The best of the best. That’s what usually comes to mind when you think of luxury hotels that have the best ratings. Everything about those hotels – the property, service and amenities – all go “above and beyond.”
The rating of hotels generally goes up to 5 stars. However, when the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, located in Dubai, opened in 1999, it unofficially got a 7-star rating when a British reporter visited the hotel during a press trip. She was so impressed with the hotel that she described it as a 7-star experience. Although the hotel never used or encouraged the quote itself, the complementary description stuck and the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is still called a 7-star hotel in many circles.
Here’s some history and fun facts about the hotel:
Frankly, personally, I don’t think I would want to stay at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. It goes right up there with staying at the St. Regis; here’s why I don’t want to stay there. I’m sure the hotel would be lovely but something like that – SO fancy – is simply not my style.
Plus, let’s face it, Joe and I are not rich – we’re able to travel like we do, and sometimes stay at nice places or sometimes fly first class because of his hobby with points and miles. And although Your Mileage May Vary, this place is, in my humble opinion, expensive. The least expensive I see it is $1231 per night for the smallest suite (a mere 1800sf) in the summer. In Dubai. Dubai in the summer. Yeah. Prices go upwards to nearly $19,000 for a 2-bedroom suite during a more desirable time of the year, when you won’t feel like you’re burning in an oven. But really, do you know how many vacations we could go on for $19,000???
Anyway, if you’d like to read more about the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, some of our fellow bloggers (who, I suspect, are also not rich. But they’ve been doing this blogging this for a whole lot longer than we have) have been there:
- Alexis at No Mas Coach (June, 2019)
- Ben (Lucky) at One Mile At A Time (March, 2019)
- Ben (Lucky) at One Mile At A Time (Feb. 2016 – and has several links to past visits)
- Terence at Hungry for Points (Oct, 2014)
- Andy at Andy’s Travel Blog (Aug. 2014)
- Gary at View From The Wing (March, 2013)
Here’s the hotel’s website if you want any more info about it.
So how about you? Would you want to stay at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah? Why or why not?
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