Hotel Burj Al Arab (literally, "The Arab Tower") characterizes itself as semizvёzdochny. Its worth the sail in the sea at a distance of 280 meters from the coast on an artificial island that is connected to the ground by means of a bridge.
The interior of the "Burj Al Arab" was used about 8000 square meters of 22-carat gold leaf. Here also is the highest atrium lobby in the world (180 meters), and the night in one of the most expensive hotels in the world cost from $ 1 500 to $ 28 000.
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The hotel Burj Al Arab, more popularly known as the sail, not the standard rooms. All 202 rooms - suites. All rooms are double-decker, and the smallest area - 170 square meters. m., and the biggest - 780 square meters. m. The hotel is a symbol of Dubai. I have lived in many expensive hotels, but this struck me. It really is different from all the others ... Before the crisis room in Burj Al Arab had to be ordered at least six months.
The idea to build a hotel in the shape of the sail came to the English architect Tom Wright accident. He sat at the bar and drank beer. Floated past the windows with Arab dhows sail. Tom exclaimed, "Eureka! Here is a simple and recognizable form that can draw even a child! »
Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island and connects it with the land bridge, which at the beginning of the PPC with the guards:
The hotel is constantly walking a group of tourists with cameras and open mouths. Upon entering the hotel, you will be rested in the ladder fountain with two escalators on the sides. Fountain periodically starts to play, spitting short streams of water:
The registration process is very simple at the hotel. You give your passport employee, while they themselves are sitting on the couch, eating dates and drinking coffee:
All restaurants and elevators are located on the floor above, where it is necessary to climb the escalator. In the wall next to them hid 2 large aquarium:
Upstairs is another playing fountain. Games fountain:
Burj Al Arab in the world's tallest hotel lobby - 180 meters. If you raise your head up, you will see here is a kaleidoscope:
Every next floor a little longer last. Corridors are not smooth, but with convex sides. Ceiling color changes from floor to floor. It seems surreal. This corridor of our floor. It is difficult to immediately understand where that is - you should look:
On each floor of your reception and concierge, guests were comfortable. You will always be met at the elevator and spend up to the room. In this case, the butler was always joking, asked how was your day, in short, courtesy itself. Therefore, walk along the corridor is not terrible. Fencing is very convex and wide. Down just to look impossible. To make the next photo I had to hold the camera at arm's length. Top lobby seems tiny:
The hotel has 27 floors. We asked for a room higher up, and we settled on the 14-th floor, but do not forget that each floor has two. Opening the door, we saw the following picture.
Stairs went up to the bedroom and front desk. Each room is equipped with a laptop, fax, copier and color printer. That's kind of in the opposite direction:
The door opened to us the girl who came here with us from the lobby. The room she gave us our personal butler. He gave us orange juice and gave us a tour. Started from the first floor. Virtually all the space is occupied by a large living room:
The room has speakers kreydelom for iPods, and all the equipment is controlled from the panel AMX:
TV covered with golden armor. In general, the construction of the hotel was used by 8,000 square meters of gold leaf:
While we went on the floors, fruit bowl significantly clean up the younger generation. Every time we left the room, even for 5 minutes, she miraculously replenished with fresh fruit:
There is also storage room and guest toilet:
On the second floor is the master bedroom:
The highlight of all the rooms are huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sea:
Use the remote for the TV mini bar leaves:
Remote deserves special attention. Like button "Call butler." Also, using this console, you can open, close the blinds, light bulb "Do not disturb" and even open the door - not to run down ...
During the tour brought our suitcases. I was completely floored by the butler question: "Is it convenient to you that I now make out your suitcases?" I hesitated, and then said: "Convenient!". He could make out all the suitcases, all neatly laid out on the shelves, and dirty laundry took with him to the laundry:
And, of course, at the top there is a huge bathroom with Jacuzzi:
Bathroom "encrusted" full-size cosmetics from Hermes. The men's line with black caps, and the female with white. Butler said that we can take all cosmetics with you, and we did. So he "allowed" steal slippers and a great beach bag:
From the window overlooking the adjacent Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
When I woke up the next morning, it did not recognize the landscape. We were above the clouds, and flags nearby hotel barely peeped through the clouds:
Hotel Burj Al Arab - is not only a magnificent two-story room, but also some wonderful restaurants and a magical beach with footmen and carpeted ...
Breakfast is served in the restaurant by the pool on the other side of the hotel:
From this hotel looks very strange. Inside the black pipe goes fast panoramic elevator with transparent walls:
On the top floor, sticking out of the hotel, is the famous restaurant Al Muntaha, meaning "highest". In the year 2006 the chef of this restaurant was voted Best Chef of the Year:
Another famous restaurant called "Oyster" and hid in the basement of the hotel. It is included in the top 10 restaurants in the world. There you can get on the elevator, similar to a submarine, and then go through the underwater tunnel:
The tables are arranged around a huge aquarium:
In the evening, men are required to jackets. If you do not have a jacket, it will provide during your stay in the restaurant.
Menu started with oysters on 5000 rubles per 50 grams and black beluga caviar and 10 500 rubles per 250 grams. I humbly chose the business lunch of two courses and a dessert. It cost "only" 4,500 rubles. At first I had a cold foie gras, and the second lamb:
It is like the bread with cuttlefish ink:
For dessert I chose fruit:
I asked the waiter if there was their honey for tea. It is like the answer: "We have, in the Burj Al Arab, has everything you can wish for!»
Front of the hotel are always good cars. Here you can easily hire a Ferrari or Maserati:
The hotel stands on an artificial island, which is fixed in a circle boulders:
The beach is located on the mainland, and there carry on elektromobilchiki. Beachfront its communicating. Here you register and hold a lounger. Beach bag for you dragged the footman. Take a look at the following pictures. Between sun beds laid carpets, merging with sand. This I saw for the first time in his life:
Once we have chosen a lounger, our waiter brought us a bucket of ice, which were bottles of drinking water, the water spray to the face, that it is not dried up in the sun and spray lavender. Ice and water we are constantly updated:
For all the bathers (usually no more than 5 people at a time), observed 2 rescuer. In the evening we walked to a nearby hotel Jumeirah Beach:
Here's a he, the most luxurious hotel in the world: