Most Dramatic Hotel Entrances In And Around The UAE

Landing via helicopter at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Because what’s more Dubai than this?! Guests can optburj-al-arab-03-hero to arrive at the “7-star” hotel  by chartered helicopter transfer, landing atop the Burj’s dedicated helipad on the 28th level (210m above ground). Yes, we’re talking about that same iconic helipad that Tiger Woods has chipped golf balls from, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi played a tennis match on, and where the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team decided it’d probably be a good idea to take their F1 car for a spin -yes, seriously! Got a cool AED10,000  to drop? Great! Just email the hotel concierge to reserve your entrance experience. And if you’re feeling extra James Bond-ish, book a bottle of bubbly upon your arrival!How:

Email or call +971 4 301 7777 / How much: AED10,000++

Abra transfer at Dar Al Masyaf, Jumeirah, Dubai

The standalone two-story villas are so secluded from the abrarest of the resort property, you’ll feel like you’re in an Arabian wonderland all of your own. An abra will whisk you through the canals of the resort to get you nearest to your corresponding Arabian Summer villa cluster… where your personal butler will be awaiting your arrival, of course! Unlike the aforementioned helicopter, the abra service is operated gratis resort-wide. Just don’t forget to return the burner phone they provide you upon check-in to inform you when your room villa (!) is ready.

How: Queue at marked signs around the resort and direct the abra driver to your stop. / How much: Complimentary

Dar Al Masyaf Arabian Summer house

Paraglide over and into Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Here’s an arrival plan that would make Batman jealous! For the ultimate entrance,Paraglide Six Senses Zighy Bay hotel guests can launch themselves off the dramatic cliffs of Zighy Mountain perched alongside the Hajar mountains, accompanied by a Six Senses’ professional paraglider. Soaring 293m high, the resort’s resident paraglider will fly guests swooping around the mountain range in Zighy Bay, offering unforgettable panoramic views (and epic selfies!) before descending for a soft landing on the pristine beach below.

How: Email or call +968 2673 5888 / How much: $183