Burj Al Arab - Dubai - Star Hotel

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2 comments
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Burj al-Arab

The Burj al-Arab is the world's tallest hotel.
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Status Complete
Constructed 1994-1999
Use Hotel, Restaurant
Antenna/Spire 321 m (1053 ft.)
Floor count 60
Architect Atkins Middle East

The Burj al-Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, "Tower of the Arabs") is a luxury hotel in Dubai, the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, and was briefly marketed as "the world's first seven-star hotel". It was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. It stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the shape of an Arab dhow

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Al Burj Hotel Photogallery

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3 comments

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World’s highest tennis court

Monday, March 26, 2007 2 comments

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In preparation for the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open, tennis legend, Andre Agassi and the world No. 1, Roger Federer, couldn’t resist the temptation to have a friendly knock about on the world’s highest tennis court, the helipad of Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel.

Both players are in Dubai to compete in the US$1 million Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open, which is the first round of the two-week Dubai Tennis Championships.

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