The tallest and most expensive hotel: Burj Al Arab
BURGE AL ARAB, popularly known as the “Sail”, is the most expensive and luxurious hotel in the world. There are no ordinary rooms. All 202 rooms are suites. All rooms are two-story, and the smallest area – 170 square meters. m., and the largest – 780 square meters. The night in the cheapest room will cost you $ 1,500.
This is the first seven-star hotel in the world, and in combination it is a symbol of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, understood that his Emirates needed a recognizable symbol to develop tourism. Same as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Statue of Liberty in New York. For these purposes, he hired English architect Tom Wright. The idea to build a hotel in the form of a sail came to him by chance.
He sat at the bar and drank beer. Arab dhow sailed past the windows with a sail. Tom exclaimed: “Eureka! Here is a simple and recognizable shape that even a child can draw!”
“SAIL DUBAI” – this is also the name of this unique hotel. The shape of the building resembles the sail of Arab dhows, the erection of which was a very laborious process: it was created from a special fabric covered with a double layer of Teflon, and occupies a central place in the facade of the hotel. During the day, the sail radiates a bright whiteness, and at night it turns into a huge screen, onto which a lively night sky is projected with a light show lined with teflon-coated double glass.
Getting to the Burj Al Arab is simply impossible. He stands on an artificial island and is connected to the ground by a bridge, at the beginning of which a checkpoint with guards. There are many restaurants in Sail. If you order a table in them, then the security will be checked with the list, and you will be allowed into the hotel.
Each of the 202 rooms offers the highest level of comfort and luxury – it is equipped with the latest technology and offers guests excellent service, including a personal computer and constant access to the Internet. The rooms have huge full-length windows with a view of the sea and an overview of the nearby panorama. For wealthy guests at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, there is a helicopter airstrip, which can also be used as a tennis court.
The hotel has three private fully equipped beaches (towels, sun beds, umbrellas – free of charge). Water sports. Also, hotel guests can enjoy the three pools and beaches of the “Jumeirah Beach Hotel”. For hotel guests – free transfer to shopping centers.