The Burj Al Arab is perhaps the most distinct structure and most recognizable icon of Dubai. This sail-shaped hotel building rises 321 metres (1,053 feet) above the ground on its own man-made island off the shore of Jumeirah Beach.
The Burj Al Arab is dubbed as the world’s only 7-star hotel. It is constantly awarded as the world’s most luxurious hotel and it perfectly captures Dubai’s penchant for luxury and opulence.
Needless to say, entry to the hotel is difficult without a reservation at one of the hotel’s luxurious suites or expensive restaurants.
It is often said that the best feature of Burj Al Arab is its exterior. That is why most visitors of Dubai would rather marvel at this iconic structure from afar and save precious cash for shopping or enjoying other activities at Dubai’s other destinations.
A photo with one of the world’s most photographed icons is a must for visitors and residents alike.
Best vantage points
If you want to have a photo op with the Burj Al Arab for free, bring the whole family for a picnic at the public area at Jumeirah Beach.
You can also view the Burj Al Arab while enjoying a drink or two at one of the bars or cafes at the nearby Madinat Jumeirah.
For a more unforgettable experience, go out on a romantic dinner date with your special someone at Pierchic restaurant and enjoy the best evening view of Burj Al Arab while savoring the best seafood dishes in Dubai.