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The all new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by Gold & Co London.Gold & Co. London (Facebook)

UAE residents have reportedly pre-booked a whopping number of iPhone 6 models in 24-carat gold, confirmed the company behind the gold encrusted gadgets, reported Emirates 24/7.

Amjad Ali, the CEO of Gold & Co London, that manufactures the 24-carat gold iPads and iPhones said: "We have a total of 438 orders as of last night. The UAE is our biggest market. The local order-book is insane."

Ali confirms that the pre-orders have been coming in for the last six months now.

Apple is launching the iPhone 6 in three colours –gold, silver and space grey, however, Gold & Co London will be offering solid gold models of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in gold, rose gold, platinum and black gold.

The price of a 24-carat gold laden iPhone 6 starts at £3,000 (AED 17,995) and goes up to approximately £3,700 (AED 21,995).

Yet, the demand for the phones is higher than ever, says Ali, and definitely, "surpasses our expectations."

While Gold & Co produces several gold gadgets, they'll be skipping on the Apple Watch.

"I'm not sure if our clients, who will be sporting a very exclusive wrist-watch, will take that off for an Apple Watch," said Ali.

Gold Obsession

In a country that boasts everything from a 24-carat Egyptian gold facial, gold dusted cappuccinos to gold dusted burgers and gold vending machines, the news doesn't come as a shock.

Just a few of the unlikey items that dazzle in gold in the UAE:

Gold ATM
A 'Gold to Go' ATM inside the Emirates Palace Hotel on October 15, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Getty Images
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A model presents a white gold mask set with 450 diamonds weighing 57.52cts, created by Tamjiid Abdullah from the United Arab Emirates on 18 January 2000 at the Louvre Museum in Paris where the De Beers Diamonds-International Awards honoured the most original and influential designs in fine diamond jewellery.Getty Images
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An employee displays a small gold bar in 'Kaloti Dubai' packaging at the Kaloti Jewellery LLC factory in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, June 30, 2013.Getty Images