Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab is considered the only 7-star hotel in the world. Since its construction, it has been classified as the best hotel on the planet by many in the hospitality industry.

To see what makes the Burj Al Arab hotel so special, you just need to hear some of its characteristics. It's constructed on its own artificial island 280 meters off the coast, measures 1050 feet high, and all of the rooms are suites, with the smallest covering 1900 square feet. The hotel transfer service uses BMWs, Rolls Royce, and a private helicopter.

Its construction took 5 years and the hotel was inaugurated in December 1999. Today the sail-shaped construction makes is one of the most photographed buildings in the world.

How much does a room cost?

As you can probably guess, sleeping at the Burj Al Arab is not especially cheap. The prices begin from 1.30 (US$ 1.40) per night, including breakfast and treats like dates and chocolate, and even a complete set of Hermes products for men and women.

Those who can't resist the impulse will not be left disappointed, you can see the prices and make the reservation online at the following link:

How to visit the Burj Al Arab

Perhaps including a visit to a hotel as one of the top things to see in Dubai sounds strange but what is certain is that the Burj Al Arab is not any old hotel.

To visit the hotel and admire its fountains, shops, and impressive lobby (the tallest lobby in the world at more than 650 feet high), it's necessary to make a reservation at one of its restaurants or bars.

Restaurant prices start at 350 AED for a breakfast in the Sahn Eddar restaurant on the first floor.

For the complete experience and to enjoy the best views of the city, the best option is to reserve a package with the Sky Bar on floor 27 (at more than 650 feet high up). We recommend attending the "Indulgent Afternoon Tea" at 4 pm. The price is 620 AED (US$ 168.80) and includes a huge range of teas, a glass of champagne, a variety of sandwiches, snacks, biscuits, tea pastries, and cakes. You can remain in the bar until 7 pm when they start to serve dinner (the time will fly by), which you can also reserve if you want to. The food is of the same high quality and a similar price.

How to make the reservation

If you want to enjoy afternoon tea or lunch in the Burj Al Arab, you can directly book on our website where we take care of absolutely everything! It includes, as well as the experience itself, hotel pickup and drop off (or drop off wherever you like!).

You can make the booking by sending an email to BAArestaurants@jumeirah.com, indicating your name, event, number of people, date and time, contact phone number, and credit card details. Don't forget to book a table next to the window so you can enjoy the fantastic views, and turn up early!

The experience is expensive, but one you won't regret.

More photos

We're lucky enough to have spent a night at the Burj Al Arab. You can see our fabulous photos of the room and other parts of the hotel here: