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What is it? Stand­ing at the base of the Burj Khal­ifa, the Ar­mani brand’s first ho­tel is a lux­u­ri­ous, cen­trally si­t­u­ated haven cre­ated by the Ital­ian de­signer renowned for his clean, tai­lored lines. What’s so fab? Apart from the tem­per­a­ture­con­trolled out­door pool with stun­ning views of the world’s tallest tower, sump­tu­ous perks in­clude sev­eral Ar­mani bou­tiques, a 24-hour gym and com­pli­men­tary Ar­mani toi­letries. What about rooms? With their curv­ing walls and leather pan­elling, the rooms also have iPad con­trols and a per­sonal concierge who can help you with ev­ery­thing from sight­see­ing sug­ges­tions to res­tau­rant ideas. What else should I know? The Ar­mani has sev­eral gourmet restau­rants: Ris­torante is ar­guably the city’s best Ital­ian eatery and In­dian res­tau­rant Amal has great food and panoramic views. How much? Rooms from Dh1,800 per night,­mani­ho­

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