Burj Al Arab

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Dinner at Al Muntaha (atop the Burj Al Arab)
We are welcomed at The Burj by flame-throwing fountains (the water variety are so plebeian). Several white Rolls Royces line the drive.

The Burj decor is beyond ostentatious.I would be disappointed with anything less in Dubai.

It's not sophisticated, not subtle, this decor. Painting each floor a subsequent color of the spectrum is a sophomoric design choice.

My friend Pat and I approach the Al Mahara restaurant desk.

"Workin' hard, or hardly workin'?" jokes Pat, which elicits snickers from me and sullen stares from the women behind the desk.

Pat and I are curtly directed to the Al Muntaha desk.

The women at the Al Muntaha desk leads us to an elevator and we are whisked to the top of the Burj Al Arab.


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