Burj al Arab, Dubai, UAE
High-end travelers, take note: At Dubai's Burj al Arab hotel you'll have butlers on call at all hours, reception desks on every floor and a fleet of Rolls Royces at your disposal.
One of the Middle East's most recognized landmarks, the opulant Burj al Arab is the world's fourth-tallest hotel. But thanks to the 590-foot-tall ground-floor atrium and duplex suites, it's technically only 28 stories high. Designed to mimic the sail of a dhow (a type of Arab boat), the structure was built upon an artificial island off Jumeirah Beach and is connected to the mainland by a private bridge.