Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the last word in luxury hotel destinations. Widely regarded as Dubai’s most iconic and lavish travel accommodation, read on for 7 things to add to your to-do list while on a visit to the larger-than-life hotel.
The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah enjoys the reputation of being the only “7-Star” hotel in the world and so you won’ be surprised to learn that guests can enjoy an incredible catalogue of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and amenities. If you’re lucky enough to have a vacation planned at Burj Al Arab, we’ve put together a list of “must-dos” during your stay to elevate your experience by a couple of notches. You can thank us later!
Enjoy a 24-carat Golden Cappuccino
Act like royalty by sipping on the hotel’s signature Golden Cappuccino at Sahn Eddar lounge, located within the world’s tallest hotel atrium. Made with 100% Arabica beans, before being decorated with the iconic outline of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and topped with Italian gold flakes, it will be the most luxuriant beverage you will ever taste. It’s even served with a chocolate marshmallow that’s sprinkled with mill-ground gold!
Arrive in style on a helipad in the clouds
Located an eye-watering 212 metres in the air, put aside your fear of heights and strut across the hotel’s iconic helipad, which has been the venue for numerous high-profile events over the years. From Federer V Agassi battling it out in the world’s highest tennis match, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods teeing off into oblivion, and Anthony Joshua, well.. boxing? Yep, all this and more took place at the helipad.
Live out your Princess and the Pea fantasy with the hotel’s extensive pillow menu
Even the pickiest princesses will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect pillow. There are nine types of pillows for guests to choose from to ensure they enjoy a slumber like no other. What’s more, guests can pair their perfect pillow with some of the world’s most exclusive eiderdown duvets, made using down harvested from abandoned eider duck nests in Iceland, with each nest providing 15-20kg of eiderdown and only 2,000kg allowed to be harvested each year.
Visit Burj Al Arab’s turtle ‘hospital’
Give back to nature by supporting the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, supported by Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the neighbouring Madinat Jumeirah resort. The Project works to treat injured sea turtles in partnership with Dubai’s Wildlife Protection Office, Dubai Falcon Clinic, and the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory. Since launching in 2004, the effort has released more than 2,000 rescued sea turtles back into the Arabian Gulf, as well as offering free environmental education programmes for school children.
Sit back and marvel at the world’s largest Swarovski crystal ceiling
With luxury and glamour being the theme, it won’t surprise you to learn that the hotel is also home to the largest Swarovski crystal ceiling in the world, adorned with 21,000 crystals. Designed to look like the Milky Way, and costing over a quarter of a million pounds, the impressive crystal ceiling gives the hotel an out-of-this-world aura. Find a comfortable spot and enjoy the view.
Watch the sun go down from a world-first manmade luxury beach facility
Adding to the iconic status of the hotel, The Terrace at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the first manmade luxury beach facility of its kind, covering 10,000sqm and featuring two pools, cabanas, the SAL restaurant and a 1,120sqm beach area. Constructed in a cruise ship facility in Finland it was shipped to Dubai in six parts, alongside 1,000 tonnes of white sand. It’s safe to say there wouldn’t be any early morning deck chair wars there.
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