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Saudi King’s GOLD escalator stopped mid way; and Twitterati couldn’t get enough of the ‘breakdown’

Many of us are aware of the lavish lives of Saudi Arabian sheikhs. However, it is the lifestyle of the King of Saudi Arabia, Salam bin Abdulaziz, that leaves many in envy. Recently, the king was on a three-day landmark visit to Russia. Accompanying him were 1,500 people, a golden escalator and his own carpets. Yes, you read that right. The king was travelling with an escalator made of gold and was all set to make a grand entrance in Moscow using the escalator.

Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and as he was deboarding the plane, the exquisite escalator stopped mid way. The technical failure caused a lot of ruckus and later, the 81 year old ruler had to walk all the way down. While, the malfunction left the monarch awkward and embarrassed, Twitter users decided the make the most of the incident. A one minute long video of the incident was posted on Twitter and grabbed over 1,400 retweets and 1,700 likes, at the time of writing.

Watch the video here.

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