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A Look Inside Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Hotel

We arrive by taxi, a good half an hour prior to our booking for the Indulgent Afternoon Tea at Burj Al Arab’s Skybar lounge in Dubai. The small crowd gathered outside the security gate wears a look of disappointment. Unless one is a hotel guest or has a written confirmation for afternoon tea or a restaurant reservation, the public is not allowed inside the Jumeirah group’s prestigious 7 star hotel.

I show the security guard our email confirmation and he waves us in. The taxi hugs the gentle curve of the private bridge that connects the mainland to the man-made island. The sail-like building rising from the sea finally becomes a reality.

Views from Outside Burj Al Arab

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Outside Burj Al Arab hotel

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Looking onto Jumeirah Beach hotel from the private bridge

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An imposing view of Burj Al Arab

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The helipad

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The entrance to the hotel

The Lobby of Burj Al Arab

The Entrance Level
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The aquarium wall

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The Upper Level

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Musical fountain

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Views from Burj Al Arab’s Skybar Lounge

Views of Dubai
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The 360° Bar at the end of the pier

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The Skybar Lounge

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The Skybar Amenities

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Burj Al Arab at Night

After sunset, Burj Al Arab wears a more opulent shade due to the warm lighting of its interior while the outside can take on an ethereal glow.

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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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