An ultra-wealthy sheikh has bought two apartments worth £25million near Harrods - the highest value flat sale in Knightsbridge for more than two years.
The family from the Sultanate of Oman have snapped up two period properties.
The first is a 6,000 sq ft five-bedroom flat located on the corner of Cadogan Square priced at £17million, where the Sheikh and his immediate family will live.
The second is a 2,400 sq ft four-bedroom £8million flat on Parkside, overlooking Hyde Park, intended for extended family, overnight guests and staff quarters.
Together the deal achieved more than £3,200 per square foot - the highest price secured for second-hand flats in period buildings in the area for more than two years.
Marylebone-based estate agent Rockstone, which deals exclusively in Belgravia and Knightsbridge, handled the sale.
Managing Director Becky Fatemi, whose family once worked for the Shah of Iran, is a renowned expert on Iranian, Qatari, Saudi and Omani clients.
Demand for homes in this price range is extremely weak among UK and Continental European buyers, with French, English and Italian customers often looking to let rather than buy.