Dubai, an emirate of the UAE grew overnight in one of the harshest climates in the world. It now houses Burj Al Arab which is the world’s fourth tallest hotel. This hotel has gained the reputation of having a seven-star ranking even though such a rating doesn’t exist and the building is actually a deluxe five-star. It is however, sometimes referred to as the world’s only seven-star hotel.Burj Al Arab, which opened in the year 1999, is definitely the jewel of Dubai. Burj Al Arab is built on the artificial island and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The hotel is managed by the Jumeirah Group and accommodates 202 bedroom suites. Its Royal Suite is one of the 15 most expensive suites in the world, as reported by CNN. This hotel is an experience of a lifetime with restaurants being situated among the stars as well as below the sea. There isn’t a wide selection when it comes to dishes but each one listed on the menu is exclusive and there would always be a number of employees looking at you to predict what you might want so you’d instantly feel at home.
Burj Al Arab Map
Facts about Burj Al Arab
- The hotel has been offering 24-carat iPads to in-house guests since May 2013. These iPads are desgined exclusively for Burj Al Arab and have the hotel’s logo engraved in the back.
- Smallest suite in the hotel covers 780 square meters.
- There is a dress code that needs to be followed while visiting the hotel and no shorts and sneakers are allowed inside. You’d also only be able to gain access to the hotel if you are invited or have a reservation.
- The hotel is extremely famous with the Chinese market, which made up nearly 25 percent of the bookings in two years.
Where is Burj Al Arab?
The Dubai International Airport is located 25 kilometers from the hotel, which is housed on a man-made island into the sea. It would probably take an hour- long drive from the airport to get to the hotel. You could also arrange for a helicopter ride from the airport to the Burj Al Arab’s helipad.
Best time to visit Burj Al Arab
The best time to visit Dubai is between October and April. But since the weather in Dubai is either hot or hotter, you should prepare yourself to find yourself amongst plenty of other tourists if you visit during the winter months. But you could escape the crowd if you plan to visit in the summer. That would, however, require you to face the extremely hot weather.