Travel Diaries: Day #1 – Burj Al Arab @ Dubai, UAE

From the airport I went home to Kite Beach to drop my stuff and then went straight to Burj Al Arab.


Burj Al Arab is fascinating and soon we will have a membership which will give us unrestricted access to an exciting world. However, Day 1 wasn’t bad either. Since, Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world I recommend you to spend a day at the hotel just to experience it’s remarkable facilities.


Everything is meticulously planned to make sure the hotel looks absolutely grand, absolutely breathtaking! I’m in LOVE.


The hotel stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. It has a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground. The hotel has 56 floors.


The hotel is managed by the Jumeirah Group and has 28 double-story floors which have 202 bedroom suites. The Royal Suite, costs around Rs. 15,95,880 per night and it is listed at number 12 on the World’s 15 most expensive hotel suites.

Restaurants in Burj Al Arab:

Nathan Outlaw @ Al Mahara – is where you will find Dubai’s freshest catch. Nathan Outlaw is an award winning chef from England, renowned for a simplistic cooking style that brings the best of flavours out the freshest produce.

When you visit, you will be able to experience for yourself the critically acclaimed seafood connoisseur’s unique cooking style and his deeply satisfying signature dishes, all prepared with Nathan’s signature touch of simplicity that is evident in all his creations. Rediscover Al Mahara, reimagined to accompany the new menu and new stewardship of Nathan Outlaw. Savour the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy signature beverages at one of the open air waterfront patio tables.

Scape Restaurant & Bar – is a vibrant and chic venue serving Californian fusion cuisine and an eclectic mix of signature beverages. Perched on Burj Al Arab Terrace and extending over the Arabian Gulf, the restaurant and bar present a new and unseen perspective of the hotel, as well as an inventive take on social dining.

The menu features a novel blend of ingredients, drawing inspiration from Latin America, the Mediterranean and Asia to deliver rippling flavours in a style that can be described as casually gourmet. From spectacular settings to welcoming and impeccable service, discover a one of a kind dining experience that’s worth escaping to.

Scape Bar, with its immersive atmosphere, is the venue to visit for glistening sundowners or engaging nights out. Set outdoors, the bar serves cocktails and mocktails designed with an emphasis on freshness as well as an inspired wine selection.

Gold On 27 – is a remarkable new nightspot gazing across Dubai from the 27th floor of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Bedecked in gold leaf, with exquisite designer details, moods by internationally-acclaimed DJ Darko De Jan and a cocktail menu unlike anything seen in Dubai, it sets a new standard for the city’s most discerning socialites.

Al Iwan – Savour Arabian flavours in the heart of the world’s tallest atrium, you’ll find a restaurant that’s just as notable. From its staggering sea view by day to the romantic flicker of candlelight by night, Al Iwan, “The Royal Hall” in Arabic, offers sumptuous Arabic cuisine within surroundings that are nothing short of spectacular. Step through the golden columns and savour the aromas while we plate up a masterpiece, using the finest possible ingredients for a truly extraordinary dining experience.

Al Muntaha – is Arabic for ‘The Ultimate’ or ‘The Top’, Al Muntaha is a restaurant that lives up to its name. See Dubai stretched out in all its glory from the 27th floor, where the stunning views are matched only by the sumptuous menu. You get to sit back and let Al Muntaha delight you from the first course to the last. Each dish blends the best ingredients with innovation and style, resulting in a showcase of imaginative Modern French cuisine. Combined with the incredible location, it all comes together to create a dining experience fit for the top of the world.

Bab Al Yam – Discover the completely redesigned Bab Al Yam restaurant and enjoy its new contemporary and sophisticated concept with floor-to-ceiling windows offering the stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and Downtown Dubai, breathtaking spacious terrace and plush lounges.

Inviting, inspiring and interactive, this new venue offers exquisite European cuisine buffet-style and à la carte, influenced by Middle Eastern flavours, featuring fresh and organic local produce. Taking the centre stage is an impressive brick kitchen oven giving you an opportunity to watch our award-winning chefs “in action” preparing every dish to perfection.

Ideally complementing the delectable dishes is Bab Al Yam’s friendly and relaxing atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for intimate dining affairs and larger family gatherings.

Junsui – The rich flavours of Far East Asia delight diners at Junsui, which means “Pure” in Japanese. Bathed in Swarovski crystals, this stylish dining room and cocktail lounge offers an opulent setting for a spectacularly flavoursome culinary journey.

Jansui has 12 live cooking stations that let you see each masterpiece come to life before your eyes; a team of no less than 45 chefs dreams up mouth-watering creations from a diverse selection of only the finest ingredients.

Drawing on influences from Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Korean dishes, the open plan kitchen makes for truly interactive dining at its finest. You must visit to witness the creation of a meal you’ll always remember.

Sahn Eddar – You can indulge in the pleasures of a traditional afternoon tea or linger over morning coffee in our magnificent atrium restaurant. A symphony of classical sounds, marble, mosaic and soft touch lighting, it’s easy to surrender to the lush surroundings at Sahn Eddar, “Reception of the House” in Arabic; prepare to be dazzled with sweet and savoury artisan delights.

The pastry chefs at Sahn Eddar have drawn on influences from around the globe to help create an afternoon and high tea menu that rivals the very best in the world. The mesmerising water display in the heart of the Burj Al Arab’s atrium serves as a perfect complement to the wonders on your plate.

From the programme of live classical music to an extensive menu of champagnes and cocktails, special moments are a very common occurrence at Sahn Eddar.

Skyview Bar – Quench your thirst at this lavish hideaway on top of the world. Soaring 200 metres above sea level, things are done differently on the 27th floor.

From modern day classics to innovative cocktails, Skyview bar’s master mixologists go to great lengths to seek out inspiration, drawing influence from the most unexpected places.

The result is an eclectic drinks list that uses unique ingredients and inventive methods to create your cocktail, with each recipe closely guarded to ensure the menu is one of a kind. The views are no less exclusive; catch your reflection in the glittering lights of the Dubai skyline as you gaze out through floor to ceiling windows that surround the bar.

The space inside Skyview has been designed for intimate conversations, and a rotating line-up of live music ensures the sights and sounds are as impressive as the beverages we shake up. Creating cocktails really is an art form.

The best part is the Culinary Flight @Burj Al Arab – this dining experience is a great way for you to explore Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s astounding repertoire of restaurants and bars, course by course. You can make your journey across many award winning restaurants, which stretch out from the atrium up to the 27th floor, and savour signature dishes over a truly tempting lunch or dinner.

The Programme: 

Lunch – 12:30 to 15:30 –  AED 975 / AED 1,680 with wine pairing

Where you can enjoy pre-lunch beverages and a starter course at Scape Restaurant & Bar, an intermediate course at  Junsui, followed by a main course at Al Muntaha and a mouthwatering dessert at Sahn Eddar.

Then comes, dinner – 19:00 to 00:00 –  AED 1,250 / 1,945 with wine pairing

Where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks at Gold On 27, a starter course at Al Muntaha, an intermediate course at Al Iwan, a second intermediate course at Junsui. followed by a main course at Scape Restaurant & Bar and a mouthwatering dessert at Sahn Eddar.



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