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7-Star Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai Now Offers 24k Gold iPads for Guests

If you have ever travelled to Dubai, then you have seen the iconic 7-star hotel the Burj Al Arab. Designed to look like a flag sail, this hotel sits on a man-made island almost 250 metres off the Jumeirah coast.

The hotel announced (via Redmond Pie) it now offers custom-designed 24-carat gold plated iPads for its guests to use during their stay, to act as a virtual concierge to access services like private dining and housekeeping, noted management to The National:

“Our exclusive Burj Al Arab 24-carat gold iPads further enhance our guests’ experience during their stay,” said general manager Heinrich Morio. “We have also recently introduced iMacs inside all our suites.”

The iPads were made by Gold & Co London, described as “the ultimate in luxury accessories” by chief executive Amjad Ali. The iPads are 64GB models with 4G connectivity and will be available for sale soon in the hotel’s gift shop with a price tag of 37,490 AED, or $10,448 Canadian dollars.

burj al arab 24k gold ipad

Having visited Dubai before and dined at Al Muntaha (on the 27th floor) for Friday Brunch at the Burj Al Arab, this hotel is the real deal when it comes to the ultimate in hotel luxury. If only guests could keep the gold iPads, but unfortunately that is not the case as they are required to be returned at the end of your stay.

Check out this documentary on the hotel below:

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  • Acer12345

    “Why?” is my only question.

  • http://twitter.com/Chrome262 Chrome262

    the question is why the hell would you stay there.

  • K3

    Didn’t Martin Riggs find a case of those in the trunk of the over turned car? #diplomatic immunity

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    The Madinat Jumeirah has nicer rooms, the Burj Al Arab interiors are way too over the top and gawdy.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    This is Dubai. It’s their goal to conquer everything in terms of size, scale and luxury to draw in wealthy tourist dollars.

  • Mike

    Your website’s sneaky ad location is very annoying. I go to scroll n ur ads are set off n I’m all of a sudden watching a bell commercial. I’m sure I’m not alone on this. Prob gonna avoid this site for the foreseeable future as a result. Too much of a headache.

  • JacoTaco

    Could not agree more

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    Agreed as well the old site loaded faster even because of it having less ads.

  • Olley

    Friend of mine stayed there last year and now he mentions it everytime when the topic comes across. It’s one of those things in life that “why” is not important.

    For myself, I’ve been to Greenland and stayed overnight there due to an unforeseen weather condition. There’s NOTHING there to visit, really and I would never go back. However I can say I’ve been to Greenland :)

    It’s the same sort of things.

  • djepsilon

    I remember my first time using the Internet…