Burj Al Arab, Dubai

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    Mina a Salam Hotel

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    I didn't stay there - just entered for a drink and a brief visit, and I hesitated between posting this here or in he "Things to do" section. I decided... both.

    Everything in Dubai is being built with the objective of getting the top in luxury, comfort and beauty. That's why hotels, malls and office buildings are assuming the role of Dubai tourist attractions.
    This hotel easily hits the goal. Each room, each corridor, each corner, each lake or pool was thought to please. And it does. The integration with the shopping center and the sea works fine.
    Even if you don't stay there, when visiting Madinat Jumeirah you should enter and look around. It's a privileged place to see the Burj al Arab hotel, and a cocktail in one of its many bars is a fresh relief in the torrid heat of the beach and pool.

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    Join the club "I saw It"

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    Yes, it is very big, beautiful, and inaccessible to the common of mortals. So, stop nearby, make your photos and join our club: "I was there and I saw it".

    Nightfall is the best hour, providing two different look, with and without artificial lights.

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    Dubai's First Wonder

    by machomikemd Written Aug 5, 2013
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    Dubai;s First Wonder is what else but the Burj Al Arab, literally the tower of the Arabs in Arabic Language. Much have been said about this Sail Shaped Alleged 7 Star Iconic Masterpiece off a man made island along Jumeirah Beach, near the Jumeirah Beach Road and Wild Wadi Park. The Burj Al Arab Hotel was done in 1999 and it became the Symbol of Dubai. It is the 4rth largest hotel in the world and it hosts 202 all suite rooms in 28 floors and the only way you can enter the hotel is via a check in guest (be ready to spend at least AED 4,900 a night for the cheapest one bedroom suite with view) or indulge in their afternoon high tea at AED 350 per person via the lobby (reservations rquired) or lunch and dinner buffets at one of their restaurants (like al muntaha or Al Mahara or Bab Alyam for AED 800 (excluding drinks) per person and a reservation is also required. It's a pity that I did not have time to get a reservation to dine here!

    You can only take pictures of the lobby but not the restaurants if you are not a check in guest.

    according to their website:

    Arrive in absolute awe, stay individually inspired.

    202 luxurious duplex suites
    Personalised butler service
    Eight world-class restaurants and bars
    Four swimming pools (two outdoor, two indoor) and a private beach
    Assawan Spa & Healthclub
    Rolls Royce, Mercedes and helicopter airport transfer service
    Complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark for the duration of your stay

    according to wikipedia:

    Burj Al Arab (Arabic: ÈÑÌ ÇáÚÑÈý,Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes referred to as "the world's only 7-Star hotel", its star rating is disputed.

    The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach.[7] The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel.[8] The locale's name had its origins in the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company which at one time welded giant floating oil storage tankers on the site.[7]

    The old name persisted after the old Hotel was demolished in 1997. Dubai Chicago Beach Hotel remained as the Public Project Name for the construction phase of Burj Al Arab Hotel until Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the new name

    Although the hotel is frequently described as "the world's only seven-Star hotel", the hotel management claims to never have done that themselves. In the words of a Jumeirah Group spokesperson: "There's not a lot we can do to stop it. We're not encouraging the use of the term. We've never used it in our advertising."[19] According to the group, the "Seven-Star" notion was brought to being by a British journalist who visited the hotel on a pre-opening press trip. The journalist "described Burj al Arab in her article as above and beyond anything she had ever seen and called it a seven-star hotel."[19]

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    Burj Al Arab in Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jul 6, 2013

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    OK, here we go, Burj Al Arab ... If u havent seen it, u havent seen Dubai ... As approaching to land by the plane, u see the Burj rising in clear Jumeirah Beach ...

    Burj Al Arab, Tower of the Arabs, is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes described as "the world's only seven-Star hotel", its star rating has been often debated.

    Here on my "Travelogue" you can see more photos of this great architecture .... :
    Burj Al Arab

    One of the most major spot in Dubai for tourists, to be taken photos in front of the main entrance at the land, bridge connecting to the man-made island, on which the Hotel rises ...

    And if u r ready to spend some more, tours r arranged for dining in order to say "I was there" ... :)

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    Burj Khalifa - halfway from the top

    by nyperose Written Dec 28, 2012

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    The advertising leaflets tell you "at the top" Burj Khalifa....but you can only get halfway to the top of the world's highest tower...to level 124, 452 meters above sea level...., but still it was a great experience, and the view from level 124 was breathtaking and absolutely worth a try.

    It's best to buy tickes online, you get a better price, and you don't need to wait too long. When you book your tickets online you need to decide which day and time you want to visit.

    You get access to the tower through Dubai Mall which is beside. Once you have shown you ticket, you walk through a tunnel and into the lift which takes you up to level 124.

    Around Burj Khalifa there is a nice park with an artificial lake, and plenty of shops - a luxurious souk when you walk across the bridge.

    The closest metro station is Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station.

