Burj Al Arab



The Burj Al Arab is the most expensive luxury hotel on this list, and that spot is well deserved. The sheer uniqueness of this hotel is evident from the moment you first set eyes on it as it’s fashioned in the form of a giant sail rising over a thousand feet in the sky. To that end, the hotel has been created on a man-made island, which is only connected to the mainland by a causeway. It is a grand feat of modern architecture. During the nights, the hotel is lit up in various different colors that reverberate through the sail-like structure of the hotel. This sense of luxury and opulence is carried well into the interiors as well, with the atrium being surrounded on either side by towering golden pillars. The suites feature elaborate stairways made of marble and gold, and the beds are positioned on rotating pedestals so that you can take in a 360 degree view of the city. As far as the location is concerned, it’s 15 kms and 25 kms from Downtown Dubai and the Airport, respectively. However, it does feature other attractions in close vicinity, such as the Wild Wadi Waterpark, which is right outside of it, and the Madinat Jumeirah, which is a dining and entertainment complex rolled into one.