2 December 2016
As you know, I was just in Dubai for my second time recently. My room overlooked the Burj Al Arab, "the world's first seven star hotel." "The most luxurious hotel in the world." The work that shot Chinese interior designer Khuan Chew to stardom. Amazing right? I quite wanted to go inside and have a look around, but unfortunately, you cannot get near the place unless you have a dinner reservation or are a hotel guest, so I had to resort to looking at photos online. And here are the photos above. I just checked on Expedia and a deluxe suite is £1400 ($1775 USD) per night. All the rooms have a gold plastic coffee maker! And massive mirrors over all the beds!
Almost 40% of the hotel height is unuseable space, but this nabs it another accolade as "the world's fourth tallest hotel," so who cares right? Image and reputation are so much better than reality.
Have a nice weekend!