Dubai Luxury at the Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab’s tagline declares it’s the most luxurious hotel in the world. Guests who visit this Dubai luxury hotel get real 24-karat gold iPads to use while they stay there. When they arrive, they’ll be presented with the iPad on a velvet cushion. Each 24-karat gold iPad is customized with the hotel’s logo. The iPads include software designed to improve the guest experience at the hotel.
The 24 karat gold iPad gives guests access to a list of all of the services available at the hotel. They can view the hotel restaurant’s menu options, read descriptions of services available at the spa, or call housekeeping or a butler. With the touch of a button Burj Al Arab guests select what times they would like turndown service and guests stay current, using the iPad to check e-mail, browse sites, and check Twitter and Facebook. The hotel clears all search history information when guests depart the hotel. This isn’t the first time that the hotel has featured snazzy customized iPads. In October, the hotel handed out iPads in rose gold to raise awareness and show support for Breast Cancer patients. Other amenities at the hotel include a helicopter arrival or a grand entry in a Rolls Royce or Mercedes . Guests transfer from the airport in the vehicle of their choice. Each guest suite has a private butler. According to the Burj Al Arab, there are eight staff members for every guest, which is one of the highest staff to guest ratios you’ll find. Each floor has a reception area where butlers are in wait to attend to the whims of the guests at this luxury hotel in Dubai. Butlers can assist with arranging tours of Dubai. Helicopter tours are available.
Burj Al Arab features four pools, a private beach, a spa and health club, and guests receive free access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai. Rates for a one bedroom suite at this Dubai luxury hotel started at about $1,500 per night on June 25, 2013.
24 Karat Gold iPad Photo Courtesy of Mazhit Ismailov/Jumeirah Group
Burj Al Arab Pool, Photo courtesy of Jumeirah Group/ Burj Al Arab
Photo courtesy of Burj Al Arab – Al Mahara/Jumeirah Group
Burj Al Arab Spa courtesy of Burj Al Arab/Jumeirah Group
One bedroom suite, photo courtesy of Burj Al Arab/Jumeirah Group
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