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Burj al Arab
برج العرب

Jumeirah Beach Road
Dubai United Arab Emirates
http://jumeirahinternational.c...

Status:
built
Construction Dates
  Began1994
  Finished1999
Floor Count60
Units / Rooms202
Building Uses
 - hotel
 - garden
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - fitness center
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - atrium
 - cantilever
 - hole
 - landing pad
 - pole
 - truss
 - stilts
Architectural Style
 - structural expressionism
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - gold
 - carbon-fibre
 - fabric
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire1053 ftGuinness World Records Book 2006 Edition
The Top of the Spire (1052 Feet High)
Landing pad689 ft
Al muntaha restaurant656 ft
Atrium591 ft

Description
The world's tallest usable full hotel building. If you counted mixed use buildings the Jin Mao Tower in China would be the tallest which is only half hotel.

In english "Burj al Arab" means The Arabian Tower

Burj al Arab was one of the most expensive buildings ever built. It is one of the world's only two "7 star" hotels.

Burj al Arab is shaped like a sail.

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W.S. Atkins & Partners - Architect
  Design Director: Tom Wright
  
  

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