Burj Al Arab (Dubai, 1999)
Burj Al Arab, the world's only seven-star luxury hotel is located in the United Arab Emirates.
luxury hotel, Burj Al Arab, hotel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Tom Wright, tower, skyscraper, artificial island, Arabic, symbol
Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) is located in Dubai, the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. The 321 m high steel and glass structure, designed by architect Tom Wright, was completed in 5 years.
It was opened on 1 December 1999. The tower stands on an artificial island 280 m off shore; it is shaped like an Arab sailing ship. The first seven-star luxury hotel in the world, according to the owners, is accessible through the bridge that connects it to the mainland, or by helicopter, as it has a helipad.
Rich travellers who arrive in the city on the coast of the Persian Gulf can enjoy a night in the hotel for a minimum of $1,000 in the cheapest rooms.
The hotel also offers a fitness centre and a restaurant that protrudes from the building above the water at a height of 200 m.
Tall buildings are mementoes of human history and technological development.
The tower situated in the capital city of the Kazakh Republic symbolises the tree of life holding a golden egg.
Clothing reflects the lifestyle and culture of the region's inhabitants.
This animation demonstrates how lifts work.
The Rietveld Schröder House, located in the town of Utrecht in the Netherlands, can be considered a forerunner of modern houses.
Saving energy and protecting the environment are important factors in the design of modern office buildings.
Due to its design and location, the Opera House of the Australian city is one of the most extraordinary opera houses in the world.
The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.
The Canadian helicopter is one of the most widely used helicopters in the world.