Burj Al Arab – The Only 7-Star Hotel in the World

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One of Dubai’s most well-known icons, a symbol of the beauty and elegance of the Emirates, and a model of hospitality is the Burj Al Arab.

The Burj Al Arab is unquestionably among the most opulent hotels in the world and is likely the most well-known. While its rooms and furnishings are exclusively available to a select few lucky people, its distinctive shape draws tourists from all over the world who admire it from the Jumeirah Beach area or the square in front of the entrance gate.

The Burj Al Arab has gained worldwide recognition as a “7-star hotel” thanks to its superb service, luxurious and opulent accommodations, high-quality fixtures, and delicious restaurants.

Why is the Burj Al Arab hotel rated 7 stars?


The Burj Al Arab served as Dubai’s first representation of its modernization.

The Burj Al Arab is more than just a hotel; it is a landmark. Additionally, it shares a long history with the United Arab Emirates.

Early in the 1990s, the Emirates were still developing economically and were gradually turning into a haven for affluent people from Europe and Asia. But they were a long way from the reality of today.

In truth, the UAE were little more than a tiny country on Middle Eastern maps at the time, practically unknown to the majority.

Dubai was a long way from being the modern world’s capital in the early 1990s. The economy was largely driven by the oil industry, and tourism was nonexistent. The World Trade Center, which stands 149 meters tall and has just 38 storeys, was the highest structure in the United Arab Emirates up until the late 1990s.


The aim of the government was to make Dubai a destination for affluent and powerful people, differentiate the economy, and draw tourists.

The Government of Dubai contacted the British architectural company Atkins in 1993 to create a structure that would “establish an unmistakable link for people throughout the world with the UAE.” In other words, figure up a strategy to spread awareness of the Emirates.

This is how British architect Tom Wright’s vision for the Burj Al Arab came to pass.

The construction was completed in 1999, the same year that Burj Al Arab welcomed its illustrious guests. The construction of the famous structure, which was to “provide the UAE a powerful visual symbol of the same significance as Sydney’s Opera House is to Australia or Paris’ Tour Eiffel is to France,” as per the ruler’s intentions, was done in strict confidence.

Burj Al Arab is situated in a special way along the lovely Jumeirah Beach.


Located 280 meters (920 feet) from Jumeirah Beach on a man-made island, Burj Al Arab is connected to the mainland by a private bridge. Only visitors and anyone who have reservations at one of its restaurants are allowed to reach the island, giving the entire complex an unparalleled level of privacy. The city and the entry avenue are divided by a gate with a checkpoint guarded by private security.

Luxury residences and famous villas are located in the neighborhood of Arab design that surrounds the Burj Al Arab. Jumeirah Beach, one of Dubai’s most picturesque beaches, is also close by.


The Burj Al Arab’s shape is similar to a ship’s sail. At the very summit, 210 meters (689 feet) above the ground, there is a private heliport (where Roger Federer and Andre Agassi once enjoyed a round of tennis).

At Burj Al Arab, there are eight staff workers for every visitor that arrives by helicopter or Rolls Royce.


Visitors can take a private helicopter to the hotel or be met by a butler at the airport and driven there in a plush Rolls Royce. One of the world’s largest Rolls Royce fleets is owned by Burj Al Arab.

Visitors to the Burj Al Arab can select one of the opulent suites fit for a royal family, with up to 780 square meters, a double Jacuzzi, a personal elevator, a personal office inside the room, a private bar, and a private cinema.

Simpler demands can be satisfied by one of the most economical suites, which start at 170 square meters and include with all the amenities, the option to select the blanket and sheet fabric and pillow type (from nine options), a private office in the room, a jacuzzi, and a Hermès bathroom set.


Each apartment has two floors, which are connected internally by either a grand staircase or a personal elevator. The mattresses, which cost about $15,000 each, are of the highest caliber, as are the beds and other furnishings.

The service’s interesting statistic is that there are 1 guest for every 8 staff members. The most premium apartments offer their visitors a full butler team at their discretion.

A group of butlers is on duty on each floor to attend to your every need. The butlers stand up and give you a name-to-name greeting as you enter your room.

There are ten luxurious restaurants and bars in Burj Al Arab that also serve golden cocktails.


Two gorgeous pools overlooking the beach, ten award-winning restaurants and bars, and unrestricted access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark, a remarkable water park close to the Burj Al Arab are all provided for guests of the hotel.

