The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, Tower of the Arabs) is a luxurious five star hotel located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. One of the tallest hotels in the world, it is the seventh tallest, although 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. 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 resemble the sail of a ship. It has a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.
Burj Al arab
Burj Al Arab in 2007
Burj Al Arab
Location within United Arab Emirates
General informationStatusCompleteTypeLuxury hotelArchitectural styleStructural expressionismLocationDubai, United Arab EmiratesCoordinates25.141975°N 55.186147°EConstruction started1994Completed1999OpeningDecember 1999CostUS$1 billionHeightArchitectural321 m (1,053 ft)Top floor197.5 m (648 ft)Technical detailsFloor count56 (3 below ground)Lifts/elevators18Design and constructionArchitectTom Wright of WKK ArchitectsDeveloperJumeirahStructural engineerAtkinsMain contractorMurray & Roberts / Concor