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Burj al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

On my way to Oman I created a stopover in the UAE. When flying business class with Etihad they will drive you to any location in the UAE so I saw this as an opportunity to stay at the Burj al Arab! Of course if I was staying there I had to hire a helicopter and do a heli tour of Dubai starting (and finishing) from the helipad. This made my butler happy, even though he wasn't joining me, as it provide him with his first opportunity to visit the helipad (via the "secret" lift). Is the Burj worth the seven stars it claims? It's certainly a step above any five star hotel I've stayed in over the years, the staff are very well trained, you'd find it hard to complain about the facility itself, and I'd go back if someone else was paying!