Burj Al Arab - Dubai - Star Hotel

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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Burj al-Arab

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

2 comments:

  • Habibi

    Dubai has developed from a small town into an ultra-modern metropolis in the last half century. Dubai is a fantastic city, with a forward-looking outlook. It has successfully modernized and developed an infrastructure that is capable of sustained development in future, but has also managed to retain its traditions.
    Burj Al Arab is one of the famous of Dubai property constructions, which still amazes us with its uniqueness.
    I haven't been inside - though we've been offered to have an excursion there by the travel agent ... what was offered : - just to go there and watch whatever you will be allowed to watch, and then have a dinner or tea with some desserts (up to your choice) in one of the numerous restaurants...The price was something around 170-200$ for one, (this doesn't include anything in the bar/restaurant, even tea :) Plus no casual attire at all!!! No jeans or anything like that.... Quite a snobbish attitude for your 200 bucks, isn't it? So i just took a pic. of this hotel passing it by once...

  • Anthony

    Dubai is one of the greatest architectural structure in the world and this is one of the example of it. No words needed to explain this photos. This hotel is GREAT!
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