Why Burj Al Arab Is The Most Luxurious Hotel in The World & 7 Star

Why Burj Al Arab Is The Most Luxurious Hotel in The World & 7 Star

Learn about why Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world and why it’s widely acclaimed as a seven star hotel. Also, learn about its design, architect, suites, services, room prices, restaurants, location etc.

Exterior exquisite, interior enchanting, suites lush and services posh, this Dubai destination is technically one of Dubai’s earliest attractions that crammed Dubai in the epicenter of the global travel and tourism industry.

Why Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Is The Most Luxurious Hotel in World & 7 Star

Why Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world
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Why is Burj Al Arab Jumeirah the most luxurious hotel in the world and why is it acclaimed as a seven star hotel? Simply put, these are because it’s unreserved in its regal hospitality. While the seven star status is unofficial, I’ll give detail on why the hotel is the best in the world below.

Built for the expression of luxury, Burj Al Arab is magnificent and in the least posh. Everything in this hotel from its island, through its design and silhouette to its detail makes it the best hotel in the world.

Thanks to its unconventional elegance, the gem has been a pathfinder on the global hospitality industry since its launch in 1999. Futuristic hospitality is its epicenter and so all of it — suites, services, cuisines etc — is informed by this core.

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Burj Al Arab’s hospitality starts at the airport. Yes, you got that right. Your transfer from the airport to the hotel is done on a luxury car manifest in a white Rolls Royce. Or, if this is boring to you, you’d be taken on a helicopter, if you opt for either of them.

Burj Al Arab Rolls Royce Tranfser
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You’re taken gracefully through Dubai from the airport onto the Tower of Arab’s private man-made Island where you’d be greeted with the enchanting exterior of the Burj Hotel. The hotel’s exterior, its silhouette particularly, was inspired by a boat spinnaker or sail, design and construction managed by Canadian engineer Rick Gregory of WS Atkins.

How Burj Al Arab’s Exterior Contributes to Its World’s-most-luxurious-hotel Status

Burj Al Arab Moon Night

Lets see how Burj Al Arab’s exterior design contributes to its world’s-most-luxurious-hotel status. The silhouette of the hotel is of the shape of a spinnaker, to reiterate. This shape resembles the billowing spinnaker of a J-class yacht.

Dubai was rising dynamically and so needed an icon and a symbolic statement like those of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, Big Ben in London and the Statue of Liberty in New York for itself. This inspired the unique and unprecedented sail shape. Led by architect Tom Wright, Burj Al Arab was designed by multidisciplinary consultancy Atkins.

Since its completion, it has served this symbolic role until the launching of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, in Dubai. While the foregoing is the status quo, Burj Al Arab’s exterior design can hardly be eclipsed by any hotel.

How Burj Al Arab’s Interior Makes It The Most Luxurious Hotel in World

Burj Al Arab Interior
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Now we’ll see why Burj Al Arab is world’s most luxurious hotel by its interior. When you’re done feeding your eyes outside, you’d be ushered into the second to none inside of the regal hotel.

Delivered by UAE based Depa, the hotel’s interior flourishes a grandiosely regal quality. Burj Al Arab has been described as opulent, glamorous and start-of-the-art. In fact, given its splendor is hardly describable, from praises, the hotel has come to be criticized for the highly elevated magnificence lavished on it. The interior is no doubt the elevated celebration of surpassing wealth. It exposes you to the gritty futuristic fantasy of spilling splendor, grandeur and glamor.

Further, the interior has a soft, warm and sensuous glow throughout as it’s bedecked with gold. In fact, gold is more ubiquitous than anything else inside Burj Al Arab. And about 790 square meters of its interior is covered in real 24-carat gold leaf and TV screens, its walls and floors clad in over 30 kinds of Italian Statuario marble, the same marble used by the famed artist, Michelangelo, to create his legendary sculptures.

Click here to see Burj Al Arab’s Interior live.

Burj Al Arab’s Suites Are A Core Part of Why It’s The Most Luxurious Hotel in World

Burj Al Arab Suite
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Everything in Burj Al Arab makes it the most luxurious hotel in world. And now we’re faced with a question of its suites. Let’s start with the least suite of Burj Al Arab’s eleven different suites to give you an insight into the degree of the hotel’s luxury.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

Burj Al Arab Most Luxurious Hotel Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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The least suite in seven star hotel, Deluxe One Bedroom Suite, is spacious and has a king-size bed. This bed is draped in Eiderdown duvets or comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. And it can be personalized for your specific posture preferences, thanks to its remote controlled environments. The beautiful suite is also overlooking the beautiful Arabian Gulf.

Further, the suite has a private living room, a world-class butler service and 24-hour concierge, an in-suite check-in and check-out, Hermès amenities, complimentary wi-fi, 21-inch iMac, a range of 42-inch and 32-inch widescreen interactive HD TV, a selection of nine types of pillows.

Added to the foregoing features, the suite also lets you gain access to the hotel’s iconic spa, its terrace, private beach, Summersalt Beach Club and the Wild Wadi Waterpark.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite price starts at about AED 10,000 ($2,700).

