Sunday, 9 November 2014


The Burj al-Arab

TheBurj al-Arab does not have ordinary rooms; rather it is divided into 202 duplex suites. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 square metres (1,819 square feet), and the largest one covers 780 square metres (8,396 square feet). It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world to stay in. The prices for the least expensive suites are in the range of $1,000 to over $6,000 a night. The most expensive suites can cost over $15,000 a night.

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 hotel rests on an artificial island constructed 280 m (920 ft) offshore. To secure a foundation, the builders drove 230 forty-metre (130 ft) long concrete piles into the sand. 

This restaurant aquarium is located in a superior hotel in Dubai, U.A.E. The design employs the concept of Al Mahara, which means "Oyster" and gives guests the feeling of being taken to the restaurant by a submarine. The large seawater aquarium holds roughly 35,000 cu ft. of water and is constructed of 7.1" thick R-Cast

BurjAl Arab is located on an artificial island off the coast of Dubai. The resort is a one-hour drive from Dubai International Airport by taxi or pre-arranged transfer in one of the hotel's luxurious Rolls Royces or Mercedes S350's. Alternatively, arrange for a scenic 20-minute helicopter ride from the airport to the resort's helipad.

BurjAl Arab rises out of its own man-made island off the Jumeirah coast, south of the city and 15 miles (25 km) from Dubai International Airport. Visible from almost everywhere in the city, it is linked to the shore by a gently curving causeway.

With its distinctively high, sail-inspired exterior, this resort hotel has a private beach, an outdoor pool, 2 indoor pools, and a full-service spa. 6 restaurants and several bars are located on site.

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