Burj Al Arab Tour | Dubai Hotel, Sights & Experiences


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Rising from the Arabian Gulf, the sail-like form of the Burj Al Arab stands as a sparkling example of Emirati prowess and ambition. This hotel oozes luxury and wealth, boasting lavish suites, fine dining, panoramic views of the azure gulf, and Dubai’s ever-changing skyline.

An iconic pillar of sophistication and exclusivity, it’s no wonder this masterpiece is the only official seven-star hotel in Dubai – and the world! The Burj Al Arab interior is a gorgeous blend of traditional culture and futuristic design. Beyond the extravagant facade, the Burj Al Arab sits on its own man-made island, overlooking Jumeirah Beach, among the best beaches in Dubai.

While maintaining its exclusive reputation, tourists now have the opportunity to enter the Burj Al Arab and experience an epic tour of this lush architectural marvel.


  • Experience unprecedented design and decor
  • Feel like a prince(ess) when you visit the Royal Suite
  • Get the best insta worthy pictures both inside and outside Burj Al Arab

Know before you book:

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Book in advance, as it gets booked out very quickly – and arrive on time
  • If you’re late for your booking, you might get a spot on another tour, but it may carry an extra charge

aerial view of jumeirah

The Burj Al Arab calls to visitors with its rich siren song. Completed in 1999, this unique structure is more than just a hotel. Offering lavish suites, Michelin-starred restaurants, exclusive boutique retail, and unmissable views, the sail building in Dubai has a lot to offer.

People from all over the world flock to this hotel to experience its heavenly features. Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Gigi Hadid, Lewis Hamilton, and Justin Bieber are just a few famous faces who have walked through the world’s second-highest atrium.

The hotel has selectively opened its doors to the public, allowing you to see the world-famous structure up close. The tours have so many options to add on that you’ll find yourself struggling to pick. You can tour the Burj Al Arab as part of a Dubai boat trip or a full-city tour. Alternatively, just add the luxurious gold cappuccino and a dish of creamy Umm Ali to your time at one of the hotel’s restaurants.

Burj Al Arab Tours Prices

The cost of Burj Al Arab tickets/tours starts at about 249 AED (68 USD) and can go up to 6000 AED (1634 USD), depending on the extras you choose on the tour. Selecting tour options with multiple sights or experiences in the package also affects the price. You can buy tickets at the door, but it costs more, and you’ll run the risk of it being fully booked.

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Burj Al Arab Tour Times

While the Burj Al Arab Hotel is always open, tour times are selective, and groups leave every 15 minutes from the ticket lounge. The length of the tour is also dependent on whether you’ve included a restaurant or shopping in your package.

Monday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Best Time to Visit Burj Al Arab

Being in a desert region, Dubai can sizzle. It’s best to visit between November and April when it’s cooler, but there is air conditioning almost everywhere, so if you go during the warmer months, you’ll have some respite. When visiting Burj Al Arab, it’s best to book for the morning because queues can get long after 1 pm.

burj al arab interior

Inside Burj Al Arab – Fun Facts

  • The sail-shaped design also serves a purpose: reducing the shadow cast by the building. This allows the surrounding area to get sunlight.
  • The hotel is home to an underwater restaurant, Al Mahara.
  • Gold is a big part of the hotel’s theme, with 24 carat gold leaf adorning many decor elements. The shower tiles in the Royal Suite are also made of gold.
  • The interior is inspired by the four elements, as well as the desert.
  • Tiger Woods once teed off the helipad of the hotel.

Top Burj Al Arab Dubai Tours

Aside from the tour offered on the Burj Al Arab website, operators provide many perks and unforgettable experiences like boat rides, parasailing, and souks. You can also select a tour that includes other landmarks like the Burj Khalifa, the Frame, and the Blue Mosque or experience Dubai at night.

Half Day Dubai City Tour With Guide

heritage village

This tour showcases all the most popular sights in Dubai. Aside from the Burj Al Arab, you can also see the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Museum, and the Gold and Spice Souk. This tour is best for first-time visitors and tourists short on time.

What we liked: It has a little of everything to entice newbie visitors.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a Professional English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Photo stop outside Atlantis the Palm

  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos
  • Individual guest pickup

Discover something old and something new on this guided tour of the city. You’ll get to see the colossal Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Marina, and the Burj Al Arab, all shining examples of Dubai’s modern architecture.

Travel into Dubai’s past when you visit the Dubai Museum and Al Bastakiya. You can learn about the history and culture of the Emirati people. The most fun part of the tours is the abra boat ride on Dubai Creek and, of course, the souks. Remember that the souks are all about the bargains, so don’t be afraid to haggle with the vendors.

