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 8,811 reviews

We have been here in Dubai for over a month and this was the best experience we have had. The guide was excellent and made the experience memorable. We took a couple with us that had lived here for 14 years and they were amazed at the things we saw. This is a must do when traveling here.

It was fun and something different.. fast ride bit still saw the sights with no problems. I was booked for 3pm guess my luck that nobody else booked that time slot and was change to 5pm. Best thing ever.

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.

It was an amazing experience, we recommend you Karim as a guide, he is really nice and took pictures and videos for us without asking him. Thank you for this great moment.

I had a great experience, these were some of the best jet-skis I have ever ridden. Much better than any other out on the water where we were.