If the foregoing is the description of the least suite in the world’s most luxurious hotel, how would the more luxury ones be? Great question.

Burj Al Arab has at least eleven various suites, to repeat. And there’s provision for the loftiest of dignitaries, thanks to the hotel’s Diplomatic Three Bedroom Suite and Presidential Two Bedroom Suite and its Royal Two Bedroom Suite.

Diplomatic Three Bedroom Suite

Burj Al Arab Most Luxurious Hotel Diplomatic Three Bedroom Suite
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Diplomatic Three Bedroom Suite has all of Deluxe One Bedroom Suite’s features plus a personalized in-suite bar, separate dining room for up to six people, three master bathrooms complete with full-size Jacuzzi and a separate five-head rain shower, a private butler’s kitchen with a separate staff entrance.

In addition, the suite comes with a complimentary luxury airport transfers from Dubai International Airport, AED 2000 resort credit once per stay, a daily breakfast buffet for two in Junsui or Bab Al Yam or in the privacy of your suite.

Presidential Two Bedroom Suite

Burj Al Arab Most Luxurious Hotel Presidential Two Bedroom Suite
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Presidential Two Bedroom Suite has all of Deluxe One Bedroom Suite’s features plus a personalized in-suite bar, a separate dining room for six people, a private library, two spacious dressing rooms, two master bathrooms complete with a full-size Jacuzzi, a private butler’s kitchen with a separate staff entrance and a separate five-head rain shower

The suite also comes with features such as AED 3,000 resort credit once per stay and a daily breakfast buffet for two in Junsui or Bab Al Yam.

Royal Two Bedroom Suite

Burj Al Arab Most Luxurious Hotel Royal Two Bedroom Suite
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Royal Two Bedroom Suite has all of Deluxe One Bedroom Suite’s features plus a personal in-suite elevator, an exquisite majlis style lounge, a library, a cinema room, a private living room with a dedicated powder room, a personalized in-suite bar, a private dining room for up to 12, a private butler’s kitchen with a separate staff entrance, two large dressing rooms, two master bathrooms complete with a full-size Jacuzzi and a separate five-head rain shower.

Burj Al Arab Butler Service Is Top-Notch

Burj Al Arab Butler Service
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Let’s see how the hotel’s butler service makes Burj Al Arab the most posh hotel in the world. What Burj Al Arab does is pamper you. Therefore, it has a total of one thousand six hundred (1,600) staff members. When weighed against the suites in the hotel, we get the ratio of eight staff members to one suite. Every floor in the hotel has a dedicated reception with check-in conducted in the privacy of the individual suite. And butlers are at your beck and call 24 hours of the day. They aren’t just many and available; they’re trained to address the needs and concerns of every guest.

Burj Al Arab Restaurants and Bars Also Make It The Most Luxurious Hotel in The World

Burj Al Arab Restaurants
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Burj Al Arab has several restaurants and bars and these contribute to the features that make it the best hotel in the world. At the restaurants, you could enjoy cuisines across Asia and Europe by virtue of the hotel’s classy restaurants. See how Nilz77, a tourist in the hotel, describes one of Burj Al Arab’s restaurants:

“It has got some of [the] finest dining on planet [Earth]. We experience[d] just [the] restaurant there which is [the] best in the world, I must say. And [the] sunset view from [the] hotel is magical. Must experience,” says Nilz77.

Nilz77 isn’t talking about the most grandiose architecture from classic Greece or Rome? Nilz77 isn’t talking about the most magnificent building in some wonder-land? Or, New Jerusalem from Heaven? Nilz77 is of course talking about a restaurant in the Tower of Arab’s hotel.

On cuisines, its core menu merges distinctive and exclusive elements with rare and natural ingredients from products with deeply stemmed Arabic heritage.

Burj Al Arab’s Best Luxury Hotel Spa — Talise Spa

Talise Spa
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Talise Spa, Burj Al Arab’s official spa, is a cutting-edge one. Indeed, it has won the “Best Luxury Hotel Spa” award in the “World Luxury Spa Awards Global Winners” category twice, the first coming in 2013. It pays attention to everything that constitutes its total experience.

150 meters above the Arabian Gulf, it’s lit with natural light, uses the world’s most luxury products and carefully designs its experiences so that they’re exclusive. In other words, each treatment uses the highest quality products and latest methods in personal care. You don’t think it won the best luxury hotel spa for nothing.

From facials through organic body wraps to Chakra balancing hot stone massage, Talise has got you covered. Unify your body, mind and spirit at the spa and the results would mean a younger, fresher and stronger you. Talise Spa also focuses on whatever part of the body you might have tension. Thing is, whether you want relief, firming or even shaping, you’d get served here.

There’s sufficient space here and if you’re coy, you’d have to worries as there are separate amenities for both sexes. Both the men’s and women’s relaxation areas boast a plush aqua retreat. Further, there are separate indoor infinity pools, Jacuzzi and treatment rooms along with saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools. Gentlemen can look down through a rare fog-proofed glass at the World Islands and Downtown Dubai. Further still, it boasts a squash court, a fitness centre with aerobic facilities and advanced cardiovascular and resistance training equipment.

