What is it like to stay in the most luxurious hotel in the world? Well, given that it was named the Best Hotel in the World by The Telegraph’s ULTRA Awards and given a Five-Star Awards by Forbes Travel Guide, it’s safe to say that staying in the Burj Al Arab is absolutely luxurious. At a $1,5000 a night minimum it costs to stay there, even just one night at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai is guaranteed to entrance and amaze you. The hotel was built on a man-made island off the Dubai coast. Guests arrive via complimentary chauffeured Rolls-Royce pick up, or via private helicopter. The lobby is usually swarmed with tourists coming to marvel at the hotel. Guests are welcomed into a side room far from the tourists and greeted by an attendant with a “Marhaba Welcome” of rose water, cold towels, dates, and Arabic coffee.
According to the Burj, the atrium is the tallest in the world at 590 feet. The kaleidoscopic colors are mesmerizing. The interior designer Khuan Chew drew inspiration from the Arabian Peninsula’s history. Basically, the whole hotel screams decadence. Exhibit A: elevator doors are covered in 24-karat gold. Nearly 20,000 square feet of gold leaf was used to adorn the hotel’s interiors. Standing at 56-stories tall, each floor of the Burj has a team of personal butlers to attend to guests every wish. The bed is a DUX mattress, which can cost up to $15,000. The bathroom includes a rain shower with four additional showerheads and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Remember that butler we mentioned earlier? Well, you can always ask him to draw a bubble bath in the evening.
The outdoor terrace was built in 2016 and includes two pools, 24 cabanas, and eight “Royal Cabanas” each with their own butlers, air conditioning, television, fresh fruit, espresso machine, full bar, spa, and food menu. The Terrace has a “beach” area sull of sand that sits on the edge of an infinity pool looking directly out onto the Arabian Gulf. There is also a hot tub inside the infinity pool. If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime experience, then a stay at Burj Al Arab in Dubai is it.