Burj Al Arab

Dubai's iconic tower is a structure of superlatives. The world's tallest hotel that reached 321 meters high, is well known for being the world's only 7-Star hotel too. Despite the fact that its formal rating is 5 Star Deluxe, which is the highest the international rating system offers. The hotel is constructed on its own artificial island, and it may have been reached by causeway in one of its white Rolls Royces or by helicopter straight to its heliport which has been a grass tennis court for Andre Agassi and Roger Federer too, and also a golf green for Tiger Woods.

The Sky view Bar is also spreading from the top floor, with amazing scenery over the Gulf area, concluding the well known Jumeirah island and the World archipelago. The superlatives mainly are formed from the inside into extreme decoration, with gold leaf spread more for the amount than design. There is some delicacy in the decor of the communal gate, with the exception of the very huge aquaria lining the escalators. The front shore facing facade is constructed of 2 tiers of big, steel 'X' trusses. Under them is a wide windows offering a great panoramic scene from two floors of entrance lobby, unencumbered by structural support.

Above these first two levels, the facade outside of the trusses is made up of translucent white fabric stretched around the structural frame - the sail of the dhow that the tower's form is inspired by. During the day, this white wall glows to illuminate the full-height hall at 180 meters, the world's tallest. At night, a complex arrangement of changing projected lighting makes Burj Al Arab a changing beacon seen from outside, while providing a dramatic illuminated show seen from the hall within. On the opposite side of the hall, the floors are organized around corridor 'galleries' that open onto the hall space.

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