Burj Al Arab is the most luxurious hotel in the world, self-proclaimed seven stars, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Measuring 321 meters, was until 2007 the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. This is one of the most recognizable hotels in the world. It was designed in 1993 by architect Tom Wright. Located in the Persian Gulf, on an artificial island, it is shaped like a giant sail.
The volume of the atrium can hold the World Trade Center in Dubai, which at 38 floors, was the tallest building in Dubai from 1970 to the year 1990. It was built in a way that the shadow does not cover the beach. Heliport (used sometimes as a tennis court), and a panoramic restaurant are both at the top, above the ocean, on opposite sides of the hotel.
The hotel was built by the South African construction company Murray & Roberts. The outer wall of the atrium facing the beach is made of insulating fabrics fiberglass coated with Teflon to protect them from winds of sands coming from the desert.
The Burj al-Arab is considered one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The official rate for the suites range from the cheapest 7600 and 17 600 Dirhams a night. The hotel entrance is closed to visitors, but it is still possible to enter by booking in order to have tea in the afternoon for the sum of € 70. The dressing of the royal suites are more spacious than an ordinary hotel room.