The Burj Al Arab Hotel: "The Best Hotel in the World" United Arab Emirates Hotel Tip by dhod

United Arab Emirates Hotels: 68 reviews and 92 photos

  The Worlds only 7* hotel- Burj Al Arab
by dhod

This is the only 7* Hotel in the world, and the tallest Hotel in the world, it is breathtaking from the outside and complete opulence on the inside.
The Hotel has won many architectural and engineering awards, it is built in the shape of a sail from an old arabian sailing ship on its own manmade island, surrounded by the Arabian Gulf a few hundred metres from the Jumeirah beach.

Unique Qualities: There is gold everywhere internally- mosaic tiled floors, column cladding, lift surrounds etc- it is all gold.
Whilst only the rich and famous can afford to stay here it is worthwhile putting on a pair of long trousers and going for at least one drink in the cocktail lounge, just for the experience.
The cocktail lounge is almost at the top in the shape of an observation tower and offers unrivalled views accross Dubai.

Price Comparison: most expensive
Directions: Just off the Jumeirah Beach
Theme: Hotel

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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