This may be something of a cliched photo for Dubai, but I enjoyed the process of obtaining the end-result; some research into sunset times and possible locations, followed by a rushed taxi ride and a convincing story spun to the doorman of a neighbouring hotel got me to my preferred spot. A variety of shots were taken and then a period of minor photoshop manipulations carried out on return to my hotel room.
And here we have the end result – The Burj Al Arab hotel at sunset.
The Burj is sometimes touted as the World’s only 7-star hotel; a phrase coined, I believe, by a British journalist at the hotel’s opening. By all accounts the hotel itself never uses this star classification in its own literature and indeed the hotel has no official star rating at all. What is not in doubt, however, is the level of luxury afforded inside and the stunning visual impact presented on the outside – it is a remarkable building in all respects.