Exploring.....The Burj El Arab

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Standing tall among the cream of world class hotels. The Burj el Arab delivers luxury at a level you won't find in many locations. At the top end of 5 stars - some say 7 - if you can afford to stay, you won't be wanting to leave.
There are luxury hotels and there are “Luxury Hotels”. This 5-star deluxe hotel, 7-stars depending on who you ask in Dubai, is set on a man made island off of Dubai‘s Jumeirah Beach.

The Burj El Arab (Tower Of The Arabs) is impossible to miss as it was built to resemble the sail of a Dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Construction began in 1994, and the hotel was opened in December of 1999.

More than just a hotel, the architect of the Burj Al Arab, Tom Wright, had this to say of the project, “The client wanted a building that would become an iconic or symbolic statement for Dubai, this is very similar to Sydney with its Opera House, London with Big Ben, or Paris with the Eiffel Tower.

It needed to be a building that would become synonymous with the name of the country.”

Job well done Mr. Wright, job well done.    Read more.....

This video below gives a montage of images which shows the Burj El Arab in all its glory.

Exploring Dubai's Finest - The Burj El Arab

When first checking into the Burj Al Arab, the first amazing thing to gaze at will be the 590 ft Atrium Lobby. Seeing as the Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world at 1,053 feet, I would say they have the room. If you happen to have any questions once you have checked in, don’t worry, you can always ask one of a host of personal butlers for assistance, or you could check with one of the private receptions that they offer on every floor.

Speaking of rooms, the Burj Al Arab has 202 luxurious duplex suites to choose from. The smallest of these suites start at 1,819 square feet, to the largest at 8,396 square feet. The cost of one of these amazing suites ranges from $1,000, to around $23,000 per night for the Royal Suite. With floor to ceiling windows, large flat screen TVS, and with all the extras fully automated, this is still only the beginning.

If you are looking for a bite to eat after checking in, you can check out one of the eight world class restaurants and bars. Enjoy your meal as you take in the view from 600 feet above sea level. You can also dine next to a 260,000 gallon saltwater aquarium, your choice.

Whether you are there for business or pleasure, be sure to check out the two indoor pools, and the two outdoor pools. If the pool is not your thing, you can always relax on the private beach. Maybe you just want to spend the day at the Spa. Once again, your choice.

If you are wondering how to get around Dubai or you’re just needing to get to the airport, you can either get around in a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce/Mercedes, or you can just take the helicopter. They do have a Helipad on the roof by the way.

Not only is the Burj Al Arab an architectural marvel, it is a marvel in luxury also. From just taking a tour and having tea, to staying in a suite for a while, the Burj Al Arab is a must see when in Dubai.

For more information here's the link to the official Facebook Burj Facebook page. There's a dedicated Wikipedia page, and the official homepage of the hotel itself.

The video below is a good few years old now, but still gives some interesting background into how the Burj el Arab was constructed. For more videos here's the link to the Burj El Arab Youtube channel.

View of the Burj El Arab from Madinat
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