Believe it or not, GT-Speed is about the fastest Bentley in the UAE as of yet. The luxury coupe achieves that with its 6.0 litre 12 Cylinder engine that generates an enormous 621HP and 750lb-ft of torque. A unique powertrain integrates well to deliver a top speed of 312km/h going from 0 to 100km/h in a spine-chilling 4 seconds.
Prices for the sleek two-door coupe start at AED 800,000 and upwards to AED 1.1 million.
After a ‘brief’ Hiatus, the BMW 8-Series has finally returned to much praise. Available as a coupe and a convertible plus the jaw-dropping M8 variant, the 8-Series just pipped the 7-Series here.
The only downside is that in the UAE, the 8-Series only comes with one engine, a V8. Oh, wait, that’s not really a problem when you consider it generates 530 hp.
One BMW 8-Series costs AED 510,000.
We borrowed one of these for a while to sample what it’s like to sit in the upper echelon of society, and what a ride we had. All three rows are comfortable and the gearbox is smooth. It’s also surprisingly quick in a straight line for its size.
AED 324,500 is how much you’ll need to put aside for an entry-level model.
If you’ve never seen one of these in the UAE, you are a liar. The legendary G-Class Mercedes is an icon among the wealthy in the Emirates and not just for the locals. With options galore and a distinct look that leaves a lasting impression, one single unit of the G-Class brand new costs a cool AED 790,000.
And don’t think there is just one variant. Mercedes have made many including pickup trucks
The ruling families of the UAE are known to drive them as well as do many heads of states around the globe.
Land Rover Range Rover
Another vehicle available in a few shapes and sizes, the Land Rover Range Rover can be frequently spotted in luxurious neighbourhoods across the UAE.
With plush materials used inside to cover the seats and dashboard plus the addition of a wide range of features, the Range Rover lineup is one of the most luxurious SUV’s in the market.
Prices start at AED 415,000 for a V6 one.
Lexus LC 500
Two Lexus on one list, who would have thought. Toyota’s luxury division makes some spectacular cars, and the LC 500 is one many crave to own at some point.
With space available for two, driver and passenger will have all eyes on them when driving around thanks the LC 500’s alluring curves.
And that’s our list. What cars did we miss out one? What luxury car is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.