Gold plated iPads in every room, a revolving bed in the Royal Suite and 17 types of pillow that can be selected from a menu, there is nothing modest about the 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.
Shaped like a sail to represent Dubai’s nautical heritage, the hotel’s distinctive silhouette has become a symbol for the nation and an Instagram favourite for the tens of thousands of tourists who flock there.
MailOnline Travel was invited inside the luxurious hotel to see whether the hotel was blissfully refined or ridiculously brash. Below is how a guest shared his experience in pictures;
Seven-star luxury: For the ultimate experience, chaueffeur-driven Rolls Royce’s can take you from the airport to the hotel
The palatial 8,395 square foot Royal Suite is fit for a maharaja, with an exquisite majlis style lounge, library and cinema room, along with two master bathrooms, each with full-size jacuzzis and separate five-head rain showers.
A bright welcome: There are 202 suites in the hotel, each spanning two floors and filled with plush carpets and pristine furniture
A lavish surprise: Every time a guest stepped back into the room, there was a fresh supply of edible goodies (most adorned with gold leaf), and a handwritten note