Burj Al Arab

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What's inside the Burj Al Arab?

Standing at 321 meters, Dubai's striking Burj Al Arab is one of the tallest hotels on the planet, but height alone doesn't earn a seven-star reputation! What's inside the world's most luxurious hotel that makes it so special?

  • Royal Suite

    1. Royal Suite

    At $19,000 a night, the Royal Suite is the hotel's most expensive room! The two-storey suite has a brigade of butlers on call, as well as countless amenities.

  • Al Mahara

    2. Al Mahara

    This hotel restaurant is accessed via a simulated submarine voyage. Inside is an aquarium so huge that the glass must be 18 centimeters thick to handle the pressure!

  • Helipad

    3. Helipad

    OK, so this one's technically on, not in, the Burj Al Arab. As optional extras go, however, arriving by helicopter is definitely one of the most extravagant!

  • Talise Spa

    4. Talise Spa

    Some hotel spas aren't much more than steam-proofed old storage closets. This one has a panoramic sauna 150 meters high, from which you can view the city through fog-proof glass!

  • Skyview Bar

    5. Skyview Bar

    The Skyview Bar offers world-class cocktails, live music, and a decor that goads close conversation. Oh yeah, and astonishing 200-meter-high views over the Gulf!

Planning Your Visit

  • How to get there?

    The Burj Al Arab is located on an artificial island across a private bridge. The easiest and most affordable way to reach it is by taxi, but if you're feeling flash, call the hotel to book a Rolls Royce or helicopter pick-up!

  • How to get in?

    Unfortunately, it's not as easy as just showing up at the hotel and gawking. You won't even make it to the lobby without proof of a reservation (if not a room, then at least a restaurant meal or the hotel's famous afternoon tea). Access is also granted as part of some guided tours.

  • How much is it a night?

    Of course, not every room is as expensive as the Royal Suite, but even the cheapest rooms will cost you at least $1,800!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    24 hours a day
  • Is it expensive?
    It's an astounding building from the outside, but it costs quite a bit to get in - best to check out the range of tours available.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not necessarily, but your visit needs to be booked in advance.
  • How to get there
    The hotel sits on a little island off mainland Dubai. The nearest metro stop is Mall of the Emirates, then walk across the bridge. However, it is more direct to get a taxi.
  • Additional information

    • Dress nicely - this is one of the world's fanciest hotels. | You can only enter the Burj as a visitor (as opposed to a guest) if you have a reservation in a restaurant. There are a selection of packages offering this.

What people are saying about Burj Al Arab

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8,885 reviews

I wish that the 90 minute was in my budget (to see the Palm)... But this was fantastic!! My driver, David (I hope that is his name) took the best photos, he went fast and slow, and pointed out all of the daring activities you can do along the ride. My time slot included many people skydiving which was cool!! Also, my hat flew off as we were preparing for a picture and David quickly retrieved it and waited for me to fix my hat hair... since I obviously couldn't put it back on. Thanks, would definitely recommend.

We had the best time in the jet ski’s. My partner has done them before but it was my first time and I felt so comfortable and at ease. Our host was Hakim, he was brilliant in assisting with all our needs and made sure we were safe at all times. His super fun character made the activity soooo worth it! We had a blast and would recommend this trip again.

After my first experience I said I would come back thanks to Kareem, the best guide out here in Dubai. So I came back with my brother’s and they enjoyed it just as much as I did so will be back again for sure.

Karim was the best tour guide on our jet ski tour!! It was an amazing time going around JBR! He even took amazing pictures and videos of us in-front of the Burj Khalifa! Book now, you won’t regret it!

Stress free experience, easy to find the kiosk, Raj was an excellent host/pilot, gave lots of interesting information, took photos for use. A truly memorable and enjoyable experience.