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By on July 14, 2017


Known for its luxury shopping and ultramodern architecture I’ve witnessed Dubai change through the years from when I first looked at investing here (I didn’t, what a mistake!)

Dubai is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf.

Dubai has become iconic due to it’s skyscrapers and is one of those rare places that seem to divide people. It’s more like Shanghai than Vegas but like all places should be seen and judged through your own eyes – form your own judgement!

There is far more culture than you’d ever imagine and luxury hotels that’ll indulge your every whim.

Into adventure? Desert safaris, water sports, ballooning, diving skydiving or the world’s largest indoor theme park are all just a handful of the options.

Shopping? From the opulence of the modern shopping malls to the bustling souks of the old Dubai you’ll inevitably find something.

I‘ve stayed in a number of places but the most famous is of course:

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

The immediately recognisable and iconic sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is commonly referred to as a symbol of modern Dubai.

Frequently referred to as the “the world’s most luxurious hotel” it goes overboard to ensure you enjoy the finest services and experiences from the moment you land in Dubai –  optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, helicopter trips from an iconic helipad, private beach access, luxury leisure on a breath-taking terrace with pools and cabanas as well as some of the world’s best dining venues.

Spectacular views when dining on the 27th floor 200 metres above sea level I can recommend the afternoon tea!

The suite-only accommodation offers the luxury traveller an array of options – discreet check-in within your suite, a private reception on every floor and a “fleet” of personal butlers. The service is impeccable.

It’s more than anything immense fun – opulent in every sense.

The private beach is superb and a new pool has been installed since my last visit.

And of course ensure you try and at least get a tour of the penthouse – where there’s a will there’s a way!