It may be instantly recognisable for its dramatic sail shape but what the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is really renowned for is superlative luxury. Even the smallest of the 202 suites offers 170 square metres of opulent décor spread over two floors, with separate living and sleeping areas. Club Suites come with snooker tables, while the Royal Two-Bedroom Suite (780 square metres; far bigger than most houses) has a private lift and its own cinema. Bathrooms come complete with Jacuzzis, walk-in storm showers and full-size Hermès amenities. All rooms have striking views of the Arabian Gulf and some of the captivating Dubai skyline. The impressive facilities include nine restaurants and bars, four swimming pools, the decadent 18th-floor Talise Spa with separate saunas, infinity pools and steam rooms for men and women, a fitness centre and squash court. All guests have access to the private Burj Al Arab beach. For the littlies, there’s Sinbads Kids Club and Wild Wadi Waterpark (complimentary for all guests).
Jumeirah includes the stretch of coastline, beaches and suburbs in front of Jumeirah Beach Road, which divides the city from the Arabian Gulf. Given the lack of identifiable street names and numbers, those taking taxis will find it easiest to use landmarks to identify destinations, with Wild Wadi Waterpark, the Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah most commonly referenced.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai