I’ll keep this brief as I only have two days in Dubai, though you can expect a full report upon my return home.
Last year when I was in Dubai I had afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab, the world’s most ______ hotel (you can fill in the blank just about any way you’d like, and it’ll be true). It was a seven course affair and totally worth every penny, as you can’t visit the hotel unless you’re staying or dining there (and this is about the cheapest option there is). Last time I was only able to get a table at Sahn Eddar, the hotel’s lobby lounge, and not the Skyview bar, where I really wanted to have afternoon tea.
Anyway, this time around I managed to get a table at the Skyview Bar, and it was probably ten times awesomer than the lobby lounge. You can find a few pics below, with a full report coming in a week or so.
Lobby of the Burj Al Arab (no war on Christmas here, oddly enough)
Burj Al Arab or 1980s cruise ship?
Afternoon tea, er, champagne, with a view
One of the many courses of afternoon tea
Afternoon tea is outrageously expensive at 450 AED (~$123USD) per person, though I think it’s something that should be experienced at least once if you’re in Dubai. I probably won’t do it again now that I’ve had the experience, though I won’t soon forget it.