The Burj al Arab is the world's only 7* hotel.
Being slightly beyond my budget, and with a strict dress code even to visit the hotel bar, I had to settle for a glimpse from the outside.
It is certainly an impressive structure, shaped like the sail of a dhow, and currently the world's tallest hotel.
The hotel has its own fleet of Rolls Royces to transfer guests to and from the airport, and all guests benefit from the services of their own 24-hour on-call service staff.
The Burj al Arab is perhaps Dubai's most recognisable landmark - for the time being at least, before it is surpassed by forthcoming developments.
It is the best hotel in the world. Not a fairy tale but a reality..
If you happen to visit Dubai do not miss the chance of visiting this 7 stared hotel..So georgeous and attractive and it leaves remarkable memories in your visit..
I think I can never afford to pay to stay in this hotel, however I had the chance to visit the hotel and drink coffee in the Lobby.. We have visited the main attractions and also one room.
You need to wear Casual clothes to enter the hotel. No short or Jeans are accepted. In order to visit the hotel you need to pay some fee. As well as I remember it was nearly 20,- USD per person.. As this is a special thing, it worths to pay..
On the Entrance you will see a nice lobby where there are lifts carrying you to the second floor.. Stay some while and watch the watergame.. And look up to the roof.. All double 27 floors (54in total) makes the highest hotel in the world.
On the second floor you may have achance to rest and drink something. Also see the shops.. When you walk to the end of the corridor, you will see the elevators with wonderful doors. If you have a considerable budget, you may enjoy eating at the mediterranean restaurant , 200 meters above the sea level. Or the seafod restaurant that you pass inside a huge aquarium..
The rooms could drive you crazy, approx 325 meter square, it is way bigger than my house.. All rooms have double floor, with the living room and working room below and two sleeping rooms above.. The office room, the living room and the bedrooms have alot to say but bathrooms are quiet hard to explain..
When you are touring the rooms, they do not let you take pictures, So all those wonderful things has to stay somewhere in your memories.
This hotel was the first (and only?) seven star hotel in the world and I have to admit that it an amazing building. They also say that it is the tallest hotel in the world with its 321 meters. Built on an artificial island you can access the hotel by a bridge out to the hotel (or by landing with a helicopter on top of the hotel of course :-). It is possible to get a short tour of the hotel and you have to “pay” 100 Dhs (about 30€) for this. I put pay in quotation marks because you get a voucher that you can use inside the hotel. We went up to the hotel bar on the 27th floor where we enjoyed some expensive drinks (45/55 Dhs) while looking over Dubai. Note that everything that is golden in the hotel is actually covered with real gold. According to a Norwegian TV program the hotel has to be fully booked for 400 years just to break even!
Located offshore and reached via a private causeway, this icon hotel it´s the only world seven star hotel. It´s 321 m taller than Paris Eiffel tower.