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.

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What people are saying about Burj Al Arab

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 9,493 reviews

The guide was very nice and social. We were taken to many different places, and saw a different aspect of the city. We were provided with cold water. The tour was in German and in English at the same time (the guide would say a sentence in German and then repeat it in English). I think it was like this because there were not enough people to fill two buses.

Amazing and well organised tour. Our guide Sam was very friendly and had extensive knowledge and understanding of the culture and history of Dubai. We throughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it

The tour is definitely worth it. Guide guide totall nice explained all the sights and if you wanted to, took photos with your mobile phone. Many beautiful photos turned out. Would do it again anytime.

A Great and very professional guide for an amazing experience to see all the interesting places of Dubai

Really great trip , good value and a nice friendly guide . Fun and fast boat