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Burj Al Arab

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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    Ghaith Zeidan
    5 Nov 07, 2011
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    Kevin Picholo
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, sometimes described as "the world's first Seven-Star hotel". Burj al-Arab was the dream of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, which turned out to be a physical reality years later in Dubai. The tower that resembles the sail of dhow. The hotel rests on an artificial island constructed 280 m (920 ft) offshore. Burj al-Arab has the most luxurious interior imaginable, the nights at Burj al-Arab start at $1000. The Royal Suite costs $28000 per night. It hosts a helipad (helicopter trips to the center of Dubai or to the Dubai International Airport), where Andre Agassi had a tennis game with Roger Federer. The majestic building is recognized as the symbol of Dubai.

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  • Burj Al ArabPro 2014
    Richard
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    5 Jun 26, 2014

    One of the most amazing hotel structure ever, the shape and the design just breathtaking. Even from distance away it will wow you, inside is another story. Even all this year, this still one of the best hotel in the world. Witness in person is a must when you in Dubai.

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    Balram Mahabir
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    5 Dec 15, 2012

    The design is one of the best i have seen. This location sets it against the sea and city like a pillar or oasis away from the busy world. The services are perfect, the staff probably the best trained and most helpful i have ever encountered. It was inspiring to experience the level of quality of perfection in services the Emirates has aspired to achieve. They are surely standing proud and rightfully so for the level of perfection for which they are building there lovely country. I believe everyone should visit the Emirates and observe the awesome developments on this strip of Sand.

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    Mel S Wong
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The architecture is absolutely fantastic! This is probably the only hotel I have been where a regular guided tour of the property is available for visitors....make this hotel a bona fide tourist attraction. HOWEVER, security is very tight here so in order to get through the security gate located BEFORE the bridge to this island hotel, one must be either a registered guest or a restaurant guest with confirmed reservations.

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    Kark Shah
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    5 Mar 01, 2014

    amazing

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    Kevin Simeron
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    5 Aug 10, 2014
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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Jun 26, 2014

    Went here on my honeymoon and loved it. A bit over the top (surprise surprise). The decor is definitely more tacky than tasteful -- a lot of gold and a big mirror above the bed. That said, hard not to find the place entertaining.

    The views are wonderful and the rooms are massive. You probably need to stay a few nights just to figure out how to use in the in-room remote / entertainment system. The 24 hour butler service is impressive -- they will even un-pack / pack for you.

    We enjoyed the beach club and the in-room amenities are over the top -- think full bottles of Hermes. The food and beverage facilities are good but insanely expensive.

    The biggest drawbacks are the small pool area and high cost. Guests get access to other Jumeirah facilties in the area and the location is very convenient for beach hopping / shopping along the cost.

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    5 Aug 22, 2013

    A very special trip for my 40th birthday. We thoroughly recommend having afternoon tea here. Book it well before you go, and its fine to have it just in the piano bar. Fabulous and glam way to spend a few hours.

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    Krishna Chandran
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    4 Jul 29, 2013

    One of the buildings in my favorites list . Went their during a sunset time and this building is quite a fascination.

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    Joyce Cheng
    5 Jun 20, 2013

    Its a must to see this hotel. The view inside was AMAZING. The architecture of this building is just a WOW.
    Just remember you need reservations to go inside the hotel, if not you will be stopped at the front gates. Once your inside the interior design has a lot of curves. You won't see a lot of straight lines, but it all goes together.
    When you leave, unless you have a car you could be escorted out to the front gates on a golf cart to waved down your taxi.

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    Helen McClure
    5 Apr 21, 2013

    Book your tickets in advance online for good prices, although this means you can't change your time slot should a sand storm hit. The highest view in the world is a must.

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    Salman Hatta
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    4 Jun 26, 2014

    Haven't gone in so can't say much about it, but it still is one of the icon's of Dubai's lavishness. Brightly lit at night and impossible to enter without paying at least for a breakfast ($65USD), the Burj al Arab is in a world of its own.

