[ 杜拜 ] 在人造島上的亞特蘭提斯


[ 杜拜人造島經典作上的龍宮 ]  Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah

On our last night in the U.A.E, we went to the Atlantis the Palm Resort on Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago (islands) that is part of the Dubai government’s plan of 3 palm-shape and world-shape artificial archipelagoes. Although it’s the first and the…(continue reading... )

最後一天的晚上, 我們到了拉斯維加斯 + 水底皇宮 style 的亞特蘭提斯旅館. 這間旅館位在人造棕櫚島. 杜拜政府本來規劃了三個這樣的人造棕櫚島 (不同 size) 和世界島. 我記得好幾年前在電視上也提到了 “來吧!擁有世界一島” 的夢.  不過在金融海嘯衝擊下, 目前….

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[ 杜拜 ] 香料, 黃金與船道

[ 黃金與香料之城 ]  Of Gold and Spices

In the Sex and the City movie 2, the main characters supposedly went to “Abu Dhabi” for a nice treat. , Although it was filmed in Morocco rather than in Abu Dhabi, I thought the traditional spice market in the film was quite impressive. In Dubai, the centre of gold trade, you’d also find the colorful traditional spice souk (market) and gold market, shining… (continue reading... )

在慾望城市第二集的電影裡, 女主角們來到了所謂的 “阿布達比”  (其實他們是在摩洛哥拍的), 片中的傳統市場讓我印象很深. 像香料和黃金街這類的傳統市場, 我覺得十分有特色. 在窄窄的巷子裡, 五顏六色的香料, 寶綠色的船水道, 充滿黃金的黃金街, 杜拜的這類傳統市場也….

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[ 杜拜 ] 一生一定要住一次的七星帆船飯店


[  傳說中的帆船飯店 ]  The Legendary Burj Al Arab

Many said this is the hotel that one has to stay at least once in a life time. After the establishment of the Emirates Airlines in the 1980s, Dubai had other projects in mind to market itself to the world. To build an iconic infrastructure that people would immediately think of Dubai when…(continue reading... )

這是許多書中提到的一人一生中一定要住一次的杜拜帆船飯店, 在1980 年成立了阿酋航空後, 為了在讓杜拜有更多世界指標性的創舉, 帆船飯店的興建在 1990 年開始變成了下一個重要的 project. 帆船代表的是貿易的精神, 這也是當時建築師接下這個必須蓋出杜拜特色的…

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[ 阿布達比 ] 最美的清真寺與另一種曼哈頓

[ 我度蜜月的地方一定要有這麼漂亮的海 ]
Second Manhattan with a More Beautiful View

I’ve never imagined Abu Dhabi would be anything like this. It just used to be a stop-over place for long-haul flights from Asia to Europe. Besides this beautiful ocean front, there’s also a mosque that would really take your breath away. The Mosque is…(continue reading… )

之前對阿布達比是甚麼地方完全沒甚麼概念, 因為只是那時飛歐洲國家中間飛機會中途下去加油的地方, 這次才看到原來阿布達比的海邊有個人稱另一個曼哈頓的地方, 只不過那水的顏色實在太美了. 阿布達比還有個非常讓人驚歎的美麗清真寺, 是目前全球…

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[ 阿布達比 ] 阿聯酋長皇宮的八星飯店


[ 40 噸黃金打造的八星飯店 ]  A Hotel Made of Gold

In Abu Dhabi, there’s a so-called “eight-stars” hotel by the ocean. The interior decoration took up 40 tons of pure gold and 5kg of pure edible gold is used every year on the dessert at the hotel. This is the Emirate Palace, a…(continue reading...)

阿布達比的酋長皇宮跟帆船飯店比起來, 好像比較少人知道些, 不過這卻是世界上造價第二高的飯店 (第一名在 2010 年被一間新加坡的飯店給拿下了), 裡面的裝潢用了 40 噸打造, 每年甜點上用的黃金也..


.. 有 5kg. 一進去就會被它的金碧輝煌閃到眼睛睜不開.

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… luxurious hotel that was built as another symbol of the country’s ambition to break records.

