At the foot of the world famous 5-star hotel Burj Al Arab, some fifty classic vintage and current super car models gathered for the very first Gulf Concours D´ Elegance in Dubai, early December 2016. Over two thousand invited guests could marvel at the rarities on the terrace and the meadows in front of the turquoise ocean backdrop.
The selection of the vehicles was outstanding. The UK Ferrari dealer Tatacrest brought the Ferrari 250 GTO, which is estimated, with approximately $60 million sale value, to be the most expensive car in the world. Superlatives and Dubai – this fits and so also the modern Lykan Hypersport with diamonds in the front turn signals, could not be missed.
McLaren, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin are the brand names that raise the lath high at this Concours. The Bentley Mulsanne EWB and the Aston Martin DB11 made her debut in the UEA. Another highlights were the Porsche 550 Spyder with Zagato bodywork or the 1982 Formula 1 Ferrari of Gilles Villeneuve. The 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Berlinetta Special Sport was once delivered to Hollywood legend Ingrid Bergmann and received the price „Best of show“ at the Gulf Concours D´ Elegance.
Citroën DS21 IE was awarded with the prize of „Best Classic Design“. The 2015 La Ferrari won the prize for the best modern design. The McLaren M1B Can-Am from 1966 was awarded as an outstanding classic vehicle. The owner of the 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster could take the prize for the best restoration.
The combination between the high-class Gulf Concours and the seven-star decorated Burj Al Arab Jumeirah luxury hotel fits perfect. Even though for many visitors a night in this hotel might be a „once in a lifetime“ experience.
202 suites from 169 to 780 square meters are housed in the 321-meter high hotel. But already the 169-square-metre suite offers real luxury. A large living room, a dining table for four people, a small bar counter and a small office space are located on the ground floor. Arriving via a staircase in the the upper floor, one finds the bedroom, a dressing room and large bathroom with Jacuzzi. During the stay, each suite has its own Butler.
Several restaurants provide the culinary delight at the Burj al Arab. In the basement you will find the restaurant Al Mahara, in which you can sit around the huge aquarium for the dinning. Seafood is served by the british two-Michelin star winning chef Nathan Outlaw. Californian fusion cuisine is served in the scape restaurant. The evening drink can be taken in the new Skyview bar on the 27th floor at 200 meters altitude. The drinks not only sound exotic, but are also served surprisingly creative. Guests can even dine in the lofty heights and dance later on the evening.
Modern elegance is presented by the new 5-star Hotel Al Naseem Jumeirah. It recently opened opposite the Burj Al Arab, located along the beach. At every photo shoot you will have the Dubai landmark in the picture.
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