In this picture, you can make out the hazy downtown skyline anchored by the towering Burj Khalifa - the tallest building known to man
The Harbor skyline of Dubai with some beach homes on the ocean
The Zabeel Saray and its fleet of gifts
Nice little Benz on a warm afternoon
we checked into the Zabeel Saray which is Jumeriah's property on (one of) the man made palm shaped island. Like everywhere we stayed in Dubai, the place felt excessively nice and carried 5 stars. The marketing lady stood me up for my site inspection and they just grabbed some random Russian guy to show me around. It was humorous.
Palms to eternity
This is a very prestigious license plate number, low and repeating - probably worth millions
Zabeel Saray outside loungers
Entrance to the Zabeel Saray
bedroom, a shame we never had more than one night to get comfortable
Those are the palm fronds and the hotel is on the circle around the palm shape. You can see here the middle one is undeveloped.
The very calm beach
We caught a relaxing spell here at the pool for an hour or so
They try really hard at this place
We saw quite a few of these Rodeo Drive stores
At night, we were treated to some kind of party. We sat near the entryway and watched all the extremely nice cars pull up...the passengers would hop out, robes flowing in the wind
Nice little Ferrari
Looking up in the entryway, I was reminded of the Alhambra
In these surroundings, even a hotel lackey walking by feels dramatic
The courtyard lit up at night
Everyone looks so cool in these white robes and sunglasses
In Dubai, they build
At the end of our night, we stumbled upon this room filled with paintings and absolutely no one in sight. It was dead silent, reminded me of a strange dream.