The Burj Al Arab

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is often described as the world's most luxurious hotel thanks to its over-the-top amenities including personal butlers, nine restaurants, and massive columns made of actual gold in the lobby.The glamour starts the moment you arrive in Dubai as a chauffeured Rolls Royce greets you at the airport and takes you to the hotel, where each guest is offered a 24-carat gold iPad upon check-in to use as their "virtual concierge" throughout their stay.

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The Royal Suite

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Take a dip in the Arabian Gulf from the hotel's private beach or at one of the five pools -- one of which is a grand 828 meter salt water infinity pool on the terrace.

The salt water infinity pool

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Atlantis, The PalmFeeling adventurous? Check out the Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites at

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These 1,776 square foot twin suites live up to the name as an ode to Poseidon and Neptune as floor-to-ceiling windows have panoramic views of The Ambassador Lagoon -- a three million gallon aquarium brimming with over 65,000 marine animals.

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Even the bathroom has a view of the aquarium, so you can enjoy your literal 24-karat gold flecked soap as sharks swim past your window.

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The three-story suites have 24-hour butler service to take care of your every need, but it all comes with a hefty price tag of over $8,000 per night.

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Michelin-starred British chef brings his culinary expertise to the Burj Al Arab at this plush aquatic seafood restaurant that has menu items including lobster with black truffle, crispy fried oysters, caviar, and whole fish theatrically baked in a salt crust.

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A massive 260,000-gallon aquarium gives the illusion of dining underwater with countless vibrant saltwater fish and picturesque reefs, and the glittering gold accents throughout keep reminding you that Dubai is low key obsessed with the precious metal. 

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Khaymat Al BaharThe focus at is Lebanese and Middle Eastern food with classics like grilled lamb, hummus, shawarma, and fried spiced lamb fritters called kibbeh.

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The coffee is made with Arabica beans and combined with foamed local organic milk, and is then blended with 24-karat gold, because why not.

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Finally, the not-your-average cup of joe is sprinkled with Italian gold flakes and served up with some more gold in the form of a Grand Cru Guanaja -- a chocolate marshmallow sprinkled with ground gold.

Giardino at Palazzo Versace(Photo: Burj Khalifa)

The Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. the world’s tallest building at 2,717 feet, gets a luxurious spin with a sleek lounge on the 148th floor fittingly called At the Top SKY.

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Be greeted with refreshments as you step off the elevator and enjoy a private observation deck 555 meters above the city. 

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Nikki Beach(Photo: Nikki Beach)

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After starting off with live music, a rich buffet, and never-ending drinks, move over to one of the cabanas by the pool or stretch out on a lounger as the party really starts to take off with a DJ, Las Vegas-esque dancers, and even a musician playing an electric violin to house music.

Q’s Bar & Lounge(Photo: Palazzo Versace)

is easygoing and elegant, and the finely crafted cocktails pair nicely with light bites like waygu beef sliders, calamari, and truffle french fries.

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