The 1,053 feet above the ground building is one of Dubai’s most iconic hotels, created by the famous American architect Tom Wright in collaboration with Khuan Chew. A suspended road is the liaison between the artificial island on which the Burj Al Arab is situated and the mainland.
Not only the sail-shaped design, perfectly adapted to a building that is located near Jumeirah Beach, but also the structure of the hotel is really impressive. 230,000 square feet of cement, over 9,000 tons of steel and 230 concrete pillars may be the reasons why the total cost of $1.6 billion doesn’t seem so staggering anymore.
Opulence is the keyword when it comes to Burj Al Arab, a hotel that hosts the largest atrium in the world, a stunning water fountain in the middle and some amazingly colored balconies.