Burj Al Arab

  • Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, UAE
  • Waterfront
  • 202 Rooms

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Burj Al Arab

  • Jumeira Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, UAE
  • Waterfront
  • 202 Rooms

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The Burj Al Arab is quite possibly the most over-the-top hotel in the entire world, including Vegas. It is also the world's first and only seven star hotel, and it takes that extra star very seriously. Rising like a sail crest out of the Arabian Gulf, all 28 stories of this building are covered in double-knit Teflon that’s white by day and turns rainbow colors by night. An unbelievable architectural sight.

The bedrooms have canopied beds, Versace bedspreads, and mosaic detailing — think Scheherazade with a gold AmEx — and if the standard rooms are excessive, the Royal and Presidential suites are positively other-worldly, with twenty-seven telephones, rotating beds, a private cinema and an elevator (they’re on two floors). Every room also comes with its own kitchen, butler, and a second entrance so that the butler can come and go without disturbing your reverie. These English-trained wonders will unpack your pony-skin luggage, do your laundry, and top up your cool refreshing drink. They'll schedule your yachting outings, your business dinners, and probably even your extramarital affairs (if applicable). Don’t worry, they're really discreet. You have to be when you wait on royalty regularly.

Peckish? Welcome to the world of extreme dining. Here at the Burj, you either dine high up above the clouds, or very low down in a coral crusted enclave with the fishies at the bottom of the Arabian Gulf — a setting that makes you feel you’re lost within a James Bond movie (The Spy Who Loved Me, to be specific). If you have a weak stomach, we suggest you have your Jeeves whip you up something ensuite.

So don your Van Cleef, your Versace mesh, and a healthy dose of attitude, and swagger down those jewel encrusted steps in your teeny Sergio Rossi mules. This kind of hotel can only happen in Dubai, and whether you find it spectacular or tasteless, the Burj is guaranteed to take your breath away.

How to get there: Burj Al Arab is 15 km from the main city centre and approximately a 25-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. The hotel provides airport transfers by Rolls Royce Phantom for approx. $326 USD one-way, or by BMW approx. $95 USD one-way. Burj Al Arab also provides one-way helicopter transfers for approx. $2,722.57 USD one way.

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Facilities & services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Free parking
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

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