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Burj Al Arab


Burj Al Arab
Arabian Tower
Chicago Beach Hotel
برج العرب‎


Structure in General

existing [completed]
structural expressionism




  • The "Assawan Spa" is situated on the 18th floor.
  • "Burj" is Arabic for "Tower".
  • A 24 meter (79 feet) wide helipad projects from the building 210 meters above the ground.
  • Burj Al Arab is the world's tallest structure with a membrane facade.
  • The building's external lighting schemes, from white light to a multicolored one, change from one to another every 30 minutes expressing the evening's progress.
  • The building's design is influenced by the profile of an Arabian sailing ship.
  • The hotel features a total of eight restaurants and bars.
  • The Al Muntaha restaurant is located 200 metres above the Persian Gulf, offering great views of Dubai. It is accessed by a panoramic elevator.
  • The atrium is 180 metres high, one of the tallest in the world.
  • All of the hotel's 202 rooms are two-storey suites, ranging in size from 170 square metres (1,830 square feet) to 780 square metres (8,396 square feet).
  • This is the tallest operating hotel building in the world (not counting mixed-use buildings like Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai or the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea).

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Jumeirah Beach Road
United Arab Emirates

Technical Data

1,053.01 ft
1,053.01 ft
688.98 ft

Involved Companies

Alimak Hek Group AB

KCA International
MEP engineering, concrete supplier, construction company, consultant, door installation, elevator supplier, escalator supplier, facade engineering, facade maintenance system installation, facade supplier, fire protection engineering, formwork supplier, foundation company, interior designer, interior fit-out, internal wall supplier, landscape architect, lighting consultant, owner, project management, shell construction, steel supplier, structural engineering, tenant, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
  • Helipad is available
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