One of my photography students invited me for a tour inside Burj al Arab. I’ve been living in the UAE for 10 years now but I haven’t been inside this 7 star hotel. I promised myself that if the day comes that I am leaving this beautiful country that’s the only time i’ll visit the Burj. Since it’s an invitation and it’s free then why not go and see this one of a kind structure.
As you enter the hotel, you’ll notice the portrait of leaders of the country. You’ll find this in any hotel in Dubai.
Next you’ll reach the lobby where there is an assigned tour guide for each batch of tourist. We came in early as the afternoon tour is a lot more packed as tourist tends to wake up late.
Once they’ve done the head count, you’ll proceed to the next floor where the lifts are located.
Lift. covered in gold. Above image in an entrance to a restaurant.
Image below is how it looks like when you look up.
Image below is an entrance to the rerstaurant. Designed in 24 K Gold.
Everything is covered in gold. First part of the tour will take you to a show room which is one of their standard room that costs $2,000-$3000 a night.
Image below is a painting with gold. I told you everything here is in gold.
This is looking down at the main lobby of the hotel.
Looking up at all the rooms in the hotel.
Image below is the corridor leading to the showroom.
Each room has 2 floors.
After the showroom, you’ll be taken to the lounge on the rooftop.
Image above. Entrance to the lounge
Image below. Glassware covered in swarovski.
I wasn’t able to look at the menu but according to my friend they serve a cocktail that’s worth $2500 per glass. Why? because it’s served with golden flakes.
Image below. left side view.
View from the the corridor looking down at the entrance.
A selfie is a must. 🙂
The whole tour will last about an hour. The best part is when valet parked my car at the main entrance. YASSS!! felt like my car is worth millions. 😛
Lens: Sony 16-35 F4