He was a "king of black money," people on the streets outrage. The Spanish satirical magazine "El Jueves" featured a caricature on its cover that showed Juan Carlos I. makes off with travel bags full of money.
Four months ago, the retired king, who in 2014 passed the crown to his son Felipe VI. handed over, disappeared abroad. Like a thief, Juan Carlos had secretly disappeared overnight from the palace in Madrid in early August. It is now known that at the time he was traveling by private jet to Abu Dhabi had flown to the United Arab Emirates.
At first it was said that Juan Carlos had checked into a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, where he occupied a suite that cost around 6000 euros per night. Now Spain's largest newspaper "El PaIs" claims to have learned that the old king, at the invitation of the Emirates' ruling Ruling family Al Nahyan living in one of the many palaces of the Al Nahyan clan.