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.
The sales prove that London remains a leading location of choice for the super-rich.
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.
For a deal to progress smoothly wealthy buyers want hotel-style homes that are interior designed and dressed, so that buyers can move in immediately without any hassle or the need to find furniture or accessories.