Possibly the most architecturally distinct building in the world, Dubai's flagship hotel, built in 1999, is a symphony of exclusivity (it is often called the world's only seven-star hotel). It occupies a man-made island just off Jumeirah beach, accessible only by a gracefully curved bridge, all of its lushly appointed 202 rooms are house-sized duplex suites (the smallest is more than 1,800 square feet), and airport pickup comes via Rolls Royce or helicopter to the signature heliport on the roof – now a go-to spot for global publicity stunts (see: Agassi-Federer tennis match or F1 stud David Coulthard doing donuts). [From $1,836/night; jumeirah.com]
Credit: Chris Cypert / Jumeirah
Powered By ZergNet
The Brutal Charm of an NFL Hit Man
Plus: Jesse Ventura vs. the Navy Seals
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
When to Say No to Your Doctor
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.