The Iconic Burj Al Arab
Hi, Sunil here to talk about the iconic Burj al Arab in Dubai City
This masterpiece monument is not only Dubais honorary symbol, but it is also the worlds only star hotel as of 2009.
The inner walls are mostly done in pure gold, with rooms averaging in the $8,000 per night range as of 2009.
As of then it also had the second most expensive suite ($28,000 per night) in the world (the most expensive was the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City).
No matter how much I discuss the Burj al Arab here, I wouldnt be able to justice telling you the full story.
But what I can do is highlight some of the cool facts about it for you:
Andre Agassi and Roger Federer once played a recreational tennis match on the helipad located all the way up top of the hotel. Ive actually never seen a helicopter on it but I am sure there have been many as this is how I heard they fly in the top names around the world (i.e. Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson, etc).
The food sucks! (Al Muntaha restaurant located at the very top) Well maybe sucks is an extreme word, but I am not a fan of the overpriced and underperforming dining option inside the Burj (side note: a friend spend of mine spent almost $2,000 on the dinner date during which he proposed to his girlfriend. A drop in the bucket for him because he is so rich - and so is everyone and their dog who live in Dubai).
Stands on a man made island not far from the Jumeirah beach shore (a thin curvy strip connects the mainland to the island).
The hotel is shaped like a sailboat. The water wave shaped Jumeirah beach hotel is behind it. When you look at it from a distance it seems as though the wave is pushing the sail forward. This is no accident my friend :-)
99% of the images are from mainland looking toward the sea. Why? Because if you look at it from the sea inward, you will notice a big cross on the hotel, almost representative of the Christian cross. Now we wouldnt want that in a Muslim country would we?
My friend (his name is also Sunil) lives 5 minutes from it (walking distance)
Extravaganza Burj Al Arab is the best DVD made on the Burj, with a cool inside look to this materpiece
Read MORE about the only 7 star hotel in the world and take a look at some beautiful pictures of the Burj.
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