Dubai undoubtedly deserves the name of the luxury capital of the world, sustaining the highest standards of grandeur touristic experience. However, among the impressive variety, this Dubai hotel stands out from the others: the only one 7 stars hotel – Burj Al Arab – the hospitality jewel of the United Arab Emirates.
The sail-looking glassed building of Burj Al Arab is probably one of the most well-known sights in Dubai. The interior of the hotel does not yield to the exterior; the most satisfying touristic experience offers fine dining, spectacular sea and sky-high city views, elegant room designs, awarded spa, and the Burj Al Arab Terrace – the awe-inspiring first luxury beach facility of its kind with infinity pool.
Burj Al Arab was opened in December 1999 – from the very beginning, the creator of the hotel building Tom Wright had to introduce to the world the new face of Dubai, highlighting the luxurious lifestyle of the Emirates and forming the modern image of the city. The project is extraordinary both aesthetically and engineeringly: the 312 meters tall, 56 floors building stands on a man-made island on the Arabian Gulf. The hotel shape resembles the dhow – a traditional Arabic boat.
Without any doubt, the best word to describe Burj Al Arab is luxury. The hotel sets the hospitality standards on an unreachable level. For instance, it has a helipad on the 28th floor – one of the most iconic spots in Dubai and the dream destination for city visitors.
The Burj Al Arab Terrace is one of the unique facilities, combining restaurant, pool, beach, and cabana space in the 10,000 square meters form. The facility stretches along the coast, providing 4 Jacuzzis, 126 beach sunbeds, 24 luxury day beds, and 2 pools. Moreover, the beachside SAL Restaurant, one of the best Southern Mediterranean cuisine destinations in the city, is connected to the Terrace.
Being one of the most famous buildings of the 20th century, Burj Al Arab is worldwide famous for its sophisticated room designs with a total of 202 duplex suites. The smallest suite offered is 170 square meters, while the Royal Suite, divided into two floors, covers 780 square meters. All the suites are inspired by the traditional Arabic style, delighting the eye with vivid colors, artistic details, traditional streamlined shapes, and noble luxurious aesthetics. Maintaining the highest standards, Burj Al Arab provides 24-hours room service and a private butler.
The hotel impresses with its amenities, justly having its only one 7 stars hotel status in the world. It includes a private beach, outdoor swimming pools, a private fitness center, and 9 dining options by award-winning chefs. For instance, Al Mahara provides guests with a floor-to-ceiling aquarium view, and the Al Muntaha is famous for its breathtaking perspectives of the city, as well as the Skyview bar, located on the 27th floor of the hotel.
Providing a full suite of experiences, the hotel offers a wide range of luxurious cars, including Rolls Royce, BMW, and Mercedes, to explore the city of Dubai with refined taste. The dream cars can be rented in the hotel with the high-level assistance of the Burj Al Arab concierge. Raising the bar even higher, the hotel offers the private fully staffed charter yacht renting option for those who want to explore the Arabian Gulf in style.
Determining the direction of luxury hospitality worldwide, Burj Al Arab is focused on sustainability and saving the nature mission. For instance, the hotel introduced the Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary in 2004. The project goal is to rehabilitate the turtles and release them back into their natural habitat. The turtles undergo treatment in the Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel – the lagoon where visitors can witness the recovery process and feed the turtles. Since the launching of the project, Burj Al Arab has helped 1,950 turtles come back to nature.
Burj Al Arab is the place where the highest modern standards of luxury tourism meet the traditional Middle Eastern approach to hospitality and respect for the guests’ needs and whims. Being the definition of extreme luxury, Burj Al Arab shows care about nature and nowadays environmental problems, becoming the perfect choice for those who value both personal comfort and the comfort of future generations on the planet Earth.
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