Shaped like the sail of an Arabian dhow ship, the Burj Al Arab is located on a manmade island off the Jumeirah Beach. Known as the world’s only 7-star hotel, this architectural gem of a hotel offers quite a sight to the visitors. The hotel offers the ultimate luxury experience featuring a squadron of white Rolls Royce to escort you to the hotel from the airport, 180m tall atrium, a set of Hermés accessories, dancing fountains, cascading waterfalls, personal butlers and 24-karat gold leaves everywhere. The Burj Al Arab is home to cutting-edge engineering – from infinity pool terraces to the unique and private beaches. Decorated with all the gold and marble that any normal person would have in their lifetime, the Burj Al Arab amazes through its vision of luxury.
The building of Burj Al Arab hotel is quite extraordinary and nothing that you see usually, as it stands at 280m tall on the sand, not on rock. If you think the exterior of the hotel is impressive, then wait till you see the inside. You will be blown away by the sheer details like the sail of a ship goes backwards against the mast by the wind. Every interior in the hotel feels like it has its own art piece. The atrium of the hotel is supposedly the tallest in the world decorated with kaleidoscopic colours. In the centre of the atrium is a circular fountain embellished with numerous Islamic tiles. The atrium is full of clamour from the guests and visitors in the hotel. Yes, Burj Al Arab also entertains visitors who have reservations in one of the nine Michelin-star restaurants and bars in the hotel. Even the elevators and the TV screens are covered in 24-karat gold. It is estimated that nearly 20,000 square feet of gold were used to furnish the interior of the hotel.
Burj Al Arab offers 56 floors, but each floor is a double-story, which means that every room is a duplex suite inside. There are in total about 202 suites; all of which feature elegant Arab styled furniture and decor. Every bedroom of the suite has its own sitting area with lavish furniture and you can see the view of the sea from every room thanks to the state-of-the-art design of Burj Al Arab. The generously-sized bathrooms are all adorned with mosaics and comes with a Jacuzzi bathtub. Even entry-level suites in the hotel have a set of full-size Hermés toiletries, including cologne and perfume. In short, the bathroom is fit for a Sheikh. Also, there are personal butlers on every floor waiting to attend to your every whim even before you think of it.
The Burj Al Arab has nine restaurants and bars. So, get ready for exquisite dining when you visit the luxurious hotel. Ranging from exotic cuisine from all around the world to creative cocktails, you get it all here. Some of the popular and well-liked restaurants and bars in the hotel are Al Mantahan (meaning “The Highest”), Al Mahara (meaning “Oyster Shell”), Skyview bar and Gold on 27, all of which serve food and drinks of the finest quality. Other amenities that you could enjoy in Burj Al Arab are the infinity pool in the terrace and Talise Gym and Spa. The spa area in particular features a full-fledged gym, a hammam steam room and a sauna.
Not everyone can afford to stay at a luxurious hotel like Burj Al Arab, but then you don’t have to actually stay at the hotel to enjoy the amenities there. If you decide to plunge into a lavish vacation at Burj Al Arab then get ready for an unforgettable experience where you get to savour the flavours of exceptional restaurants, indulge in unique wellness treatments and marvel at the excellence of the architecture built there.