The Sailboat of Dubai, most notably known as the hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai, is a marvel of creativity in design and engineering. It is the 3rd tallest hotel in the world, though over a 1/3 of it’s height is not occupiable space and has been described as “the world’s only seven-Star hotel”, a term that began by a British Journalist who visited the hotel on a pre-opening press trip.
Burj Al Arab is built in the shape of a sail, and as you can see from the various images, often looks like a large, majestic sailing vessel afloat on a mesmerizing azure sea. In a city full of exceptionally opulent, albeit, highly competitive skyscrapers and overtly expensive buildings, the Burj Al Arab truly stands out as an icon of the United Arab Emirates landscape.
The design, by architect Tom Wright of WKK Architects, is indelibly impressive as is the fact that the hotel is built on reclaimed land, designed and engineered to be seated on its own island, 920 feet from Jumeirah Beach. It’s accessed by a curving bridge connected to the mainland.
It’s an absolutely phenomenal building that I’d give my eye teeth (or at least one) to visit and be treated like royalty in for a few days. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll win the Lottery
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