What makes the hotel thick or tick? Why is it acclaimed the only 7 star hotel in the world? Lets take a tour and find out. Thanks to the Financial Post we can give you a quick tour, in case you are thinking of visiting. You can also seize the opportunity to daydream!
Let’s start here!
The Burj Al Arab calls itself the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel — and for good reason. On its own website Burj Al Arab also called Jumeirah says: “Arrive in absolute awe, stay individually inspired.”
Here’s what they say they offer:
- 202 luxurious duplex suites
- Personalised butler service
- Eight world-class restaurants and bars
- Four swimming pools (two outdoor, two indoor) and a private beach
- Assawan Spa & Healthclub
- Rolls Royce, Mercedes and helicopter airport transfer service
- Complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark for the duration of your stay”.
They even recently unveiled solid 24-carat gold iPads, which serve as a “virtual concierge” for guests.”
- Here’s their atrium below:
Inside, the building feels grand and spacious. The colorful lobby area is influenced by Islamic design aesthetics.
Check out the grand and elegant bedrooms! King-sized beds with luxurious linens, and views of the gulf, desert, and city. You won’t want to go home anymore. Guess what? Its $1,500 (i.e 225,000 naira) per night (the starting rate for a double room), you expect the ultimate in luxury—and Burj Al Arab delivers.
Bathrooms are luxurious, with marble Jacuzzi tubs and elegant tiles.
Some suites, like this Diplomatic Suite, come with giant sitting rooms where you can entertain guests.
Play snooker with friends right in your room.
Some suites have full dining rooms.
Why eat in your room when you can dine in the hotel’s fine-dining restaurants, like Al Mahara.
There’s a floor-to-ceiling aquarium inside the restaurant. You can watch the fish swim by as you dine on delicacies like caviar, oysters, and lobster. Main dishes cost anywhere from $70 to $250, that is between 10,500 to 37,500 naira.
Another restaurant Al Muntaha, a restaurant on the 27th floor with views of the Gulf.
Lounge and relax in drink in the sleek Skyview bar.
The bar overlooks the outdoor pool below_
Check out the indoor infinity pool which overlooks the Persian Gulf.
When you are done feasting and dining on all that the Burj Al Arab offers, you don’t have to become obese, you get to shed it all off at the gym and full fitness center. In addition, you get to watch the boats float by in the Gulf.
What can we say? Truly home away from home. But at what cost?
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