4.5
Very Good 4910 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Four swimming pools: two outdoor, two indoor, plus a private beach
  • Guests get free access to Wild Wadi Waterpark (including buggy-ride transportation)
  • Rolls Royce, Mercedes and helicopter airport transfers
  • All-suite property with views out to sea or along the coast

What To Know

  • Airport transfers are available for a fee
  • Children under 12 years staying for free in their parents’ room may not be eligible for a free breakfast
  • There’s a surcharge for childcare

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Dubai’s sail-like temple to luxury with nine restaurants, a fleet of Rolls Royces and a sultan’s ransom of bling

The Lowdown

Since its opening in 1999, this self-described seven-star property on its own man-made island in the Arabian Gulf became an icon and a tribute to the frenzied luxury of Dubai. British architect Tom Wright based his 1,056-foot bold design on the sail of a dhow ship. The 202 light-filled duplex suites are a riot of marble, columns and, above all, gold. Nine restaurants and bars include the ground-floor Al Maharda with floor-to-ceiling aquariums and a simulated submarine ride to the entrance, and the 27th-floor Al Muntaha serving modern European cuisine. Balance your chakras at the Assawan Spa, located on levels 18 and 19, which offers organic treatments, infinity pools and a roman-inspired Amphitheatre serving fruit juices and snacks.

In the Area

Dubai’s Umm Suqeim neighborhood is close to Wild Wadi Water Park, and Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort in the sprawling Mall of the Emirates. The public Umm Suqeim Beach is popular with expats and tourists who come to surf and paddle board. Want to escape modern Dubai for a bit? The neighborhood of Bastakiya, on the west side of Dubai Creek, houses shops, restaurants and galleries in a renovated quarter with centuries-old architecture. Nearby, the Dubai Museum, located in an 18th century fort, gives visitors a glimpse of traditional Emirati culture.

How to Get There

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Jumeirah Beach Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 4910 Reviews
World best & dream destination for every one....
Reviewed 3 hours ago

We recently visited Eid Al Fitr holidays to this hotel. You can't imagine better then this property. Beautiful & luxurious rooms and bathrooms....Best staff... All staff were including butler Ms. Maria, Telly, and Aziz were very good....We give 95% marks to the hotel...only the thing to improve is the continental restaurant.... should include more items and also should have some Indian food on daily menu....Great hotel, great staff and great comfort....

Best we ever stayed at
Reviewed 1 day ago

The Burj experience was the best i and my wife had for her 30th Bday surprise. It was everything we ever expected.
Lovely, beautiful, and 7 star treatment from all the staffs.
Will definitely visit again.

7 Star High Tea
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the highlight of our visit to Dubai. To celebrate my birrthday and fathers day we booked a table in the Skyview Bar for High Tea. We arrived at the welcome centre to show our paperwork to allow us inside the perimiter. Then we were allowed past the security barrier to drive across the causeway to the entrance.

Met at the entrance we were shown inside the hotel the ground floor was very nice and the first opportunity to take a few photos. Then it is up the escalator to the first floor. Here you can see very nice restaurant and some very expensive shops, and you start to see more and more Gold Leaf.
If it looks like gold it will be gold. Even the caution wet floor sign is in gold leaf.

Walking along a highly decorated corridor you are greeted by a member of staff who checks your booking number and ushers you to a lift. Each booking has the lift to themselves.
When you reach the top floor you are again greeted by a member of staff who shows you to your table. The views from the Sky View Bar are amazing. When seated your waiter explains what is going to happen and pours a glass of champagne. As each of the seven courses comes to the table the waiter explains what is what on the display plates. During the session you are offered tea, coffee water or sodas or you can by more champagne at 140 AED per glass.

if you want more non alcoholic drinks they are all free. During the session the waiter offered to take photos for you and encouraged you to take as many of your own as you wanted.
I think staff came over to check everything was good several times during our tea.

As it was my birthday the waiter brought over a small Birthday cake with a candle, which was a nice gesture and wished me a very happy birthday.
You should go to the restroom even if you don't need too just to see the size and decore, even the tissue box bolder was gold plated.

when you session is over the hotel have a doggy bag of cakes that you did not manage to eat, nicely presented in a box or two.Then it's down in the lift and another look around and more photos as you make your way out.

Walk back across the causeway to get some lovely photographs, or ask someone to call you a taxi. We walked across as the exit is right by the Wild Wadi Water Park and there are lots of taxis available.

It was a fantastic afternoon, but beware when booking a visit. The price on various excursion sites can be very expensive. Book direct with the Burj Al Arab site and you get it about half the price of the excursion sites. Don.t let the other sites try and justify their prices by saying they will provide the transport. Taxis are not expensive in Dubai if you use the government taxis with the coloured tops.

It is a once in a life time visit unless you have a lot of spare cash or about £900-00 per person per night to stay in one of the 202 suites.

Family Friendly Luxury
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the Burj Al Arab with our two youngest children (3 years and 18 month old). The service was outstanding and the staff treated our children like a prince and princess, in fact our 3 year old asked if we could stay forever. Our suite was spotless and had everything we could have asked for. The butler service was extremely professional and requests were responded to promptly, nothing was too much trouble. Dining was excellent and our children well catered for, with gifts such as soft toys and sweets (candy) offered. Given the heat we made use to the cabanas, this worked really well for the children who were able to take a nap in the air conditioned environment and watch kids programmes on the TV when they weren’t in the pool. Again, service to our cabana was excellent and the staff made a fuss of the children bringing them pool toys to play with. The Burj Al Arab is a fantastic hotel that we would strongly recommend, all the staff made it a memorable stay for adults and children alike. We’ll definitely visit again in the not too distant future. Thank you to all the staff for our wonderful experience during our stay. 10/10.

VACATION
Reviewed 4 days ago

great service, beautiful hotel, friendly staff, well maintained property, great location, 6 class hotel, rooms beautiful, location central to get around Dubai, and will come back if we are in Dubai again