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Burj Al Arab

Burj al Arab in Dubai.

Photo: Courtesy of Burj Al Arab

Jumeirah Beach Rd.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
TEL: (877) 854-8051
TEL: 971-4-301-7777

This iconic, sail-shaped hotel—which soars 1,053 feet over the Persian Gulf, on an artificial island off Jumeirah Beach—literally epitomizes Dubai’s over-the-topness. And though the property, which was completed in 1999, is ancient by local standards, guests still stop to gawk at the all-suite deluxe hotel’s nearly 600-foot-high atrium when they first enter (many do so after arriving via helicopter or chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph limo). The 202 massive suites (which start at 560 square feet and go all the way to 2,560) are all bilevel, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows; dedicated butler service on every floor; fully equipped private bars; offices with automated everything; and bed linens, furniture, and window treatments upholstered in opulent velvets and satins. The sprawling baths are stocked with full-size Hermès toiletries (other little gifts, like Themae amenities arrive in guests’ suites each night). The property’s common areas are equally excessive; of the six restaurants, Al Mahara, serving high-end seafood, is designed to look as if it were underwater, with a huge central aquarium in the dining room.

Room to Book:

At around 1,083 square feet, the Club Suite is hardly the largest here—but it does have both desert and sea views, perfect for gazing at from your dining room (or snooker) table.

Insider Tip:

Splurge for a helicopter tour over Dubai, leaving from the hotel’s very own 28th-floor helipad.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Beach Resort
  • Breakfast Included
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Number of Restaurants: 6

Number of Bars: 2

Number of Pools: 3

Number of Rooms:

Number of Suites: 202

Year Opened:



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