I decided to take my wife Kelly to Dubai for a honeymoon vacation, and I surprised her with a stay in the spectacular Burj al Arab hotel. This is one of the finest hotels I've ever seen. We were met by a representative of the hotel at the airport who immediately carried our luggage and sat us in a white Rolls Royce; we were also offered cold towels during the ride because it was quite warm and humid. The moment the limousine pulled up at the entrance, a siren welcomed us perfectly Arabian style, with rose water for the hands, some dates and kava as she guided us through the lobby of the hotel which was all glitz and glamor with a water fountain wall and waterfront facing windows.
When we arrived at our gigantic suite aka luxury apartment which was built according to the 90's era, we were blown away with the magnificence. A butler present on every floor would deliver anything requested for in just minutes. The bathrooms were so elegant with Hermes toilets which certainly scream luxury. One thing really pleased us was the freebies that they would leave in the room every time such as cake, flowers, chocolates and more. The dreamiest was the pillow menu where they had around 17 choices of pillows and quilts to choose from. The day following our arrival we visited the Wild Wadi Water Park, a 5 minute walk from the Burj Al Arab hotel. Being a fool for adventure, this was one of the most thrilling parks I've ever been to and I've been to many. Each morning donuts, mangoes; a part of luxury breakfast awaited us at the Bab al Yam.
The highlight of the night was the sea food at Al Mahara restaurant, king crab, foie gras raviolo served with just-right pasta and fresh scallops made with top notch ingredients was worth the not so average bill. We had a reservation at the Skyview bar on the 27th floor which gives a wonderful seascape. The drinks were mellow and our host, Hussein was hospitable. We needed a spa day to rejuvenate, and the Assawan Spa & Health Club was the best way to unwind and the facilities included sauna, pool and Jacuzzi after which we had afternoon tea which I might add we had heard a lot about so we could absolutely not miss that. The following day we went to the Burj beach in a buggy which was a pretty good decision. Our stay was a sumptuous and resplendent one.