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Burj Al Arab

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Identification

Burj Al Arab
Arabian Tower
Chicago Beach Hotel
برج العرب‎
107803

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
structural expressionism

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • 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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Location

Jumeirah Beach Road
Dubai
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Technical Data

1,053.01 ft
1,053.01 ft
688.98 ft
60
1994
1999
18
$230,000,000

Involved Companies

Alimak Hek Group AB

KCA International

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Features & Amenities

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