2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Al Sabkha Road, Deira, Near Al Sabkha Station, P.O. Box.4867, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Costs 37% less but rated 34% lower than other 2 star hotels

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  • Families50
  • Couples30
  • Solo0
  • Business25

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The Best Hotel in the World

by dhod about The Burj Al Arab Hotel

This is the only 7* Hotel in the world, and the tallest Hotel in the world, it is breathtaking from the outside and complete opulence on the inside.
The Hotel has won many architectural and engineering awards, it is built in the shape of a sail from an old arabian sailing ship on its own manmade island, surrounded by the Arabian Gulf a few hundred metres from the Jumeirah beach. There is gold everywhere internally- mosaic tiled floors, column cladding, lift surrounds etc- it is all gold.
Whilst only the rich and famous can afford to stay here it is worthwhile putting on a pair of long trousers and going for at least one drink in the cocktail lounge, just for the experience.
The cocktail lounge is almost at the top in the shape of an observation tower and offers unrivalled views accross Dubai.

World's only 7-star hotel

by longsanborn about Burj Al Arab Hotel

Burg Al Arab Hotel is a famous landmark of Dubai. Yet the Burj Al Arab is not what I expected. I can sum it in one sentence: It is shiny and beautiful on the outside but a hallow matted disappointment on the inside.

I visited the hotel's coffee house on the 1st floor to have breakfast/brunch with my girl friend. We went there for the novelty of "just to be there". In the beginning I was really excited to finally visit this world-famous hotel but unfortunately, my excitement waned off within 30 minutes of arriving at the hotel.

The inside decor was colorful (shades of red, orange, yellow and blue, matte gold and white concrete) but the overall effect ended-up to be overwhelmingly gaudy. Although I find the hotel staffs to be were civil and polite but some seemed bored because they were just standing around doing little other than viewing tourists coming in/out of the hotel.

I liked the way the Burj Al Arab hotel looked from afar but when viewed so near, the hotel didn't look so impressive anymore. I was glad I had the opportunity to visit the hotel but even if I could afford to stay a night, I would rather go somewhere else that exudes friendly and warm hospitality, and closer to other amenities and entertainment. Burj Al Arab luxury hotel is in the shape of a tall sail, sitting on a man-made island. To enter the hotel, you would have to pass through a security check-point and a short causeway bridge. Entrance is not even free - you would either need a confirmed reservation to be at the hotel and one of its restaurants or facilities, or to pay US$20 (I think) for one-time entry.

The Arabian Tower

by Escadora7 about Burj Al Arab Hotel

The Burj Al Arab is known as the world's only 7-star hotel - anything that looks like gold, IS gold.

At the moment we have a Dubai-residence, so no need to stay at the hotel, BUT a visit was desired! The entrance for a visitor is about $ 30.--, but included in that price was a beautiful book, and the admission slip was also a coupon towards a drink or food in one of the restaurants. The hotel itself is pure luxury and something to be seen. The view from the top-restaurant is spectacular, especially since you get a unique look at palm-island, and the underwater seafood restaurant offers some of the most exquisite specialties in the world.

Make sure not to be "under-dressed" (i.e. ripped jeans, etc.) as a visitor. (Not sure if the same rule applies for guests.)

Great website with facts:

Insider-tip: if you want to save the $ 30.-- entrance fee (no book, no drink coupon), you can just make a reservation at one of the restaurants in the hotel, and when you get there, cancel the reservation from one of the phones in the lobby.
- 202 duplex suites
- In addition to a dining and living area, each suite has an office area complete with laptop, Internet access, private fax, printer and copier
- Hidden network of advanced technology - lighting, curtains and air-conditioning at the touch of a button
- 42-inch plasma screen, video on demand, DVD and a wide variety of cable channels

- Assawan Spa & Health Club situated on the 18th floor with magnificent views over the Gulf. Treatment rooms, hydrotherapy baths, oriental massage, stand-up solarium, sauna, steam rooms and jacuzzi, two swimming pools, squash court, two fully equipped fitness studios and an aerobics floor
- Unlimited access to Wild Wadi Water Park
- Shopping
- Rolls-Royce or BMW limousine service available at a charge

- 8 restaurants and lounges, including:
> Al Muntaha - which means the ultimate or the highest at 200 metres above the Arabian Gulf, offering modern European cuisine
> Al Mahara - seafood restaurant accessible by a three minute virtual submarine voyage. Magnificent oval aquarium visible throughout the restaurant
> Al Iwan - sea view restaurant. Finest Arabian hospitality with d?cor of dramatic gold, red and black
> Majlis Al Bahar - a casual alfresco restaurant serving mediterranean specialities
> Sahn Eddar - at the base of the world's tallest atrium and offering light fine fare and Afternoon Tea
> Juna Lounge - a stylish and intimate lounge with a fine selection of cigars
> Skyview Bar - located adjacent to Al Muntaha, a wonderful location for pre- and post dinner drinks
> Bab Al Yam - cafe restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere and stunning views

Burj Al Arab Hotel

by IreneMcKay

Burj Al Arab Hotel - If you are not a guest, you can only get in by having a breakfast, lunch or dinner reservation. We just looked from the outside and took lots of photos. It is an impressive looking building. The free public beach near the hotel is a good location for taking hotel photos.

