Burj Al Arab (Dubai, 1999)

Burj Al Arab (Dubai, 1999)

Burj Al Arab, the world's only seven-star luxury hotel is located in the United Arab Emirates.

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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.

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