Burj Al Arab Biography

Burj Al Arab Biography
Architectural styleStructural Expressionism
ArchitectTom Wright
Height321 m (1,053 ft)
AddressDubai, United Arab Emirates
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Construction started1994
Completed1999
OpenedDecember 1999
CostUS$1.0 billion
OwnerJumeirah Hotels and Resorts
Social MediaFacebook / Instagram
Contactbaainfo@jumeirah.com
WebsiteBurj Al Arab

Overview

The Burj Al Arab is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is designed by Architect Tom Wright. Its construction started in 1994 and completed in 1999. The constructional cost of Burj Al Arab is US$1.0 Billion and was opened on 12 December 1999. Now it is officially run by Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.

More Facts About Burj Al Arab

  • Burj Al Arab Architectural height is 321 m (1,053 ft) and top floor height is 197.5 m (648 ft).
  • There are six restaurants in the Burj Hotel.
  • Burj Al Arab holds only 28 double-story floors that accommodate 202 bedroom suites. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 m2 (1,820 sq ft), the largest covers 780 m2 (8,400 sq ft).
  • Its Architectural style is Structural Expressionism and the shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship.
  • It stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah Beach and is connected by a curving bridge.
  • Construction involved an international team of over 3,000 contractors, 250 designers, and 3,500 workmen on-site.
  • Burj Al Arab is one of the tallest hotels in the world and has a helipad near the roof which was designed by Irish architect Rebecca Gernon.
  • Burj Al Arab contains over 70,000 m3 (92,000 cu yd) of concrete and 9,000 tons of steel.
  • The Royal Suite was billed at US$24,000 per night in the Burj Al Arab.
  • The Burj Al Arab is very popular with the Chinese market, which made up 25 percent of all bookings at the hotel in 2011 and 2012.
  • The Burj Al Arab is a seven-star hotel, the highest unofficial official ranking.

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