JEDDAH: Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, the Saudi Arabia’s King is heading to Indonesia in grandiose style. It’s just a nine-day trip to Indonesia, but the Saudi royal isn’t leaving any of his creature comforts behind.
According to the Washington Post:
The Saudi royal is expected to bring 459 metric tonnes (506 U.S. tons) of cargo with him on his trip — including two Mercedes-Benz s600 limousines and two electric elevators…
The Jakarta Post reports that the king’s enormous entourage reportedly comprise 1,500 people, including 10 ministers, 25 princes and at least 100 security personnel.
It will be the first time in 46 years that the King has visited Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population.
The two countries will sign several agreements and memoranda of understanding to strengthen ties and boost cooperation, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Thursday.
Adji Gunawan, Director Airfreight company PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta (JAS) said, “We have been officially appointed to handle all [cargo] belonging to the king’s entourage aircraft,”
According to Gunawan, JAS deployed a total of 572 workers to deal with the Saudi monarch’s luggage.
When the Saudi monarch visited Washington in 2015, the entire Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown had been booked. Four Seasons is one of the most luxurious in the area, has 222 rooms.