Consistently voted one of the world's most luxurious hotels, Burj Al Arab, Dubai, soars 321 metres into the clear blue sky from its man-made island.
From the moment your helicopter touches down on the private helipad, or your chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce delivers you to the opulence of the world's tallest atrium, you will know you have arrived somewhere very special indeed.
Designed to look like the billowing sail of a dhow - the traditional Arab sailing ship - this Jumeirah hotel is truly iconic and instantly recognisable, dominating the city's skyline and providing an opulent location for a luxury Dubai holiday.
Dining comes with a choice of restaurants, including the signature Al Mahara where you can dine on exquisite seafood as you gaze into a floor-to-ceiling aquarium. Alternatively, 200 metres above sea level, the Al Muntaha presents you with mouth-watering cuisines accompanied by stunning views.
Afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab is regarded as a Dubai 'must do'. Guests can choose to enjoy their delicacies in the commanding surrounds of the atrium, with its gold-plated pillars rising heavenwards, or in the dizzying heights of the Skyview Bar, on the hotel's very top floor. If tea's not your thing, you can also enjoy a cocktail here while enjoying mesmerising views.
Suites are lavishly appointed with marble, gold and exquisite fabrics in abundance, all featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and benefiting from 24-hour butler service. The 18 Panoramic Suites offer particularly breathtaking views of the glistening Arabian Gulf, due to their enviable location at the corner of the hotel. The luxury reaches its pinnacle in the opulent 780 square metre Royal Suite, complete with its own lift and home theatre.
Burj Al Arab boasts 202 suites of exceptional luxury, including one and two-bedroom suites and signature suites that are the epitome of opulence. Each guest floor has its own private reception desk with 24-hour butler service.
With nine signature restaurants and bars, Burj Al Arab is an epicurean’s paradise. But you shouldn’t just expect phenomenal food at this luxury Dubai resort – a great deal of importance is also placed on the delivery of exceptional experiences. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that guests here can dine in the world’s tallest atrium or beside a stunning floor-to-ceiling aquarium. Savour everything from authentic Arabic cuisine to contemporary European fare in some of the most fantastic dining rooms in the world.
If you can’t make up your mind, then embark on a unique Culinary Flight. This indulgent experience showcases the best of Burj Al Arab's fantastic portfolio of restaurants and bars, course by course. Begin your journey 200 metres above sea level in the phenomenal Skyview Bar, and then proceed to sample sumptuous dishes at different restaurants throughout the resort.
Activities at Burj Al Arab are also plentiful. Splash around in the brilliant Wild Wadi Water Park, let your children have the time of their life at the Sinbad’s Kids’ Club, explore all that Dubai has to offer with a range of excursions, or simply lounge on a gorgeous beach.
Jumeirah, 20 minutes transfer from Dubai International Airport.