Burj Al Arab – everyone knows about it and everybody wants to experience its luxurious environment once
Burj Al Arab is a hotel located in Dubai. It is the third biggest hotel in the world; however, 39 percent of its total height is non-occupiable and Burj Al Arab located on an artificial island 280 meter from Jumeirah beach and is attached to the mainland by a private curving overpass. The shape of the architecture is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. It has a airfield near the roof at a height of 210 meter above ground.
Burj Al Arab was designed by architect Tom Wright. The architecture and construction were handled by engineer Rick Gregory. Construction of the Island began in 1994 with over 60 WS Atkins commanding and design staff, and up to two thousand construction workers during peak manufacture. The client wanted a design that would become an exemplary or symbolic statement for Dubai; this is very common to Sydney with its Opera House, London with Big Ben, or Paris with the Eiffel Tower. It needed to be an architecture that would become synonymous with the name of the country.
Many features of the hotel appropriate complex engineering feats to accomplish. The hotel rests on an artificial island designed 280 m offshore. Engineers build a ground/surface layer of large stones rocks, which is circled with a cemented honeycomb design, which serves to protect the foundation from corrosion. It took 3 years to convert the land from the ocean; while it took fewer than 3 years to build the building itself. Burj Al Arab is the world’s third highest hotel.
The hotel is handled by the Jumeirah Group. Despite its size, Burj Al Arab holds only 28 double-story floors which contain 202 bedroom suites. The minimal suite occupies an area of 169 mtr, the biggest covers 780 mtr. Bathrooms are accented by mosaic tile shape. The Burj Al Arab is very famous with the Chinese market, which made up 25% of all bookings at the hotel in 2011 and 2012
The Burj Al Arab at night.Al Muntaha (“Highest”), is located 200 mtr, offering a view of Dubai. It is backed by a full cantilever that extends 27 mtr from either side of the mast, and is achieved by a panoramic elevator. While the hotel is sometimes defined as “the world’s only 7star hotel”, the hotel management application to never have done those them. “Both the hotel and the city, after all, are masterpiece to the triumph of money over practicality. Both heighten style over substance.