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Burj Al Arab

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Burj Al Arab, Dubai
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Hotel Address
Jumeirah Beach Road
PO Box 74147
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
 
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Hotel Summary
Category Hotel
Awards Won Burj Al Arab has won countless awards all over the world.
- World's Leading Hotel
- World's Leading All-Suite Hotel
- Middle East's Leading Hotel
Hotel Opened
1999
Refurbishment Continuous Programme
Cranley Summary
Burj Al Arab aims to be the world’s most luxurious and exclusive hotel, winning numerous awards including several times the award for World’s Leading Hotel. It is a landmark on the Dubai coastline standing taller than the Eiffel Tower on a man-made island 280 meters offshore. Exceeding service and quality are foremost at the all-suite Burj Al Arab with an exceptionally high staff-to-suite ratio. All suites are laid out over two floors and the smallest of these starts at a spacious 170 square metres. Every suite enjoys unobstructed and enviable views of the Arabian Gulf and is furnished with the most modern amenities and specifications with a private guest services and butler service available on every floor. Burj Al Arab enjoys the benefit of a private beach, the Assawan Spa & Health Club and guests are able to use all the facilities of the adjoining Jumeirah Madinat Resort and Jumeira Beach Hotel which are just a short buggie ride away. There are a choice of fine dining restaurants, bars and lounges including the award-winning Al Mahara seafood restaurant. Personalised service sets Burj Al Arab apart from its competitors and guests benefit from strict reservation control over public access to hotel restaurants.
Hotel Location & Layout
Location Description
Situated less than 20km south of Dubai City along Jumeirah beach, Burj Al Arab is a landmark on the Dubai coastline. It stands on a man-made island about 280 meters offshore and is linked to the mainland and beach area by a slender purpose-built bridge. Immediately onto the mainland are two substantial Jumeirah resorts either side of the bridge; the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Jumeirah Madinat Resort. Guests of Burj Al Arab are free to use the facilities at these resorts, including the Sinbads Children’s Club and the Madinat Six Senses Spa, while the Jumeirah Wild Wadi Water Park is a short ride away by complimentary transport. The Mall of the Emirates, new ski dome and several golf courses are also within short driving distance.
Airports
Distance 25 km
Airport Transfers Airport transfers are arranged from a fleet of 14 Rolls Royce and several BMW vehicles. Helicopter transfers from the private Helicopter pad at Burj Al Arab are also available.
Cities and Sights
Distance 15 km
City/Sight Transfers Transfers are arranged from a fleet of 14 Rolls Royce and several BMW vehicles.
Layout Description
Burj Al Arab stands 321 metres tall, making it the world’s tallest hotel and taller than the Eiffel Tower. It has its own private helicopter pad on the 28th floor as well as the Al Muntaha restaurant and famous Skyview bar in a seemingly suspended protrusion from the main structure, overhanging the Gulf. Burj Al Arab is built on a triangle base in the shape of an Arabian Dhow ship vessel that stands upright, with a glass exterior on the Gulf side and a Teflon sail façade on land-side. At its base are the private pool area and Bab Al Yam restaurant, while the private beach is a short walk or buggie ride across the purpose-built bridge. Inside the hotel are a number of restaurants and bars and a health club. Guest access to Burj Al Arab is restricted to those with confirmed suite or restaurant bookings only.
Lobby & Guest Relations
Open Hours
24 hours
Languages Spoken Several International Languages
Payment Methods American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard
Foreign Exchange All major foreign currency exchanged to UAE Dirhams
Taxis Arranged A private fleet of 14 Rolls Royce and several BMW vehicles are available or local arrangements can be made
Tours Arranged Scenic helicopter flights can be arranged (45 minute flights) as well as any of the other classic Dubai tours including Tours of Dubai City, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and Ajman, Dinner Cruises, Safari's to the Desert, Wadi Hatta or Hajar Mountains, a Night at the Races, Camel Riding, Sand Skiing, Snorkelling or Scuba Diving
Guest Relations A private check-in service is available on every floor. Guest preferences are recorded on the reservations system (e.g. pillow choices) for subsequent visits.
Concierge Services
Private concierge, guest services and butler service are available on every floor with essential business facilities such as printer, fax, copier and internet.
Medical Facilities A 24 hour paramedic is available at the hotel and a doctor is on call. The hotel also has a good relationship with the local hospitals.
Parking Valet parking available
Cranley Comment
The lobby area entrance is adorned with a rolling water embankment between ground and mezzanine level set between tall pillars plated in 22 carat goldleaf and a 32 meter fountain on the Mezzanine level rising into the world’s tallest atrium of 180 meters. At night the lobby and atrium light up to become a spectacle of grandeur through a mixture of water, coloured light, gold and a unique fire display. An in-house florist supplies fresh flowers to the whole of the hotel every day. Public access is restricted to the lobby and mezzanine floor and to the Al Muntaha and Skyview bar, accessible by separate direct lifts. There is also a separate entrance for delegations.
Shops & Amenities
Description
Ground Floor: Europcar Desk, newsagents and book shops.

