i have to say that i havent stepped in the burj al arab. and if i remember (saw it on tv in america) correctly there was some type of water system in the lobby that shoots out water with rotating light colors (like dubai marina). and i dont know if they're still there, but the water jets are really gay. thats not luxury, thats childish...and gay. so my vote goes to emirates palace. does howdy doody have wooden balls?