Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai. If you're visiting Dubai, this place is a must see. The only 7 stars hotel in the world, and just watching it would definitely make your day. This is a very special building that you will never get tired of seeing. At night when it changes color it looks even more beautiful.
Make sure you make reservations, as no one is allowed through the gate without one. Also, bear in mind the dress code and conservative values of the host country and the restaurant you are visiting. Most common way to visit the place is to book HIGH TEA reservation at SKY VIEW BAR or if you are looking to do something even more special then try their BRUNCH/LUNCH in their ULTIMATE restaurant AL-MUNTAHA. Both Sky view Bar and Al Muntaha are at the 27th floor, 200 m above sea level, providing breath taking views.
Try to make reservation a week before your visit. At the time of the reservation, if you mention the special occasion, they will honor it. e.g. if you mentioned that you will be celebrating your honeymoon, in that case they will congratulate you as soon as you will arrive and place rose petals all over your table, or sometimes they offer rose to your wife. In case of Birthdays or anniversaries they offer special cakes.
Try to reach the restaurant 10 min before time and request for a window table, these are limited in number. A window table next to coast will provide stunning views. Photography is allowed, however they will ask you not to make videos.
You can have an ultimate brunch at Al Muntaha. And from beginning to end you will find it was a great experience. The hotel is beautiful and the view from the Al Muntaha restaurant, 200 m above the sea, are astonishing. The sea laps at the feet of the Burj al Arab, and it is mesmerizing watching the waves and the shades of blue stretch out into the distance. Seeing The Palm from the restaurant reminds you of the engineering marvel that it is. In short, at least half of what you spend here is for the view. The blue-green-aquamarine is carried through into the decor of the restaurant, and one fully expects a mermaid to swim up to you to take your order. Staff is very attentive as one would expect. Their explanation of dishes is good. The most difficult part is deciding what you want to eat as the menu has so many wonderful choices. The food is second to none, from lobster to oysters to sushi to roast to chocolate fountain... you will try your best but probably you will just be able to try 25% of the buffet. However the desserts did not sparkle. Brunch timings are from 10AM to 12 PM and cost 450 AED. Brunch is only offered on Fridays, if you stay after 12, it will be considered lunch and it cost 550 AED.
You can also try High Tea at Sky View Bar (The same place as that of Al-Muntaha). The tea consists of 7 "courses" starting with champagne and a short crust biscuit with fruit on it. Then served a "caviar" course. You then get sandwiches, pastries, scones, sorbet and lastly a few chocolates, all served on a platter in the shape of the sail. They also serve coffee and 20 different types of teas. Afternoon tea cost around 425 AED. Non-Alcoholic package is 100 AED less.
The service, needless to say, is flawless. The food is phenomenal. For anyone who appreciates the value of good food, you will not be left wanting. The assortment of foods is put together with your pallet in mind. Although the servings appear small, they are filling and there is always more at your beckon call. Any favorites can be repeated. You will yourself see why this is a self styled 7 star hotel. You will simply not visit a hotel elsewhere quite like it!
Some people have reported to have little view at night, due to the heat haze, and reflection from the neon lights in the bar. If you only want to see this wonderful landmark and take some pictures, you can definitely do that. Wild Wadi is beside the area, so if you're planning to have some water adventure, you can as well bring your swim suits with you and enjoy the day on this nice area of Dubai. If you chose to take a dip at the beach if you just wanted to relax and feel the sea breeze, Jumeira beach is also very near to the area.
Burj Al Arab has its own fleet of Taxis (including Rolce Royce, Mercedes and wagons) and helicopter. Some people have claimed that it’s not easy to get an outside taxi in Burj Al Arab on your way back; however I didn’t find problem calling RTA taxi, which reach within 3 min of call. The Rolce Royce taxis charge 150 AED for 10 min, but travelling in it is an incredible experience.
In Short, visiting Burj Al Arab is a once in a lifetime experience. The view is breathtaking, the sunset is monumental and the service is attentive to your style of dining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. Yet for all the wonder this stunning structure provides when you finally see it in person, it is the service within that really makes the Burj Al Arab so extraordinary. Repeatedly voted the world's most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and facilities throughout - right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. Burj Al Arab suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in within your rooms, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, each a warm messenger of our unparalleled hospitality. Come and experience it for yourself. ... more less
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