The Burj-al-Arab Hotel at the Jumeirah beach of Dubai has been acknowledged as the best hotel in the World. When I slept there some years ago, the last night before my departure to a very early morning flight home, somebody knocked on the door of my small suite at about 11 pm. The suite was "small" only 170 square meters in two floors and it was one of the smallest suites in that hotel. All plasma screens in my suite, where pictures of famous painters were displayed, light up in that moment and showed instead of the pictures the face of a hotel servant standing behind my door. When I opened the door, the man with smiling face asked politely: "Sir, I am your personal buttler, may I pack you luggage?" What a shame, I had already packed all my luggage myself. However the feeling I had (be it only for several days) a personal buttler was very exciting. Even though I didn't know all the time until he came to offer me his assistance.
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alejandroguzman (4684) 2006-02-15 15:48
It's amazing what u wrote about this hotel... WOW.... LOL
lovelife (96) 2006-02-15 16:24
wow, that looks like a sail boat! Awesome hotel architecture
TeresaT (10806) 2006-02-15 16:26
Nice image of this famous hotel.
I like the colours in the picture.
Very well capture.
alego (277) 2006-02-15 23:06
Very good POV and composition. The image is clear and colors are vibrant and well saturated. I like the reflection in the water. Compliments :)
capthaddock (28790) 2006-02-17 5:33
hi michael wonderful night view im on my way there i willl be at k porte inn on al riqqa road this friday until sunday what a coincidence sorry about my spelling im at a internet terminal in frankfurt airport waaiting for my connection to dubai maybe see you there?
nels (2623) 2006-02-21 11:14
hi michael great picture of a great building showing of its lights i was there in january this year but due to the death of the sheik the lighting show was not on (the view from the top is amazing
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-04-24 15:44
Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha - what an experience you had here, Michael.....what a shame you didn't know that you had a personal buttler until almost too late. Well, it must have been an amazing experience to stay at this hotel. You have captured it very well and mangaged to show us the great light on it.
azadys (717) 2006-05-02 3:31
Hi Dear Michael.
really great shot ... the violet color was so beautiful with this huge building.
i have another shot from burj-al-arab.
i'm glad that you see it.
rajju (1345) 2008-01-02 14:28
many people have taken shots of this hotel but this one is really nice.. i like the color contrasts..
- Copyright: Michael Trezzi (MichaelTrezzi) (3368)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20 D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Date Submitted: 2006-02-15 15:28
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