Burj Al Arab means “Tower of the Arabs” and it has become one of the most iconic hotel buildings in the world. It was built on an artificial island, 280 meters from Jumeirah Beach.
The 321-meter tall sail-shaped building was designed by WS Atkins, a British multinational engineering, planning, architectural design, project management and consulting services company. 
Construction of the Burj Al Arab building began in 1994, three years before Sheikh Mohammed founded the Grupo Jumeirah hotel management company.
Located on the Jumeirah Beach Road, its shape is inspired by the spinnaker sail of a J-class yacht. Its location was calculated so that its shadow does not cover the beach.
Emirati contractors Al Habtoor Murray and Roberts and Arabtec carried out the monumental work. The hotel does not have single rooms, it has 202 double suites. 
The smallest of the suites occupies an area of ​​169 square meters, while the largest covers an area of ​​780 square meters.
There are among these suites, 142 deluxe rooms, 18 panoramic suites, 4 club suites, 28 double suites, six three-bed suites, two presidential and two royal suites.
Everything is luxury at the Burj Al Arab, starting with the lobby, which as we explained in the previous post, was redesigned by Chinese designer Khuan Chew when Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the hotel and discovered that the hotel entrance was not as imposing as he expected.
The lobby is located between the walls of an artificial aquarium. Walls clad in 22-karat gold, marble and silk accentuate the luxury of this space, which is over 180 meters high and has a fountain that launches 30-meter geysers every half hour. 
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This article was originally published in Spanish on Juan Jose Flores Weblog. It has been translated into English using Google Translate. Our apologies for any errors that may exist in the machine translation. (Image: Pixabay.com)

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