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The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, Arab Tower) is a luxury hotel located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Managed by Jumeirah hotel group, it is one of the tallest hotels in the world, although 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island that is 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah Beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a ship. It has a helipad near the roof, at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.
The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land, 280 m (920 ft) offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. The former hotel was demolished during the construction of the Burj Al Arab. The locale's name had its origins in the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, which at one time welded giant floating oil storage tanks, known locally as Kazzans, on the site.
The hotel was built by South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts, now renamed Concor and Al Habtoor Engineering. The interior designs were led and created by Khuan Chew and John Coralan of KCA international and delivered by UAE based Depa Group.
The hotel's helipad was designed by Irish architect Rebecca Gernon. The helipad is above the building's 59th floor, and has been used as a car race track, a boxing ring, a tennis match, and the jumping off point for the highest kite surfing jump in history.
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 40-metre-long (130 ft) concrete piles into the sand by drilling method.
Given the height of the building, the Burj Al Arab is the world's fifth tallest hotel after Gevora Hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur and Rose and Rayhaan by Rotana. But where buildings with mixed use were stripped off the list, the Burj Al Arab would be the world's third tallest hotel. The structure of the Rose Rayhaan, also in Dubai, is 333 metres (1,093 ft) tall, 12 m (39 ft) taller than the Burj Al Arab, which is 321 metres (1,053 ft) tall.
The hotel is managed by the Jumeirah Group. The hotel has 199 exclusive suites each allocated eight dedicated staff members and a 24-hour butler service. The smallest suite occupies an area of 169 m2 (1,820 sq ft), the largest covers 780 m2 (8,400 sq ft).
The hotel provides many services including shuttle service with a variety of luxury vehicles like Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini. The hotel has golf carts that assists guests to and from the beach. The carts also carry the guests throughout the Jumeirah beach consisting of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Souk Madinat.
The hotel also hosts many events in the ballroom called Al Falak managed by the Burj Al Arab event team. The events are high-end and employees more than 50-70 staff per event according to the size of the event. There is also an open event space called the Marina Garden where the team organises award functions, weddings, cocktail reception and many more.
The Burj Al Arab is a five-star hotel, the highest official ranking. While the hotel is sometimes erroneously described as "the world's only 'seven-star' hotel", the hotel management claims never to have done that themselves. The term appeared due to a British journalist who had visited the hotel on a tour before the hotel was officially opened. The journalist described Burj al Arab as "more than anything she has ever seen" and therefore referred to it as a seven-star hotel. In the words of a Jumeirah Group spokesperson: "There's not a lot we can do to stop it. We're not encouraging the use of the term. We've never used it in our advertising."
The last chapter of the espionage novel Performance Anomalies takes place at the top of the Burj Al Arab, where the spy protagonist Cono 7Q discovers that through deadly betrayal his spy nemesis Katerina has maneuvered herself into the top echelon of the government of Kazakhstan. The hotel can also be seen in Syriana and also some Bollywood movies.[which?]
The Burj Al Arab was the site of the last task of the fifth episode of the first season of the Chinese edition of The Amazing Race, where teams had to clean up a room to the hotel's standards.
The building is featured in Matthew Reilly's novel The Six Sacred Stones, where a kamikaze pilot crashes a plane into the hotel, destroying it in an attempt to kill the protagonist, Jack West Jr.
The building was the location of the main challenge of the ninth episode of the Canadian-American animated television series Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, where contestants were tasked to either return a serve from a tennis robot on the hotel's helipad, or squeegee an entire column of the hotel's windows.
In preparation for the 2005 Dubai Duty Free Men?s Open, the helipad of Burj Al Arab, the world?s most luxurious hotel, was converted temporarily as the world?s highest tennis court. Tennis legends Andre Agassi and the world No. 1, Roger Federer, couldn?t resist the temptation to have a warm-up session or two. The only 7-star hotel in the world is set on a man-made island, and the converted helipad-turned-temporary grass tennis court was 692 feet, or 321m, high in the air. Both players were in Dubai in February, 2005 to compete in the US$1 million Dubai Duty Free Men?s Open, which is the first round of the two-week Dubai Tennis Championships.
In addition to the two foyer aquariums, the hotel has a central elliptical aquarium inside the Al Mahara restaurant. This restaurant is acclaimed as one of the best seafood restaurants in the Middle East region.
When guests check in, they'll be given their own gold iPads, which will serve as a "virtual concierge" that offers information on everything from the hotel's restaurant menus and spa treatments to housekeeping and butler services.
This isn't the first time the hotel has introduced iPads in its rooms: In October 2012, the hotel showed off a 24-carat rose gold iPad in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was engraved with a pink ribbon and the hotel's logo.
The prestigious Burj Al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai installed over 10,000 m2 of Silestone to cover its floors with curved golden tones, linear blue, motion red and bicolor mixtures. Silestone was also used to decorate public and guest rooms bathrooms.
A hotel creates its image using ever-growing palettes of inspiration. Nobody wants their hotel be mis- taken for another. Personality is to be found in every last detail, in each material and each colour. Cosentino gives the freedom to use a broad variety of products that are aesthetically and technically faultless.
We visited this emblematic seven star hotel on our most recent Dubai vacation and were even treated to a tour of the palatial Royal Suite. It may have been one of the rather expensive activities in Dubai that we chose to do (the other one being our luxurious desert safari). Then again, to us, it was worth every penny.
Discover the most famous hotel in Dubai on this immersive tour! You'll have the chance to discover and explore the most prestigious spaces inside the brand-new Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. You'll enjoy a 90-minute guided tour during which you'll learn about the history and construction of this international architectural landmark and icon of the UAE.
You'll visit the hotel atrium, the Royal Suite and a Experience suite where digital interactives will show you the original architectural designs of the building and teach you about the construction of this modern hotel.
The difference between a five-star hotel and Burj Al Arab, which has been described as the world's "only seven-star hotel," is not the gold-plated ceilings or complimentary Hermès perfume. Once you're at the top, true luxury is defined by service.
It's a repertoire that comes in handy when she checks in jet-setting guests to their Burj Al Arab suites, which range from $1,200 to $25,000 a night. To enter the hotel property, visitors cross a guarded bridge, and guests frequently arrive via a chauffeured Rolls-Royce escort or private helicopter.
When the hotel permanently closed during COVID-19, she transferred to Ozen Life on Maadhoo island. The all-inclusive luxury resort with 24/7 service has a separate, smaller island for staff, according to satellite imagery.
In her current role as a receptionist, a typical work day starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 4 or 5 p.m. In order for reception to remain open 24/7, staff rotate between day and night shifts. Burj Al Arab's hotel staff outnumbers guests with a 6:1 ratio, as Insider has previously reported.
Glassdoor estimates that butlers at Jumeirah's Dubai location make between $544.51 and $816.77 a month, with additional pay of $3,267.08 a year. There is no current data available estimating the hotel's receptionist salaries. A spokesperson from Burj Al Arab did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the accuracy of this estimate.
The gold iPads are embossed with the hotel logo and were created for the hotel by British brand Gold & Co. CEO Amjad Ali told the Huffington Post: "The 24-carat gold plated iPad is the ultimate in luxury accessories so it's only natural that we wanted it to be paired with Burj Al Arab, the world's finest hotel.
The Burj al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. It is 1,053 feet high and was designed by architect Tom Wright to look like a sail from a ship. The entire building is impressive, but most of all the green roof that was temporarily turned into a tennis court as part of the publicity for the Dubai Tennis Championships! 041b061a72