View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, October 22, 2007

UAE Icon: The Burj al-Arab

I have many times looked from the outside of the hotel that has become an icon of the United Arab Emirates. With my visiting tourists, I have often wondered what it is like in this hotel but I haven’t as yet, spent a night in this establishment. This 7 star hotel comes at a 7 star price!

One Sydney travel writer who has visited the Burj al-Arab (thanks to Emirates Airline) and stayed in this sail hotel (thanks to Jumeirah hotels) has written of her experience to tantalize Aussie tourists.

The story, information, reflections, prices and photo gallery can be found at this link:

Christine Pfeiffer, ‘Sail of the Century’ Sydney Morning Herald, 21 October 2007.

Image: Burj al-Arab