A British journalist who worked in Dubai got the chance to stay at Burj Al Arab, the city’s most opulent hotel. During his visit, he came to the conclusion that the Burj Al Arab can unquestionably outperform the 5-star level and merit the title of top-tier 7-star hotel in the world. His ideas were shared by others. It’s fascinating that this hotel attempts to decline that specific ranking, which is what makes it interesting. Its reputation is still stellar, though. We did our best to convey to you what it was like to experience this wonderland. Please continue reading until the end of the article to experience the truly exceptional features of this seven-star hotel.
Built on an artificial island
Only hotel staff members and guests are permitted to enter the area that the Burj Al Arab is connected to via a private bridge. With 56 stories, the structure alone is more over 1,000 feet (300 m) tall, surpassing the Eiffel Tower in height. The whole structure, which stretches 130 feet (40 m) below sea level to keep the island afloat, is supported by 230 concrete columns.
The structure is made to imitate a ship’s sail. But in addition to being attractive, the building’s shape also makes it possible for inhabitants to visit the beach and avoid the sun’s strongest UV rays without difficulty. The design has been well thought out in advance.
Guests move to the hotel by private car or helicopter
You have two options for transportation to the Burj Al Arab. If you select a ride, a private driver will pick you up at the airport in a white Rolls Royce. The only hotel with a fleet of Rolls Royce vehicles is Burj Al Arab. Instead, you can choose a private helicopter to transport you to a unique helipad on the hotel’s top.
Everything is made of gold and marble
The Statuario marble, which Michelangelo used to make the David statue, is utilized for the hotel’s flooring and walls. The decorations, furnishings, and TVs are all made of 24-carat gold or gold-encrusted gold, and even the mirrors and picture frames are gilded. Additionally, it boasts one of the biggest ceilings covered with Milky Way-like Swarovski crystals.
The “giant” suites
There are 202 duplex suites at the Burj Al Arab, and some of them enjoy views of the sea or an island. The largest suite, the Royal Unit, spans the full level and has a private elevator while the smallest suite, at 1,820 square feet (170 m2), is the size of a 4-bedroom house. Even some suites have their own theater, two bars, and a sizable library!
You have your own butler
Once check-in is complete, Burj Al Arab will assign you a personal butler. Your room will be on the second floor after the housekeeper takes you there and provides you with a general overview of the neighborhood. When you check in, the butler will open your luggage, and when it’s time to check out, he will unpack your possessions.
The staff-to-guest ratio at Burj Al Arab is 6:1, so you’ll never be watched. There are butlers who can do things like put on your sunglasses, refresh you with beach mist, and get you ready for a bubble bath in front of glistening candles that are filled with magnificence and far-off flowers. Additionally, a butler is available to take care of the animals while you unwind in the spa or in the pool.
The suites are equipped with the latest technology
Here, all it takes is one button press to create the magic. The bed can be adjusted to any position, and the TV displays may be hidden from tables and walls with the remote control. The remote also operates the doors, drapes, and blackout drapes, and it connects you to the housekeeper in case of emergency.
Luxurious and eye-catching interior
The interiors of the rooms are inspired by Dubai culture, they are sumptuous and colorful. A golden chandelier hangs over the hallway, and the king-size beds are covered with the finest quality Egyptian cotton sheets. All come with custom rugs from South Africa and India and locally carved wooden doors.
The bathroom is decorated with beautiful mosaics, with a Jacuzzi and huge shower that is perfect for families. There’s also a separate lounge for dining, and an office if you need to work – all equipped with a gold-plated Macbook or iPad, of course.
You never have to think about entertainment services
For guests, the hotel offers many indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 9 restaurants and bars, a water park, the renowned Talise Spa with its expansive ocean view, and a private beach. Additionally, you may ask the hotel staff to arrange a romantic evening for you both in the pool. They will scatter floating candles and rose petals into the water.
Restaurant serving seafood in the space under the ocean
Burj Al Arab has an underwater restaurant Al Mahara, which means “oyster shell”. The entrance to the restaurant is a corridor with a yellow dome resembling a submarine. In the center is a huge aquarium filled with colorful corals and strange fish, even sharks. Just seeing you enjoying your dinner, the sharks will swim up to you right away.
Aquariums are often the place where couples propose: when a diver suddenly appears in the tank near the dining table, you are ready to eat.
Bed sheets and pillows are made from the finest and rarest materials
To ensure a good night’s sleep, the bed linen in each room is made from the rarest feathers in the world. The feathers are hand-collected from the nests of wild eider ducks on the island nation of Iceland. The mother duck plucks the softest feathers on her chest to line the nest and keep the eggs warm. And only about 4,400 lb (2,000 kg) of eiderdown feathers are allowed to be harvested each year.
And if you prefer a more sophisticated design for your bedding, the hotel will also provide 17 types of designer pillows for you to choose from.