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Meet the eccentric mansion where Diego Armando Maradona lived in Dubai

Diego Maradona lived in great luxury in Dubai.

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The ex-footballer Diego Armando Maradona, who died on Wednesday, November 25, everything happened in his 60 years of life, having even given himself the luxury of reside for a time in Dubai, one of the most eccentric and exclusive places in the world.

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‘El Pelusa’, as it was also known, resided in the United Arab Emirates for two seasons, first from 2011 to 2012 and then from 2017 to 2018, when he led the teams of Al-Wasl y Al-Fujairah, respectively.

During his second stay in Dubai, he received at home the visit of various Argentine programs, who, with camera in hand, toured each of the corners of the eccentric mansion he had in the Arab world.


His kitchen consisted of a brown cupboard, stainless steel appliances, and a small island in the center.

Outside the kitchen there was a dining room table with room to receive four people.

Dinning room

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His dining room consisted of a rectangular table with space for eight chocolate-colored chairs.

It also had a couple of pieces of furniture with various decorative items, an Argentine flag, a television, as well as a wide variety of paintings, such as that of Marilyn Monroe, and several photographs, among which those taken with the Pope Francisco, with Fidel Castro and with Hugo Chavez.

Reception gallery

In his reception gallery he had various black and white paintings, as well as a table on which he had a trophy, an image of Tony Montana and a replica of the 1986 Mexico ball, which was lined with diamonds.

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The ball, which refers to the World Cup in which he was champion, had at the base his famous phrase of ‘The ball is not stained’.

Television room

His TV room was outfitted with a gray oxford modular sofa, a couple of brown chairs, a brown coffee table, and a piano.

It also had a silver-framed mirror, various paintings, a trophy room, a television, and a video game console.


On the top floor he had his own gym with all the exercise equipment necessary to do a very complete routine.

He also had some of his most famous photographs, such as the one that showed him proudly wearing the Boca Juniors shirt or the one that showed him carried on his shoulders after winning the World Cup in Mexico 86.


In his bedroom he enjoyed a large bed and an imposing television, which was the main protagonist of that space, as it made Maradona feel as if he were inside the device.


In the garden area, from which it had a spectacular view of the sea, it had a ping pong table, a soccer tennis court and a swimming pool.

From there it had a staircase with direct access to the beach.

Such was the tranquility and privacy with which he enjoyed, that his property did not have any fence that prevented him from seeing inside, which gave him a certain freedom.


In his garage he had the most diverse luxury vehicles, such as a Rolls Royce and a sports BMW.

This imposing palace contrasts with the humble house that saw it born and that today it is in ruins.

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