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What's inside the Burj Al Arab?

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?

Royal Suite

Royal Suite

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.

Al Mahara

Al Mahara

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!

Helipad

Helipad

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!

Talise Spa

Talise Spa

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!

Skyview Bar

Skyview Bar

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!

Our insider tips

How to get there?

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!

How to get in?

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.

How much is it a night?

Of course, not every room is as expensive as the Royal Suite, but even the cheapest rooms will cost you at least $1,800!

Good to know

  • 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

Kanhaiya (Driver) made the enjoyable. We had a blast

Had a fabulous time with 2 other ladies in Dubai. Journey was smooth and the attractions great, were even though I would have preferred to have spent more time in Dubai. I highly recommend the company due Kanhaiya as he is polite and a person of high regards. Thank you Kanhaiya for making my day.

Dubai: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Abu Dhabi Reviewed by Adebola, 03/26/2019

Amazing tour, great price and value ratio!

Great guide, drivers and bus. The time in Dubai just flew. Lots of useful information from the guide, fun facts and so on. It was really fun and educational.

Dubai Full-Day City Tour from Abu Dhabi Reviewed by Linda, 03/03/2019

Perfect trip, nice guides, good service!

We really enjoyed a private trip! The views were amazing, really worth to see! Enjoyed a speedboat which was fun and quick to get around the Palm. Thanks to RoyalBlueCoast team!

Dubai Marina: 90-Minute Private Boat Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 02/19/2019

Great waterpark. Not enormous, but enough to keep us going.

A fairly small water park compared to others we have visited around the world but this is the only one I have seen where there are rubber rings taking you up the slides as well as down - a fantastic idea for those who have difficulty walking up lots of steps but still want to enjoy the thrill of the rides. Also having the flow rider (body surfing) at no extra cost is excellent.

Great fun and excellent value for money.

Really enjoyed the whole experience . Driver was first class but the tour guide Gilbert was as good as it gets. Informative, enthusiastic , fun and professional throughout. Would definitely recommend the 90 minute speedboat experience to others.

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