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Burj Al Arab Acknowledged as the Best in the World

Jul 2, 2008
Designed to resemble a billowing sail, the Burj Al Arab Hotel soars to a more than a 1,000 feet, dominating the Dubai coastline. At night, it offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by choreographed color sculptures of water and fire. This all-suite hotel reflects the finest that the world has to offer. Guests are transported discreetly inside a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce the hotel where check in is conducted in the privacy of the guest suite. At private reception desks on each floor, a brigade of highly trained butlers provides around-the-clock attention. At the Burj Al Arab Hotel, guests are assured of a highly personalized service throughout their stay.

Burj Al Arab does not have rooms; it has 202 suites, each one arranged over two floors. The spacious suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows which offer simply breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. Decorated with lavish textures and exuberant colors, each suite features a sumptuous living and dining area, state-of-the-art entertainment system and office facilities. Their sheer opulence in every tiny detail is underpinned with technology that does everything from controlling the 42-inch Plasma screen TV to closing the curtains.

An extensive range of full-size Hermes bathroom amenities, a decadent bath menu with music and oils, and an alternative menu offering a range of 13 pillows to choose from are also provided as standard in all the suites.

After conducting business, shopping, or exploring Dubai, when it's time to wind down, nowhere instills a feeling of luxury, pampering and well-being better than the breathtakingly beautiful Assawan Spa & Health Club. In a setting on the 18th floor that would make a poet sigh, tensions are eased in the spa's crystal clear pools or by indulging in the finest treatments to invigorate and revitalize.

Emulating the luxurious standards set by the hotel, Assawan Spa & Health Club at Burj Al Arab is a haven of serenity and extravagance. The beautiful mosaics used stylishly throughout the spa create an atmosphere of tranquil escapism, enhanced by the breathtaking views over the Jumeirah coastline and Arabian Gulf.

A harmonious balance of well-being and relaxation is the essence of the spa. This underlies the choice of pampering treatments as well as the assortment of fitness options available. Guests can bask in the quiet ambience of the wet areas, consisting of separate ladies' and gents' saunas; steam room; Jacuzzi and a choice of the mixed or ladies-only infinity swimming pool.

For a more active approach, the spa's personal trainers tailor sessions based on individual goals, ability and availability. Yoga, non-impact aerobics and other fitness classes are scheduled. The latest high tech training equipment and a squash court, a mixed gym and dedicated ladies only area are set aside for use by members and guests.

The alluring treatments at the contemporary spa, where meditative music and gentle hands melt away all signs of stress, are specially designed to provide the ultimate in luxurious relaxation. From the decadent massages to the finest facials, the treatments from world-renowned houses such as La Prairie, ESPA and Aromatherapy Associates truly are a delight. All products used in the spa are of the utmost quality and can be purchased in the Spa Boutique.

A signature Assawan treatment, the Tuina Massage is a traditional Chinese-type of massage, based on the use of the Chinese principles, to bring the body back in balance. The therapist uses a series of pressing, tapping, and kneading techniques, with palms, fingertips, and knuckles, that help the body to remove blockages along the meridians of the body and stimulate the flow of qui and blood to promote healing.

The pricey Extreme Indulgence is a luxurious ritual, comprised of a caviar facial and caviar body treatment, designed to have an immediate firming effect and the leave the skin with a youthful, all-over glow.

Totally focused on naturally improving the condition of the skin and enhancing its appearance, all ESPA facials include a ritual of specialized double cleansing techniques, gentle exfoliation, acupressure facial massage, and a deep cleansing and intensive face mask.

This is followed by a deep oriental head massage to clear the mind and bring harmony and tranquility. Totally exclusive and unique to the Assawan Spa, therapists have been chosen by ESPA to offer these specialist rituals such as these.
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