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The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has become synonymous with luxury travel, largely thanks to its incredible catalogue of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and amenities. From its signature 24-carat Golden Cappuccino to its very own Turtle Hospital, here are seven things that ensure Burj Al Arab Jumeirah stands out from the crowd.

Sip on a 24-carat Golden Cappuccino at Burj Al Arab

The hotel’s signature Golden Cappuccino

Enjoy a coffee like no other with the hotel’s signature Golden Cappuccino at Sahn Eddar Lounge. You’ll find it within the world’s tallest hotel atrium.

The coffee is made with 100% Arabica beans before being decorated with the iconic outline of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and topped with Italian gold flakes.

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This extravagant drink is then served in custom golden fine-bone china and paired with a Grand Cru Guanaja. The latter is a chocolate marshmallow that’s sprinkled with mill-ground gold.

Arrive in style on a stunt-worthy helipad

The hotel’s iconic helipad has played host to countless high-profile activations over the years. Earlier this year, aviation aerobatics expert Luke Czepiela became the first pilot to land a plane atop the helipad, which sits 212 metres in the air.

Other high-profile moments include Federer V Agassi for the world’s highest tennis match, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods teeing off, an Anthony Joshua boxing match, and Red Bull F1 driver David Coulthard doing donuts.

Dream peacefully with an extensive pillow menu and eiderdown duvets

Perhaps the ultimate modern luxury is a blissful night’s sleep. At Burj Al Arab you can indulge yourself with a magnificent selection of nine exquisite pillows, carefully curated to cater to your taste.

At Burj Al Arab you can enhance this luxury experience with the most exclusive eiderdown duvets the world has to offer, adding a touch of opulence to your personal haven.

The hotel’s duvets are crafted from eiderdown, sourced exclusively from abandoned nests in Iceland. Each nest provides 15-20kg of this rare down, with an annual harvest limit of 2,000 kg. As a result, these duvets embody ethereal luxury, adored by discerning connoisseurs.

Save the turtles at the Burj Al Arab’s Turtle ‘hospital’

Did you know that the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the stunning Madinat Jumeirah resort are not just luxurious destinations but also home to an important conservation project?

The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project works tirelessly to nurse injured sea turtles back to health. Moreover, the Project partners with some of the best wildlife protection organizations in Dubai. For instance, the Dubai Falcon Clinic and the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory.

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Since launching in 2004, the effort has released more than 2,000 rescued sea turtles back into the Arabian Gulf. It also offers free environmental education programmes for school children.

Gaze up at the world’s largest Swarovski crystal ceiling

The hotel is also home to the largest Swarovski crystal ceiling in the world, adorned with 21,000 crystals. Designed to look like the Milky Way, and costing over a quarter of a million pounds, the impressive crystal ceiling gives the hotel an otherworldly aura.

Take in the luxurious gold-and-marble-clad interiors of Burj Al Arab

The interiors of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah are a wonder, gilded in over 1,790 sqm of 24-carat gold and more than 24,000 sqm of over thirty different types of Statuario marble.

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In fact, the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo used the famous marble, Statuario, to sculpt many of his iconic masterpieces, including the Statue of David.

Watch the sun go down from a world-first manmade luxury beach facility

The Terrace at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a remarkable addition to the hotel’s iconic status. It is a unique manmade luxury beach facility that covers an area of 10,000 sqm.

Specifically, it features two pools, cabanas, a SAL restaurant, and a 1,120 sqm beach area. The construction team built it in a cruise ship facility in Finland and then transported it to Dubai in six parts. They also brought 1,000 tonnes of white sand to complete the project.

To sum things up

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a true luxury haven. Guests can savor a 24-carat Gold Cappuccino, witness high-profile helipad events, and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep with lavish amenities. This iconic hotel even features a turtle sanctuary!

In addition, it has a mesmerizing Swarovski crystal ceiling, and opulent interiors adorned in gold and marble. Last but not least, the extraordinary charm of The Terrace, a remarkable manmade beach. A visit or a stay at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is an unforgettable experience!

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Eleanna is the founder of A Curious Compass and has been blogging since 2013. Her mixed ethnic background has made her curious about the world from a young age. Since her first solo trip at 18, she has visited and lived in many places, like London, Sao Paulo, Paris, and Toronto. Her mission is to inspire people to travel the world in style and get to know the soul of each destination.

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