A long time ago, Dubai was a trading port in the Middle East, relying on oil revenues and trades with neighboring lands. Today, however, it is well known as a commerce and tourism haven. The metropolis suddenly burst out of the desert with its skyline toppling previous world records and its architecture never failing to impress. Dubai became the definition of luxury and grandeur. By this standard, what type of accommodation could be more expected to spearhead the city’s transformation than the Burj Al Arab?
Standing at 1,053 feet, the Tower of the Arabs, also known as the Arab Sail, is the fourth highest hotel in the world. It houses 202 suites, a couple of restaurants and bars, a helipad, and numerous leisure facilities. The construction of the artificial island and the building itself began in 1994 and ended in 1999. But apart from its height, the hotel gained global attention because of its design. Located in a man-made island 300 meters from the Jumeirah beach, the boat sail-shaped structure has become one of the most iconic hotels in the world.
The luxury hotel not only looks majestic on the outside but it looks splendid from inside as well. While the building’s exterior is sleek and modern, the interior is as lavish and assorted as it could be. Guests are greeted by grand pillars, gold leaf railings, marble, and dancing fountains in the grand lobby. The walls and floors of bathrooms are decorated with mosaic tile patterns, while suites explode with colors and Arabian geometric patterns. At 590 feet, its atrium is also the tallest in the world.
The Arab Sail is unsurprisingly one of the most exclusive and most luxurious hotels in the world. It presents the best amenities and services a luxury hotel has to offer. Each suite is provided with its own Jacuzzi, entertainment system, and business facilities. The finest people from around the world gather here, chauffeured by a fleet of Rolls Royce cars, attended to by the best staff, and provided with sumptuous dishes from multi-awarded restaurants.
Guests can choose from the hotel’s restaurants which are not only famous for the food, but also for the amazing view they offer. One restaurant is perched 200 meters above sea level, while another one features a giant aquarium and a simulated submarine experience upon entrance. The hotel’s restaurants guarantee an explosion of taste buds with a wide range of cuisines including Arabic, Asian, European and Mediterranean.
The luxury hotel is perfect for the whole family. Kids will surely enjoy the Wild Wadi Waterpark and the Sinbad’s Kids Club found in nearby Jumeirah beach. Guests of all ages can enjoy the private beach in peace, pamper themselves in health spas, and work out in the state-of-the-art fitness facility. Baby sitting services (where I met the mommy blogger of this baby blog) are also available to take care of children to let parents attend to other activities.
Packed with superior services and facilities, there’s no wonder Burj Al Arab was dubbed as the only seven-star hotel on earth. The iconic sail-shaped structure in the Arabian Gulf is indeed the picture of luxury, innovation, and ambition.