Dubai’s ‘seven star’ hotel now charging £80 for a look around

You could not wish to pay £1,000 an evening to remain inside it, however now you can have a peek inside Dubai’s Burj Al Arab skyscraper on a tour the resort is looking “a captivating journey of discovery into the untold tales of a worldwide icon”.

Launched final week, the tour features a stroll across the public areas of the resort and the prospect to take images, in addition to getting a glimpse of the £6,500-a-night Royal Suite.

There’s additionally the prospect to see memorabilia from sporting and cultural occasions held on the Burj, together with “the decks from David Guetta’s spectacular United at Residence lockdown efficiency earlier this yr”.

Priced at 399 Dirhams (about £80) a head, the small group tour departs each quarter-hour every day from the neighbouring Jumeirah Seaside Lodge.

That’s simply the bottom worth for a stroll across the property – you possibly can pay additional to have afternoon tea within the tower’s trippy, gold-columned atrium, have a glass of Champagne in its out of doors, sea-view bar, or drink a “24-carat Final Gold Cappuccino” (this final costing £19 a cup).

The sail-shaped resort, which sits by itself island jutting out from town’s coast, opened in December 1999 to nice fanfare, making the headlines for calling itself a “seven-star” resort.

A Membership Suite on the Burj Al Arab, Dubai


Beforehand, solely company with a room booked or these having dinner in its swanky eating places might go searching inside.

Normal Supervisor Ermanno Zanini stated: “We’re delighted to announce the opening of Inside Burj Al Arab, particularly with all eyes on Dubai because it levels the ‘The World’s Biggest Present’ with Expo 2020.

“It’s the good alternative to offer residents and guests the prospect to expertise the wonders of this world-famous landmark first-hand.

“Offering a surprising window into the world of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the tour will enchantment to these intrigued by its story, not simply of the constructing, however of its individuals, creativity, and ingenuity, in addition to its Emirati hospitality, Arabian opulence and world-class service. We’re proud to ship this distinctive expertise to the world.”

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