Dubai: Your Complete Travel Guide to this Land of Excess
If you’ve been dreaming of skiing and suntanning in the same day, drunk on $5k bottles of Cristal, Dubai is your opulent paradise.
Stay in Burj Khalifa
Can’t have enough of this elegantly designed and too-tall-to-be-real building? Well, you don’t have to worry about giving up the amazing view from here after just one day of sightseeing. Another hotel that you can consider staying in is the one in Burj Khalifa itself.
Armani Hotel is a hotel situated in the middle floors of Burja Khalifa. It has a grand private entrance and occupies eleven floors of Dubai’s iconic skyscraper. You can relax in your bed and gaze out at the city through your one-way floor-to-ceiling window while everyone outside secretly wishes they were you.
There are several dining options available, but the most famous one is the Japanese buffet. It is an outdoor buffet and almost all the seats overlook a beautiful view of the road, and everything looks inordinately small. One of my favorite things to eat here was the Japanese Garden Desert; a little garden-like palette filled with different colored chocolates and ice-creams and dragon fruits. Indoor dining options are also available with a blend of Western and Arabic cuisines.
There is also an extensive Armani spa which offers different kinds of treatments and sequential bathing options. I guess by now you must have realized that spas are a big thing and go-to spot for most of the people here. Spas are incredibly famous in Dubai and you should definitely go to at least one of them before you say your final farewell to the city.
Another benefit of staying in Burj Khalifa is that it allows you to be really close to Downtown Dubai, which is an ideal place for luxury brand shopping.