You can reach this beach using bus 8A, 8 or 88. The Wild Wadi Water Park is very close to the hotel, too.

Dubai Burj Al Arab Hotel

by zenaidaopenia

"Dubai Burj All Arab Hotel"

You cannot believe that the interior of this hotel were gold in color. And all the things were gold.


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Forum Posts

Burj al Arab and Fake shops

by Sandy01324

I am visiting Dubai shortly. Can anyone advise if you can visit the Burj al Arab Hotel and how much it costs?
Also I have heard there is fake designer shops, does anyone know where?

Re: Burj al Arab and Fake shops

by eric4395

the fake shops are doon the lane and roond the corner watch yersel hen!

Re: Re: Burj al Arab and Fake shops

by Sandy01324

very funny sex machine

Dubai Tips

by AlperIst

Hi people,

I will be in Dubai during the next week for business but have also free days. I will appreciate if I can getsome info about;
1. Where I can buy a Canon Digital ixus 500 or similar camera with a good price, safe and international guarantee.
2. Any historical places to see.
3. Best places for nightlife, good music, nice and cool crowd, lively, dancing, not too expensive.
4. Any other recommendations.

Thanks a lot in advance.

RE: Dubai Tips

by kenyneo

I think you have to visit the Gold Souk and the 7th Star Burj Al Arab Hotel ( but you have to pay 200 dirhams to get in, but the 200 can be used as voucher in the restaurant.

RE: Dubai Tips

by Siddha3th

Hi Alper,

Head down to Sheikh Zayed Road, that's where the night really comes to life. Tangerine & Peppermint at the Fairmont Hotel and Zinc at the Crowne Plaza are some of the best clubs in Dubai. Nice, lovely atmosphere.

For a historical detour, you should visit Dubai Museum by the Creek. While there, also drop into the Bastakiya Quarter, which houses the Majlis and XVA art galleries.

Madinat Jumeirha is a must-see as well. Here, you can get your culture + hedonism fill all in one. Madinat's got a traditional souq, plus loads of cafes, restaurants and bars. Enjoy yourself man!

RE: Dubai Tips

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Hi there,
Digital Camera can be purchased in one of many electronic shops in Deira City Center Shopping Mall, also check the Carrefour Hypermarket electronics section inside the mall. I leave you an URL which belongs to a page (Sights and Places of Interest in Dubai) it answer all of your other questins. Check the page, the URL is:


Wish you a safe trip and happy times.

RE: Dubai Tips

by AlperIst

Hi People,

Thanks for the info, I wrote them down and will follow.

I am flying in few hours!

Best wishes.

7 * Hotel?

by busra

Does anyone know if there is a 7 star hotel in the United Arab Emirates?

thank you

Re: 7 * Hotel?

by Doctor38

Some people claim that The Burj Al-Arab Hotel is 7 star hotel or the hotel might claim that but officially you can't get more than 5 stars.

Re: 7 * Hotel?

by busra

thank you..

do you know any thing about the palm jumeirah? when searching through the net i saw a picture of this place and it had arabic writing on the islands but i dont know which site i saw it on i also cant find it, i was wondering what it said or if there is anything really like this? it looked gorgeous

thank you again :)

Re: 7 * Hotel?

by JessH

Yes, there are 3 Palm Islands:

Palm Jumeirah
Palm Jebel Ali
Palm Deira.

Palm Jumeirah is almost completed... the writing is Arabic poetry by Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (how cheesy...)

Copy & paste thie website for details:

The Burj Al Arab ("the Arab Tower") is marketed as the world's only 7-stay hotel. Yes, it is a very expensive building with Gold interiors, etc.) but the service is definitely not 7-star...

Here is the website:

Greetings from Dubai,
Jess ('c',)

Re: 7 * Hotel?

by busra

thank you ;)

Re: 7 * Hotel?

by colin_bramso

As Doc says, international rankings only go to 5-star and nothing can be above that. However, Burj Al Arab markets itself as 7-star.
You can check it out at www.burj-al-arab.com

Palm Jumeirah has a few owners already living in their villas but is really a huge construction site, and will be for a few more years. You can see info and photos on the developer's website at www.nakheel.com/Developments/The_Palm/The_Palm_Jumeirah


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Address: Al Sabkha Road, Deira, Near Al Sabkha Station, P.O. Box.4867, Dubai, United Arab Emirates