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Sunday, 14 December 2008

luxury hotels dubaiVIP-persons of the world scale usually have a rest in the United Arab Emirates, like politicians, businessmen, sports stars and show-biz persons. You want to know why? Go to the most luxurious hotels in Dubai and you will get to know it!

1. Burj Al Arab is the modern dwelling place to be occupied by Sheherezade. If the «1001 nights» happened in our time then the sultan Shakhriyar would obviously leave his palace to listen to Tales of Sheherezade in the royal suite room of the hotel Burj Al Arab. Burj Al Arab (same as «Sail») was awarded the title of the ‘Best Hotel' under the release of the World Travel Awards-2006. This is the only complex in the United Arab Emirates that received an official status of 7 (!) stars.

A room for night in this place will take from 400 to 28 000 USD.

And it is worth paying such a fortune. Clients are offered an exclusive tennis court at the height of 200 meters over the sea level, the restaurant in the shape of a submarine with an enormous aquarium, panoramic elevator with the view to the Persian Gulf, a few complexes for fitness and spa services, conference halls, concert halls and ballrooms with variety shows and symphony orchestra, and even the spacious library.

The interior speaks for itself; here you will find a designer furniture from the fine wood, incrusted with gold; walls from marble and crystals; handmade silk carpets ковры; fountains with neon illumination and mirrors on the ceiling. The special thing around the every room is the floor to ceiling marine scenic windows.

The hotel employs the dress code that is smart casual style.

2. Jungle when 7 stars are not sufficient!

The Burj Al Arab will sooner have a «colleague by the status». The architects who work for Sybarite Architects have elaborated the platform for the new 7 stars hotel on the artificial island. The 28 story «baby» named Jungle will be 300 meters away from the bank without any connecting bridges and the apartments are accessible only by the boat or the helicopter. The shape of this high-tech palace will resemble either the cornucopia or the styled butterfly.

350 million dollars are invested into this project indeed.  The majority of the budget will be spent for two novelties, such as submarine restaurant and real jungles on the upper floors of the building. Tropical plants will be cultivated there, the exotic animals will be placed and the natural tropical climate will be created. Jungle imitation will be hard to differ from the original.

The fundament of the Jungle hotel has been already laid.

3. Al Maha Desert - comfort even in the deserts

Those who want to feel a contrast between the salty breeze and the hot desert air, they may plant a combined tour, such as a weekly holiday at the sea coast of the Persian Gulf and to spend a few days in the oasis of the Arabian Desert in an hour to Dubai.

The hotel Al Maha Desert 5* de luxe is neighboring with the oasis nature reserve Al Maha on rich lawns of which you will see flocks of friendly beisa. This complex presents a «luxurious camp of bedouins». 42 marquee bungalows resemble a temporary shelter of a stranger afar off but actually every suite is equipped with the sophisticated wonders of engineering, antique furniture, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, icy (!) swimming pool and terrace where visitors are welcome to hookah and Cuban cigars from the bar reserves.

This year sudatoriums and Jacuzzi of the Timeless Spa Center are on the reconstruction stage, however the saloon masters perform beautifying rituals in other marquees.

Such a wild and glamorous life will cost you a fortune for about 912 to 3 256 US dollars per day and this amount apart from accommodation costs will include safari riding horses or camels, falconry, archery, tripping along outskirts accompanied by the guide and food as well.

Al Maha Desert offers a romantic dinner with lots of champagne for just married!

4. One&Only Royal Mirage is the only and unique place

5 star de luxe sector has a good many other worthy alternatives. For instance, a posh complex One&Only Royal Mirage presented by the Palace hotel in the eastern style, Residence & Spa cottages and an exotic palace Arabian Court. All these buildings and structures are located in the zone of the picturesque park. The private beach with the length of 1 kilometer belonging to One&Only Royal Mirage promises the perfect bliss in the emerald waters of the Persian Gulf.

A room costs from 217 to 2 980 US dollars.

If only you find yourself bored to lie and have a tan on the golden sand of the beach you may go and have a play at the local golf-club, or to the tennis court; you may go fishing, go swimming to one of the swimming pools available or have a ride a graceful Arabian horse.

The beauty procedures at the Spa Center Health & Beauty Institute will help you relieve from fatigue from the very active rest, while you get energized by tasting piquant courses of Moroccan and Mediterranean kitchen served at the seven restaurants of this complex. Also One&Only Royal Mirage guests may have a taste to a collection of fine wines from all wine plantations of the planet.

5. Jumeirah Beach Hotel is the wave of pure crystal

Just opposite the beloved Burj Al Arab there is a glaring structure in the form of frozen silver wave. This is the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. If you book a room in this hotel you have a chance «to get sink» in the luxury of the furniture and decoration, in particular you will greatly enjoy soft feather beds covered by atlas tissue, velvet cushions on the oval sofas and lacy curtains will build an atmosphere of a royal comfort that you are willing to change only for the scenery off the terrace. A day in such a room will cost you 226 to 1 644 US dollars. Neighboring to this building you find other 5-star de luxe hotels of Jumeirah complex including the boutique-hotel Mina A`Salam (there are 75 shops on the whole from jewelry shops to grocery stores), a cottage settlement Dar Al Masyaf, Al Qasr palace and a great number of villas Beit Al Baha.

This complex of scale offers many pleasant surprises and gifts for everyone who is the guest to it. Children will enjoy the amusement park Sinbad's Kid's Club; teenagers will like windsurfing, water skis, «banana» driving and a concert hall; fashionmongers will be served at the several spa centers with exclusive beauty programs and purifying hammams (bathhouse); businessmen will enjoy cruises by the motor boats and yachts, underwater fishing and yoga sessions with an individual instructor. And all the guests are welcome to 45 restaurants of Jumeirah network.

6. The Palm: Atlantis with happy end

A grand five-star hotel Atlantis was opened in November, The Palm, located at the handmade island Palm Jumeirah. It is available by monorail path or through the underwater tunnel. The building itself resembles the Atlantis palaces from adventure movies with all these archaistic arks, cupolas, capstans, wall hieroglyph and many other things remind  the myth island. Nevertheless the up-to-date engineering and wonders of the progress reveal the time of XXI century. And this contrast is the point of fascination of the Atlantis, The Palm complex.

There is a two-kilometer fresh-water river in this area as well as the Dolphin Bay Center with dolphins swimming by the layout of the Atlantis diggings accompanied by 65 000 other inhabitants of the bosom of the sea. Those who want more adrenalin there are aqua slides coming down into the swimming pool with sharks.

You are welcome to tickle your nerves at the Atlantis, The Palm for the amount of 144501 US dollars per 24 hours.

7. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa: set your own records

You feel like you are at the Olympiad at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Hotel. There you can find three swimming pools in the territory of the complex (two with fresh water and one is with sea water); golf court with 9 holes available; the Aqua Sports Center (windsurfing, canoe, water bicycles, water skis, «banana», sailing); the sports club with the football field, training grounds and halls; pistol club; the Center of Riding; courts to play badminton, croquet, volleyball and tennis.

When you go to have one out of 40 spa procedures and have a cup of herbal tea (or a glass of wine of one out of 60 sorts available in the wine cellar of the hotel).

Yet, the prices are fairly acceptable, that is from 105 to 417 US dollars for the accommodation and a champion breakfast per day.

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