Have you ever wondered what a gold-plated hotel room at Burj Al Arab Dubai would look like? Well, now you can visit this spectacular marvel and scour every corner of this luxury space. Thanks to the high authorities in the UAE, the hotel was accessible to the public for the Burj Al Arab tour starting on October 15, 2021.
What rests inside Burj Al Arab? tour and the magnificent architectural icon, which is one of a kind in the world.
The History of Burj Al Arab Hotel
The Burj Al Arab Hotel shaped like a sail is Dubai’s most iconic landmark and translates to “Arabian Tower”. At 1,053 feet tall and 250 columns strong, it is the tallest all-suite hotel in the world. This magnificent work of art was designed by architect Tom Wright in October 1993 and was accomplished in November 1999. It sure was a grand welcome for the millennium (2000)!
Fun Fact – In 2008, the Burj Al Arab Dubai broke the record for the most premium cocktail, worth AED 27,321, and in 2016, it broke the record for the largest tin of caviar in the world.
Burj Al Arab Tour
Inside the Burj Al Arab tour is a 90-minute butler-guided tour that boards up to only 12 people. Residents and visitors have become immensely fascinated with this landmark hotel. Situated on a man-made island and the coastline of Jumeirah Beach, the Burj Al Arab serves as an example of what it means to excel in the hospitality sector. An upgraded tour is available, offering a multitude of exceptional experiences.
Starting with a buggy ride to the entrance of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Burj Al Arab tour gives you a preview of everything the hotel has to offer.
Burj Al Arab’s inside tour includes a dedicated area at the buggy (push cart) stop. As you enter the driveway, the Burj Al Arab greets you in all its splendour. It is the perfect spot for taking stunning Instagram-worthy pictures featuring the hotel in the background.
When you arrive at the exclusive entrance of the Burj Al Arab, you will be greeted with a welcome rose water drink, wet towels to freshen up, authentic Arabic coffee, and dates. After a brief introduction to the vision of the UAE’s founders, you will head towards the beautiful hotel lobby with the sight of the stunning fountains.
First Stop – Royal Suites at the Burj Al Arab
The moment you walk through the glass elevators, a butler will be at the door who will take you around the Royal Suites of the Burj Al Arab hotel on the 25th floor. A brief synopsis of the suites is narrated including a tell-all about the celebrities across the globe that have stayed at the hotel.
A butler will show you the suite’s amenities, which include a majlis-style sitting area and even an office with a library-style layout that on request, can be modified into a bedroom. Visitors will indeed be amazed by the wide-ranging sea views that can be seen via the large windows in each room.
Talking about the Royal Suites, did King Midas accidental touch everything here? Because the rooms are dripping in gold. In every suite, you will find an 18-karat gold plated iPad. The king-size bed has a 17-pillow menu that you can choose from. TV sets appear with the push of a button that is placed in decorative cabinets. Bathrooms feature a whirlpool tub, gold plated taps and Hermès toiletries. The Burj Al Arab price per night is around $24,000.
Burj Al Arab understands the true definition of luxury in all aspects, don’t they?
If you plan to stay at the Burj Al Arab Hotel, two master bedrooms, a grand arched staircase, a movie theatre, a comprehensive billiards table, and a private dining room with space for 12 people are available to you at the Royal Suite. Additionally, a personal butler is at your service around-the-clock to bring you everything you need.
A Tour of the Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary
The Inside Burj Al Arab tour includes the hotel’s turtle conservatory, which houses an aquarium with more than 56 species of fish. This turtle sanctuary has been in motion since 2004 and has released over 1,950 turtles back to their natural habitat.
Luxury Dining Experience at the Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab has made a mark for its luxury culinary experience with Michelin-star chefs and private butler service. At the Burj Al Arab hotel, there are numerous high-end multicuisine dining options available.
After the tour, visitors can round off their one-of-a-kind experience with a gourmet dinner and appetizers, or drinks. A must-try is the 24-carat-gold cappuccino, which costs AED 550, and is one of the hotel’s most well-liked beverages.
