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A hotel so luxurious that was called "the only seven stars hotel in the world", even though there are no seven starts hotels. Yet this gives us an idea of the reputation the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah acquired after a journalist referred to it as such in an article. The myth stuck and we can all agree that the hotel is an impressive construction. For those visiting Dubai, a stop by the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a must.
The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a 5 star luxurious hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is one of the tallest buildings in the world and known for impeccable service and rich details, such as pure gold used in its interior decoration. The exclusivity of the hotel can be seen from far, as it stands on an artificial island from Jumeirah Beach and to reach it is only possible through a private beach connected to the mainland - or by private helicopter. The construction design imitates the sail of a ship and since the beginning it was planned to become a Dubai icon.
When was the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah built?
The hotel construction started in 1994 and its doors were opened in 1999 as one of the symbols of architecture in Dubai. Around 3000 contractors and companies were involved in the construction, with 3500 workers in site, and 250 designers from Dubai, the UK and the US.
Why is the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah special?
The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the type of hotel that is proud for delivering a differentiate service to their clients, redefining all the luxury standards ever achieved. One of the three tallest buildings in the world (321 meters), the lobby has pillars covered by gold and its atrium measures 180 meters, the tallest in the world. There is a beautiful and famous fountain in the centre from which water arches dance and burst into the air nearly 42 meters high.
In fact, nearly 1800 square meters of 24-carat gold leaf was used in the interior just for the purpose of embellishing. As part of the project, only the finest materials were used in the hotel's interior, aiming to recall exclusivity. Besides gold, marble was imported from Brazil and Italy, rugs and carpets from South Africa and India, chandeliers from the UK, and magnificent wooden doors from Dubai.
Even though the hotel is impressive in its size, it has only 28 floors and 202 bedroom suites. Nevertheless, each one seems to be unique and has particular details. The smallest is 169 square meters and the largest occupies an area of 780 square meters.
It is important to underline that as a hotel the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is closed to non-guests. However, you can book a reservation in one of the restaurants for brunch, dinner or afternoon tea. The Afternoon Tea at Sky view Bar on the 27th floor is one of the favorite experiences visitors have reported and they can admire the panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and the Persian Gulf.
Another way to enter the hotel without booking a room is booking a spa treatment. The Talise Spa was elected the best spa in the world.
Finally, due the hotel's reputation, it is also possible to book a guided tour. Even though tours at hotels are uncommon, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah promises a different experience.
Other curiosities about the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is impressive in many ways. The hard work and exclusive treatment given to their clients gave their staff one of the highest ratios in the worlds: 8.1. And for the female workers of the greeting desk and front office, necklace and gold earrings in the shape of the hotel's logo.
We already know that guest are pampered but some of the winning details go to receiving their own 24 carat gold iPad during their stay and, in case they want, one of the world's largest fleets of Rolls Royce in available to them - yes, chauffeured Rolls Royce pick up is an option.