Burj Al Arab, the sail-shaped luxury hotel that was once the World’s one and only 7-star hotel and was one of the first few things that put Dubai on the international tourist-radar. Until now, it is still one of the most iconic landmark of Dubai.
I thought long and hard about visiting the Burj Al Arab because the hotel premises are strictly hotel and restaurant guests only. Anyone that wishes to pass through the security-patrolled main gate that connects the mainland and the man-made island needs to present their hotel key or restaurant reservation.
Staying at the Burj Al Arab was out of the question as the starting price was something like $USD2000. So I had to make a reservation at one of the restaurants in order to get in. The question was, which one?