Burj Al Arab Dubai is Not a Seven-Star Hotel

Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a certified seven-star hotel in the world. You read the title right.

No one ever rated it as such. In fact, its website doesn’t boast itself as “the only seven-star hotel in the world.” No, they don’t use that, too, in their advertising anywhere. Also, the hotel doesn’t rate itself as a five-star hotel but a luxury hotel. Period.

And oh, if you’re really curious how much will it cost you for a night, check here.

The truth is: a British journalist dubbed it as the “world’s only seven-star hotel” during its press briefing. She was so impressed that she rated it herself—and the world believed her. So, now, no one can ever stop the gossip she spearheaded. 😀

I must admit that I believed the gossip, too. 😀 However, I came across an online article that “the only certified seven-star hotel in the world” is in Milan, Italy. Go and click that link and judge it yourself!

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Burj Al-Arab or Tower of the Arabs is built on a man-made island. 

Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a seven-star hotel.
Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a seven-star hotel.

It is the world’s 3rd tallest hotel. 

Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a seven-star hotel.
Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a certified seven-star hotel.

It’s is shaped as a dhow, a traditional Arabian sea vessel. 

Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a certified seven-star hotel.
This is not a certified seven-star hotel.

It has 56 floors—three of which are below ground (or under the sea?) 

Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a certified seven-star hotel.
One of the things to see in Dubai.

Surrounding the hotel is a public beach with bikini-clad people and a lot of tourists. 

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The beaches around are inviting.

And they have a free wifi station, too. 

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No, it’s not a shed. It’s a wifi station. Look at those people! They’re probably posting something on their Facebook or instagram! 😀

They also have a beach boardwalk —in case if you’re walking in heels. 😀 

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Dubai Beach.

At night, the sail-like building shows its true colours.

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See it at night. It’s more magnificent!

Travel Tip: Have dinner al-fresco at a Turkish Restaurant just right off the corner on a street that leads to its entrance.  

You can see Burj Al Arab anywhere. Here’s a view from Souk Madinat. 

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You can see it from Souk Madinat.

Travel Tip: Have your lunch at Souk Madinat and drink in this view. 

It’s also visible when you’re on Dubai’s Metro. 

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This is the view from the Metro.

And of course, it is clearly stunning from the Top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. 

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View of Burj Al-Arab Dubai from Burj Khalifa.

But, I think it’s more stunning if I photobomb its architectural beauty with my rainbow wig! 😉 

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Burj Al-Arab Dubai.

You see, without me in this photo, Burj Al-Arab’s architecture is plain bland on a beautiful day. LOL…

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