Let’s go in more detail on the services to expect in the spa.

Romantic Moonlight Swim

Whether you’re yet to marry your spouse or have already done that, the Romantic Moonlight Swim could lend you the ultimate romantic experience you can only imagine. The swimming pool is prepared for two with Rose petals and you could see the Arabian Gulf at every turn while enjoying the moonlight, champagne and strawberries. For an old couple, the experience could help in igniting that romance that was once profusely gay. It is perfect for a marriage proposal, anniversary, honeymoon, and/or birthdays. In all, it is a perfect choice for giving your spouse an unparalleled treat. A marriage proposal done in a place like this should be unforgettable.

La Prairie Signature Element

Yoga is known to lend a balance between body, mind and spirit. If you haven’t started practising it or have not been chanced to, La Prairie Signature Element is a perfect choice to balance your body, mind and spirit. The treatment includes every part of your body, from head to toe. Natural, specifically-sourced crystal healing stones are used. First, the skin is exfoliated and a La Prairie Hydralift Firming Mask applied. Your face, neck and décolleté are then prepared for the soothing full body, face and neck crystal stone massages. After this, indulgent La Prairie skincare is applied to the facial areas and décolleté before the body is enveloped in soothing Cellular Energising Body Lotion.


There are also facial treatments geared among other things towards lifting and/or making the face, neck and décolleté smoother, radiant and vibrantly alive by virtue of innovative contouring creams or Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold and/or gentle heat and the selected masks. The treatments can take care of your face whether it’s mature or damaged.

You could buy those products used in massaging or treating you in Talise Spa. These include La Prairie, Carol Joy, QMS, Voya, Aromatherapy. You can get them at Jannah Al Juwan Spa Boutique on the mezzanine level of the spa.

Please note that Talise Spa boasts a fitness center.

Burj Al Arab Vehicle Service

Burj Al Arab renders transfer service from the airport to the hotel. It also rents supercars to to hotel and non-hotel guests.

Rolls Royce Service

Burj Al Arab Rolls Royce
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One way airport transfer with the Rolls Royce Phantom cost AED 945 ($257.27). If you’re an in-suite guest, you could hire the Rolls Royce Phantom which costs AED 2,100 ($571.71 ) per hour. The maximum capacity is 3 passengers.

BMW 7 Series Transfer

BMW 7 Series
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One way airport transfer with the BMW 7 cost AED 475 ($129.32). This is for in-house guest only. The maximum capacity is 3 passengers.

Not an in-house guest but wanna rent a car?

You could do this by contacting the following number or email address +971 4 301 7777 or [email protected]. Cars you can have access to include the Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Should you want a chauffeur service, it is available.

The Terrace

The Terrace
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Burj Al Arab has a terrace which stretches 10,000 square meters over the sea. This terrace, christened The Terrace, was added to Burj Al Arab in 2017. Made in Finland, it is the first man-made luxury beach facility of its kind. The structure of The Terrace was constructed in a cruise ship and yacht production facility in Finland before being shipped to the emirate in six pieces. The Terrace boasts a restaurant, a bar and lounge, four Jacuzzis, a breathtaking 828 square meters saltwater infinity pool (80 meters long), thirty two private and exclusive air-conditioned and butler-serviced luxury cabanas and a beach area with luxury day and sunbeds.

The fresh water pool has a shaded swim up bar. The swimming pools are tiled with an incredible 10 million mosaic tiles (in shades of azure and gold). The beach comprises 1,000 tonnes of white sand, specially imported from Saudi Arabia for its special qualities. It doesn’t fly away when the wind blows.

You can experience a top-notch VIP service at any of the eight royal cabanas. They feature private dining options, a spa menu, mini-bars, espresso machines, Bang & Olufsen TVs, private bathroom and a veranda overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

In fact, Burj Al Arab Has Been Awarded Officially as Best Hotel in The World & More

Burj Al Arab has been awarded as the best hotel in the world, among other awards. To be specific, it has earned the following awards:

  1. Forbes Travel Guide 2018, Five-Star Award
  2. World Travel Awards 2018 – UAE’s Leading Hotel
  3. The Telegraph’s ULTRA Awards 2018 – Best Hotel in the World
  4. The Telegraph’s ULTRA Awards 2018 – Best Hotel in Middle East

At the ULTRA Awards in 2018, Anthony Costa, the regional vice president of Jumeirah Group and the managing director of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah says, “This property is all about passion, creating lifelong memories and to mesmerize guests at every moment.” That statement is not a mere bluff; it is instead descriptive. Not known to do anything by halves, Burj Al Arab is the flagship hotel of its owners. Launched in 1999 and older than 18 years, its design does not only remain iconic but also impressive. Further, its age has not made it budge or slack in its approaches and processes. It’s relentless, resilient and high-flying.

How To Reach Burj Al Arab in Dubai

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So there, I’ve shown you why Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world. It’s not it only because of its structure, but also because of its elegant style. One thing you should have noticed by now is that Burj Al Arab Jumeirah elevates style over substance. That’s part of its topic. It would take a lot to eclipse it. No doubt, the cost of its building it only is $1 billion.

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