Inside the Only 7 Star Hotel in the World in 2021
Inside the Only 7 Star Hotel in the World
The richest people in the world have stayed in the most opulent and luxurious hotels first-world
countries have to offer, lined with rooms of marble, suites the size of an entire suburban house, and infinity pools overlooking the city skyline. None compare to the Burj Al Arab considered the only seven-star hotel in the world. Today, we’ll be taking a deep dive into each and every one of the amenities of this wonderfully luxurious masterpiece of a hotel. The Burj Al Arab has existed for more time than people actually realize, around since 1999. It cost 1 billion dollars to build and was commissioned as one of the essential tourist attractions of downtown Dubai, especially
thought by the Sheikh of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Burj Al Arab is located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It’s one of the tallest hotels in the world as it’s the seventh tallest, though 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. Just by seeing the pictures, you can notice that this hotel is located on an artificial island, 280 meters from Jumeirah Beach, and connected to the mainland by a private curing bridge. It’s supposed to resemble the sail of a ship, and it also contains a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 meters above the ground.
Guests at the Burj look out of their floor-to-ceiling windows onto a city dotted with fantastical high-rises and countless cranes. Enter the Burj Al Arab’s towering atrium and you might think you’re in a palace, a lavish, undiscovered tomb, or some sort of futuristic Star Wars senate chamber. The atrium takes up about a third of the hotel’s space and soars 590 feet above the lobby. The lower floors have ocean-blue undersides that fade to atmospheric light green as they approach the atrium’s ceiling — blurring the line between inside and out. Doors to the suites line layers of scalloped white balconies.
You’ll witness hefty pillars gilded in 22-karat gold that stretch up several floors, and also gold mosaics and spandrels that crisscross between them. Every half hour, a jet shoots a stream of water 138 feet into the open atrium. The Burj Al Arab doesn’t clutter its softly lit atrium with a
mundane check-in counter. After a personal greeting and presentation of cool towels, coffee and dates, ushers escort guests to their suites. There, guests meet with a personal butler and privately check in to their lodgings. The butlers themselves do an incredible job of fulfilling whichever
request their guests might have, which we’ll take a further look later in this Articel. For now, let’s
focus on your welcome and stay in the hotel.
The hotel’s cheapest and humblest rooms, which is of course deceptive given the fact that this is the most luxurious hotel in the world, start at 558 square feet. They include the luxury features
of a five-star’s most lavish suites:
living room, lounge, private bar, king-size bed, dressing room, and Jacuzzi. Guests select their butler-drawn bath from a menu and can pair it with champagne, caviar, and strawberries.
Due to the amount of food and dessert consumed in the hotel, every few hours the staff team has to bring in fresh food to constantly replenish their food stores. These can range from fresh fruit to chocolate desserts to die for.
The world’s only seven star hotel is incredibly big on privacy, too. You either get a suite here, or get denied access. That’s because a seven-star hotel is like a presidential palace, so it’s closed to the public. Since many of the hotel guests happen to be heads of state, celebrities and billionaire
entrepreneurs, these all need a certain level of privacy. For example, imagine being a president or a sultan, and someone outside taking a picture of you out of nowhere. That’s definitely not going to be fun.
Its lucky guests are often met with an “unforgettable welcome” as they are given the
opportunity to be picked up from the airport in a white Rolls Royce Phantom from one of the
largest chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce fleets in the world for AED 900 to AED 1,300. Depending on timing and availability, a stay at the Burj Al Arab, which opened in 1999, can run from $1,000 a night for the one-bedroom suite to over $20,000 a night for the hotel’s two-story Royal Suite. If
needed, they can be transported by helicopter or by Mercedes too. Is there just one thing that doesn’t scream luxurious or expensive in this hotel? Well, there’s even more than that. We’ve just
spoken about the beginning.
A helicopter pad is located atop the 28th floor of the building and it welcomes visitors who pay around $2,700 dollars for a 15-minute ride around the city. The helipad is also where Roger Federer once played a tennis match and Tiger Woods has teed off.
The hotel is located on a tropical beachfront and its architects have ensured that this opportunity is used to the max. It runs an exotic aquarium with a full team of marine biologists to look after
the well-being of the fish and sharks. Each of the hotel’s 202 suites stands two floors high and are decorated with elegantly styled furniture and carpet that will make every interior designer
scream in delight. The hotel’s Royal Suite offers 8,395 square feet of space and comes with two master bedrooms that rotate on swivels, two-full sized jacuzzis, and two five-head rain showers.
The walk-in closets are expansive and the bathroom is stocked with Hermes products. The Royal Suite also includes a lounge, a library, and a cinema. Each of the rooms includes offices with either a Macbook or a gold-plated iPad, while also including TVs that come up from mahogany desks.
Rank up in the suites and each of the accommodations gets more lavish than the last. Two Royal
Suites take up the entire 25th double floor. A private elevator and cinema let Royal Suite guests avoid those staying at the lower levels of the hotel. If they want to go out of their suites, they can
also enjoy sights in the under-the-sea Al Mahara restaurant includes a simulated submarine ride and a dining room surrounded by aquariums. Guests can also relax in the tiled spa or head out to Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi Water Park to soak up some of Dubai’s scorching sun.
The entire hotel is manned by a titanic team of 1,500 employees. All of these are specialized in meeting the most extreme of commands and given the clientele that tends to stay in the Burj Al Arab, it’s unsurprising that a staff member is completely able to procure exotic camels or cooking up crocodiles and other uncommon meals. Did you also know that the hotel has no shortage of activities even inside? It has a whopping nine bars and restaurants, and also a spa with a fitness center. You can stay for nine days and nine nights and still have plenty of things to do and stuff to
find out in this hotel. Some guests even have their designated butler, whose sole purpose is to, well, do as they literally wish and fetch them whatever they might need, such as scheduling dinner in the hotel’s restaurants or meeting important people. That’s because the hotel
understands that if you’re a high-profile individual with a certain network in your country, you’d probably enjoy having the same network available to you when you travel too. Guests can get anything through the butler system. The butler is awake as soon as the guest is awake, and they
won’t sleep until the guest decides to sleep. That must be a seriously titanic job for the butlers employed by the hotel.
Oh, and did you know that the hotel has a dress code? It’s not going to force you in a tuxedo nor a suit, but you’ll want to be dressed in style with a smart casual style where men are obliged to wear a shirt or sweater, long pants, or neat jeans with closed clean shoes. At least in restaurants, slippers or sneakers are not allowed. Women should wear a dress, skirt, suit, a nice pair of trousers with a shirt and take care that the shoulders are covered. And for the prices? Lunch in the Burj Al Arab at Nathan Outlaw in Al Mahara costs 153 dollars for people over 12
years and children between 4 and 11 years pay 77 dollars. When booking, you can choose between times between 12:00 and 14:00. These prices include a three-course lunch and water or soft
So, what are your thoughts on the Burj Al Arab? Have you ever been here, or know someone who has? Would you be willing to spend so much money to stay here? Let us know in the comments!