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  • Mar 6, 2010
A 7* hotel in Dubai; an architecture masterpiece & a designer dream comes true! Spectacular! You need to pay a fee to see the hotel though!
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review by . December 12, 2010
Opulent 7*
While it is true that some of the best things in life are free, often we have to pay a great deal to enjoy other things. It is then prudent to ask what we are actually paying for. In the past, we pay for quality, authenticity, uniqueness and beautiful stuff. In recent years, the trend is to not only pay for all of the above but also something else. Not only do we need these factors to be present we also need it to be a special experience. Yes, we are most likely be willing to pay a lot more for …
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The Burj Al Arab (Arabicبرج العرب‎,"Tower of the Arabs", also known as "Arab Sail") is a luxury hotel located in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,050 ft), it is the third tallest building in the world used exclusively as a hotel.[2] The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat. 

Several features of the hotel required complex engineering feats to achieve. The hotel rests on an artificial island constructed 280 m (920 ft) offshore. To secure a foundation, the builders drove 230 forty-metre (130 ft) long concrete piles into the sand.[11]

Engineers created a surface layer of large rocks, which is circled with a concrete honeycombpattern, which serves to protect the foundation from erosion. It took three years to reclaim the land from the sea, but less than three years to construct the building itself. The building contains over 70,000 m3 (92,000 cu yd) of concrete and 9,000 tonnes of steel.[11]

Inside the building, the atrium is 180 m (590 ft) tall.

Burj Al Arab is the world's second tallest hotel (not including buildings with mixed use). The structure of ...

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