The best cocktails in Dubai can be found in its bars, including one called Element 79, which is named after the atomic number of gold and contains pure 24 carat gold as one of its ingredients.


You can eat at Burj Al Arab while admiring fish swimming in the ocean’s depths.
A sizable seawater tank with unique shark species is located in the Burj Al Arab Al Mahara restaurant.

When you go into the restaurant, you have the impression that you are in a strange, submerged old city. Chef Kim Joinie-Maurin creates the cuisine (3 Michelin stars).

There are luxury shops, jewelers, and gold all across Burj Al Arab.


The Burj Al Arab lobby is enormous and features a sizable aquarium, an amazing waterfall, and a breathtaking look: if you look up, you can see the internal balconies of all the floors, all the way to the roof.

The use of colors and patterns that evoke Arab tradition was used across the entire Burj Al Arab, which has a wonderful chromatic effect.


However, the presence of upscale clothes and accessory businesses is what actually distinguishes the Burj Al Arab hall from others. Additionally, there is no shortage of jewelers selling priceless gems and diamonds.

In reality, the Burj Al Arab is covered in gold leaf, including the walls, elevators, furniture finishes, and room interiors.

What number of stars does the Burj Al Arab actually have?


The Burj Al Arab is rated as a 5-star hotel by the government, which is the highest rating possible.

A 7-star hotel gets its name from the fact that 5 ratings aren’t enough for a place this opulent, according to the press.

How much does a Burj Al Arab room cost?

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The smallest type of suite at the Burj Al Arab costs $1300 a night, with standard service and no special requests, to stay in the luxury of one of its magnificent suites.

Depending on the season, a night in the Royal Suite costs anywhere from $14,000 to over $20,000.

Is this possible to visit the Burj Al Arab?

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Although Burj Al Arab draws thousands of tourists each day, the majority of them are willing to only observe it from a distance.

If you aren’t staying in one of its suites, the only way to visit Burj Al Arab is to make a reservation at one of its bars or restaurants.


Spending a day as a guest of the Burj Al Arab, unwinding on the lovely terrace overlooking the ocean, swimming in the beautiful limitless pools, and enjoying lunch in one of the hotel’s fine dining establishments, may be an incredible experience (without breaking the bank). If you are traveling together, it is the ideal experience.

What are the most enjoyable activities and tours at Burj Al Arab?

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At the Skyview Bar on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab, sip tea while taking in views of the Dubai skyline.

The amazing bar at the top of Burj Al Arab, the Skyview Bar, is where most visitors decide to stay when they visit.


With this excursion, you may visit the Burj Al Arab at a reasonable price and take part in the popular local tradition of afternoon high tea while relaxing. The truth is that you’ll be given a variety of delectable sweet and savory delights, including champagne, caviar, and salmon!

At the Skyview Bar of the Burj Al Arab, drink a nighttime cocktail.


Make reservations for a drink at the Skyview Bar if you wish to spend a memorable evening there.

Take in the stunning perspective of the Dubai skyline while sipping on an artisan drink made by the Burj Al Arab’s skilled bartenders. There are rumors that the cocktails made here are the greatest in Dubai.

A wonderful dining experience in one of Burj Al Arab’s best restaurants.

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You can embark on an extraordinary culinary trip with this package, which includes dinner at four of Burj Al Arab’s top eateries and a seven-course menu created by award-winning chefs.

Booking a 7-course lunch or supper at the fantastic Al Mahara underwater restaurant will give you a truly one-of-a-kind experience if you prefer something more intimate.

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The cost of dining at a Burj Al Arab restaurant is comparable to that of any other Michelin-starred establishment in Europe. You pay for the experience you are having, the setting in which it is occurring, and the singularity of the moment.

It is an experience that, in my opinion, should be had at least once in a lifetime.

Directions to Burj Al Arab


Buses 8, 81, 88, and X28 stop nearby and can be taken near the metro stations of Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, or Dubai Internet City even though there are no metro stations close to the Burj Al Arab.

Since every taxi driver is aware of it and there is a taxi stand just in front of the main entrance, getting there by taxi is fairly simple.

It will be quite simple for you to go to the Burj Al Arab if you have a pass for these buses or one of the Dubai City Cards (GoDubai or iVenture Card). The Burj Al Arab is situated along one of the Hop On Hop Off double-decker bus routes.

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