Middle East Architecture

Burj Al Arab

Also known as
Island Of Arabia
Arabia Tower
Jumeirah Beach Road
Dubai Umm Suqeim
Basic Information
Designed by W.S. Atkins and Partners
Type Hotel
Floors: 60
Maximum height 1,053 feet/316 meters
Neighborhood: Umm Suqeim
More Information
  • The atrium is 590 feet / 180 meters tall.
  • One of the restaurants is accessed via submarine.
  • A 79 foot wide / 24 meter wide helipad projects from the building 689 feet / 210 meters above the ground.
  • The building's design is influenced by the profile of an Arabian sailing ship.
  • May, 2006: Model Naomi Campbell causes a stir when she rents out 18 floors of the hotel for a party to celebrate her 36th birthday. The cost of the lavish bash is estimated at US$1,800,000.