Departing from the famous Dubai Marina, take an exciting day-time sightseeing tour with an English-speaking guide. Capture pictures and enjoy the…
Enjoy the evening view from the Burj al Arab with evening drinks. Soar 200 meters above sea level to the 27th floor, to sip on eclectic cocktails in…
Experience fine dining like nowhere else with a 4-course lunch menu of Refined dishes served in a unique ambiance. Look up to see the magnificent…
Take in the spectacular surroundings from the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab, whilst dining a menu of French cuisine in Al Muntaha. Also, have a…
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Enjoy spectacular views of the Arab Gulf during the daytime and a romantic, intimate dining experience at night at the tallest atrium in the world.
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Top sights in Dubai
Standing at 321 meters, Dubai's striking Burj Al Arab is one of the tallest hotels on the planet, but height alone doesn't earn a seven-star reputation! What's inside the world's most luxurious hotel that makes it so special?
At $19,000 a night, the Royal Suite is the hotel's most expensive room! The two-storey suite has a brigade of butlers on call, as well as countless amenities.
This hotel restaurant is accessed via a simulated submarine voyage. Inside is an aquarium so huge that the glass must be 18 centimeters thick to handle the pressure!
OK, so this one's technically on, not in, the Burj Al Arab. As optional extras go, however, arriving by helicopter is definitely one of the most extravagant!
Some hotel spas aren't much more than steam-proofed old storage closets. This one has a panoramic sauna 150 meters high, from which you can view the city through fog-proof glass!
The Skyview Bar offers world-class cocktails, live music, and a decor that goads close conversation. Oh yeah, and astonishing 200-meter-high views over the Gulf!
The Burj Al Arab is located on an artificial island across a private bridge. The easiest and most affordable way to reach it is by taxi, but if you're feeling flash, call the hotel to book a Rolls Royce or helicopter pick-up!
Unfortunately, it's not as easy as just showing up at the hotel and gawking. You won't even make it to the lobby without proof of a reservation (if not a room, then at least a restaurant meal or the hotel's famous afternoon tea). Access is also granted as part of some guided tours.
Of course, not every room is as expensive as the Royal Suite, but even the cheapest rooms will cost you at least $1,800!
- When should I visit?
- 24 hours a day
- Is it expensive?
- It's an astounding building from the outside, but it costs quite a bit to get in - best to check out the range of tours available.
- Will I need a guide?
- Not necessarily, but your visit needs to be booked in advance.
- How to get there
- The hotel sits on a little island off mainland Dubai. The nearest metro stop is Mall of the Emirates, then walk across the bridge. However, it is more direct to get a taxi.
- Additional information
- Dress nicely - this is one of the world's fanciest hotels. | You can only enter the Burj as a visitor (as opposed to a guest) if you have a reservation in a restaurant. There are a selection of packages offering this.
What people are saying about Burj Al Arab
This is a good way to see both the old Dubai and the new (modern) Dubai in one day. There are 3 different routes that together cover Dubai. The commentary provides useful information on the history and culture of Dubai and the UAE. Note that together the three routes take about 6 hours to get through without jumping on and off. At unexpected times of the day there can be traffic on some of the routes. There was live English commentary on one of the buses along the red route.
It was a nice trip though a few points could still be improved. Info about meeting point could be more precise, i.e. Pier 7, by Exclusive Yachts stand/kiosk, as I haven't seen any red carpet, lounge or specific banner and thought I could be in the wrong place. Also, it was really hot and I could use the airconditioned lounge, never saw one. Otherwise all went fine.
This was an excellent way to see many of the highlights of Dubai in just half a day, and was very good value. Our tour guide Riah was really informative and made sure everyone on the tour was comfortable, even on a hot day. The time allowed at each stop was ideal. I would highly recommend this tour.
The tour was professional and smooth. Riah was an excellent guide. The fresh water was appreciated. Great way to discover Dubai, where distances are great and the heat is brutal. I appreciated being dropped at Dubai Mall, from where I took the hotels' free shuttle back to my hotel.
Al Muntaha's appointments and service were impeccable. The sommelier's knowledge was given in a friendly manner and for a lady dining alone a most welcome addition to a delicious 4 course luncheon. The scenery from the 27th floor was breathtaking and perhaps one day I will be back.