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By Elite Traveler | January 3 2020
You’ve no doubt heard of the Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah: It’s often called the world’s most luxurious hotel, and with good reason. It has a fleet of Rolls-Royces, a seawater aquarium, 12 restaurants and bars, five swimming pools and a private beach, which was built in Finland and transported to Dubai to minimize guest disruption. The recognizable structure is an icon of the Dubai skyline, and the sail-shaped building was made to resemble a traditional dhow boat. The Royal Two-bedroom Suite covers 8,400 sq ft over two floors and is an absolute riot of vibrant colors, outlandish patterns and luxurious fabrics — it is unashamedly loud and so much fun. Among the long list of features, you’ll find a majlis-style lounge, dining room for 12, cinema room, private bar stocked with your favorites, private in-suite elevator, butler service, and two master bathrooms with Jacuzzis; these baths are stocked with full-size Hermès goodies.