Dubai Post 19: Burj Al Arab, The Seven Star
|The view of the Burj Al Arab in the distance at sunset.
If the Burj Khalifa is not the most recognizable building in Dubai than the Burj Al Arab is. Easily the most striking feature along the coastline, this sail shaped hotel is an icon of Dubai’s modernization. Deemed as one of the only seven star hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab provides its guests with the ultimate luxurious experience.
|Side view of the Burj at night.
Now I have not stayed in the hotel but I have read and heard stories about people who have. Supposedly a Butler comes with every room, there is a fleet of Bentley’s to drive you around and your room will sparkle with gold. To be able to get an up close and personal look of the Burj Al Arab, you must either shell out the hefty amount to stay there for a night or have a reservation at one of its many lavish restaurants. With my Dad being in town, I felt this to be the perfect opportunity because just like the rooms, the restaurants are pricey as well.
|Fish tanks line the sides of each escalator.
|The view of the lobby.
Sure enough when we pulled up through the gated driveway, there was the fleet of Bentley luxury cars whisking guests to and from their desired destination. Guests will find their jaws drop to the ground as they make their way into the main atrium where fish tanks line the escalators and an array of color fills the foyer up to the top. As my father and I were walking through the main floor to dinner, there was a selection of a few store fronts that lined the corridor. These were not your typical hotel trinket gift shops. If a hotel room's price tag didn’t already break your bank, than shopping at these stores that could also be found on Rodeo Drive will do the trick. If you have the chance to see the inside of the Burj Al Arab while in Dubai then take it, because who knows if you will have the opportunity to step inside again.
|The view of the atrium looking up.
|My Dad staring at a fountain as we wait for it to sky rocket into the air.