The Burj al-Arab, one of a tonns of luxury hotels in Dubai, is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. It stands on an artificial island in the Persian Gulf, connected to the mainland only by a private curving bridge. This hotel does not have ordinary rooms, it is divided into 202 duplex suites.
It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world to stay in. The most expensive suites can cost over $15,000 a night. The Royal Suite is the most opulent and features a towering 4-poster canopy bed on a rotating pedestal and a staircase built from marble and gold. Each floor of the hotel has its own reception desk and team of butlers ready to assist you with requests. The hotel is built to look like a giant billowing sail reaching over 1,000 feet into the air. Come sundown, its exterior is aglow with a light show that moves across the sail-shaped structures.