8 Awesome Wonders of Dubai
Today, Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. Although Dubai's economy was historically built on the oil industry, the emirate's Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. In addition, Dubai is home to other ambitious development projects including man-made islands, hotels, and some of the largest shopping malls in the region and the world. This increased attention has also highlighted labor and human rights issues concerning the city's largely South Asian workforce.Dubai's property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–2009 following the financial crisis of 2007-2008, but is making a gradual recovery with help from neighboring emirates.
The Burj Al Arab Dubai
The Burj Al Arab, translated “Tower of the Arabs”, is considered to be the most luxurous hotel in the world and the first and only 7-star rated hotel in the world. It is one of the most expensive hotels ever built and stands on a artificial island 920 feet (280 meters) from Jumeirah beach. The Hotel is also managed by the Jumeirah Group.
As you may be able to see the building is supposed to look like the sail of a vessel, a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. The hotel offers 202 luxurous bedroom suites, including personal butler service, 4 swimming pools (two indoor and two outdoor), a private beach, a spa, helicopter airport transfer service as well as Roll-Royce and Mercedes transport, should you prefer wheels. Obviously with your own driver.
Not to forget the food, as Burj Al Arab also has 8 different restaurants and bars, from Arabic, to Far East Asian to European cuisine, you name, they have it! The Al Mahara restaurant is one to mention specifically as it has a huge aquarium from floot to ceiling that offers quite a spectacle when you’re enjoyiong your dinner.