Hey Tourist! Even celebrities need to take a break from being in the public eye every so often. Some stars prefer the privacy of a secluded island away from photographers, while others enjoy wandering around the charming streets of historic cities. Most vacation spots have several things in common: gorgeous views of the water, tropical climate conditions, gourmet food, and luxurious accommodations. Relaxation is the name of the game for the following unique and expensive celebrity hot-spots.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, with luxury resorts and spectacular beaches, is the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates. It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, where the weather is always akin to summer. It was listed as the twenty-second most expensive city in the world and the most expensive Middle Eastern city in 2012, making it a perfect destination for celebrities. Celebrities who have vacationed in Dubai include the Beckhams, Kim Kardashian, Claudia Shiffer, Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, and Kobe Bryant. Jude Law, John Travolta, Giorgio Armani, Tom Cruise, Nicole Scherzinger, and Rita Ora have also vacationed at the hot-spot.
Each celebrity has their favorite place to stay, but the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel is arguably the best in the area. Burj Al Arab’s stunning building is shaped like a sail and offers a wide range of luxurious services, including a gold-plated iPad and a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to take guests around the city in style. Celebrities who stay in the suites have private butlers to cater to their every need. Guests also enjoy a private beach, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a spa during their stay. If celebrities get tired of lying on the beach, they can enjoy one of more than seventy shopping centers and stock up on jewelry from one of Dubai’s 250 gold retail shops. Dubai is well known for delicious food and entertaining nightlife. According to the New York Times, Dubai is “the kind of city where you might run into Michael Jordan at the Buddha Bar or stumble across Naomi Campbell celebrating her birthday with a multi-day bash.”
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