Shaped like a sail, the Burj Al-Arab establishment is now one of the greatest symbols of the luxurious city of Dubai. Located on an artificial island, the hotel is visible from Jumeira beach, north-east of the building.
On the other hand, in order to be able to admire the opulent interior of the Burj Al-Arab, you have to be one of the privileged few having booked a hotel room or reserved to have tea. This reservation must be made months in advance and will cost you no less than £37 per cup.
The establishment does its best to make sure that it's privileged clientele evolves in a peaceful atmosphere, away from prying eyes, especially those of passing tourists. I would therefore suggest that you admire this building from outside, when you are on Jumeira beach (both in the daytime and by night). It is best not to linger here and to favour the visit of other buildings like the Burj Khalifa, the world's highest tower.