Middle East Architecture

Burj Al Arab

Also known as
Island Of Arabia
Arabia Tower
Jumeirah Beach Road
Dubai Umm Suqeim
Photograph © Maryam Khalifa
Photograph courtesy of the Goverment of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing - North America
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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.