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Dubai has rapidly grown into a leading tourism and real estate capital of the world. It has gained the status of a progressive employment capital. A lot of international companies in the field of construction, hospitality, finance, media etc are setting business in Dubai. They need a lot of qualified staff to work with them and hence there are great job opportunities here....

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Dubai, the shopping capital of the Middle East, is a shopper’s paradise! What better way to spend your leisure time and beat the Dubai heat than go on a shopping spree in one of the many classy air-conditioned shopping malls which adorn the Dubai landscape.....

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Besides the Burj-al-Arab, Dubai offers a wide variety of hotel accommodation which is generally considered to be of very high standard and great value for the money. The range includes everything from budget hotel Dubai accommodation to luxury hotels. ...

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Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the tallest tower of them all? Very soon the answer will be “Burj Dubai”. Burj Dubai is an Arabic word which means "Dubai Tower" when translated to English. This soon to be the tallest man made structure in the world is currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ...

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Burj-al-Arab

Burj-al-arabThe symbol of Dubai's urban transformation, the beautiful and classy luxury hotel, the Dubai 7 star hotel Burj al-Arab or the "Tower of the Arabs" dominates the Dubai coastline. Located in the community of Umm Suqeim and standing on an artificial island 280 meters or 919 ft. out from Jumeirah beach, it is truly a sight to behold. It aims to be the world's most luxurious hotel providing outstanding personalized service, the ultimate Arabian Hospitality Experience. Its construction started in 1994 and was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. It was built by Said Khalil and was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. Connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge, it can very well be regarded as a true iconic structure. Standing at 321 meters (1,053 ft) tall, presently it is the world's tallest all suite hotel, although it will soon lose this title to the Rose Tower being built in Dubai and expected to be completed in 2007. It may lose the title, but the classy deluxe hotel shaped like the billowing sail of a boat will always be a hot favorite among national and international visitors. Today, it can be said that the Burj al-Arab has indeed become synonymous with Dubai.

 

Burj-al-arabTIt provides a long list of services to ensure that its guests feel pampered with personalized care and attention at all times. Chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, discreet in-suite check in, private reception desks on every floor and a brigade of highly trained butlers are only some of its fine points. Its rooms boast of lavish and luxurious architectural styles. The deluxe hotel itself boasts of 8,000 square meters of 22-carat gold leaf and 24,000 square meters of 30 different types of marble. White Tuscan columns, a spiral staircase covered in marble, wrought-iron gold leaf railing, spa-like bathrooms and mosaic tile patterns on the floors entrance the best of the critics. Not only this, it also has a suspended helipad supported by a cantilever near the top of the building. This helipad has hosted quite a few publicity events featuring a host of celebrities. The hotel also holds the record for being the world's tallest structure with a membrane façade, the world's tallest hotel if buildings with mixed use are excluded and it was the first 5-star hotel to surpass 1000 ft or 305 m in height. It also has the tallest atrium lobby in the world formed between the building's V-shaped span, measuring a whooping 180 meters or 590 ft. In fact, you can easily fit the Dubai World Trade Center within the atrium. Come night time and it spreads it beauty around through the choreographed color sculptures of water and fire surrounding it. It is truly an unforgettable sight and this is the reason visitors rate it as one of the finest hotels in the world.

Burj-al-arabGoods things come at a cost. The Burj al-Arab was built at a total cost of $1.5 billion. However, despite its magnanimous size, it only has 202 bedroom suites spread over 28 double-storey floors. The smallest suite measures 169 square meters or 1,819 square ft while the largest suite measures 780 square meters or 8,396 square ft. A five star deluxe hotel providing all these facilities is bound to be expensive. In fact, Burj al-Arab is known to be one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The cost of a suite starts at $1,000 per night and goes to over $15,000 per night. If you wish to occupy the most luxurious suite of them all, the Royal Suite, then you will need to fork out $28,000 per night. Whatever may be your reason of staying, the Burj al-Arab ensures to make your visit a one time experience in life. An experience you will always be proud of!