The Burj Al Arab
Posted by: Springstone
N 25° 08.459 E 055° 11.145
40R E 317114 N 2781789
Quick Description: One of the most famous buildings in the world, and the tallest hotel in the world. Also has a self-proclaimed 7-star rating.
Location: United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:02:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM312W
Translated, the name of this hotel means "Tower of Arabia". It is an international icon and landmark readily associated with Dubai. This icon of Dubai can be seen from most of Dubai, and from miles away, as this is easily the tallest structure in the general vicinity.
Even though the official hotel rating system does not recognise more than 5 stars, their is little argument that the Burj Al Arab is the best hotel in the world (hence the self-proclaimed 7 stars).
The interior of the hotel is amazing, and this is the worlds only all suite hotel. Each hotel room occupies two floors, with living space on the first floor and sleeping/grooming facilities on the second floor. Each suite also comes with a dedicated butler to cater to the guests needs.
This is also the tallest operating hotel building in the world.
Building Name: Burj Al Arab
Structure Height: 1053
Number of Stories: 60
Year Built: 1999
Architect/Design Firm: Tom Wright of Atkins
Style: International Style
Publicly accessible areas:
There are no publicly accessible areas in this hotel. Access to the hotel is by appointment only, you can only enter the hotel if you are a guest or have a reservation at one of the restaurants or bars.
Well, I had tea and cookies for 15USD, almost the cheapest way to visit.
Burj Al Arab,
United Arab Emirates
Building Website: [Web Link]
Emporis link: [Web Link]
Hours: Not listed
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