Welcome to the only seven-star hotel in the world. Okay, it’s officially a five-star hotel, but if there ever was a seven-star rating, the Burj Al Arab, or ‘Tower of the Arabs’, would get it. You’ll be picked up in a Rolls Royce from the airport, so you feel like a celebrity. The lobby, bright with a gold and mosaic theme, is a must-see. The most basic room here is their one-bedroom single suite that’s (a measly ...) 170 square metres, with its own living room, lounge area, bathroom with a Jacuzzi, bar counter and decor that’s more grandiose than minimalistic. The most expensive room will set you back almost $30,000. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai (04 301 7777).
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