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Top 10 Dubai by Sarah Monaghan, Lara Dunston

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Burj Al Arab

So recognisable that it instantly became an international symbol for modern Dubai, the Burj Al Arab (meaning “Arabian tower”), completed in 1999, is an exclusive all-suite hotel. With its helipad on the 28th floor and a restaurant seemingly suspended in mid-air, at a soaring 321 m (1,053 ft), it takes the trophy for being the world’s tallest hotel. Set on its own artificial island against the backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Gulf it is dazzling white by day and rainbow-coloured by night when its façade is used as a canvas for spectacular light displays.Jumeirah Rd, Dubai • 04301 7777 • Cheapest entry: high tea at Sahn Eddar (AED ...

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