Burj Al Arab

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United Arab Emirates
25° 8' 28.6872" N, 55° 11' 7.6668" E
General info: 

Known as private://the World’s only 7-star hotelprivate://, Burj Al Arab is the most iconic landmark of Dubai. It is an impressive monument where traditional Arabian culture is mixed with modernistic spirit of the city. Burj Al Arab literally translates as ‘Tower of the Arabs’ and the building represents a sail of a historical type of Arabian vessel, the dhow.

Burj AL Arab is the 4th-tallest hotel in the world. It was opened in 1999 with the purpose of attracting the richest tourists in the world. There are 202 bedroom suites in the hotel, all of which are immensely huge, with the smallest one covering an area of 169 m2. The suite-only accommodation offers a private reception on every floor and personal butlers.
The most luxurious suite in Burj Al Arab is the Royal Suite, which was quoted by CNN as one of the 15 most expensive hotel suits in the world. Besides extravagant rooms, this hotel has upscale restaurants and bars attracting world’s rich people. One of the restaurants worth mentioning is Al Mahara, which features a vast seawater aquarium.

Getting there: 

The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island connected by a bridge with the Jumeirah Beach. The address of the hotel is Jumeira 3. You can get there by taxi but note that there is no possibility for a regular tourist just to go there and hang around.

If you wish to really visit the hotel, there are several options:
As a hotel guest - starting from USD 1000 a night.

Several options to dine at the hotel:
Breakfast at AED 260 per person
Lunch at AED 365 per person
Afternoon Tea at AED 285 per person
Dinner at AED 410 per person
Junsui Lounging at AED 200 per person


Burj AL Arab is one of the most upscale hotels in the universe and you’ll need to spend a lot of money if you want to spend a night there. For example, a single night in their most famous suite – the Royal Suite, costs more than 18,000 US dollars. The starting prices for the rooms (suites) is around USD 1000 per night.

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