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bis2806
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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?

frenchie
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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?

random fan
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:08 PM
with a tennis court on top?

Spunky83
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:12 PM
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.

random fan
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:17 PM
with a tennis court on top?

Yes it is



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/Blackguard/Copy_of_google.gif

PaulieM
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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.

alwayshingis
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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.

SelesFan70
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Is it the tall hotel that looks like a boat?

It looks like something to me, but not a boat... :devil:

DuLeafs
Feb 20th, 2006, 06:55 PM
It has the shape of a sail :angel:

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!!! :speakles:

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

Maryamator
Feb 20th, 2006, 06:57 PM
yeah, i heard the top players stay at burj al arab

random fan
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:01 PM
It has the shape of a sail :angel:

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!!! :speakles:

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

yeah pls find it wanna take a look :)

DuLeafs
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:01 PM
It has the shape of a sail :angel:

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!!! :speakles:

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

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

http://www.1stemirates.net/content/pictures/Beach.jpg

random fan
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:04 PM
Here's a pic of the back, u can see the cross:

http://www.1stemirates.net/content/pictures/Beach.jpg

lmao it is so blasphemous

Sam L
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:09 PM
I'm surprised the Muslims haven't torn it down yet. :rolleyes:

I wonder how much it is to stay there.

Marcell
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:27 PM
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.

Andrew..
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:28 PM
I'm surprised the Muslims haven't torn it down yet. :rolleyes:

I wonder how much it is to stay there.
The cheapest room is about $1500 US per night, during low season.

Renaissance
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:31 PM
I'm surprised the Muslims haven't torn it down yet. :rolleyes:

I wonder how much it is to stay there.


dumb :rolleyes:

henmanhill
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:12 PM
The cheapest room is about $1500 US per night, during low season.
Not so. I chose a random date in July on Expedia and they have suites with a sea view and jacuzzi at £442 per night.

Jeff
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Based on the "I love Dubai" commercial, I'm guessing staying at the infamous hotel is one of many perks for top players to get them to play the event.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:31 PM
I'm pretty sure that all of the players stay at the hotel as long as they're in the tournament.

The top players though (Lindsay, Momo, Maria, etc) probably are staying in one of the luxury suites at the hotel free of charge as a gift from the tournament. They put Martina Hingis in one of those suites the first year this tournament was run and it was said to cost about $6000 a night.:rolleyes:

Justine Fan
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:38 PM
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.

I think it's ONE of the best hotels in the world!

If you are not staying at the hotel and you want to go to visit the hotel and sit in the bar for a drink, you have to pay £40 admission, before you even buy a drink!!!

drake3781
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Very interesting.

Boss monkey
Feb 20th, 2006, 11:45 PM
I think it's ONE of the best hotels in the world!

If you are not staying at the hotel and you want to go to visit the hotel and sit in the bar for a drink, you have to pay £40 admission, before you even buy a drink!!!
Its the only 7 star hotel in the world

SelesFan70
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:10 AM
Here's a pic of the back, u can see the cross:

http://www.1stemirates.net/content/pictures/Beach.jpg

Yay! Jesus! :banana:

drake3781
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:14 AM
Yay! Jesus! :banana:

Oh I hope you are kidding, but I don't know for sure.

SelesFan70
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:16 AM
Oh I hope you are kidding, but I don't know for sure.

Of course I'm kidding... :bolt:

joaco
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:18 AM
It's the only 7 star hotel in the world. Once I saw a program about it, it is AMAZING. And it is not THAAAAT expensive to sleep over. About 600 dollars a night i believe (in the weakest room, but still). It is incredible how many things it has. I think that most of the players play Dubai because they can STAY in that hotel. I mean, you so want to finish the match to go back to the hotel, it's a true incentive.

henmanhill
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:33 AM
It's the only 7 star hotel in the world. Once I saw a program about it, it is AMAZING. And it is not THAAAAT expensive to sleep over. About 600 dollars a night i believe (in the weakest room, but still). It is incredible how many things it has. I think that most of the players play Dubai because they can STAY in that hotel. I mean, you so want to finish the match to go back to the hotel, it's a true incentive.
7 stars - that's just meaningless hype.

Andrew..
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:53 AM
There is no such thing as a "seven star hotel". Those extra stars just aren't given out. The hotel puts that out for marketing, and it works very well.