Summer season Staycation Sequence – Burj Al Arab – The Thrift Journey plus 1

Burj Al Arab infinity pool

Howdy Earth! How’s the summer time in Dubai treating you to date? If you’ll ask mine, I would truthfully let you know I by no means loved summer time within the dessert as a lot I’ve loved it this 12 months. Why, you ask? This summer time I used to be in a position to expertise 2 of the costliest nights in my complete life: I used to be in a position to keep and expertise essentially the most luxurious resort on this planet – Burj Al Arab resort in Jumeirah!

photo of Burj Al Arab

How I managed to remain on this glamorous resort is one other story – I received the keep from a photograph competitors organized by Visa Center East and Jumeirah Group from our #betterwithjumeirahmeet (that meet was the BEST instameet I’ve ever attended in Dubai to date, we have been extraordinarily pampered!).  And since I’ve on a regular basis throughout Ramadan and Eid, I took benefit of the shortened hours and booked the keep for a summer time staycation!

photo of Burj Al Arab

The keep was complimentary – inclusive of breakfast, taxes, and tourism dirham (the federal government payment you pay per room per night time). Curious me checked the charges earlier than checking in and a whopping AED9000 ++ flashed on my  app. Okay, so this higher be a really nice staycation.

BUT #mystaycationiswaybetterthanyours BECAUSE…

photo of Burj Al Arab hotel lobby

After we arrived on the resort foyer (that beautiful foyer that you simply in all probability noticed in my instastories a number of weeks again), I used to be about to go to the reception when a girl named Jenny approached me and stated “Hello Ms. Maryjoy, welcome to Burj Al Arab resort!”. Stunned and puzzled on how she received to know me (I have been to the resort twice in 2014 and final 12 months for the IG meet, it could not be the explanation), I politely answered a brief hey and she or he instantly replied “Your room is prepared, enable us to convey your baggage in your room and we are going to do the check-in process in your room as properly.” This began my staycation hashtag: #mystaycationiswaybetterthanyours .

I haven’t got to attend in line to cue for check-in

Sure, Jenny did my resort check-in inside my DELUXE ONE-BEDROOM SUITE (as you’ll be able to see on the picture above). Is not that amazeballs?!

As a typical process, my passport and resort voucher have been collected and scanned. Additionally, if you’re planning to e book an evening’s keep, they are going to be accumulating a deposit that shall be returned to you after you try in case of incidental fees. Verify-in took only some minutes, I used to be launched to my private butler proper after.


Wait, what? A private butler?! However no I am not making this up. After we completed checking in, I used to be launched to Raymond. If you happen to’re not conversant in Burj Al Arab’s resort service, they’ve the biggest brigade of personal butlers out there 24/7. He purchased in some snacks and welcome drinks and confirmed us round our humongous suite. And since he is from my dwelling nation, we actually felt at dwelling. He even ready my midnight jacuzzi!

Burj Al Arab’s Deluxe One Bed room Suite is soooo enormous.  Interval.

The 170 sq. meters suite (take be aware: it is a two-storey suite!) that we received was going through The Palm Jumeirah – among the best views of Dubai that you can ever see at night time. It is so enormous you’ll be able to play cover and search inside, with firstclass facilities like a 21-inch iMac, a spread of 42-inch and 32-inch widescreen interactive HD TVs, Bose iPod/iPhone docking station and media hub, distant managed setting together with curtains and doorways, TV, en-suite music and lights and a non-public multi function printer, copier, scanner and fax and lots of extra!

And do not get me began with their rest room as a result of that is my favourite a part of every little thing!

Full measurement Hermes Facilities are to die for

Jour d’ Hermes is now my favourite scent of all time after staying at Burj Al Arab. Simply think about carrying this scent all all through the day (and one thing that you may take dwelling out of your keep too!), I really feel so costly, haha!

Choices for Burj Al Arab’s breakfast are manner too many!

So yeah, they’ve many in-house eating places however the buffet breakfast that comes alongside each reservation is being served at Junsui or Bab Al Yam. You may have the choice to decide on over worldwide (served at Bab Al Yam) or Asian (served at Junsui) breakfast. Or if you’re too lazy to stand up from mattress (breakfast is just as much as 11:30am on each eating places), you’ll be able to at all times go for room breakfast and your private butler shall be there to serve it to you in a flash minute!

They’ve the nicest pool terrace over trying the Arabian Peninsula!

Although the scorching June solar was at 45 plus after we stayed on the resort, we managed to take a dip at The Terrace between 12:30 to 2pm – the infinity pool is temperature managed. It was just a little breezy whereas lounging on the solar beds, we have been additionally given refreshments and chilly towels to maintain us cool. See? Summer season in Dubai is not actually that unhealthy in spite of everything!

On one other be aware, listed here are some cash saving suggestions if you’re planning to remain on the world’s most luxurious resort

Staying on the world’s most luxurious resort can significantly break the financial institution (ask round for charges and you may know what I imply) – the service and facilities are excessive (you might be positive to get what you’ll be paying for) however did not you recognize that you may nonetheless save for this type of staycation should you want to keep for a few nights? This is how: 

  1. Know the seasonality. Off-season begins at finish of Might till September, the charges throughout this era is extraordinarily low. Choose a date in between these months and you might be positive to get the very best out there price instantly on the resort or through .
  2. Guide upfront. Room charges at Burj Al Arab are cheaper should you e book greater than 45days upfront. 
  3. UAE residents get higher affords – particularly throughout summer time! They’ve on going promotional affords for UAE residents. Take a look at this supply from their web site and make the most of amazinf offers whenever you present your Emirates ID.
  4. Dine out of Burj Al Arab – for a change! Lunch and dinner inside the ability of the world’s solely 7star resort could be a little expensive however hey, Jumeirah Restaurant Group has different choices you’ll be able to strive that are stationed at Souq Madinat Jumeirah! And here is just a little secret: starting July 1,  some collaborating eating places from Jumeirah Group shall be providing three-course set menus for under AED150 per individual out there by means of the RoundMenu app – that is a steal! A number of the collaborating eating places that I do know of are Trattoria Toscana (one among my go-to for seafood!), 360°, The Company, Segreto, Al Nafoorah, Perry & Blackwelders and ET Sushi

photo of Trattoria Toscana's Frittura di Paranza

It was the very best 3days and a couple of nights of my Dubai life I let you know. If you’re a resident of the UAE, it is an expertise that you shouldn’t need to miss, now I am ticking this off in my my private bucket record!

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