Burj Al Arab, Dubai

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Visit Burj Al Arab to experience a symbol of the city's modern affluence and opulence. Constructed on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from the mainland, the iconic luxury hotel and resort opened in 1999 and has gained a reputation as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Enjoy high tea among extensive views of the coastline and city, and sample the decadence of the onsite spa, offering a range of treatments and massages. Admire the structure's exterior, and snap photos of its crisp, sail-shaped form against the impressive coastal backdrop. Using our international travel planner, Dubai attractions like Burj Al Arab can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I had booked the meal as part of our honeymoon & my birthday celebrations and had very high hopes from it considering the reputation of the hotel. As a self proclaimed foodie I am disappointed to say ...  more »
  • We have the Burj al Arab times allowed. After we have got in the strictly screened-off area of the hotel, we received from a very prestigious and opulent hotel lobby. They were annoying cell phone of vibrating Asians, who all photographed and how moths was abuzz with the hotel. The check in was in the room and the view from the upper floors was phenomenal. The equipment was perfect, but put simply too thick for our tastes. This is likely the Arab guests. The suites have a living room with a small bathroom and above below a huge bedroom with a bathroom. Also in the bathroom of all slightly too much. Here, not messy with gold, but bigger. The "Butler" on each floor just takes care of everything and is very friendly and always ready. The new pool area is very nice and modern and offers everything except for an access to the sea. Great hotel and a true landmark, but just not to our taste. We ate but excellent and can certainly recommend the total package.
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  • after i enjoyed my 100$ cup of coffe in the restaurant i felt like its a little overpriced, fortunately my helicopter was still waiting outside so i left this place and saved the money for the tip  more »
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  • Amazing atmosphere. The hotel is perfect from inside and out. With perfect restaurant and view... extravagance at its best! Super luxurious, super fancy 7 star hotel... and it’s structure with exotic attraction...
  • Amazing atmosphere. The hotel is perfect from inside and out. With perfect restaurant and view... extravagance at its best! Super luxurious, super fancy 7 star hotel... and it’s structure with exotic attraction...
  • Burj Al Arab is a private area, where you cannot enter when you don't have a reservation for the restaurant or when you are not a guest. Couldn't find the right way to the public beach are, where you can take some nice pics - finally found one on the right side of Burj Al Arab but photos had to be shot against the sun. Later we read that there must be also a left sided beach area, where you can get closer to the hotel, so my recommendation: read and find a perfect way to a nearby beach area BEFORE you get there, where you can make fantastic photos - maybe a taxi driver can give the right tip. Nevertheless BAA is an outstanding building with its own effect. Also the Jumeirah Hotel is worth to have a look at, because it fits perfectly to the whole landscape. We enjoyed being there and take some pics and spend there about 1,5 till 2 hours following by have a small lunch at the Mall of Emirates, which is directly in front of Jumeirah Hotel.
  • If there is a 7 stars review rating, would for sure offered. A fully integrated high-end customer service experience with astonishing surprises at all aspects. Burj Al Arab plays in a totally superior high-end league! If you can afford it, go for it.. it can be a once in a life time experience..
  • Definitely luxurious but time for a change. Step it up! The rooms and restaurants inside shout luxury, something you would expect from a 7 star hotel. But the decor hasn't changed since they first opened.
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