As you’ll have seen from the website, there is no shortage of 5* hotels found across Dubai - leaving travellers somewhat spoilt for choice when deciding where they want to stay.

However, there is one hotel in particular that raises the bar to a different level altogether having regularly been referred to as the most luxurious hotel in the world…

The Burj Al Arab opened its doors back in 1999 after a lengthy spell of construction, partly due to the fact that it wasn’t built on the mainland but instead on an island created using reclaimed land just off the coast of Jumeirah Beach.

With no expense spared, the end result was a hotel that was dubbed as the the first ‘Seven Star’ offering anywhere in the world - albeit not by the hotel itself which instead focused on providing unrivalled opulence across all 200 plus rooms.

And we use the word ‘rooms’ in its loosest form given that some are more than 8,000sq feet in size and feature three bedrooms, sleeping as many as eight people.

The fact that the Burj Al Arab is located on an island of its own immediately provides an air of exclusivity, as does the fact that you can be collected from the airport for the transfer to the hotel in one of a fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms.

Only slightly different to the private transfer you might have booked during a summer holiday in Spain...

If that isn’t enough, you could even land your helicopter on the helipad on the 28th floor, which has become something of a famous Dubai attraction itself.

In 2005, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer played a game of tennis on it on a specially created court, whilst kitesurfer Nick Jacobsen jumped from it in a world-first stunt in 2017. We’re happy to leave that one to him...

When you head to your room, you’ll be able to relax on an evening under exclusive eiderdown duvets that are created using down harvested from abandoned duck nests in Iceland, whilst you’ll be able to take your pick from no fewer than 17 different types of pillow.

Depending on what accommodation you have booked, you may well have a private butler on hand to tend for your every need, whilst you can expect gold plated taps in the bathrooms (with premium toiletries), huge TVs and cinemas systems, as well as astonishing views from huge windows that have been designed to give you the best chance to marvel at your surroundings.

Understandably, the dining options are hugely impressive but it isn’t just the high quality of the food on your plate - created by Michelin-starred chefs - that will be memorable. The surroundings are part of the appeal, particularly if dining in the Junsui Japanese restaurant - where the 21,000 crystals in the roof are worth more than a million AED, or over £250,000.

Alternatively, Mahara is located on the first floor with a view into the hotel aquarium, enabling you to enjoy the very best seafood whilst appearing to be underwater yourself.

Amongst the leisure facilities is a specially constructed platform that houses two pools, cabanas and a 1,120sqm beach area that was built in a factory that is usually used to build cruise ships before being taken to Dubai to be added to the Burj Al Arab back in 2017.

Gold and azure mosaic tiles adorn the side of the pool to make it all the most impressive in appearance.

Whilst the Burj Al Arab raised the bar, it’s not the only hotel in Dubai that contains accommodation that is on another level to the norm.

The Villa Dubai at the Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai is amongst the most expensive hotel rooms in the world, as is the Royal Bridge Suite in Atlantis the Palm - which also has one of the most impressive views down the ‘truck’ of Palm Jumeirah.