In Dubai a gleaning pleasure dome arose. We used our flyer miles to go to Dubai. I don’t think I would pay to go there. Its nice, but way way way down the list. With a free flicht we decided to stay two nights and stay at the Burj (that’s what those of us who have been there call it :-)) There is really not a lot to do at Dubai. They have a great mall, but so does Costa Mesa. You can see the gold souk, go down the waterslide, ride the monorail and see the fountains and see the worlds tallest building in one day. Then your just waiting to go home.
OK, Now that I have established that we are crazy, on to the hotel. We used the fine resorts and hotels from Amex sw we got the free breakfast and a room upgrade. Breakfast in the room was $ 120.00 each and the upgrade was $2,000.00 so thank you Amex, you paid for your card fee for the next decade. The hotel was splendid, just like everyone says. Breakfast was served by the butler and an assistant to work the toaster. I felt so guilty I ate carbs. It was nice to live like the rich and famous, but as much as I like roomservice where they set-up and go, I cant watch another person be my toaster-jocky. Once was enough and we went to the Japaneese Buffet for Japaneese breakfast the next day (there is an European breakfast buffet as well, but I get that all the time).
EVERYONE knows your name. You get into the water park for free AND can cut the lines. When you go to the beach they bring you a cooler with water, misters and cold towels. There is a linen and pillow menu from which you can order. When you walk through the hotel in the early morning the cleaners stop cleaning and stand at attention in present vacuum-cleaner until you pass by. I read they have no tipping, but there was a 10% suggested gratuity added to the bill–relieved a lot of stress.
You can rent a hotel room like this in New York or Las Vegas for $ 10,000.00 a day. Try it once and see if this is the life for you. It is not for me, but two days of it made a wonderful memory at what is comparably a good deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. Yet for all the wonder this stunning structure provides when you finally see it in person, it is the service within that really makes the Burj Al Arab so extraordinary. Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and facilities throughout - right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. Burj Al Arab suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in within your rooms, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, each a warm messenger of our unparalleled hospitality. Come and experience it for yourself. ... more less
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