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Burj Al Arab Tour With 25th Floor and Gold Cappuccino

gold cappuccino

Experience the Burj Al Arab in all its glory while indulging in a lavish world-famous drink. This tour is best suited for visitors interested in the finer details of the Burj Al Arab and those looking for an immersive view of this epic hotel. Having a guide means you’ll get all the insider knowledge and tips.

What we liked: In-depth insights into the Burj Al Arab and its most well-known features and offerings.

  • Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Burj Al Arab tour
  • Exclusive access to the 25th floor of the Burj Al Arab
  • One gold cappuccino at the UMA Outdoor Cafe
  • Shuttle buggy to/from the Jumeirah Beach Hotel

  • Additional drinks and food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

From the moment you set foot in the Burj Al Arab, you’ll feel like you’re in another world. Experience a comprehensive 90-minute guided tour with access to many a perfect photo opportunity, from the bridge to the exquisite atrium to the lush Royal Suite on the 25th floor.

The tour incorporates a curated Experience Suite featuring interactive displays that bring history to life through innovative architectural designs.

Be treated to a delicious Gold Cappuccino at the UMA outdoor cafe. This fragrant blend of premium coffee is infused with edible 24-carat gold. Relax against the backdrop of the Dubai coastline and delight in the scenic views of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, and the World Islands.

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Inside Burj Al Arab Experience With Souvenir Option

tourists outside burj al arab

This tour is a flexible option for tourists looking to see the Burj Al Arab but allows for extras to be added as they would like. Amenities include meals, souvenirs, or shopping, amongst other things. The tour best suits experienced visitors who prefer to tailor their experience.

What we liked: Great options to add extras according to your needs and preferences.

  • Enjoy the 90-minute Burj Al Arab butler-guided tour
  • Experience an exclusive journey of discovery and untold stories of the famous iconic hotel in Dubai
  • Learn about what makes the international icon of the UAE a landmark of architectural innovation
  • Visit the well-known hotel atrium and Royal Suite as well as a specially curated Experience Suite
  • Digital interactives allow guests to relive history with original architectural designs
  • Includes welcome juice and Arabic coffee with dates in the museum

  • Pick up and drop off

As one of the most iconic landmarks in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab is one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. The tour starts with a visit to one of the tallest atriums in the world, featuring a fantastic fountain display. You’ll also get to see the groundbreaking architecture of the building, including the famous sail-shaped exterior.

See the different types of suites, including the Royal Suite, complete with gold bathroom tiles. Guests have the option of adding a meal, shopping experience, the famed gold cappuccino, or a champagne experience to the core package.

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FAQs About Burj Al Arab Tours

After you’ve read so much about Burj Al Arab, you may still have a few questions niggling at the back of your mind. Here are a few commonly asked questions – and answers – to help you out.

Is There a Minimum Spend at Burj Al Arab?

There is a minimum spend of 200 AED (55 USD) when dining at the Burj Al Arab. Some tours account for meals in the hotel, but if you choose to eat there outside of a tour, book online so you don’t miss out. The hotel is very busy and is usually booked up early.

Is There a Dress Code?

The Burj Al Arab is glamor personified. Smart casual attire is required, with tailored shorts allowed. Beachwear is an absolute no-no, and some restaurants have a specific dress code. You’ll want to dress to impress when you visit this opulent setting.

Can I Take Pictures Inside Burj Al Arab?

There are numerous photo opportunities while on tour. It is advised, however, to be considerate of guests’ privacy, and no flash photography or professional cameras are allowed on the tour.

How Tall Is the Burj Al Arab?

The Burj Al Arab stands at 321m tall, making it the second-tallest Atrium in the world. It is the fourth-tallest hotel in the world and towers over Paris’s Eiffel Tower by 14m. It’s nowhere near the tallest building in Dubai, but certainly among the most distinguished.

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Editor Review
The tour is a lovely experience of luxury and design. The atmosphere is quite high-end and can be expensive or feel a little overwhelming for some visitors.
  • A short distance from Jumeirah Beach
  • Meals included in most tours, or the opportunity to purchase is available
  • Many options for add-ons and extras with different tours
  • The atmosphere isn’t for everyone and can seem a little stuffy
  • It can be very pricey, and restaurants have a minimum spend
  • The tour is limited to designated areas, and tourists are not allowed to explore at will outside of a tour or accommodation booking

Specification: Burj Al Arab Tour | Dubai Hotel, Sights & Experiences


Wheelchair accessible


60-90 minutes, longer with added extras


Royal suite entrance, Guide

Meals & Drinks

Meals not included (unless specified)


Food and drink (unless specified), extras, hotel pickup


Buggy to and from ticket lounge included

Suitable For

Couples, Families with older children, Solo travelers

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