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    Nikoli Afina
    5 Aug 29, 2012

    It's a beautiful architecture, definitely worth to spare an hour and see it yourself. It looks too perfect in reality.

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    Sam
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Like most people, this hotel is WAY out of my price range. However, it is a an iconic symbol of Dubai. There are several spots in the Jumeirah Beach area where you can snap a picture or two of the Burj Al Arab. The 360 bar is a perfect place to get some great shots of the Dubai skyline. If you absolutely feel like you are going to cry if you can't see it from inside... I'll let ya in on a secret. If you're willing to pay around $150 (check their website to see current pricing) you can attend a tea in the afternoons there.

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    Mary Orboc Polutan
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    try the Deluxe suite in the world's only Seven stars hotel...it cost is expensive but it is worthy .... u will see the breathtaking view of the beach and u can't believe that Hermes products are for free in your beautiful and elegant room,with free laptop to use with..I really felt like a one day millionaire when we checked-in in Burj Al Arab!

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    Soraya En Joni
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    We have done the afternoon tea in the Burj Al Arab. What a spectacular hotel! great food and a amazing view!

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    Jayjaystyle
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    I stayed here for a couple of nights. It's beautiful, no doubt... but I personally found it a bit over the top...

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  • Burj Al Arab
    The Dingo
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The Burj al Arab is the tallest and most luxerious suite-only hotel of the world. The "normal" Deluxe suite offers an entrance area, bar, large work desk with free internet connection and a fax machine, sitting area with 42'' plasma-TV, living room with TV set, eating area, fully equipped kitchen, baggage store room, masterbed room, bathroom with bath tub (whirlpool) and shower + 2 washbasins. You have wall-to-wall windows (nobody can look in) with a marvelous view over the sea. All in all you have a minimum of 3 TV-sets and 3 minibars with an good and international selection. You can use the electronical curtains operated by an multifunctional remote-control which is also used for the TV set. You get your own butler who is responsible for all your requests and whishes. The ambience is great and you'll enjoy your stay there. I DID!!

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    fightstar
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Besides a two-floor room with a jacuzzi, huge TV, an amazing interior design, and local sweets being delivered to your room every morning, the hotel offers you an amazing beach, interesting activities (karaoke, bar, sauna, Thai massage and many others) and moreover, a jet parking on the roof of the hotel, from which you can take a trip all over the beautiful city of Dubai (for a reasonable price, of cource)! The building has a beautiful shape of a sail, which your eyes can always enjoy seeing everytime you come back. The service is on top, once you enter the building you notice not only the professionalism of the staff, but also a great hall with big aquariums in the walls full of exotic fishes, which you probably won't be able to take your eyes off for the first few minutes. Overall, if you're looking for a perfect hotel, Burj Al Arab is not it. But if you're looking for a hotel that is beyond your dreams, welcome aboard!

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Description

Close to Wild Wadi, this Dubai hotel is situated near the beach. Other attractions include Mall of the Emirates.

Features.
This Dubai property has a private beach. Dining options at Burj Al Arab include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 5.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Dubai property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services and translation services are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a marina, a library, and a

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swim up bar.

Guestrooms.
There are 202 guestrooms at Burj Al Arab. Guestrooms have sea views. Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature bathtubs with handheld showerheads. They also offer jetted tubs, phones, and bidets. In addition to complimentary high speed (wired) Internet access, guestrooms offer cordless phones, CD players, and voice mail. 28 inch plasma televisions have premium satellite channels and DVD players. Air conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, separate dining areas, desks, and complimentary bottled water. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.

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Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

OverviewEdit

4.5 out of 5
78 members' reviews
Excellent! - 93% of guests recommend
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Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Game Room
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!1032 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Room
    97% thought the view was good.
  • Service
    94% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel Building
    90% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Location
    79% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Ambiance
    73% were fond of the entertainment options.
  • Hotel
    72% thought it was clean.

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