Burj means Tower in Dubai. The two most recognisable are the Burj Al Khalifa, the highest building in the world, and the Burj Al Arab, the one on an island near the palms which has a helicopter landing pad three quarters the way up - with a shuttle service from the hotel to the airport. Both are hotels. Both have associated shopping malls and both are must visits when you go to that part of the world. Katie and Rex were in Dubai to spend Christmas with family. Richard Plant tells their short stay story in his usual humorous, eclectic style.
From the modern Dubai with its high rise to the old style Middle East of the Deira souks selling gold and spices, there seems to be recognisable humour at every corner. Spend a Christmas/New Year break with Rex and Katie high in the sky of Dubai.