有人說這是八顆星的飯店, 因為它的佔地實在太大 (佔地 100 萬平方米), 裡面太富麗堂皇, 無法衡量. 光從飯店東邊走到西邊要走 1 公里.
Some say this is an eight-star hotel because there just has nothing been anything like it. From west wing to the east wing, the length is 1 km. It’s huge for a hotel.

這飯店是在帆船飯店後建的, 那時就是希望能超越帆船飯店, 打造更奢華的飯店.
This hotel was built after the famous Burj Arab Hotel off the shore of Dubai. This hotel was built with the aim to surpass it in terms of luxury.

這棟據說造價 30 億美金, 是世界造價第二高的飯店. 而且只花了三年就完成了, 在 2005 年開幕.
This hotel took about 3 billion USD to build. It only took 3 years to build and was opened in 2005. It was the most famous hotel to build in the world until 2010 when it was surpassed by a hotel in Singapore.

有人說在這迷路也是常有的事, 連飯店人員有時後也會迷路.
it’s not that difficult to get lost in the hotel if you’re wandering around. Sometimes hotel staff get lost as well.

飯店的裝潢真的是很高貴沒錯, 聽說那些大理石拼花知名飯店業者看到時都覺得不可思議, 因為要拼成那樣一定非常的貴.
The interior decoration is indeed very luxurious. The interior decoration used up 40 tons of pure gold. Even the marbles (imported from 12 countries) are very carefully selected for matching patterns. This, of course, all came with a price.

 

這邊  total 有  394 間客房. 聽說有幾間房間是有錢都住不了的, 因為那是保留給阿聯酋酋長和其他國家元首的房間. 整間飯店裡面感覺就是很富麗堂皇, 水晶燈也是用 Swarovski 的!
The whole hotel just looks very grandioso. The chandeliers are also by Swarovski
There’s a total of 394 hotel rooms. But there are a few rooms that cannot be booked even if you have money because they are reserved for the emirs of the emirates or leaders/heads of other countries.

在 lobby 等待 check-in 時他們還送大杯的新鮮果汁和玫瑰花給我們.
When we were waiting in the lobby for check-in, there were fresh juices and roses for ladies. x)

所有的屋頂除了是貼金箔外, 有人說手把呀, 牆啊, 水龍頭等都是可以看到最多金箔的地方.
Other than the ceilings, some said you’d most likely find lots of gold leaves on door knobs, walls and things like that.

裡面的空間太多了, 所以擺滿了一些看起來像博物館裡可以看到的古文物 (可以買的), 但這些應該大部份有可能是複製品 (不太確定 ).
Because there are a lot spaces in there so it’s decorated with shelves of “antiquities” that’s for sale.

我們去的時候剛好是 Laureus 頒發世界體育獎的前夕, 所以許多準備工作都還在進行中.
When we were there, it happened to be the day before the Laureus World Sports Award ceremony. There was a lot of preparation work underway.

樓下戶外會場放的這個也當然是 Laureus 榮譽的合作夥伴: 賓士 Mercedes Benz.
The outdoor area is being set up for the Award Ceremony. The car belongs to the corporate partner: Mercedes Benz.

戶外的游泳池也很大, 這個是西邊的游泳池. 東邊的太遠要做電動車過去, 但因為外面太冷作罷.
The outdoor swimming pool is huge too. This is the one on the west wing. There’s also one on the east wing (had to take a buggy/electric car over). But it was getting too cold so we gave up on that.

裡面的空間還有個日式的茶屋.
There’s also a small Japanese teahouse (more for display) in the hotel.

晚餐和早餐的餐聽的屋頂非常漂亮.
The restaurant where we had breakfast and dinner has a very pretty arched ceiling.

房間的鑰使是個塑膠幣 (像台灣捷運的代幣那種), 不過很阿拉伯風.
每個飯店區域還有私人管家, 我們一出房門剛好就遇到我們的管家.
The key for the room is a plastic coin.
Every hotel room has a butler (but probably shared among different rooms). We happened to have met ours when we went out of our door. He even gave us his business card.

每間房間都有陽台, 但有些房間很讚可以看海, 有些卻只能看大門.
Every room has a balcony. if you’re lucky or pay more, you’d maybe get one with the view of the shoreline.

