The Jumeirah Burj al Arab hotel is probably the most famous hotel in Dubai, located in the Burj al arab tower. Built in 1999 on an artificial island 200 metres from the Jumeirah beach, this is the fourth tallest hotel in the world with it’s 321m height (1,053 feet).
“The 7 star hotel”
Although in reality the hotel has the maximum a hotel can get (5 stars) it’s given the title of worth 7 stars due to the exclusive service that is being offered. You arrive to the hotel and get greated with a golden ipad which will serve you as a virtual concierge, offering information, house keeping & butler services.
(Yes, you can actually have your own personal butler at this hotel.)
But you also get…
- 8 restaurants & bars
- Swimming pools (2 outdoors, 2 in doors),
- Private beach,
- Luxury Spa,
- Gym (men & women seperate of course),
- Access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark
- Helicopter/Rolls Royce/Mercedes transfer to the airport. (The Dubai International airport is approx 35 min drive away)
The Rooms in Burj Al Arab
No standard double rooms,
..They don’t exist at the Burj al arab! Here you will find 202 duplex suites with a starting price of US$1,772 per night. The most expensive suite is the Royal Suite (listed in the top 12 of worlds most expensive hotel suites) at a price of US$20,716 per night.
In each room you will find an iMac, plasma screens and other luxury amenities like walk in showers & jacuzzis (and in the most expensive suites you get also complimentary Hermès toiletries 😉 )
Although it’s a very exclusive hotel, you don’t have many politicians or royals staying here. Instead Burj al Arab is popular to the richest – like Russian oligarchs, wealthy arabs & asian business men. (And of course all the Jetset Babes accompanying them)
The Restaurants & Bars in Burj Al Arab
* Panoramic view located 200m (660ft) above the persian gulf, giving an amazing view of Dubai.
* European fine dining (a la carte menu)
* A cocktail bar connected to the Al Muntaha restaurant.
* Award winning restaurant in an underwater location
* Sea food a la carte menu
* Located next to the spectacular lobby foundatin giving an amazing ocean view
* Arabian and Internation cuisine
* Authentic Asian cuisine
* Stylish cocktail lounge with live cooking stations (perfect entertainment for pre/post dinner drinks)
Majlis Al Bahar
* Middle eastern & Mediterranean cuisine
* Situated on the beachfront
Bab Al Yam
* International cuisine, Buffet & a la carte
* Located by the pool and act as a pool side café
* Informal and open for breakfast/lunch
* Reception bar
* International cuisine / After noon tea
* Situated in the atrium
On a budget?
The Burj al Arab is a private resort, and it’s closed to non-guests.
You can still visit the hotel if you have a dining reservation at any of the restaurants. If you’re on a budget but still wish to make Burj al Arab a visit, go for the after noon tea which starts at US$78 per person and would be the cheapest option.
Best time to visit Dubai?
Winter season is high season and summer is low season.