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Do players stay at the Burj Al Arab Hotel?

For this Dubai event, I'm wondering if players get to stay at the renowned (and one of the most expensive hotels) Burj Al Arab?
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For this Dubai event, I'm wondering if players get to stay at the renowned (and one of the most expensive hotels) Burj Al Arab?
Is it the tall hotel that looks like a boat?

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with a tennis court on top?

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There was a Eurosport report about Dubai two years ago I think. Actually there are a few players (top ones only I guess) staying there.

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Yes it is
actually the tennis court isn't always there. as far as i know they put one up on the helipad to do a promotional thing with federer and agassi last year.

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I've seen a featurette about that hotel before. I think they talked to Venus, Serena, and Lindsay about staying there (I may be remembering wrong), so either they were just talking to some American players, or it is just the top ones that stay there.
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Is it the tall hotel that looks like a boat?
It looks like something to me, but not a boat...

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It has the shape of a sail

Besides, the Burj El Arab is on of the most controversional building/hotel in the world, without most peeps knowing about it.

Becoz, at night, the back of the Burj (view from the seaside), is lightened in such a way, it looks like a big cross.... A big cross, in the Middle East!!!

I've seen a pic somewhere from that, will look for it ...

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yeah, i heard the top players stay at burj al arab
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It has the shape of a sail

Besides, the Burj El Arab is on of the most controversional building/hotel in the world, without most peeps knowing about it.

Becoz, at night, the back of the Burj (view from the seaside), is lightened in such a way, it looks like a big cross.... A big cross, in the Middle East!!!

I've seen a pic somewhere from that, will look for it ...
yeah pls find it wanna take a look

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It has the shape of a sail

Besides, the Burj El Arab is on of the most controversional building/hotel in the world, without most peeps knowing about it.

Becoz, at night, the back of the Burj (view from the seaside), is lightened in such a way, it looks like a big cross.... A big cross, in the Middle East!!!

I've seen a pic somewhere from that, will look for it ...
Here's a pic of the back, u can see the cross:


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Here's a pic of the back, u can see the cross:

lmao it is so blasphemous

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I'm surprised the Muslims haven't torn it down yet.

I wonder how much it is to stay there.
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When they did that VH1 special on Tennis players, Capriati,Venus and Serena mentioned this hotel as being the best in Dubai. It was said that it cost $1100 per night and has a 24hr butler and chauffeur driven car service.
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