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    Seven Stars off the coast

    by mikey_e Written Nov 28, 2012
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    Burj Al Arab is famous for so many reasons, the most notorious among them its disputed rating of seven stars. Given the exclusivity of the hotel, it is no wonder that I could get no closer than the turnoff for the road connecting it to the mainland in order to take my pictures. It is the fourth tallest building in the world, and functions exclusively as a private hotel. It was built on an artificial island created out of welded oil tankers, and sits off of Jumeirah Beach. If you can afford to stay here, you don't need to be using free travel advice; if you can't, you might as well stop gawking and head back to somewhere air conditioned.

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    Burj Al Arab Hotel

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    Dubai Al Arab Hotel and Dubai Beach Hotel

    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.

    You also get excellent views of the Burj Al Arab Hotel from Jumeriah Medinat.

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    Iconic Dubai structure, Burj Al Arab Hotel

    by AusPinay Written Aug 4, 2011
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    This is the world's tallest hotel building : 321m high, a truly iconic Dubai architecture! Amazing is the only word I can use! It was too hot that day but we forgot the heat when we actually came close to it! We jsut had a bus tour and stopped here for a short time as there were heaps of people that day. We would have loved to order a drink or two in one of its many bars and restaurants!

    I have seen a tv program about its inception, from design to actual building on the show "Megastructures" that I feel very priviledged to have visited it. Thanks to Etihad Airways for making it happen for me and my family!

    These days, they offer rates from $890 per night so why not try spending an awesome night or two here? Cheers!

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    Burj Al Arab hotel

    by tim07 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Burj Al Arab

    Built 280 metres off shore & at a height of 321 metres this is Dubai's iconic sight. If like me you can't afford to stay there or even visit it, you must take a photo of it. The hotel is the one thing everyone asks if you've seen, when you tell them you have been to Dubai.

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    Burj Al Arab Interiors

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 5, 2009

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    Burj Al Arab has luxurious interiors inside. The atrium is 180 m tall.
    Burj Al Arab promotes itself as the world's only "7-star" property. All major travel guides and hotel rating systems have a 5-star maximum. Yet according to the Burj Al Arab's official site, the hotel is a "5-star deluxe hotel".
    Despite its size, the Burj Al Arab holds only 28 double-storey floors which accommodate 202 bedroom suites. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 m2, the largest covers 780 m2. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The cost of staying in a suite begins at US$1,000 per night; the Royal Suite is the most expensive, starting at US$28,000 per night.

    Luckily we didn’t live in the hotel, haha! We bought a tour to visit it inside and have a dinner in its restaurant on its top. It cost us $180 for a person with the transfer from and back Sharjah.

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    Burj Al Arab-an icon of Dubai

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 5, 2009

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    The Burj Al Arab with its 321 m is the second tallest building in the world used exclusively as a hotel. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.

    Construction of Burj Al Arab began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two "wings" spread in a V to form a vast "mast", while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium.

    You can watch my 1 min 32 sec HD Video Dubai Burj Al Arab out of my Youtube channel with Dalida – Salma Ya Salama.

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    Burj al-Arab

    by MM212 Updated Oct 31, 2008

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    Burj al-Arab is Dubai's most prominent landmark and the epitome of opulence and excess that this city has become. The structure is situated on a manmade island just off the coast and was designed to resemble the sail of a ship. It houses an ultra luxurious and expensive hotel that claims to hold the world's only 7 star rating and be its tallest. The lavish interior is rather gaudy and resembles hotels in Las Vegas, but the lofty lobby is most astonishing from an architectural perspective (see attached photo). The hotel once allowed outsiders to visit for a fee, but is now restricted to guests of the hotel and of special events held at the hotel (that's how I was able to enter!). The hotel's exterior is best viewed from the neighbouring Madinat Jumeirah.

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    Burj Al Arab

    by dejavu2gb Written Jul 6, 2008

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    One of the most iconic buildings in Dubai is the Burj Al Arab, one of the only 6 star hotels in the world today built on its own little island.
    Its builtto resemble a ships sail it stands proud on Jumeirah Beach.
    Well worth visiting.
    Please note that entry to the hotel is not free to non residents if you fancy having a nosy around.

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    visit the Burj Al Arab hotel

    by paragianna75 Written Feb 19, 2008

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    Visit the most famous and luxurious hotel is not so easy, you have to book in advance but enjoying a drink on 27th floor of this unique hotel it worths.The view is fantastic the prices not so much lol but for once in your life you can make a present to yourself :)

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    The Most Glamorous Hotel in the World!!!

    by Marisola Written Feb 2, 2008

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    The Burj Al Arab is the most glamorous hotel in the world!!! On a trip to Dubai, if you cannot afford to stay here, you should at least try to visit! You will not be disappointed! It is so beautiful and luxurious!!!

    The Burj Al Arab is located on a private road on it's own private island! To enter the hotel, you must make a reservation at one of the restaurants. I went for afternoon tea for $75. It was well worth it, and a tea time I will never forget!

    Please see my Travelogue for more photos of the Burj.

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