Dubai Burj Al Arab, at the height of luxury
Dubai is one of the world’s top holiday destinations due to the perennial sunshine, a combination of world-class leisure facilities, first-class hotels and the dramatic shoreline, where white sands meet the Arabian Gulf. The icon of Dubai, Burj Al Arab rises out of its own man-made island 280 meters from the Jumeirah coast, 15km south of the city and 25km from Dubai International Airport.
Unique Exterior Design
Burj Al Arab is managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding. Burj Al Arab is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 metres. The sail is dazzling white by day and transformed to display a spectrum of colour at night, vibrant and alive against the skyline. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world’s most luxurious hotel !
An inspired interior design
Khuan Chew, of KCA International, drew the inspiration for the interiors from the land, its people and culture. A robust and vibrant colour palette was derived from the elements; earth, air, fire, water. The layout incorporated ancient and revered traditions of hospitality, particular to Arabic nations.
The finest and most exclusive materials were sourced for finishing the interiors of Burj Al Arab. Amongst the fine items brought in to create the magical interiors were custom-made carpets and rugs from South Africa and India; marble from Brazil and Italy; wooden doors from Dubai and chandelliers from the UK.
The hotel’s 202 luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants and conference and banqueting venues. Burj Al Arab features 142 One Bedroom Deluxe Suites, 28 Two Bedroom Deluxe Suites, 18 Panoramic Suites, 4 Club Suites, 6 Diplomatic Suites, 2 Presidential Suites and 2 Royal Suites at the height of luxury.
Spanning the entire 25th floor, the two regally appointed Royal Suites are the absolute must for visiting VVIPs. Palatial surroundings surpass home comforts with a private elevator between the two levels of the suite, a private cinema, four poster rotating canopy bed and a stunning Majlis area for entertaining guests.
The unrivalled personalised service is a signature of Burj Al Arab. For the comfort and convenience of guests, there is a dedicated reception on each floor with check-in conducted in the privacy of the individual suite. Butlers are in attendance 24 hours a day to address the needs of each guest.
Burj Al Arab boasts one of the world’s largest fleets of Rolls Royces which is available for guests’ transfers to the airport or around Dubai. Located 212 meters above the sea level, the helipad provides an opportunity to arrive or depart from Burj Al Arab by helicopter and admire the city from a different perspective.
Restaurants and Bars
Burj Al Arab offers six outstanding restaurants and three bars :
- The Al Mahara is recognised as one of the finest restaurants in the world which serves sumptuous seafood in a wondrous, subterranean setting.
- The Al Muntaha restaurant is suspended on the 27th floor, 200 metres above the sea with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf
- The Al Iwan is a royal dining hall exquisitely designed with warm colours, rich fabrics and traditionnal objects d’art which serves a delicious Arabic buffet.
- The Asian restaurant Junsui is features 12 live cooking stations and offers a mouth-watering union of culinary delights from Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Korea.
- Bab Al Yam offers brasserie-style informality wrapped in sensational sea views and tranquility – ideal for long, leisurely breakfasts and lunches.
- Situated on the golden stretch of the hotel’s private beach, Majlis Al Bahar is one of the most romantic sea-facing options in the city. It offers a vast selection of contemporary Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes.
- An iconic spot to meet at the base of the world’s tallest atrium, Sahn Eddar is a symphony of classical sounds, marble, mosaic and soft torch lighting.
- The Skyview Bar is a legendary cocktail lounge and is a primary choice for Afternoon Tea and pre- or post-dinner drinks in the neighbouring Al Muntaha restaurant.
Located on 18th floor, the lavishly decorated private health and fitness facility is named after the Assawan stone known for its purity and healing properties. The extravagant decor is strongly reminiscent of bathing pools used by ancient Middle Eastern civilizations. Green, red, black and white colours dominate in the palette of the spa areas to represent the four colours of the national United Arab Emirates flag.
Separate indoor infinity pools, Jacuzzi and treatment rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf complement the spa, along with saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools. Additional facilities include a squash court, a fitness centre with aerobic facilities, advanced cardiovascular and resistance training equipment and a hair salon.
Jumeirah properties are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The Dubai-based hospitality group encompasses the world-famous Burj Al Arab, the most opulent and unique hotel to be found anywhere in the world.