Mezzanine Floor: ATM and Banking through the Commercial Bank of Dubai (open half days and closed on Friday). Various Retail Shops including Chopard, Bvlgari and Prima Gold for Jewellery, Rodeo Drive for designer clothing, Al Barajeel for Persian carpets, Al Qurashi for perfumes and various other boutiques.

18th floor: Assawan Spa & Health Club and the Frank Provost Hair Salon, together with a snooker table in the Diwania Lounge
Cranley Comment
A range of sophisticated shops and amenities are available for guests on the ground and mezzanine levels as well as the spa facilities on the 18th floor in keeping with the overall regal style of the hotel. At the adjoining Madinat Resort there is a Souk (shopping mall) with some 75 shops and restaurants and a further range of shops and restaurants at the adjoining Jumeirah Beach Hotel, giving guests ample choice for shopping within a short buggy ride or walk of the hotel.
Rooms, Suites & Villas
Number of Floors 54 Floors (duplex suites - 27 Lift Stops)
Total Rooms 202
Elevators 6 (plus 2 to Panoramic level)
Rooms per Elevator 34
Total Staff 1500
Staff per Room 7.4
Check-in Time 14:00
Check-out Time 12:00
Late Checkout Flexible, subject to availability
Smoking Rooms Non Smoking Suites available
Room Service 24 hour fully comprehensive service from any of the hotel’s menus as well as any tailor-made menus.
Laundry Service 24 hour laundry service available
Unique Features Butler Services:
24-hour personalised butler service to assist guests during their stay by offering laundry, unpacking and packing, restaurant and spa bookings, provide information on Dubai and provide special services for anniversaries by decorating the suites, champagne and flowers, special bath (chosen from the bath menu), to mention only a few.
Cranley Comment
Burj Al Arab is an all-suite hotel where all suites are set over two floors, which means there are 27 lift stops rather than 54. All suites have floor to ceiling wall-to-wall windows with unobstructed Gulf views either toward the Jebel Ali area or the Dubai area, depending on which side of the hotel the particular suite is located. All suites are equipped with the latest technology, laptop computer and internet access. There is a dedicated butler and full Guest Services desk on every floor with printer, fax and copier. Internally the rooms are decorated to the highest standard of opulence, starting with imported granite and marble for walls and floors.
  Type of Room, Views & Facilities
Type No. View Facilities Max. Occupancy Size m2
One bedroom Deluxe Suite 142

Gulf View and either Palm Jumeirah or The World Islands

Dining Area and Sofa
Business desk with Laptop complete with high speed internet, private fax, printer and copier
42-inch plasma TV’s
Video on Demand
93 cable channels and 2 hotel information channels
DVD System
Door-entry video system
Remote-controlled lighting, curtains, televisions
Air conditioning
Personal safe
Private Bar (full size bottles) and 1 in-suite mini-bar
2 telephones
Speaker surround system
TV control panel
Walk-in Shower
Jacuzzi/Spa bath
Hermes amenities (full size bottles)
Bath Menu: prepared by the butler comprising selections of bath oils and music
Pillow Menu: 13 options available such as goose down
Special gift-box shoeshine service
Children’s Amenities
Suites are serviced 2 times a day

2 Adults & 2 Children, or 3 Adults 170
Cranley Comment
Deluxe suites are one bedroom duplex suites and are decorated in an opulent Arabian style, arranged over two floors with floor to ceiling windows and views over the Arabian Gulf. Guests enter the suites from the atrium gallery. On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge and dining room with a dining table to seat 4, a study and a guest washroom. An ornate spiral staircase leads to the first floor bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. The bedroom has a mirrored ceiling and technology that controls everything from the TV to the curtains.
Type No. View Facilities Max. Occupancy Size m2
Panoramic Suite 18

Gulf View and either Palm Jumeirah or The World Islands

As per One bed Deluxe Suite with the added benefit of being larger suites and more luxuriously furnished.

2 Adults & 2 Children, or 3 Adults 225 – 315
Cranley Comment
Panoramic suites are similar to the One bedroom Deluxe Suites, but are slightly larger and enjoy an airy and open split-level internal design. Panoramic suites are located in the corners of the hotel, giving them 270 degree views to the Gulf or the City. Panoramic suites are decorated in an opulent Arabian style with floor to ceiling windows, enhanced by the airy open internal layout design. Guests enter these one bedroom suites from the atrium gallery. On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge and dining room with a table to seat 6, a cocktail bar, study and guest washroom. An ornate spiral staircase leads to the first floor with a loft sitting area, bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with Jacuzzi. The bedroom has a mirrored ceiling and technology that controls everything from the TV to the curtains.
Type No. View Facilities Max. Occupancy Size m2
Club Suite 4

Gulf View and either Palm Jumeirah or The World Islands

As per One bed Deluxe Suite with the added benefit of being a larger suite, a full size snooker table and partly open plan.

2 Adults & 2 Children, or 3 Adults 330
Cranley Comment
Club Suites are virtually identical to the Panoramic suite except for the addition of a snooker table. They enjoy the same airy and open split-level internal design and are also located in the corners of the hotel, giving them 270 degree views to the Gulf or the City. Club suites are decorated in an opulent Arabian style with floor to ceiling windows, enhanced by the airy open internal layout design. Guests enter these one bedroom suites from the atrium gallery. On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge and dining room with a table to seat 6, a cocktail bar, snooker table, study and guest washroom. An ornate spiral staircase leads to the first floor with a loft sitting area, bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with Jacuzzi. The bedroom has a mirrored ceiling and technology that controls everything from the TV to the curtains.
Type No. View Facilities Max. Occupancy Size m2
Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite 28

Gulf View and either Palm Jumeirah or The World Islands

As per the Club Suite with the added benefit of having:
2 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
Powder Room
2 Lounges
Separate Kitchen
Separate Butler Entrance

4 Adults & 2 Children, or 5 Adults 330
Cranley Comment
The two bedroom suites are decorated in an opulent Arabian style with floor to ceiling windows with views over the Arabian Gulf and technology that does everything from control the TV to close the curtains. On the ground floor there is a living room with lounge and dining room with a table to seat 6, a cocktail bar, an office with chess table, a guest washroom and separate butler entrance. An ornate spiral staircase leads to the upper level for the master bedroom with dressing room and a second bedroom, both with full luxury marble bathrooms complete with Jacuzzi and another lounge.
Type No. View Facilities Max. Occupancy Size m2
Three Bedroom Deluxe Suite 6

Gulf View and either Palm Jumeirah or The World Islands

As per the two bedroom Deluxe Suite with the added benefit of:
3 Bedrooms
3 Full Bathrooms
3 Living areas
Study/Library
Separate Dining Room

6 Adults & 2 Children, or 7 Adults 670
Cranley Comment
Three bedroom suites are decorated in an opulent Arabian style with floor to ceiling windows with views over the Arabian Gulf and technology that does everything from controlling the TV to closing the curtains. On the ground floor there are 3 living areas, a dining area with a table to seat 8, a bar counter, an office/library, a guest washroom and a kitchen with separate butler entrance. There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor and an ornate spiral staircase leading to the upper level for the master bedroom with dressing room and a third bedroom both with luxury marble bathrooms complete with Jacuzzi.
Type No. View Facilities Max. Occupancy Size m2
Presidential Suite 2

Gulf View and either Palm Jumeirah or The World Islands

As per the two bedroom Deluxe Suite with the added benefit of:
Reception lounge
Library
Separate Dining Room
Separate Kitchen
Separate Butler entrance

4 Adults & 2 Children, or 5 Adults 667
Cranley Comment
The presidential Suite is decorated in an opulent Arabian style with floor to ceiling windows and views over the Arabian Gulf. There is a Majlis reception style lounge and a spacious living area with private bar, a study area and library. The large dining area has an oval shaped table to seat 8 guests and a kitchen with separate butler entrance. An ornate spiral staircase leads to the upper level with master bedroom and second bedroom, each with marble bathrooms complete with spa bath and walk-in shower.
Type No. View Facilities Max. Occupancy Size m2
Royal Suite 2

Gulf View and either Palm Jumeirah or The World Islands

As per the Presidential Suite with the added benefit of:
Reception lounge
Exclusive private elevator
Private cinema
Rotating four poster canopy main bed

4 Adults & 2 Children, or 5 Adults 780
Cranley Comment
The two stately Royal suites with lavishly appointed interiors are set over the entire 25th floor with private elevator access, private cinema, Majlis (Arabian meeting room), dining area with a round table to seat 12 guests, kitchen and library with over 400 books. They are furnished with mahogany and gold and leopard print tufted carpets and Carrarra marble flooring. In-suite dining with tailor-made menus and wine choices by the in-house sommelier is available. A marble and gold spiral staircase leads to the upper floor with open mezzanine lounge. Both bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows, rotating bed in the master bedroom, a substantial dressing room and marble bathrooms with spa bath, walk-in shower and fine porcelain fittings.
Restaurants & Cafés
Number of Restaurants
5
Restaurant Comments
There is a good choice of fine dining restaurants at Burj Al Arab lead by the signature award-winning Top 50 in the world Al Mahara seafood restaurant located on ground level with an underwater theme. 54 Floors higher, the Al Muntaha enjoys an unrivalled position in Dubai as it overhangs Burj Al Arab into the Arabian Gulf with envied and unsurpassed views of the ocean and newly developed Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands developments. Wine sommeliers are available at every restaurant to advise on wine choice for an even more sophisticated ambience. There is a strict 'no photography' policy in all restaurants and bars. Visitors from outside the hotel are only allowed entry to the hotel with a confirmed reservation.
  Al Mahara  
Restaurant Type Seafood
Restaurant Capacity 86 (plus 2 private rooms at no extra cost seating 12 and 18 respectively)
Opening Times Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 24:00
Dress Codes Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Air-Conditioning Yes
Smoking Policy Smoking Not Allowed
Children’s Facilities Children are welcome for lunch only, where a children's menu is available. High chairs are also available.
Breakfast Options No
Cranley Comment
Al Mahara is the signature restaurant at Burj Al Arab and has won the award as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. It's an underwater themed restaurant with a simulated submarine ride down a lift to its entrance. A number of sea-life tanks give one a sense of truly being under water. There are also two private dining room areas with a private aquarium. Award-winning seafood dishes are prepared by world-class chefs. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
  Al Muntaha  
Restaurant Type Contemporary European
Restaurant Capacity 120
Opening Times Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 24:00
Dress Codes Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Air-Conditioning Yes
Smoking Policy Smoking & non-smoking options available
Children’s Facilities Children are welcome and a children's menu is available. High chairs are also available.
Breakfast Options No
Cranley Comment
Al Muntaha, which means 'the highest' or 'ultimate' is linked to the Skyview bar and located on the 54th floor, suspended in a protruding section that hangs over the edge of Burj Al Arab, giving it unrivalled and stunning views of the Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf. Chef specialties include Wagyu Beef, White truffle in season, Blue fin tuna, Foie gras, new season lamb, farm house cheese and also an organic selection of foods. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
  Al Iwan  
Restaurant Type International and Arabic
Restaurant Capacity 88
Opening Times Breakfast: 7:00 - 11:00
Lunch: 12:30 - 15:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 02:00
Dress Codes Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Air-Conditioning Yes
Smoking Policy Smoking & non-smoking options available. Smoking Not Allowed at breakfast.
Children’s Facilities Children are welcome (with discount for those under 11). High chairs are available.
Breakfast Options Al Iwan and Bab Al Yam are the two restaurants where breakfast is served to guests of Burj Al Arab
Cranley Comment
Al Iwan is located in the lobby area, adjacent to the atrium and enjoys excellent views of the Gulf. It is decorated with black, red and gold, reminiscent of a regal era. Chef specialties include King Fish, Gulf lobster and prawns, red snapper, hammour, camel milk, Halwayo and slow cooked whole lamb. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
  Majlis Al Bahar  
Restaurant Type Mediterranean
Restaurant Capacity 70
Opening Times 19:00 to 24:00
Dress Codes Dinner Only: Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Smoking Policy Smoking Allowed (outside restaurant)
Children’s Facilities Children welcome. High chairs are available.
Breakfast Options No
Cranley Comment
Majlis Al Bahar is a beach-side restaurant situated on the private beach of Burj Al Arab with unrivalled beach and sea views. Dine alfresco and enjoy modern colorful Mediterranean chef specialties including whole baked fish, grilled seafood, some light and refreshing salads, specialty bread and homemade ice creams. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
  Bab Al Yam  
Restaurant Type International
Restaurant Capacity 44 Inside, 60 Outside, 150 Poolside
Opening Times 07:00 - 23:00
Dress Codes Dinner Only: Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Smoking Policy Smoking & non-smoking options available.
Smoking Not Allowed at breakfast.
Children’s Facilities Children are welcome (with discount for those under 11). High chairs are available.
Breakfast Options Bab Al Yam is the restaurant where breakfast is served to guests of Burj Al Arab
Cranley Comment
Bab Al Yam is an open restaurant leading from the interior of Burj Al Arab through to the poolside and gardens and is ideal for a snack or casual dinner, allowing options for both inside and outside dining with stunning views of the Gulf, pool and gardens. Chef specialties include Scottish smoked salmon, Tiger prawns, slow roasted leg of lamb and specialty frozen desserts. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
Bars
Number of Bars
3
  Juna Lounge  
Bar Type Lounge Bar
Bar Capacity 35
Opening Times 17:00 - 02:00
Dress Codes Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Air-Conditioning Yes
Smoking Policy Smoking Allowed
Admissions Policy Guests under 21 years of age are not permitted
Cranley Comment
The Juna Lounge is laid out in dark wood and is a perfect location for sunset drinks, given its position overlooking the ocean. There is also an extensive selection of Havana cigars on offer from the two humidors. A separate Diwania private lounge is available for guests and has a reading room and pool table on the 18th floor, opposite the Spa. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
  Skyview Bar  
Bar Type Cocktail Bar
Bar Capacity 70
Opening Times 11:00 - 02:00
Dress Codes Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Air-Conditioning Yes
Smoking Policy Designated Smoking Areas
Admissions Policy Guests under 21 years of age are not permitted
Cranley Comment
The Skyview bar is linked to the Al Muntaha restaurant and overhangs Burj Al Arab in a suspended section 200 metres above the sea. The bar enjoys stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, the Dubai coastline and The World Islands. Afternoon tea is served between 15:00 and 17:00. A unique feature of the bar is the visiting cocktail bar, where a mixologist takes your order at your seat and prepare your cocktails in-front of you, leaving you with your personalised cocktail card of its ingredients for a repeat order when you next visit the Skyview. A panoramic lift takes guests straight from the ground floor to the 54th floor where the bar is located. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
  Sahn Eddar Lounge  
Bar Type Lounge
Bar Capacity 100
Opening Times 09:00 - 02:00 (afternoon Tea served 15:00 to 17:00)
Dress Codes Smart Casual (no jeans, no T-shirts, no trousers, no sandals (men only), UAE national dress allowed)
Air-Conditioning Yes
Smoking Policy Designated Smoking Areas
Admissions Policy Permitted
Cranley Comment
Sahn Eddar lounge is located on the mezzanine floor at the base of the world's tallest atrium and is a casual lounge setting. Guests can enjoy a variety of drinks and snacks while watching a 42 metre water column leap skyward towards the peak of the atrium in a welcome setting comprising of mosaic and marble flooring and torch lighting in the backdrop. There is a strict 'no photography' policy. There is a strict 'no photography' policy.
Business & Event Facilities
Wireless Internet Wireless internet is available within the suites.
In-Room Services All suites are fitted with individual laptop, fax, printer, adaptors for all countries and inclusive internet access, a private telephone number and fax number and 42-inch flat-screen TV’s.
Business Centre
Given the extensive in-room facilities within the suites and the private guest services and butler service on every floor, there is no separate business centre in the hotel.
Meetings & Events
Meetings & Conferences:
Several conference rooms are available and can accommodate up to 30 guests each. Two boardrooms are located on the 27th floor and enjoy unobstructed views over the Gulf, Dubai skyline and the newly constructed Palm Jumeirah island through floor to ceiling windows, each with a seating capacity for up to 30 and are fitted with all the latest technology including translation booths. There is also a boardroom that can accomodate 12 guests overlooking The World Islands.

Banqueting:
The Al Falak Ballroom with capacity for 220 seated guests or 350 standing guests at cocktail has an impressive high ceiling and is decorated with a gold dome and an awe-inspiring glass chandelier. It’s an impressive venue, perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, product launches, press conferences and gala dinners. The Marina Garden is located on the ground floor amidst lush green surroundings with unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which are particularly impressive at night. It is an ideal environment for theme events and has capacity for small groups of 50 or large groups of up to 350. Several other options are available for banqueting including the Assawan Amphitheatre on the 18th floor with its tranquil atmosphere for up to 50 guests and the Tameen and Al Areeka Majlis for up to 30 guests in boardroom style. The most creative floral arrangements are prepared in-house.
Cranley Comment
Most guests will find all the business facilities they need for their stay at Burj Al Arab within the privacy and convenience of their own suite. For meetings or functions involving a larger number of guests, there are several options available ranging from the impressive gold and crystal Al Falak Ballroom, two boardrooms seating up to 30 with impressive Gulf views and state-of-the-art facilities and several other meeting rooms. The outside Marina Garden is ideal for hosting parties or events in the open air for up to 350 guests to the view of the beach and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Children’s Facilities & Clubs
Restaurant Facilities See Restaurants
Playground Children’s facilities at the adjoining Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Madinat Resorts are available to guests of Burj Al Arab fully inclusive, as well as the Wild Wadi Water Park which are all a short complimentary ride away.
Children's Pool See Pools
Children's Club
Children’s facilities at the adjoining Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Madinat Resorts are available to guests of Burj Al Arab fully inclusive, as well as the Wild Wadi Water Park which are all a short complimentary ride away.
Entertainment
Some seasonal arrangements are made for children, such as a jumping castle in summer. There is however a substantial daily children’s programme of activity at the Sinbads Children’s Club at the adjoining Jumeirah Madinat Resort and also further activities at the adjoining Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Wild Wadi Water Park.
Babysitting service
Experienced babysitters are available for all ages and can be arranged by the Guest Services on your floor.
Cranley Comment
Burj Al Arab has in-suite children’s facilities and couples can arrange for babysitters so they can enjoy a quiet evening together, or the whole family can dine together in the privacy of their own suite. Some children’s activities are arranged at the hotel but guests have the adjoining children’s facilities at the Jumeirah Madinat Resort’s Sinbads Childrens Club and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel which are a short buggy ride away. For the more adventurous, the Wild Wadi Water Park is also just a short ride away. Facilities at these Jumeirah resorts are all fully inclusive to guests of Burj Al Arab and any charges that may be incurred can be added to their hotel bill at Burj Al Arab.
Beaches
  Burj Al Arab Beach
     
Location Buggy ride or walk
Description There is a buggy service from the hotel to the private beach. On arriving at the private reception area entrance, there are palm trees to break the landscape before the pristine sandy beach. There is a boardwalk that links with the Madinat Resort, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, making for an ideal stroll.
Private/Public Private
Size/Frontage There is approximately 1 km of private sandy beach frontage for the three Jumeirah properties of Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Jumeira Beach Hotel, about 60 metres deep from the bar to the breaking of the water depending on high and low tides.
Facilities Majlis Al Bahar Beach Bar
Wood Loungers
Parasols, Towels
Shower and WC Facilities
Safety Across the Madinat Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab stretch of the beach are six lifeguards who provide for continuous coverage from 09.00 to 18.00.
Cranley Comment
The private beach is an easy walk or buggy ride across the access bridge from Burj Al Arab. The beach enjoys a sophisticated look with dedicated reception and Majlis and dedicated private facilities including the Majlis Al Bahar Beach Bar with its plush wood loungers.
Pools
  Garden Pool  
     
Opening Times 7:00 to 22:00
Temperature Temperature controlled at 28 celcius
Depths 1.40 metres
Size 265 Cubic Metres
Facilities Wood Loungers
Towels
Food & Drinks from Bab Al Yam Pool Bar
Children's Pool
Safety Lifeguard on duty during opening times
Sports & Gym
  Gym & Health Club  
Opening Times
06:30 - 22:30
Description There are two separate gymnasiums: one for mixed use and one for ladies only. Both are equipped with technogym biostrength equipment. The equipment in the mixed gym includes treadmills, recumbent bikes, upright bikes, cross trainers, rowing machines, free weights and a good range of resistance equipment, TV screens, private settings keys with personal settings for the equipment. There is also an aerobic studio with panoramic view of the Palm Jumeirah. Also see the facilities available at the Assawan Spa & Health Club.
Size Medium
  Water Sport  
Description Windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, hobie-cat sailing, kneeboard and banana boat rides, deep sea fishing, yacht charter and luxury motor yacht cruises. Facilities at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Resort and Wild Wadi Water Park are available to guests of Burj Al Arab and are accessible by a short complimentary buggy ride.
  Land Sport  
Description Squash, Assawan Spa & Health Club, Tennis at Madinat Jumeirah and the Pavilion Marina and Sports Club at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Facilities at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Resort and Wild Wadi Water Park are available to guests of Burj Al Arab and are accessible by a short complimentary buggy ride.
Golf
  Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Description
Opened in 1993 and extensively re-modelled in 2005, the course is set next to Dubai Creek, close to the city centre and Dubai International Airport. The championship course was re-designed by Thomas Bjorn and is set in undulating fairways lined with palms, attractive water hazards and shrubbery that give it a tropical and secluded feel despite being close to the city centre. The complex also features a nine hole floodlit par-three course. The course was voted in November 2005 as one of the top 100 world courses to play and hosted the Dubai Desert Classic in 1999 and 2000.
Location 20 km
Holes Two Courses: 18 Hole and 9 Hole
Length/Par 18 Hole Course: 6,839 Yards Par 71 sss 72
Facilities The centrepiece clubhouse is designed in the shape of a Dhow, making this one of Dubai’s landmark buildings. There is a golf academy with high tech studio, double ended driving range, six PGA qualified professionals and a comprehensive pro shop.
  Emirates Golf Club
Description
This was the first grass course in the Gulf region when it opened in 1988. The club features two championship courses; the Majlis and the Wadi. The Majlis was the original course and was designed by Florida based designer Karl Litten. The Wadi opened in 1996 and was re-designed in 2007 by Nick Faldo. Despite a number of new courses, it still ranks as one of the best in Dubai. It has hosted the Dubai Desert Classic fifteen times for the last six years in succession.
Location 7 km
Holes Majlis 18, Wadi 18
Length/Par Majlis: 7,185 Yards par 72 sss 74 , Wadi: 7,263 Yards par 72 sss 74
Facilities Teaching academy, two driving ranges (one of which is floodlit), pitching and chipping areas, fairway and greenside practice bunkers. Several bars and restaurants.
  Montgomerie Dubai
Description
Covering more than 265 acres of landscaped turf, gardens and lakes, this spectacular golf course provides the player with undulating "links land" style fairways which challenge and intrigue all levels of player. Placement of the drive to the generous fairways remains the cornerstone of any good round. The flat landing area of each fairway can be challenging to find, but a rewarding adventure. With 14 lakes and 81 bunkers, The Montgomerie Dubai, the first and only example of the association between golfing great Colin Montgomerie and Desmond Muirhead, adds a distinctive variety to the golfing landscape of the region.

One of the signature holes is the par 5 fourth, dubbed the Snake hole for its saddleback fairway which doglegs towards the green, with 2 bunkers behind forming the eyes of the snake. Further on, the par 5 ninth, with water down the left, is a tough finish to the opening half. The par 3 thirteenth, a hole designed in the shape of the UAE, boasts a 360 degree teeing area around an island fairway and green, allowing for a completely different golf hole to be played every time. However, it is the par 5 eighteenth that offers a more classic test. At 656 yards it is a monster and, with water protecting the front of the green, it defies even the best player to hit the green in two.

