It all started with Sheikh Mohammed’s dream to create an iconic building that was to be the reflection of the glorious Arab heritage. The visionary leader wanted this structure to stand true to the famed Arab hospitality and be unprecedented in terms of luxury and extravagance. The result is of course the Burj Al Arab, the icon of Dubai. The iconic hotel resembles a yacht in water and is built on an island approx. 280 meters off the Jumeirah coast. Burj Al Arab is the tallest hotel in the world lying at the height of 321 meters above sea level & can be easily seen from almost any part of the city. This man-made wonder took about five years to get completed (1994-99).
The Man Made Island
Burj al Arab is built on a man-made island on the offshore and is connected to the mainland by a walkway. Having a solid foundation comprising of large rocks, hollow concrete blocks and supported by 250 columns, the base extends to 45 meters below sea level.
An All-Suite Hotel
There are a total of 202 luxury duplexes and 28 double stories in this hotel & it tops the list of world’s finest 7 star hotels. Among the first of the unique high rise projects to be started in Dubai, Burj al Arab is seen as an international symbol for Dubai today.
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