View Full Version : Dubai's Burj Al Arab

08-02-2005, 10:10 AM
The Burj Al Arab :

The most iconic symbol for Dubai has to be the Burj al Arab Hotel. Floating like a giant space age boat sail in the Gulf, this opulent seven star hotel is a palace of technology combined with luxury, making this one of the top places in the world to stay. Part of The Jumeirah Beach Resort, it is located 10 miles south of Dubai city.

Burj al Arab is the world's tallest hotel at over 1000 ft and stands on its own man made off shore island with the largest atrium (courtyard) in the world at 60 stories. Half boat sail, half rocket, there is no doubt that this hotel is one of the most impressive phallic symbols in hotel history.

Cost to Stay :

The least expensive room here costs around $700 a night and the cost can rise up to $1,500 for a 2 bed suite, dining area, kitchen and luxury toilet set for those very special moments.

A billowing sail-shaped structure soaring high above the Arabian gulf, the Burj Al Arab is a dramatic symbol, accessible by a three-minute submarine voyage to the heights. The Burj al Arab is literally dripping with gold. It's a palace of glossy, golden high-class kitsch certainly is not for the traveller on a budget, however for a short stay in unadulterated luxury its well worth saving for.

08-04-2005, 01:06 AM

that was the first thing i looked for as i got google earth :-)