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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.
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.
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).
When you look up, you see this amazing view of all the different floors in a nice rhythmic pattern.
We decided we wanted to go up and look down to see what that looked like as well.
Which was also a fun surprise for our eyes!
We then proceeded to have lunch at Junsui, an Asian fusion restaurant.
As you can see the design was also a fusion of contemporary and traditional concepts.
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.
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!
And the desserts, they were a sight to behold! Beautifully designed bite sized pieces that utilized exotic fruits that I had never heard of!
After we ate to our hearts desire, we went exploring to see the rest of the restaurant which included the bar area and…
the bathroom! lol
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?