Is there such a thing as a 7 star Dubai hotel? In Dubai, I find I am reminded of one of my favorite childhood destinations, in the Gold Coast, Australia. Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in those days was full of glitz, seemed to have the tallest high rises along a magnificent strip of coastline, and everything seemed bigger and better.
Guess what? Dubai is hot. But that doesn't mean there are all sorts of malls and air conditioned resorts. Also there is a good chance you will spend a good deal of your time at the beach.
The cooler months from November to April are the best time in any case, and the number of visitors here and hotel prices reflect this.
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Ever changing, Dubai now
features heavily in the Guiness Book of Records for malls, big fish tanks,
man-made islands but there is one claim I would like to challenge. Does
Dubai have the world's first 7 Star Hotel in the Burj Al Arab?
The marketing claims this is the only 7 star hotel Dubai option. Here we would like to test this claim and put the Burj Al Arab Dubai up against some of the other Dubai hotels.
Having not yet managed to come up with the $8000 (or there about) to stay here, I can only listen to what others are saying. In any case, I always do a lot of research before purchasing room nights.
Management at the Burj Al Arab is active in the forums and quick to respond to negative remarks. Then has there been much negative feedback on this "7 star resort hotel"? Well not really, and clearly this is one of the worlds best hotels.
When you dig through the complaints you get the usual unavoidable situations that may turn up at any establishment, but also a bit of tread of of the ordinary experiences also emerges. Small touches not quite done as perhaps other hotels might do them and possible lacking a little in elegance and grace for a seven star claim.
Watch the promotional video - Burj Al Arab -World's only seven star
Features of Burj Al Arab:
There's a private beach, 6 restaurants, 5 bars or lounges, a full-service spa, outdoor pool and 2 indoor pools, a free water park, free kid's club, health club, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, and more.
Get more information for Burj Al Arab - including latest prices.
This hotel has often topped Tripadvisor's list for the best hotels in Dubai and has received an overwhelming level of excellent reviews. Seems hard to imagine at this stage that the Burj Al Arab could catch up.
Located near Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach with all the hallmarks of
the best Dubai hotels including:
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Al Qasr, the Palace Hotel, is designed to reflect a Sheikhs summer residence.
This Dubai hotel has:
At the time of writing, this hotel has the highest reviews of all and that is because most are perfect scores.
In comparison to some of the other hotels Le Royal practically gives away rooms.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort, on a private beach this resort
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