Monday, October 17, 2011

[ burj al arab ~ a tour ]

WHEN YOU THINK of Dubai, one of the images that comes to mind is of the sail-shaped 7 star luxury hotel that juts out into the Arabian Gulf. Burj Al Arab is an all-suite hotel that dominates Dubai's skyline and has consistently been voted the world's most luxurious hotel. With personal butlers, a Rolls-Royce fleet and helicopter transfer, it is the ultimate in pampering for the rich and famous.


I was so excited to attend a breakfast event there yesterday so I could get a look around {since an overnight stay isn't exactly in my budget!}

I managed to snap a few pics of the areas I saw so here is a peek...






















I would have loved to see the rooms, the restaurants and the spa but it was fun just to get a taste of what this incredible hotel has to offer.

lisa

22 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Incredible....the glitz and glamour is never ending. What a cool tour....thanks for taking us with you!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

The detail is amazing-and I really want some of those latte mugs! Looks like you had a great time.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What a spectacular space, it would be very interesting to see a room. Last night Max was reading a geography book to me that talked about Dubai, it was fun to learn a bit more and think about the couple of bloggers in know there. That latte looked pretty fab.
Janell

Meeling said...

What opulence!! How exciting to get to visit. :-)

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Woah! That is totally over the top, but not in a Carnival Cruise kind of way. In a super luxe kind of way.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

We built a home for clients that were based in Dubai a few years back. They loved living there, minus the heat, but did say that the level of opulence is just insane and that hotel is one prime example. Thanks for sharing the images of your hob nob ;)

Sarah said...

Totally gorgeous! thanks for sharing, what a great perspective! ;-))

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

The architectural detail is so impressive. So much to look at. What a wonderful experience!

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

WOW...it is totally over the top but in the most amazing way. So glad you had the chance to visit, and so glad you shared. Some of us back here in Muskoka are living vicariously through you sometimes ;) Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday!

The enchanted home said...

Wow those views are unreal and the explosion of color seen througout....really something!! I hope Dubai is rebonding from the slump they were in, they grew so fast in such a short time. This hotel is really something..thanks for sharing!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

absolutely out of this world! I would love to visit Dubai--what a fantastic experience for you--have a great week, Barbara

a happy little life said...

WOW! I feel a little fancy just visiting through your post. Just beautiful!
XOX Tracie

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow, that looks spectacular. How lucky for you that you got to take a peek inside. Thanks for the tour!

Lulu and Co. said...

Stunning!! Oh to have a latte there would be amazing!!!
xo,
Lulu

Tezzie said...

*jaw dropped in stunned amazement* WOW!

hotelsdesignmonde said...

Wow, great post! I wrote an article about Burj Al Arab few years ago, but it's cool to discover your photos. Thx for sharing!:-)
xx

SHERRY HART said...

Holy glamour....that place is unbelievable!!! Thanks for the tour!

All things nice... said...

Wow amazing photographs- it is like a different world :) My aunt had visited previously for dinner and said it was amazing. Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

All things nice...

adesigndiary said...

Hi Lisa
I am a recent follower of your lovely blog and I am also based in Dubai. I work here as an Interior Decorator and Decorative Painter and have lived here for almost 12 years now....your photos of the Burj are wonderful and really capture the excessive glamour it is famous for!
I look forward to reading all your other posts....

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I am so excited you linked this to Post Of The Month Club - I have been dying to see this post! Do you think this could be the newest Wonder Of The World?! Wow, wow, wow. Thank you for sneaking those photographs - its probably the closest I'll get to being inside it. Fab! XOLaura

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

I've lived in Dubai for 12 years and I walk my dogs by the beach every morning and have a great view of the Burj. The light was particularly lovely this morning - too bad I didn't have my camera. I haven't been inside it for many years but when I did, I was overwhelmed by the contrast of its sleek exterior and multi-hued with gold and fish tanks interior. I was lucky enough to see the rooms including the presential suite (which Nelson Mandela had recently vacated). Awesome doesn't do it justice! Nice to see another Dubai-based blogger.

corner curio cabinet said...

The detail is amazing-and I really want some of those latte mugs!

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