Burj Al Arab Jumeirah to get a major revamp next year The iconic sail-shaped building is set for a refurbishment in summer 2019 By Scott Campbell 12 July 2018 It's one of Dubai's most iconic hotels, and now the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is set to get an upgrade.The sail-shaped building will most likely be renovated in summer 2019, according to Jumeirah chief executive Jose Silva.That will mark almost 20 years since the Burj Al Arab opened in December 1999, amid a wave of exciting news from the company. SIMILAR ARTICLES Stay in a secluded luxury desert villa for the day for Dhs895 Book a stay at One&Only Royal Mirage for Dhs895 Get brunch and one-night staycation in Dubai for just Dhs799 Buy a room using Bitcoin at this UAE hotel Jumeirah is also set to announce a new ultra-luxury European hotel in Autumn this year, and it has also just hired a new culinary director.Mr Silva said: “There are some things you want to do in life, and visiting the Burj Al Arab is one of them. “Many people travel to go see the Burj Al Arab. It is one of the world’s most photographed – and Instagrammed – hotels.“It has become an icon of Dubai in itself. We want to expand that globally and share it with the world.”Michael Ellis, the former director of the Michelin Guide, has also been brought in to develop new culinary concepts and attract more top chefs to Dubai, while developing fresh talent.With seven years of experience under his belt, we can be sure to expect another level of fine dining and delicious eats for the city to offer over the next few years.Burj Al Arab follows in the footsteps of the nearby Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which is currently undergoing a major revamp.The popular family-friendly hotel shut in the middle of May and will reopen in October following a major refurbishment.It promises “a new, modern and fresh look to this much-loved Dubai landmark”.All 425 Jumeirah Beach Hotel rooms are being revamped, along with the lobby and pool.When it reopens the hotel will have a focus on light, with plenty of blues, whites and golds, says operator Jumeirah.We’ll bring you more on the Burj Al Arab revamp when we have it.Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, jumeirah.com (04 301 7777).