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The Burj al Arab Hotel

Jul 18, 2010

Burj Al Arab is a deluxe hotel in dubai, United Arab Emirates. This hotel famous with the unique shape and become second tallest building in the world. The Burj Al Arab is a self-proclaimed 7-star hotel, stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure to mimic the sail of a ship.

The beachfront area where the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. The locale's name had its origins in the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company which at one time welded giant floating oil storage tankers on the site.



Construction of this hotel 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[5] 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, or Paris with the Eiffel Tower. It needed to be a building that would become synonymous with the name of the country."


The architect and engineering consultant for the project was Atkins, the United Kingdom's largest multidisciplinary consultancy. The hotel was built by South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts.

The hotel is managed by the Jumeirah Group. Despite its size, the Burj Al Arab holds only 28 double-storey floors which accommodate 202 bedroom suites

4 comments:

kesehaRian Ra-Kun said...

wow :)

June 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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July 7, 2010 at 3:28 AM
genial said...

oooo... ini dia hotel yg waktu itu nchi bilang iia.... yg sama ama postingan di 'somay' saiia... hueheheheehhe.... iia iia iia...
template sama nii baru nyadar saiia :(

July 10, 2010 at 8:33 PM
Ron @ DubaiFunHolidays said...

burj al arab is too great to be just defined in words and to be seen in pictures, i have been there and i cant tell you how majestic and regal it looks, even from a distance and being there and seeing it built on an island is a heavenly feeling, if you go to dubai, do book a tour to see burj al arab and a wonder of this world,

August 31, 2010 at 5:06 PM

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