Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel situated in Dubai. Burj Al Arab situated on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeriah beach, and is linked to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the arrangement is designed to imitate the sail of a ship. Sometimes illustrated as “the world’s only seven-Star hotel”, its star ranking has been often argued.

The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach Hotel are situated was formerly called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters 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.

The old name persisted after the old Hotel was demolished in 1997. Dubai Chicago Beach Hotel remained as the Public Project Name for the construction phase of Burj Al Arab Hotel until Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the new name.

Burj Al Arab was designed by British architect Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. The design and construction were managed by Canadian engineer Rick Gregory also of WS Atkins. Construction of the Island 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.

Burj Al Arab is an iconic building of Dubai. Whenever one hears of Dubai, picture of Burj Al Arab immediately comes into one’s mind. Burj Al Arab is 1050 high and the only one, 7 star hotel in the world. His extravagant hotel attracts public attention with its superb interiors, spacious suites and world class luxurious facilities.

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5 Best Places to Visit in UAE

Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai was the 8th most visited city of the world and it is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015. It is a great place for tourism and is famous world over. The primary activity of the tourists is shopping but there are also other modern and ancient attractions in Dubai which are a tempting factor for the tourists to visit this place. Here are some of the best places which you must visit in Dubai.

1. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the tallest hotel in the world and the first 7-star hotel in the world. The construction was started in 1994 and was opened to the public in 1999. It is the iconic symbol of Dubai and it resembles a dhow (Arabian sea vessel) with a billowed out sail.

2. The Palm Islands Dubai

These are the world’s three man-made islands, so large that they can be seen from space with the naked eye. In 2002, the original two islands announced were the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Jebel Ali and this project is being undertaken by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation). These islands are built in the shape of palm trees and there are houses on these islands to live in. It is simply stunning.

3. Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum is the oldest building in Dubai and was built in 1787. The goal of this museum was to present the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai to the people. The museum includes local olden days as well as relics from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai.

4. Fujairah

The naturally attractive scenery around Fujairah is a world away from city life and provides sufficient chance to discover wadis, forts and waterfalls. The fort overlooking the town is around 300 years old and is one of many in the city and surrounding hills.

5. Hatta

About 100km from Dubai is the sleepy town of Hatta. Beyond the town and into the Hajar Mountains are the Hatta Pools, where you can see deep canyons that have been carved out by rushing floodwater.