Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m . it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world... Burj Al Arab stands on
an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship.
Burj Al Arab was designed by architect Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. The design and construction were managed by Canadian engineer Rick Gregory also of WS Atkins. Construction of the Island began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two "wings" spread in a V to form a vast "mast", while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium. The architect Tom Wright said "The client wanted a building that would become an iconic or symbolic statement for Dubai; this is very similar to Sydney with its Opera House, London with Big Ben, or Paris with the Eiffel Tower. It needed to be a building that would become synonymous with the name of the country.
The building opened in December 1999.
Burj al arab hotel "700 ft"
Rooms and suites
The hotel is managed by the Jumeirah Group. Despite its size, Burj Al Arab holds only 28 double-story floors which accommodate 202 bedroom suites. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 m2, the largest covers 780 m2 . Prices of rooms vary from approximately $11,000 to $45,000 per night.
Suites feature design details that juxtapose east and west. White columns show great influ ووence. Bathrooms are accented by mosaic tile patterns.
The Royal Suite, billed at US$18,716 per night, is listed at number 12 on World's 15 most expensive hotel suites complied by CNN Go in 2012.
some photos for rooms and suites inside the hotel