Monday, March 12, 2018

Dubai : Livin' the Life at Burj Al Arab

Burj All Arab, a Seven-Star Hotel
"Oman, pack your backpack!, errr make it a suitcase coz' you'll be staying in Dubai's only Seven-Star Hotel - the Burj Al Arab." 


A moment of disbelief turned into excitement when I finally got a confirmation e-mail that I will be staying in Burj Al Arab for two nights. Well, to those who know me, especially those I have traveled with, they know that I am not a hotel-person. That is, I prefer to explore the nooks and crannies of the places I visited rather than staying in a hotel. Thus, for me, as long as the accommodation is safe and pretty decent, then I'll check myself in. 

But Burj Al Arab... let me say that again... BURJ AL ARAB! Well, it is a different story. I mean, it is a destination in itself. I wouldn't mind just staying inside its facilities and not go anywhere else. Luxury is an overstatement. High sail-inspired exterios, huge seawater aquarium, private beach, an outdoor pool, indoor pools, full service spa, restaurants and several bars on site. Why would you wanna leave this hotel? 


So, bear with me with me on this post as this has gotta be one of the most photo-loaded posts I had in the history of this blog:

Burj Al Arab Interior
Once you enter the hotel, your attention will be captured by a laminar flow fountain with water jumping in synchronized manner. This fountain combines finely atomised water with fibre optics to produce a unique kaleidoscope effect. The fountain terraces leads to the second floor where a sea-water aquarium will keep a share of your attention. A full-sized circular fountain awaits you at the 2nd floor.   

Playful Fountain

Welcome Treat - Apple Crumble Pie
I was billeted at a two-storey suite which I guess is ten-times larger than the condo unit where I am living). On the first floor was the dining area, a living room, a work-station complete with apple computers, a wash room and a mini bar. On the second floor was the bedroom and the bathroom. 

Welcome Tray of Fruits

Another Welcome Treat - Dates
How does a 24-hour butler service sounds like? Oh no, the photo below is not the butler in the mini bar but me haha. There was a complimentary sparkling date wine and a tray of fresh fruits at the bar. The hotel also gave a date... well, the fruit one dubbed the miracle fruit of the desert. And barely few minutes inside the hotel, the butler served me an Apple Crumble Pie for snacks.

Posterity at the Bar

The Stairs and the Chandelier

Apple Work Station
Burj Al Arab's is a businessman's hotel. It has a workstation of Apple desktop with internet speed faster than Usain Bolt, a printer, telephone and stationary. I love their pen too that I have to keep it as a souveneer. 

Lawstude @ Work (Station)
And the food, ooh don't get me started on the food. The suite comes with a complimentary breakfast. For lunch and dinner, you can make reservations at their restaurants. Al Muntaha and Junsui are popular choices. I tried the buffet dinner at the latter and luckily there are Filipino Chefs in there who graciously offered some of their best recipes that are not offered in the buffet table. I had wagyu beef, seafood teppanyaki, tempura and lobsters among others that night.

Seafood Teppanyaki

Lobster in Butter and Garlic Sauce

Wagyu Beef

Tempura

Asian Fruit Platter

Kingly Dreams

Like a Boss

Bathroom for a King

Full-Sized Hermes Toiletries

Good Morning
Come morning, still full from the night's indulgence, a light breakfast of cold cuts and fruits was just perfect to start the day.

Modest Breakfast
The second morning, before heading to the airport, I had Asian breakfast of dimsum, maki and laksa. That's China, Japan and Singapore all in one morning meal.   

Dimsum Galore

Laksa and Makis

Mire Fruits

Happy Lang

Time to Send some Complimentary Postcards

Waiting for Sunset at the Private Beach

Burj Al Arab at Night


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