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  • Address: Jumeirah Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Burj Al-Arab

The sail-like silhouette of the Burj Al-Arab has become a symbol of Dubai and all its opulence. Opened in 1999, the ultra luxury hotel boasts plenty of superlatives, including its five-star status (although, this is often taken a step further, as many refer to the hotel as a seven-star establishment).

While it takes a particularly hefty pocketbook to book a stay at the Burj Al-Arab, visitors have plenty of other options for viewing and touring the sumptuous landmark, which can be spotted from numerous spots around Dubai. Snap a shot of the soaring hotel jutting out to sea on a city sightseeing tour or on a boat cruise.

To get inside, choose from the hotel’s many bars and restaurants available for reservation. The Sahn Eddar Lobby Lounge offers a decadent seven-course afternoon tea service, set to the sounds of live classical music with views of the hotel’s amazing atrium, while the 27th-floor Skyview Bar and its floor-to-ceiling glass windows mix cocktails with stellar views over the Dubai skyline and Arabian Gulf. Hungry visitors can book an Arabic lunch inside the world’s tallest atrium at Al Iwan, or go for a more international menu with views over the city at the 27th-floor Al Muntaha. For a romantic dining experience, book a three-course seafood dinner at Al Mahara, a restaurant with its own floor-to-ceiling aquarium.

Insider's Tip: Grabbing cocktails at the Skyview Bar proves the most budget-friendly option inside the Burj Al-Arab, but it should be noted that you must book ahead to get past lobby security.

Practical Info

The Burj Al-Arab stands on its own little island promontory, linked to the mainland by a private bridge. The Burj Al-Arab stands on its own little island promontory linked to the mainland by a private bridge. It can be reached by taxi or Red Line metro via Jumeirah Road.

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Private Tour:Dubai's Top Icons including Burj Khalifa and Cocktails in the Burj Al-Arab, Dubai, null
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Private Tour:Dubai's Top Icons including Burj Khalifa and Cocktails in the Burj Al-Arab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience this unique combination of Dubai's Top Icons - The Burj Khalifa - tallest world tower as well the cocktails in the Sky View Bar of Burj Al Arab - ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $275.00
Afternoon Tea at Sahn Eddar Restaurant in Burj al Arab with private Transfers, Dubai, Full-day Tours
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Afternoon Tea at Sahn Eddar Restaurant in Burj al Arab with private Transfers

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Indulge in the pleasures of a traditional 7 Course afternoon tea in our magnificent atrium restaurant. A symphony of classical sounds, marble, mosaic and soft ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $279.00
Dubai City Tour including Lunch in Burj Al Arab, Dubai, Afternoon Teas
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Dubai City Tour including Lunch in Burj Al Arab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

From the old to the new, explore this magical city from Dubai Creek and the heritage area of Bastakia and the Dubai Museum. Enjoy an Abra ride across the creek ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $283.00
Lunch at Al Muntaha in Burj al Arab with Private Transfers, Dubai, City Tours
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Lunch at Al Muntaha in Burj al Arab with Private Transfers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Meaning ‘The Top’ in Arabic, Al Muntaha offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf from high above on the 27th floor.

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $303.00
Afternoon Tea in Burj Al Arab and a Visit to the Burj Khalifa on this Modern Dubai Tour, Dubai, ... 
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Afternoon Tea in Burj Al Arab and a Visit to the Burj Khalifa on this Modern Dubai Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit this modern city with amazing skyscrapers and luxurious hotels. From Dubai Marina to the Palm Jumeirah where you will see the iconic Atlantis hotel, the ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $330.00
Gourmet Dinner at Al Mahara in Burj Al-Arab in Dubai with Private Transfers, Dubai, Day Trips
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Gourmet Dinner at Al Mahara in Burj Al-Arab in Dubai with Private Transfers

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Relax over a delicious 3-course dinner at the Al Mahara restaurant in Dubai’s Burj Al-Arab on this 4-hour experience. Be whisked to and from the ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $340.00

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