Burj Al Arab Facts

Burj Al Arab Facts: The hotel’s distinctive sail-shaped silhouette has made it an iconic symbol of modern Dubai. Often voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab is one of the region’s most famous tourist landmarks. Built on a triangular man-made island, the billowing sail-like structure rises 321 meters above the sea and the hotel’s atrium lobby is the tallest in the world.


The Burj Al Arab sets a new standard for hospitality superlatives, including an underwater aquarium restaurant that you reach through a simulated submarine voyage, a fleet of Rolls-Royces on the forecourt and the famous helipad that has hosted numerous celebrity stunts. Where else will your cappuccino be sprinkled with gold dust?


Burj Al Arab Facts

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah stands at 321 meters high. In fact, it is 14 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 60 meters shorter than the Empire State building.


The whole building sits on a man-made island. Located 280 meters off the shores of Dubai, and accessible through a bridge road that is 340 meters long.


The construction of the building began in 1994, and it took 2 years to reclaim the island in the Gulf and then 3 years to build the building itself.


In addition to being the tallest hotel in the whole world, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has also broken a number of records. The hotel also broke the Guinness World Record in 2008 for the most expensive cocktail and the world’s largest tin of caviar in 2016.


Burj Al Arab Facts

Concerning decorations, millions of parts of mosaic tiles were used to decorate the swimming pools. The two pools were decorated with an amazing 10 million gold and azure mosaic tiles.


The ceiling of Junsui restaurant of the hotel is the largest Swarovski crystal ceiling in the entire world with 21,000 crystals used to represent the Milky Way. How impressive is that!


A totally interesting fact to know is that the Terrace of the Burj Al Arab was shipped over from Finland to Dubai. The structure of The Terrace was constructed in a cruise ship and yacht production facility in Finland before being shipped to Dubai in six separated pieces to be gathered in Dubai.


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