I arrived almost midnight last night coming from a short trip in Thailand. As a foreign national, I am required to have my eye scanned before I proceed to the immigration counter. To make the boring long story short, I arrived at the hotel where I am billeted and started to prepare to go to sleep from an exhausting trip. Did I sleep well? Nope.
Currently Burj Khalifa tops the list of top 10 tallest building in the world and it’s followed by Taipei 101 of Taiwan. For the past two years of traveling, I have only seen two or let me say three of these buildings. One is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE two months ago and in 2008 were The Petronas Towers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a towering height of 1.483 feet each. Read More
The main reason why we booked Al Manzil Hotel for our overnight stay in Dubai was to be near the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa. My room had a Burj Khalifa view and it sounds perfect for my photo ops, unfortunately I wasn’t able to use tripod that I got just for this purpose. Darn! So all the photos I took was all hand held. I know, I know, there will be next time, this coming August I will make sure I will have the perfect shot of that building, to see the observation deck and to watch the magnificent fountain near the base of the building that can reach more than three stories high.
After the delicious dinner at The Blue Elephant in Dubai, we proceeded to Al Manzil Hotel. I saw Tripadvisor’s reviews about Al Manzil hotel and its ranked # 1 of the 381 hotels in Dubai listed by the travel site. The rooms are reasonably priced and very affordable if you are looking for a decent place to stay for an overnight in Dubai. It is just five minute walk to The Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa and situated in The Old Town district of Burj Khalifa with easy access from Sheikh Zayed Road via Doha Road.