Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
在上世纪后期石油“黑金”温柔乡逐渐消散后，迪拜便开始了对整个酋长国经济结构和城市面貌的再造。尤其近十几年来，对旅游业和房地产业的不懈推进与发展使迪拜成为全世界象征奢华富贵的都市生活样板。卓美亚集团旗下的 “帆船酒店” （阿拉伯塔酒店Burj AI Arab）正是在迪拜的改变中开启了自己的绚丽“航程”。
早餐， Junsui亚洲自助餐厅不仅献上丰富美味，还要展示华贵，毕竟这里的天花板镶嵌21000块施华洛世奇水晶，璀璨而夺目。晚餐，就在英国米其林星级大厨Nathan Outlaw坐镇的Al Mahara海鲜餐厅一饱口福，最新鲜的食材，最不缺创意的佳肴，配合着餐厅中央矗立着的巨型海洋水族箱，真可谓是味觉和视觉的双重享受。当夜幕已深，回到房间， DUX奢华床具才是值得彻底松懒的温柔乡，冰岛雁鸭绒（Eiderdown）被将带人进入最深层的好梦。
在酒店主体建筑背面，近年刚刚开幕一处大型户外娱乐休闲岛 ―“海上浮岛”（The Terrace）， 10000平方米的填海之地呈扇形展开，在巨大“船帆”下面朝大海并向着波斯湾延伸。两个超大的露天游泳池配合餐厅酒吧休闲房和日光浴躺椅阵，营造出酒店宾客得以独享的一片私有海滨木栈平台。显然，这个宽阔的世界最大酒店露台显示出这艘著名的 “帆船”依然充满活力，昂扬着风帆不断进取前行。
Leader of the World
After the ”black gold” dream gradually dissipated in the late last century, Dubai began to rebuild the economic structure and urban appearance of the entire Emirate. Especially in the past ten years, the unremitting promotion and development of tourism and real estate industry has made Dubai a symbol of luxury and wealth in the world. The Jumeirah Group‘s Burj AI Arab has embarked on its own beautiful voyage in Dubai‘s change.
With the initiative and full support of the Crown Prince, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel spent five years building and made its debut in 1999. The hotel building stands on the reclamation land 280 meters above the sea level and is supported by 250 pillars built deep into the 45meter sea ﬂoor. The height of the hotel building is 321 meters and even exceeds the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This extravagant construction is paired with the most fascinating architectural look. Inspired by the Arabian dhow sailing out of the sea, the British architect Tom Wright uses Teflon as an exterior material with advanced thinking, making the hotel not subject to the special climate of the desert and will always sparkle under the blue sky.
At the beginning of its establishment, the 56story hotel, which is now a landmark building in Dubai, is determined not to be the second, but only to be the first. Sheikh Mohammed, the former chief of Dubai,wrote in his book ”My Vision”: ”No one will remember who the second is.” This yearning for quality has made the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel destined to become famous overnight as one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
Definition of High Quality
When you step out of Dubai International Airport and board the scheduled exclusive helicopter or Rolls Royce to arrive at the hotel, you will see the huge silverwhite building stands between the water and the land, where the city and the ocean are separated, and all is dazzling; the hotel‘s warm color shows the native Arabian taste, and the wall and the ground are paved with the same Italian snowflake marble used by the sculptor Michelangelo, covering an area of 24,000 square meters. The pervasive golden color is the result of the decoration of 24k gold foil of nearly 1800 square meters. After enjoying the Arabian style hospitality of rose dew, cool towels, delicious dates and authentic coffee in the lobby, you can take a break in the luxury suites of 169 to 790 square meters.
For breakfast, the Junsui Asian buffet restaurant offers not only rich and delicious food, but also the beauty of it all. After all, the ceiling is decorated with 21,000 Swarovski crystals. For dinner, the Al Mahara seafood restaurant led by the British Michelinstarred chef Nathan Outlaw is full of delicious food, the freshest ingredients and the most creative dishes. With the giant ocean aquarium standing in the middle of the restaurant, it is truly a double enjoyment of vision. When the night falls, returning to the room to DUX luxury bed and Icelandic Eiderdown is going to bring the guests their deepest dream.
The Sailing Continues
On the back of the hotel main building, a large outdoor recreation and leisure island ”The Terrace”, was recently opened. The 10,000 square meters of reclamation land fans out, facing the sea under the huge ”sail”, and extends towards the Persian Gulf. The two oversized openair swimming pools along with the restaurant, bar, lounge and sun loungers create a private beachfront deck that is exclusive to hotel guests. Obviously, this world‘s largest hotel terrace shows that this famous ”sailboat” is still full of energy and advancing constantly.