Burj Al Arab
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Dubai’s sail-like temple to luxury with 11 restaurants and bars, a fleet of Rolls Royces, and a sultan’s ransom of bling
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. Of the 11 restaurants and bars, the ground-floor Al Maharda features floor-to-ceiling aquariums and a simulated submarine ride to the entrance, while the 27th-floor Al Muntaha serving modern European cuisine. Balance your chakras at the Talise 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
Built to resemble a billowing sail, the stunning architecture of Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai makes it one of the most photographed in the world. All rooms are luxurious suites spanning two floors with state-of-the art everything and incredible views. And beyond the unique over-the-top amenities like the attached helipad and hovering tennis courts, there is a vast array of futuristic dining and nightlife options. Their guest care is also seriously intensive. Upscale extras include in-suite check-in, 24/7 personal on-call butlers, and a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce fleet, all catering to an extremely well-heeled VIP clientele that often includes royalty.
Had afternoon tea in the Sky bar which was second to none! From the immaculate presentation, highly professional friendly staff and stunning food it was a perfect experience from start to finish. Afternoon tea at the Burj is definitely an experience people should do whilst in Dubai and enjoy the sumptuous surroundings and incredible views.
Amazing hotel with great service for sure we will stay there again. We as family had a suite on 335 sqm this was impressive. Staff new our names where ever we were at the hotel. Lot of space at the pool