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Burj Al Arab voted the Best Hotel in the World and the Best Hotel in the Middle East by Daily Telegraph’s Ultratravel readers


Burj Al Arab voted the Best Hotel in the World and the Best Hotel in the Middle East by Daily Telegraph’s Ultratravel readers

Dubai, 22 May 2013: Burj Al Arab, the World’s Most Luxurious Hotel, won two esteemed Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards (ULTRAs) in the Best Hotel in the World and Best Hotel in the Middle East categories at the prestigious ULTRA Award Ceremony held at The Dorchester hotel in London last night.

The ULTRAs reflect the combined opinions of the readers of Ultratravel - the Daily Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine - and they serve as a unique and trusted source of advice to all travellers worldwide. The awards recognise the best luxury hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations from all over the world. This year, the organisers have expanded the number of entry categories and added Best Hotel in the World classification, crowning Burj Al Arab with the notable title.

“We are honoured to be named the Best Hotel in the World and delighted to be recognised and voted again the Best Hotel in the Middle East by Ultratravel readers,” said Heinrich Morio, Burj Al Arab’s General Manager. “This kind of feedback serves as a source of inspiration and shows that - despite the steep competition - we are still the preferred choice and a must-visit destination for discerning travellers worldwide.”

Burj Al Arab has been voted the Best Hotel in the Middle East in Ultratravel readers’ survey for the past six years. The list of all ULTRAs winners will be published in the Summer edition of Ultratravel magazine, published on 1 June 2013.


Notes to Editors

  • Additional photos of the hotel are available from Jumeirah’s Burj Al Arab – Image Library

About Burj Al Arab:

Burj Al Arab is managed by Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding.Burj Al Arab is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321 meters. It is one of the most photographed structures in the world and has been consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel, with features including in suite check-in and check-out, reception desks on every floor, round-the-clock private butlers and use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and private beach. The hotel’s 202 luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants and conference and banqueting venues.

For further information please contact:
Burj Al Arab Marketing and PR Department
PO Box 74147, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 301 7565/7564
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