Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab
TypeCommercial, Luxury hotel
ArchitectTom Wright
Total Floor56
Architectural Height321 m (1,053 ft)
Floor Height197 m (648 ft)
Number of Rooms202
AddressBurj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeira Road,
Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
Construction started1994
Completed1999
SuccessorRose Rayhaan by Rotana
PredecessorJumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
Owner & ManagementJumeirah Hotels and Resorts
CostUS$1.0 billion
Websitewww.jumeirah.com
Emailunavailable
Contact+971 4 301 7777

Overview

The Burj Al Arab is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is designed by Architect Tom Wright. Its construction started in 1994 and completed in 1999. The construction cost of Burj Al Arab is US$1.0 Billion and was opened on 12 December 1999. It is owned and managed by Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.

More Facts About Burj Al Arab

  • Its Architectural style is Structural Expressionism and the shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship.
  • There are six restaurants in the Burj Hotel.
  • It stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah Beach and is connected by a curving bridge.
  • Construction involved an international team of over 3,000 contractors, 250 designers, and 3,500 workmen on-site.
  • This hotel is one of the tallest hotels in the world and has a helipad near the roof which was designed by Irish architect Rebecca Gernon.
  • This hotel contains over 70,000 m3 (92,000 cube yd) of concrete and 9,000 tons of steel.
  • The Royal Suite was billed at US$24,000 per night in the Burj Al Arab.
  • This hotel is very popular with the Chinese market, which made up 25 percent of all bookings at the hotel in 2011 and 2012.
  • The Burj Al Arab is a seven-star hotel, the highest unofficial official ranking.

Ranking

Tallest BuildingRank
Tallest Hotel in the World07th
Tallest Hotel in the United Arab Emirates05th
Tallest Skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates18th

Hotel

  • As we enter the lobby, it welcomes us with a 180m high atrium with white and gold pillars and a beautiful synchronized water fountain.
  • It holds only 28 double-story floors which accommodate 202 bedroom suites.
  • The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 m2 (1,820 sq ft), the largest covers 780 m2 (8,400 sq ft).
  • Suites feature design details that juxtapose east and west with white columns that show the great influence and bathrooms are accented by mosaic tile patterns.
  • The hotel has a shuttle service with Rolls-Royces and a helicopter and a private beach.
  • Al Mahara (“Oyster”), which is accessed via a simulated submarine voyage, features a large seawater aquarium, holding roughly 990,000 L (260,000 US gal) of water.
  • The Burj Al Arab is very popular with the Chinese market, which made up 25 percent of all bookings at the hotel in 2011 and 2012.
  • The Royal Suite billed at US$24,000 per night, is listed at number 12 on World’s 15 most expensive hotel suites compiled by CNN Go in 2012.

How to Reach Burj Al Arab

  • Burj Al Arab is a 10-minute drive from ”Mall of the Emirates, Metro Sation and Mall of the Emirates by cab or personal drive.

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