The world’s tallest hotel stands, both literally and figuratively, above the rest. A ratio of eight staff to each suite, bright and bold interiors and a spectacular setting alongside the Persian Gulf sets the Burj al Arab apart as one of the world’s finest hotels. However, with the cheapest rooms costing an average of £878 per night, the Burj Al Arab certainly does not come cheap. For those happy to splurge, the hotel’s fine dining scene features sky-view bars, a restaurant centred around a colourful aquarium and opulent high teas, all of which are ideal spots to eat, drink and be merry. As is the case with many Dubai attractions, more is more at the Burj al Arab; the helipad-come-tennis court and each guest’s gold-plated iPads proving there’s no such thing as understated here. So, leave your judgements at the door, the Burj al Arab may be as brazen as they come, but it has the goods to back it up.