Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3 - إمارة دبيّ, United Arab Emirates
GPS: 25.14207270967, 55.186735536529
Opened in 1999 and self-proclaimed to be the world’s only 7 star hotel, Burj Al Arab is located on the edge of downtown Dubai (United Arab Emirates) on Jumeirah Road. Meaning “Tower of the Arabs” in Arabic, this high standard complex claims the honorary title of the most luxurious hotel in the world and the best hotel in the Middle East. Since its inauguration, this monument has won numerous international awards and catapulted Dubai to the forefront of the world tourism scene with its iconic boat sail shape and gorgeous surroundings.
Construction of the Burj Al Arab began in the mid-1990s at the initiative of the international luxury hotel chain Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts. Orchestrated by the British architect Tom Wright, it required the development of a man-made island on the edge of Jumeirah Beach. The foundations of the skyscraper rest on a system of 230 concrete piers, solidly anchored in the sand and resistant to the hazards of the sea. The structure of the atrium building (the central part of the building) is made of fibreglass. It is designed to be protected from the effects of the sand winds of the Rub’ al Khali desert. Exclusively accessible to guests of the hotel or its 9 fine restaurants and bars, the hotel has 202 sumptuous duplex suites with oriental decoration (they measure between 170 and 780 m²). A reference in the luxury market, the hotel is composed of 27 floors accessible by a network of 18 lifts to take you to each room during your stay. Its princely services are structured around a host of staff who take great care of its sumptuous visitors or distinguished guests who take a vacation or trip there. The expensive hotel offers great value for an all-suite hotel with many of the finest luxuries and services included in or complimentary to the price tag. These Burj Al Arab offers include an adult-only saltwater infinity pool, a private beach on the Arabian gulf, skyview bar experiences, a helipad, an atrium lounge, multiple restaurants to dine in, an extraordinary royal suite option, one of the best bathroom shower experiences, the opportunity to stay in one of the tallest hotels, the most expensive cocktail, celebratory champagne to enjoy on the terrace under the nightly sky.
From the top of its overhang made of artificial beach, the magnificent silhouette of the 7 star hotel Burj Al Arab in the shape of a boat sail rises to a height of 321 metres (210 metres without counting the building’s antenna). Considered now as an iconic landmark and the most luxurious hotel in the world, it reflects the emirate’s maritime heritage and the architectural ingenuity of the modern city of Dubai. The Burj Al Arab is linked to the mainland by a 280-metre-long private bridge, offering guests a fantastic panoramic view of the Persian Gulf. This spectacular hotel is the world’s and Dubai’s jewel of Jumeirah.