Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

Now on to the things I did in Dubai!

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My first post is about the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel that Dubai is so famous for. It sits in the Persian Gulf on a man-made island in the shape of a sail. The idea behind it was to have an icon that Dubai would be known for much like Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

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The structure was designed by Tom Wright and completed in 1999 just in time for the millennium celebrations. The interior was designed by Khuan Chew and is a fusion of contemporary and classical design.

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When you enter this self proclaimed seven star hotel, you find yourself in a sea of vibrant colors and shapes. Then, you are pulled towards the escalators that lead you to the atrium (my favorite part).

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When you look up, you see this amazing view of all the different floors in a nice rhythmic pattern.

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We decided we wanted to go up and look down to see what that looked like as well.

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Which was also a fun surprise for our eyes!

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We then proceeded to have lunch at Junsui, an Asian fusion restaurant.

Burj al Arab Junsui 1

As you can see the design was also a fusion of contemporary and traditional concepts.

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The dining area was beautiful and utilized mostly neutrals while incorporating different textures and shapes. In addition, we had a nice view of the Gulf while we ate.

Burj al Arab Junsui 4

It was a buffet restaurant so we got to try many things. My favorite was the Japanese style beef which was so tender and flavorful!

Burj al Arab Junsui 5

And the desserts, they were a sight to behold! Beautifully designed bite sized pieces that utilized exotic fruits that I had never heard of!

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After we ate to our hearts desire, we went exploring to see the rest of the restaurant which included the bar area and…

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the bathroom! lol

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Such an interesting design for a bathroom. Although I did think it was neat, it was too dark for my liking. (I also left one of my favorite rings here on the shelf!:()

P.S. This place is really expensive. I was lucky that my friend’s dad had hookups!

So, what do you think of this hotel?

 

 

 

 

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    • Yea, you are right and it wasn’t what I was expecting. The restaurant was a nicer surprise though! 🙂

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