Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

If you think Forest City in JB has too many Chinese mainlanders, wait until you go to Burj Al Arab. The luxury hotel considers rich Chinese tourists to be an important market. The building was lighted up in red during CNY and lion dances were held on the street level for a CNY party.

Many years ago, my friend Tony H M Tan said to me we should aspire to travel and stay in 6 or 7 star hotels.That was the first time I heard of 7 star hotels.

Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world and is managed by the Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based international luxury hotel chain. The name means Tower of the Arabs and is not to be confused with Burj Khalifa at 829.8 m or 2,722 ft, making it the tallest building and the tallest structure in the world.

The two buildings are 9.61 miles apart by driving. We were introduced to the spectacular height of Burj Khalifa by Tom Cruise in the action movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

A hotel star rating is self-claimed in many countries. The Burj Al Arab hotel’s management claimed to never have claimed itself to be the world’s only only seven-star hotel. In Malaysia we have a cleverly named 7 Star Hotel, a budget hotel in Kota Damansara. Maybe some people stay there for bragging rights. LOL.

Anyway, Burj Al Arab is on the bucket list for the world’s super rich and royalty. Set on an island in a striking sail-shaped building and near Jumeirah Beach. This luxury hotel is a 5-minute walk from Wild Wadi Water Park. It is also promoted as the world’s most luxurious hotel and is described with superlatives for every aspect, from service to amenities to price!.

The Royal Suite is billed at USD $24,000 per night, according to Wikipedia. A standard suite is around RM 9000 or USD 2000 per night. Price can vary according to dates selected. Book here:


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