Inside Dubai’s Exclusive $20,000-a-Night, ‘Seven-Star’ Hotel

The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, standing at 1,053 feet tall, is the fourth tallest hotel in the world and was once described as the “world’s only seven-star hotel.”

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.

Visitors 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 ($250-$300). Guests can also be transported by helicopter or Mercedes.

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A helicopter pad sits atop the 28th floor of the building and welcomes visitors who pay AED 10,000 (roughly $2,700) for a 15-minute ride around the city. The heli-pad is also where Roger Federer once played a tennis match and Tiger Woods has tee’d off.

The beachfront hotel also 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.

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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 is expansive and the bathroom is stocked with Hermes products. The Royal Suite also include a lounge, a library and a cinema.

The rooms include offices that have either a Macbook or a gold-plated iPad. TVs that emerge from mahogany desks are controlled by a remote that also control the blinds, doors and can notify a personal butler at any time of the day.

The Burj Al Arab is staffed by a team of 1,500 employees who are trained to meet the most extreme of commands, like procuring exotic camels or having the chef cook up personally caught crocodiles.

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Every few hours the staff brings in complimentary fresh foods that range from fresh fruit to chocolate decadence desserts.

The hotel has nine bars and restaurants and also a spa with fitness center.

h/t: Daily Mail
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