Burj Al Arab
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 Fact File
October - April
6 hours 50 minutes
British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates fly direct from London Heathrow to Dubai. Emirates also flies direct from London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle to Dubai
Ras Al Khaimah, Oman, Bahrain, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Singapore, Cambodia
+ 4 hours