Dubai: the world’s best hotel & more

Back in May, Naomi Campbell had her 36th birthday party in Dubai at the Burj Al Arab 7 star hotel. Yes, it used to have 6 stars but I’m told they’ve upgraded. Getting the hotel all to herself (and her guests) for three days cost 1.8 million.

MSNBC tells us what else they’re doing in Dubai, which may become a ski destination thanks to an indoor ski village (with a mountain of course) in the works.

My wife and I saw a Dubai vacation package that included business class flights from Seoul to Dubai and a few nights at Burj Al Arab for about 6,000 dollars each. We didn’t drop 12,000 on the weeklong vacation, but we did add the hotel to our list of things to do.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die says that 1,000/night will get you a normal room while the Royal Suite penthouses are 7,000/night. Anyway, you have to take a submarine to get to the seafood restaurant and the atrium lobby has 600-foot-high ceilings. Sounds unique

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  1. Jerry says:

    The Burj Al Arab is unique. Definitely one of the great hotels in the world. I question a 7 star rating. I’d give it a 5 or 6. If you go to the UAE, besides staying at the Burj also stay at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Some say it deserves a 7 star also. Try both and decide for yourself. I prefer Emirates Palace.

  2. ROBERT says:

    BEEN THERE THE CITY IT SELF LEFT MUCH TO BE DESIRED, BUT AS A CHANGE OF VENUE IT WAS FAR OFF THE BEATEN PATH GREAT DINNING, REASONABLE HOTEL PRICES IF YOU SHOP. DIVE INTO THE CULTURE AND BE MINDFUL OF THE CUSTOMS. THATS IT HAVE FUN

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