One of the “must-see” for any visit to Dubai is the Burj al Arab, a beautiful tall modern hotel in the “New Downtown” of Dubai. It is a six star hotel and costs a ridiculous amount of money to stay there per day. Unfortunately, to get in costs $65 US per person just to step inside on a tour, and you need nice clothes – our ratty old running shoes really didn’t cut it. So not only would we have needed to part with a lot of money, we would have needed to buy a new wardrobe. So, the “must-see” quickly turned into a “see-from-the-security-gate” and move on.