The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the world’s fifth tallest hotel, standing on a man-made island with a private curving bridge connecting it to the Jumeirah beach. The distinctive white sail-shaped structure conceals an unparalleled degree of luxury lodgings and décor magnificence behind its walls. Make sure you get a negroni on your trip to Dubai if you’re flying Emirates Business or First Class.

Entering into the Burj Al Arab is like walking into a scene from the Arabian Nights’ One Thousand and One Nights. The hotel’s grandeur and richness are highlighted by gold leaf and a stunning midnight blue color scheme set against vibrant reds and yellows. Prepare to be surrounded by mosaics, patterns, bright colors, water features, and, of course, the very welcoming Arabic hospitality as you are greeted by friendly bell boys immaculately dressed in white linen and a portrait of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates.
The Burj Al Arab not only provides a level of luxury and facilities that we’ve never seen in any other hotel, but the 201 magnificent duplex suites are nothing short of a dream. This hotel will definitely knock your socks off, no matter how many luxury hotels you’ve stayed at previously, with nine world-class restaurants, five swimming pools, a private beach, and a magnificent spa like no other.
The two-story luxury one-bedroom apartments are the true treat, as if the hotel’s entryway and common spaces weren’t spectacular enough. The Burj Al Arab also has two- and three-bedroom family suites, a Diplomatic three-bedroom suite, a Presidential two-bedroom suite, and the most opulent of them, the Royal two-bedroom apartment, which is 8,395 square feet (780 square meters) of royal seclusion. And when the most basic accommodation, the deluxe one-bedroom suite, looks as it does, there’s no mistaking that this is the world’s most opulent hotel.

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