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“Afternoon tea in the Skyview Bar”

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Ranked #30 of 545 Hotels in Dubai
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“Afternoon tea in the Skyview Bar”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had a wonderful afternoon tea in the Skyview Bar. I would definitely recommend it. Champagne and as much tea as we could drink......I've never seen so many varieties.The food tasted wonderful and was presented beautifully. The service was very good.Expensive afternoon out but totally worth it. We were made to feel like royalty and I would definitely go back or recommend it to others. The view is spectacular. And the interior of the hotel is awesome.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

From the outside a stunning looking hotel, not too bad on the inside for that matter. Unfortunately the friendliness and knowledge of the staff leaves a lot to be desired. Some were bordering on rude. Considering this is supposed to be one of the top hotels in the world I was very under whelmed. Had breakfast there and for the exorbitant amount charged I expected a lot better than what was offered. Worth a visit but only to say you've been there...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

My short stay here was just perfect,if only everyday life was this grand.The decor,staff and the meals are all wonderful. If i could retire then this would make a perfect way to enjoy the rest of my life as a KING.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Trentham, Australia
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I have stayed at the Burj Al Arab four times. My stays have been for two nights each way. I stayed there in 2009 and 2010. The Burj is glamorous and sophisticated.

Get the hotel limo service to pick you up from the airport. For US$200 they send their Major Domo to greet you at the plane. He escorts you to baggage where he collects your luggage and then he puts you through the VIP line at customs and immigration. You are then whisked away to your awaiting limo and driven to the hotel.

Experience is what life is all about. From the double story suites (gay couples are given two bedroom suites. Once we received an upgrade to the Emirates Suite; 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, office, cocktail bar and lift between the two floors ), the glamorous furnishings (everything that is gold coloured, is real gold), the 24 hour butler service, the Hermes bathroom products and colognes.....and the list could go on. The indoor swimming pool is on the 44th floor (remember, one floor is actually two floors) and overlooks Dubai. Breathtaking.The breakfast is unbelievable. Dinner in the underwater restaurant is delicious but expensive. Not for the faint-hearted. But the fish tank must be seen to believed. A jacket must be worn or it will be supplied. The room key (a leather wallet) gives you access to any other property owned by the family that own the Burj. I suggest a boat trip on a motor launch that can be arranged by the hotel. Mind you, we also rented the hotels Rolls Royce Phantom, driver and guide for a tour around Dubai. A very special experience. The Burj Al Arab. Well worth the experience.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Very good value,excellent service, very nice view.
We had teatime in the Sky View Bar located on the 27th floor.
Snacks are of very good quality. For us it was not really clear which drinks were included.
We are going to return on our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We were looking forward to a very special treat of Afternoon Tea in the Skyview Bar at the Burj Al Arab and certainly do not mind paying for something that is a once in a life-time opportunity and a special occasion. We found the experience somewhat disappointing overall and overpriced for what you receive and experience. The Sky View bar looks a bit dated and worn, even the bathroom facilities were nothing to write home about and the taps and sinks could do with a jolly good deep clean. The view is good, but not as spectacular as the view from the Burj Khalifa and the temperature of the room was very hot and it did not seem the air conditioning was working. The staff are attentive although our waiter's command of English was very poor and we struggled to understand him and we had to ask more than once for more tea and just a glass of water. We were not particularly enamoured with the food and found the sandwiches and savoury items to not feel or taste very fresh. It was all very cold, hard and dry and the fillings were really nondescript. The sweet selection of cakes and pastries was pretty much the same and rather disappointing. Maybe it had all been kept at too low a temperature or for too long in the refrigerator. In all, the whole Afternoon Tea experience was just okay and nothing special, I have had much better in London hotels and even small country tea rooms locally. The hotel areas we were allowed to see such as the lobby and reception area is opulent and impressive, it is just a shame the experience we had did not match up to that or meet our expectations. Would we recommend or repeat the experience? No, I would say save your hard earned money for something else that is better value and more enjoyable.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I only had the pleasure to have dinner in the Burj Al Arab, and what an experience it was! The staff were very friendly, the whole place is a once in a lifetime experience. The dinner was at one of the restaurants on the 22nd floor, we had an amazing night view of Dubai from up there.

I had a 6 course set meal for dinner, which was expensive but well worth it! it contained the likes of scallops, duck and veal. I recommend anyone who visits Dubai to go here and taste the lifestyle.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Address: Burj Al Arab | P.O. Box 74147, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Dubai
#12 Business Hotel in Dubai
#16 Family Hotel in Dubai
#22 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#24 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#28 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 5*
Number of rooms: 202
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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