Burj Al Arab


Fantastic, 9.2 Based on 1279 ratings

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Every city has a signature building, instantly recognizable by visitors from all over the world. London has Big Ben, New York the Empire State, and Dubai has the Burj Al Arab.

At 321 meters high, the Burj Al Arab is bigger than the Eiffel Tower. It’s built on artificial land, some 280 meters offshore and linked to the mainland by a slender, gently curving causeway. The hotel has a stunning, signature sail shape that is dazzling white by day and used as a canvas for a rainbow of spectacular light displays at night.

Silhoutte of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai at sunset

The Burj offers 202 duplex suites, each with floor to ceiling windows, breathtaking views of the ocean, plasma TV, DVD player, and laptop computer with internet access. Privacy and service are second to none, no floor has more than 12 suites and personal butlers are provided.

The lavishly decorated Assawan Spa & Health Club is located on the 18th floor of the Burj and offers pools, a squash court, Jacuzzis, spas, massage, beauty and therapy rooms. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of extensive watersports and leisure facilities at the nearby Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Wild Wadi Water Park.


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Burj Al Arab

Umm Suqeim
United Arab Emirates

Nearest Metro Station(s): Mall of the Emirates

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  1. We didn’t stay at the hotel but wanted to have a look around. You can’t get in or anyway near without a valid booking. There is a causeway linking the hotel to the mainland and security guards will prevent you getting in. You either have to be a guest or have a dining reservation there.

    We explored the options and decided to take afternoon tea there. It isn’t a cheap option, although it is certainly less expensive than staying there.

    The hotel is out of this world. It is definitely over-the-top but is an amazing experience. The afternoon tea was good with nice selection of pastries, sandwiches etc. Service was excellent. It is expensive, but one of those things you just have to do in Dubai.

  2. The hotel was amazing. You get what you pay for. Complete luxury. I booked a surprise trip for my partner and she was over the moon. She really felt she was living like a millionaire while we were here.

  3. Burj Al Arab is mind blowing, the dreamland. Service is outstanding. Amazing.

  4. Wow. We had the most beautiful High Tea here and it was the most amazing experience. Our waitress was absolutely divine, she made us feel very special. I would love to do this again and if ever in Dubai again. I will.

  5. If you have a spare afternoon I highly recommend the Ultimate Afternoon Tea. Just to be in this amazing place was a feeling I will never forget and the service was wonderful. We spent a while wandering about "the Burj" both inside and out taking many photos. I plan to come here again and stay this time for a few days to soak up the luxury of this most beautiful hotel.

  6. Any thing in the middle east is the best. Be it the buildings, the landscape, the malls , the airports etc. No wonder every US president likes to poke his nose in this part of the world.

  7. The entrance to this world class hotel is simply stunning. We were then led to our suite which was absolutely enormous and beautifully decorated. Every conceivable need had been catered for and the panoramic view took your breath away. We had our own butler who fulfilled our every desire and this level of service was continued in every department for the duration of our stay. A magnificent experience.

  8. We got a glimpse of the terrific service awaiting us here as we were whisked past the queue of taxis waiting to enter the bridge and straight to the main entrance. Our luxury car was met by a doorman and reception staff, we were presented with some delicious dates and a cold towel, and immediately led to our suite. It just got better and better from there. Totally unparalleled!

  9. Eventually this will be the most recognised building in the world in my opinion. Go there for afternoon tea or drinks and soak up the 7 star luxury.

  10. A truly amazing experience! My wife and I decided to spend a few days here for our wedding anniversary. Our suite was bigger than our house with both an upstairs and downstairs. You have your own butler! Too many things to say. Definitely worth having drinks or afternoon tea in the Skyview Bar. The views are breathtaking.

  11. We stayed here for a once in a lifetime treat. It proved to be everything we imagined and more. There are just too many superlatives to mention – best hotel in the world, tallest hotel in the world. Still not the most expensive hotel in the world, but you will need a serious amount of money to spend time here.

  12. My friend and I had afternoon tea here, it was a positive experience but the decor inside takes a little getting used to. Service is second to none but I still prefer the Ritz in London.

  13. We’ve just had high tea here and visited the Skyview Bar, but I must say I was a bit disappointed. The served sandwiches, scones, drinks etc. are nice, but absolutely not top quality. The hotel is much more beautiful on the outside then on the inside. What becomes clear when visiting this hotel is, that it is only a matter of money to stay here. We were guests of the Radisson in Dubai, and I felt much more welcome and at ease there than in the Burj Al Arab. I can imagine it must be quite an experience to stay in this hotel, but I was put off by the many Russian guests, the noisy children of some other guests and the fact that the staff of this hotel do not speak English very well.

  14. We paid about £300 for a meal for 2 and bottle of wine at the Al Mahara. Good though.

  15. There was an article in a newspaper today that said afternoon tea was Dh375 per person, about £50.

  16. You can’t just come in here and wander around. If you’re not staying here you need to book afternoon tea or have a restaurant reservation. We went for afternoon tea which was about £35 each. After this though we could wander around to our heart’s content.

  17. I’d recommend that you stay here for a couple of nights at least if you can afford it. It’s an experience that you’ll remember for your whole life. The suites are amazing! Great views from floor to ceiling windows, chandaliers, bathroom with power shower, plasma TV in bedroom, complimentary Hermes toiletries, mirror over the bed etc. Pure luxury. Enjoy it.

  18. A cocktail in the Skyview bar will set you back around $30.

  19. You can also take afternoon tea in the Skyview Bar. It costs a fortune but is cheaper than eating here. You need to book in advance either by telephone or calling.

  20. You can dine at the Burj even if you’re not staying there, but you need to make a reservation.

  21. The wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and were amazed by this place. We were met on arrival at the airport by a Rolls Royce and taken to the hotel, where we were shown straight to our apartment. This is very nice indeed. The bathroom comes with Hermes toiletries, there’s a desk with internet access, plasma tv etc etc. Superb. Just wish I could afford to come here more often.

  22. This hotel is amazing. I did a report on it for school.

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