Fresh from winning the English Premier League on Sunday, Manchester City have announced that the team will be celebrating their victory with a solid gold open-top bus parade this afternoon.
The 24-carat, diamond-studded bus – which was a first for manufacturer’s Scania, whose most luxurious vehicle to date included cupholders and a small digital map of the route – will take the players and Premier League and League Cup trophies on a tour of the streets of Manchester.
“They won silverware, they deserve a gold bus!” said Abu Dhabi spokesperson Hafez Hafela.
A source from the Manchester police admitted the bus, which has an estimated value of $4.6 million worth of precious metal and gems, posed “something of a security risk”.
Scania has confirmed that the bus hub cabs would remain low-grade plastic.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi has announced that 25 streets in Khalifa City B will be renamed after members of the 2013/2014 Manchester City squad.