You can even reserve the hotel’s renowned and exclusive high tea at an additional cost. The afternoon high tea at Sahn Eddar takes place at the atrium of the hotel. Not to miss is a 260,000-gallon aquarium filled with different fish species surrounding the namesake restaurant Al Mahara, which serves upscale seafood meals.
Burj Al Arab bars include the Sky View bar on the 27th floor to sip on detailed and delicious cocktails overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy a beachfront meal at Sal serving their specials such as tuna tartare, oyster ceviche and lobster linguine. If you fancy Asian food, you need to make a reservation at the Swarovski-studded restaurant, Junsui.
The package tour does not include visits to the restaurants. However, you can make a reservation beforehand and enjoy your meal post the tour.
Kids Clubhouse at the Burj Al Arab Dubai
Opt for the Kids Club if you are taking your young children on the tour. Children as young as two years old are welcome at the club. While you enjoy the extravagant tour, your kids will be in the capable hands of childcare facilities and skilled caregivers.
Reaching Burj Al Arab in Style
Burj Al Arab Hotel is 25 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport. Burj Al Arab is the epitome of luxury, thus, it is best if you avoid riding in a regular local cab to reach the destination. The hotel can arrange a Rolls Royce, Mercedes V-Class, or BMW to pick you up at the airport. Come in style to experience a whole new level of luxury.
Burj Al Arab Tour Ticket Information
The Inside Burj Al Arab tour comes in four distinct types namely – morning, day, sunset, and evening tours. The Burj Al Arab tour price and timing is as follows:
Ticket Price – For Adults – AED 249 and children – AED 99
Timings – Slots are available between 9:30 AM and 8:30 PM
To access the Kids Club for two hours, you will have to pay AED 150 for each child.
If you want to upgrade your ticket after your tour, please visit the Burj Al Arab reception desk on the lower floor.
Tips for the Burj Al Arab Tour
- It is recommended that you show up 15 minutes early with your valid ID card to pick up your ticket.
- Time adjustments are accepted until 48 hours before the scheduled tour.
- Depending on availability, latecomers may be diverted to a new tour and charged an additional price.
- Flash photography, professional cameras and outside food and beverages are prohibited.
- Tour groups are restricted to no more than 12 persons to uphold social distance norms.
- It is compulsory to wear a mask throughout the tour.
- If you have reserved a subsequent dining experience, please verify with the specific restaurants for their specific dress code guidelines.
Take Some of the Glam Home with you
You end your Inside Burj Al Arab Tour at The Boutique store where you can shop for a souvenir to keep as a memory of this splendid and one-of-a-kind experience. The boutique store features exclusive items such as branded souvenirs, high-end retail fashion and accessories, jewellery, scented soaps and much more. You can even find gemstones worth AED 430,000.
Remember you can not just stroll in at the Burj Al Arab, not even for a picture. That is a big no-no! If you need one for your Instagram, the closest you are to the Burj Al Arab is from Sunset Beach (Burj Beach) and the Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Next time you visit Dubai and have the bandwidth after visiting all the landmarks, book an Inside Burj Al Arab Tour and discover the mysterious architectural marvel of the Emirate.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is the Burj Al Arab a 7-star hotel?
The Burj Al Arab is a five-star hotel which is the highest official rank in the hospitality world. However, many consider it a 7-star hotel as the service and luxury offered is of a high level as compared to the otter 5-star hotels.
How much does the Burj Al Arab cost per night?
Burj Al Arab room price per night stay is around $24,000.
Who is the real owner of Burj Al Arab?
The owner of the Burj Al Arab is the Jumeirah Group. The entire property is managed by the UAE developer.
Why is Burj Al Arab famous?
The Burj Al Arab is famous for being the tallest all-suite hotel in the world. It has numerous world records to its name. In 2008, Burj Al Arab made a name in the Guinness World Record for the most expensive cocktail, valued at AED 27,321.
Does Burj Al Arab Jumeirah have a pool?
The Terrace at the Burj Al Arab has a pool alongside cabanas and restaurants offering guests a taste of luxurious Arabian hospitality service.
What type of room can I book at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah?
One can book the Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel.