burj al arab hotel dubai

Have you ever thought to have a breakfast in a 7 stars hotel?

Dubai is one of the most popular destinations for the tourists all over the world. This city, surrounded by the sea and the desert, can satisfy every kind of request: world biggest malls for shopping, world’s highest tower, white beaches, fancy clubs and restaurants, luxury hotels and much more.

After a desert jeep ride, a dive in the wonderful sea, a skiing in the Mall of the Emirates and the visit of the most amazing spots around the city, we decide to book a visit in the most famous Hotel of Dubai and the only one in the world with 7 stars, the Burj al Arab.

Burj al Arab, Dubai
Burj al Arab, Dubai

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The meaning of that name is “The Tower of Arabs”. The building is characterized by a shape as a sail and it is built on an artificial island on the Jumeirah beach, connected to the mainland by a 280 meters bridge.

Unless you are very very rich, if you like ”exploring” this luxury masterpiece of Dubai, the only possible way is to book a visit since it is not allowed to enter  without being an hotel guest.

Indeed we can’t reserve a room, but anyways we are extremely curious to visit one of the most famous hotel in the world.

Therefor we decide to book among the different options that the Burj al Arab can offer: breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, happy hour or evening bar.

After seeing the several choices, we finally decide for the breakfast, with no doubt one of the most  expensive that we ‘ve ever had!

the hall of Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai
the hall of Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai

After booking on the hotel website, the management remind us with an email confirmation that a dress code must be respected: gentlemen are required to wear a collared shirt, full-length trousers or elegant jeans and closed shoes, ladies are required to wear a suit or dress, long or short skirt or dressy slack and top.

So, after the last recommendations, we’re ready to enjoy this amazing experience inside one of the most luxurious hotels in the world: we jump ona taxi from Bur Dubai following the direction to Jumeirah Beach.

After showing our reservation at the main gate, we start walking on the bridge towards the hotel and in a few minutes … here we are: in front of our eyes, in all its luxury and greatness, we can see the ”Sail”!

Interior of Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai
Interior of Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai

Before entering, we stop along the bridge to take some pictures and enjoy the wonderful view of the Jumeirah beach and the Jumeirah beach Hotel, another famous and luxury building with a wave shape.

After getting to the main entrance where many luxury cars like Ferrari, Maserati and Bentley are parked, an hostess cordially welcome us, asking to follow her.

Now we are inside the building and we can’t believe our eyes! In front of us the escalators that lead the guests upstair, on the both sides aquariums with many tropical fish, a fountain with water games and a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

the wave shape of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
the wave shape of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Before entering, we stop along the bridge to take some pictures and enjoy the wonderful view of the Jumeirah beach and the Jumeirah beach Hotel, another famous and luxury building with a wave shape.

After getting to the main entrance where many luxury cars like Ferrari, Maserati and Bentley are parked, an hostess cordially welcome us, asking to follow her.

Interior of the Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai
Interior of the Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai

Now we are inside the building and we can’t believe our eyes! In front of us the escalators that lead the guests upstair, on the both sides aquariums with many tropical fish, a fountain with water games and a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

We continue to follow the hostess and finally we arrive at the first floor where we can find restaurants, bars and some top brand shops.

She asks us to wait sitting on the couch and from there we can enjoy the view and luxury of this place and its incredible architecture: gold, Murano glass, Italian marble, fine fabrics, diamonds and fountains.

Interior of Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai
Interior of Burj al Arab hotel, Dubai

No words will ever explain so such splendor of the inner part of the hotel! While waiting for our table, we have a look around and…. we would like to take the elevator to visit the 27th floor, where the Skyview Bar is located, and have a top view on Jumeirah.

Obviously it’s not allowed, the hostess explain us that if we want to get there, we must show the reservation…of course we don’t have, so she kindly ask us to stay around the 1st floor… That’s ok but…such a big shame, the view from there is breathtaking!!

Burj al arab hotel, Dubai
Burj al arab hotel, Dubai

In the meantime our table is ready and we can start our ”7 stars breakfast” at the “Sahn Eddar” restaurant.

The pleasant waiter leads us to our place: the table is prepared in an incredible and so neat way, it seems an art work!

The menu that can be chosen in this restaurant is among continental, indian or arabic and everything is cared in the smallest detail.

While we’re waiting the continental breakfast that we ordered, the waiter starts serving us different kind of desserts, fresh fruit juices, hot drinks, home made yogurt, muesli and fresh fruit.

Burj al arab hotel, Dubai
Burj al arab hotel, Dubai

After we finish this “first round”, they serve us what we chose before: salmon with eggs, bacon and sausage.

The arrangement of the food in the plate it is an artistic composition and we are really amazed by so great scrupulousness and…of course by its delicacy!

After finishing our delicious breakfast, we have the last look around and then we head to the hotel gate, since the city is waiting for us and our schedule for today is very busy!

For sure, this is the most expensive breakfast we’ve ever paid in our trips around the world, but definitely it’s worth till the last money we paid; Even though we are budget traveler, the breakfast this 7 stars hotel (but also a dinner or brunch) is a particular experience to try once in the life! 

Burj Al Arab breakfast, Dubai
Burj Al Arab breakfast, Dubai

 

Need to know

How to get there

Unfortunately the metro station is too far, so the easiest way to get there is to take a taxi. If you want to take the Metro, you can get off at ”Mall of the Emirates” and take a taxi from there or try to catch a local bus (n. 81), but it takes you a long time.

Reservation

using the web platform getyourguide or viator, you have a wide choice of deals to visit Burj al Arab; alternatively you can check on the official website of the Hotel.

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