不過老實說, 我們覺得這飯店外面金碧輝煌, 但是裡面卻是很一般的五星.
而且雖然軟性飲料也是不另外收費, 但其實大多只有可樂雪碧罐之類的. 而且茶要另外收費! (都是用茶罐裝的).
But honestly, although the hotel looks very extravagant, I think the rooms just look like any other 5-star hotel. & Although the soft drinks do not require extra charge, there’s not much to choose from (largely cans of coke or sprite). & you need to pay for the tea (they came in cans as well).

之前看哪邊說每間房間有配電腦, 這個我們看好像不是這麼回事.
目前這飯店是 Kempinski 集團在管的, 老實說我覺得這集團做奢華飯店不及格. 拿在慕尼黑機場的那個來說, 每晚要 350 多歐元的房間居然長那樣, 真的沒�
�那種價值的感覺.
We thought we read somewhere that every room comes with a computer. But apparently that wasn’t our case.  This hotel is part of the Kempinski Group (a luxury hotel brand). But I don’t think the group is quite at the level for doing luxury hotels. For the 350+ EUR we paid to the Kempinski hotel at the Munich Airport, it was not really that worth the price either.

Etihad Airways 應該也是這的 sponsor 之一吧.
I suppose the Etihad Airways is one of its sponsors?!

隔天離開時, 看到外面有許多記者.
When we left the hotel the next morning, we saw lots of press people standby for the big event.

還有專門接送 VIP 的賓士車.
There were also quite a view cars for the VIPs.

後來在路上看到的活動倒數牌.
Then we saw the count down sign to the Award Ceremony on the street of Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
W: http://www.emiratespalace.com/en/home/index.htm

 

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1. [ Sharjah ]  Pearl Merchants, Falcon & Desert  //   [ 沙迦 ] 珍珠商人, 獵鷹與一片黃土
2. [ Ras Al Khaimah ] Al Wadi Banyan Tree //    [ 哈伊馬角 ]  沙漠裡的艾瓦迪悅榕莊
3. [ Dubai ]  Burj Khalifa and the Biggest Things  //   [ 杜拜 ] 世界最高樓與世界最大的東西
4. [ Dubai ] ARMANI Hotel in Dubai  //   [ 杜拜 ]  世界最高樓下的亞曼尼精品飯店
5. [ Abu Dhabi ] World of Ferrari //   [ 阿布達比 ] 法拉力樂園
6. [ Abu Dhabi ] Emirate Palace of Gold  //   [ 阿布達比 ] 阿聯酋長皇宮的八星飯店
7. [ Abu Dhabi ] Mosque and Village of the Other Worldly //  [ 阿布達比 ] 最美的清真寺與另一種曼哈頓
8. [ Dubai ] Burj Arab: The Seven Star Hotel //   [ 杜拜 ]  一生一定要住一次的七星帆船飯店
9. [ Dubai ] Spices, Gold and Canals   //    [ 杜拜 ] 香料, 黃金與船道 
10. [ Dubai ] Atlantis on the Palm   //   [ 杜拜 ]  在人造島上的亞特蘭提斯

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[ 阿布達比 ] 法拉力樂園

 

[ 照理說, 這裡應該有世界上最快的駱駝 ] Find the Fastest Camel Here

In a rather remote area of Abu Dhabi is a Ferrari theme park. Everything in the amusement park is related to Ferrari! But the amusement park is just…. (continue reading…)

在阿布達比比較偏僻的地方有這麼一座法拉力的樂園, 雖然法拉力樂園比較多人知道, 但其實這地方賺錢的還是樂園外圍的賽車道. 既然叫法拉力樂園, 裡面的一切當然都是與法拉力有關囉!裡面有大概 10 幾…

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[ 杜拜 ] 世界最高樓下的亞曼尼精品飯店

[ 亞曼尼的時尚與科技 ]  Giorgio Armani’s Hotel & Residence

Turning a brand of fashion into living art is a “brand” new experience. Among all the hotels I’ve ever stayed at, I think this hotel by ARMANI is also filled with surprises. Other than its ARMANI design, the technology in each room is also…(continue reading…)

將精品的精神融入在生活和住宿中是一個很不同的感受. ARMANI 的飯店除了時尚以外, 它的不同處還有每間房裡的高科技設計. 杜拜的亞曼尼飯店, 位在目前世界最高樓哈里發塔裡的..

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