Friday, November 21, 2008

Time to visit Dubai ...

I was last there almost 15 years ago. I cannot wait to go again and marvel at the changes! And Atlantis the Palm, which I must go see and perhaps stay one night, is one of those hotels that I think have become a destination in itself!

Some of the staggering statistics involved in the opening of Dubai's latest luxury resort:

Atlantis by Numbers

£15 million (US$22.5 million) budget
2,000 guests
1,000 serving staff
500 chefs
1.7 metric tonnes/tons of lobster eaten
5,000 sushi canapes
£1.5 million (US$2.25 mil) reported fee for Kylie ($225,000 per song)
One million fireworks, including 100,000 rockets

1,539 rooms
£25,000 (US$38,000) per night to stay in the Bridge Suite
1.4km of beachfront
2,250 tonnes of marble and stone used in the construction
60,000 trees and shrubs planted in the grounds
68 languages spoken by staff
11 million litre aquarium
65,000 marine animals, including 24 dolphins and a whale shark
100 staff to look after the fish, including a team of chefs

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I teach online and have had students from Dubai in the past. What a beautiful country. I would love to go there in January when they have their shopping festivals.

Patty in Alabama, USA