Once you’ve seen Burj Khalifa’s impressive size and structure, head to Burj Al Arab for a taster of Arabian hospitality and world class service. Mimicking the shape of a curving ship’s sail, it stands alone on a private, manmade beach, accessible only by a private bridge from Jumeirah.
The world’s third tallest hotel at 332m high, Burj Al Arab is the only existing 7-star hotel and its exemplary service has been a game changer in the hospitality industry. The price tag attached to each of Burj Al Arab’s 202 rooms may be out of most visitors’ price ranges, especially the Royal Suite, which stands at number 12 on CNN’s list of the world’s most expensive hotel suites.
However, even if you can’t afford a night or two, there are eight restaurants and bars to choose from. Enjoy a lavish meal at Al Iwan or Al Mahara, or head to the 27th floor and dine in the clouds at Al Muntaha. For something special, try Bab Al Yam, where you can eat al fresco and take a dip in a private pool overlooking the city. If you don’t fancy a full meal, head to Skyview Bar, located 200m up on the 27th floor.
For the ultimate in luxury relaxation, head to Burj Al Arab’s Talise Spa. Located over two levels, there’s an extensive number of treatments for you to indulge in, all using top international products to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Swim in one of the spa’s indoor infinity pools, or work out in the fitness centre – or simply just book in for one of many massages.
One of the most iconic symbols of Dubai, Burj Al Arab is a must for the background of any photograph. Stand on Jumeirah Beach and soak up the simple yet elegant style of the sails, and take in the architectural wonder of the sweeping building.
There are plenty of city excursions that include a visit to Burj Al Arab, so if your budget or time frame is limited, book one of these all-inclusive tours, and step inside the world of serenity and indulgence that Burj Al Arab stands for.
Don’t miss your chance to experience 7-star service, in a building that blows contemporary architecture out of the water.