Burj Al Arab is one of the most iconic hotels of Dubai and yes, proclaiming it is easy, but we say it as we see it. The serene interior of the hotel is embellished with 1,790sqm of 24-carat gold leaf. The ceiling of the hotel’s Japanese restaurant Junsui is adorned with 21000 Swarovski crystals representing the Milky Way galaxy. This ornamentation is worth 1.3 million AED. More than 30 different types of Statuario marble is used in the walls and flooring of the hotel. The same marble was used by Italian artist Michelangelo to create many of his most famous sculptures, including the statue of David.
The echo of its luxury and splendour is heard in its 14 meeting venues as well. Each one of them tells a story of its own with its lavish interiors and finesse which can be tailored according to the social distancing norms deemed essential in this pandemic era. The Al Falak Ballroom is inspired by the grand decor of an 18th-century Viennese opera house, adding a regal touch to an event held in this space, whereas the Palm Garden overlooks the enchanting Dubai sunsets. Every meeting space has a unique quotient that cannot be ignored. The story doesn’t end here. For business-related tasks, the hotel provides private in-suite business desks with iMacs for hotel guests and a PA system and production facilities for presentations. Each meeting space is flexible enough to be tailored according to the planner’s need with virtual tools such as event diagramming.
With all this luxury, the hotel has turned no stone unturned to gear up for the safety and well-being of the guests in the wake of COVID-19. Burj Al Arab has been rewarded with the Bureau Veritas Safeguard label, ensuring the highest hygiene standards. Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. In conjunction with safety and hygiene specialists, the establishment has developed detailed checklists to ensure that procedures are in place for the resurrection of operations and meet local and international regulations.
The hotel has implemented several safety measures on its premises to keep guests and colleagues safe in this pandemic time. These include
- use of masks
- daily temperature checks
- extensive hygiene training for all colleagues
- strict social distancing across all areas of the hotel, including beaches, pools and gyms (when open)
- tripling fresh air in public areas
- sanitisation and fogging up to three times a day depending on footfall
- strict lift etiquette to ensure guests are travelling alone
Burj Al Arab makes sure that housekeeping clean and aerates each room every day and provide sanitising and hygiene amenities including mask, gel and wipes. The bedding goes through a thermal hygiene process, and the rooms are left vacant for three days after each stay as an additional safety measure. If this is not possible due to any reason, the room undergoes a complete sanitisation fogging process. The hotel assures that every aspect is covered when it comes to the safety of guests. It promises that many more measures are being taken behind the scene to provide the well being of the guests, and each service is expected to exceed the expectations.
The hotel also owns a man-made luxury beach, The Terrace, which sprawls in the area of 10,000sqm and features two pools, cabanas and a 1,120sqm beach area. The pools are decked up with 10 million gold and blue mosaic tiles. The Terrace was constructed in a cruise ship and yacht production facility in Finland before being shipped to Dubai in six pieces.
These desperate times call for a moment of peace, and no venue could serve as a better escape than Burj Al Arab. It offers a perfect meeting spot to conduct business and soak in the luxury of Dubai without leaving the neck of the woods. With strict safety measures, you will be holding one of the safest and most successful events of the year on this property without any dilemma.