Website: www.themontgomerie.com
Phone: +971 4 390 5600
Location 8 km
Holes 18
Length/Par 7396 Yards, Par 72, sss 75
Facilities Driving range
Teaching academy
9 hole par 3 Academy course
5 star hotel accommodation
3 restaurants
Cigar lounge
Angsana Spa,
Fitness centre
Outdoor swimming pool
Extensive function areas.
Spa
Name of Spa Assawan Spa & Health Club
Opening Times Open: 6:30 to 22:30, Treatments: 9:00 to 21:00, Children under 16 (between 6:30 and 14:00 only)
Facilities
Two swimming pools are available: one for mixed use and one for women only. There are saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools and solariums in both the mens's and ladies-only sections. Both infinity pools have spectacular views of the Gulf. A squash court and fitness studio is also available.

Daily class programmes includes Yoga, Aqua Fitness, Power Stretch, Core Conditioning and Circuit training. The Assawan Amphitheatre has a lounge, while the Diwania library has a bar area and a snooker table available to guests who wish to relax before, after or between treatments.

Spa products are from the ESPA, La Prairie and Aromatherapy Associates ranges. 16 Luxurious treatment rooms are available, separated for male, female or combined, offering treatments that include the following:

Massages: Back, Neck & Shoulder, Well Being Body, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Shiatsu, Thai, Balinese, Sports, Espa, Aromatherapy, Four Hands and Around The World Massage

Body Treatments and Wraps: Back Treatment, Hip and Thigh Treatment, Detoxifying Algae Body Wrap, Skin Hydrating Body Wrap, Muscle Relaxer Body Wrap, Jet Lag Reviver Body Wrap, Pre & Post Natal Treatment, Salt & Oil Scrub and La Prairie Caviar body teatment

ESPA Mind and Body: Total Holistic Body Care, Holistic Back, Face and Scalp with Hot Stones and Chakra balancing treatment with hot stones

ESPA Ayurvedic Treatments: Ayurvedic Indian head massage with Shirodhara, Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage & Body Wrap, Ama Releasing Abhyanga

Men-Only treatments: Top-to-Toe, Hoofs & Horns, S.O.S

Facials: Brightening, Re-hydrating, Rebalancing, Intensive Age-defying with eye-lift, Advanced Lifting & Firming, La Prairie cellular sensitive, Cellular Purifying, Caviar Facial, Eye Bliss Treatment, Cellular Hydrating, Cellular Resurfacing, Cellular Men Treatment, Beauty Express and After Sunset

Rituals: Reviver, New Beginnings, For Men Only; Extreme Indulgence, Rose Rejuvenation and Stress Eliminator

Hand & Foot Care: Shape and Polish, Manicure, Pedicure, Full set of Enhancements, Hand and Foot Rituals
Cranley Comment
The Assawan Spa & Health Club is located on the 18th floor and is lavishly decorated in a style reminiscent of bathing pools of the ancient Middle East. There is an oriental look to the spa with its mosaic domed ceiling and tiled corridors laid out in the colours of the UAE flag. There are spectacular views from the pools, Jacuzzis, treatment and aerobic rooms. There are mixed Ladies and Gentlemen facilities and also separate Ladies facilities.
Special Needs
Communal Areas
Wheelchair access available
Rooms & Bathrooms
A two bedroom panoramic suite is equipped for disabled guests.
Restaurants & Catering
Wheelchair access available
Recreation Facilities
Buggies are available for taking guests to the private beach, the nearby Jumeirah Madinat Resort or Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Cranley Comment
The hotel has wheelchairs available and all public areas and restaurants have wheelchair access. Staff are on hand to give any assistance needed. A two bedroom, two bathroom panoramic suite has been specially adapted for physically challenged with personal elevators and service buttons inside the suite.
Environment
Measures
Recycling
Cranley Comment
Water in the lobby/mezzanine rolling water embankment and shooting fountain is recycled but there are no further specific environmental measures or environmental plans in place at Burj Al Arab.
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