Burj Al Arab ranks as top honeymoon destination

Iconic Dubai hotel ranks eighth in worldwide list of luxury locations, beating Niagara Falls and Ayers Rock
Burj Al Arab ranks as top honeymoon destination
HONEYMOON DESTINATION: Burj Al Arab has been named as one of the world’s top 10 honeymoon destinations by a hotel search engine (Getty Images)
By Ed Attwood
Tue 14 Dec 2010 10:37 AM

The
Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s sail-shaped hotel, has been named as one of the world’s
top 10 honeymoon destinations by a hotel search engine.

The
Dubai landmark, owned by the Jumeirah Group, ranked eighth on the
hotelscombined.com list, placing above Niagara Fall’s Hilton hotel and
Longtitude 131, which overlooks Ayers Rock in Australia.

The
Burj Al Arab was praised for being “one of the most luxurious hotels in the
world, offering reception desks on every floor, rain showers and Jacuzzis in
every suite, a Rolls-Royce fleet, butlers on call around the clock and dining
under the sea and stars”.

Other
locations on the hotelscombined.com list included the first-placed Four Seasons
George V Hotel in Paris, the Halekulani Hotel in Hawaii, the Conrad Maldives
resort on Ari Atoll and the Mystique Hotel on the Greek island of Santorini.

Designed
to resemble a sail, the 321m all-suite hotel was the tallest in the world until
the Rose Rayhaan, also in Dubai, overtook it late in 2009.

Tourism
is one of the key drivers of the Dubai economy, helped by the expansion of
Emirates Airline. It plays a prominent part in the emirates 2015 strategic
plan.

 

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