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View Poll Results: Burj Al Arab, Dubai
10 777 45.52%
9.5 264 15.47%
9.0 221 12.95%
8.5 101 5.92%
8.0 90 5.27%
7.5 37 2.17%
7.0 46 2.69%
6.5 17 1.00%
6.0 12 0.70%
5.5 10 0.59%
5.0 16 0.94%
4.5 7 0.41%
4.0 10 0.59%
3.5 4 0.23%
3 and below 95 5.57%
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Old October 4th, 2002, 10:21 PM   #1
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#026 l Burj Al Arab l DUBAI l 321m l 60fl

Burj Al Arab
Dubai, UAE


HEIGHT: 321m/1,053 feet
FLOORS: 60 floors
COMPLETION: 1999
ARCHITECT: W.S. Atkins & Partners

The world's tallest hotel has acquired the reputation of being the world's most luxurious hotel and has been swamped with critical acclaim from travel writers around the globe. Journalist Kathi Everden commented: "There is no such thing as a seven star hotel because hotel ratings only go up to five star. But there are hotels that go beyond five star so the terminology has grown up around Burj Al Arab because it is an exceptional hotel.

Tom Wills Wright, architect with WS Atkins, explained: "The brief was to create a building that would become an icon for Dubai rather like Sydney has its Opera House and Egypt has the pyramids. The brief was given by Jumierah International who wanted something novel, different, which can be symbol of Dubai. The litmus test we used to assess if we had fulfilled the brief was to see if we could draw the building in five seconds Pictionary style and ask everybody to name it. "We built the tower on its own island because we thought it enhanced the iconic nature of the building, and that seemed logical because the building looks like a sail of a ship."

Central to the hotel's design is the atrium. It takes up a third of the interior space and, with a height of 182 metres; it could accommodate the Statue of Liberty. Technology is everywhere in the hotel from the suite-only bedrooms to the submarine that carries guests to the Al Mahara underwater restaurant. A team of marine biologists look after the three huge aquariums which create a coral reef that is home to 40 species of fish.













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Old October 4th, 2002, 10:36 PM   #2
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8.5/10

One of the most unusual buildings around, and very well suited to its environment too!
Imagine it in NY...
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Old October 5th, 2002, 12:23 AM   #3
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Fits in well.

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Old October 5th, 2002, 01:30 AM   #4
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Old October 5th, 2002, 04:10 AM   #5
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One of the world's most unique pieces of architecture, and well designed.
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Old October 5th, 2002, 04:40 AM   #6
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9.5/10 !!
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Old October 5th, 2002, 06:54 AM   #7
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A masterpiece. No matter how much they make a building have a similar shape, nothing will duplicate the perfection of this design. One of my goals before I age much is to vacation in this hotel for a few days. I wouldn't want to stay too long, or I would probably never want to leave.
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Old October 5th, 2002, 06:54 AM   #8
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Whoops... 9.5/10
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Old October 5th, 2002, 07:38 AM   #9
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9.7/10!
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Old October 5th, 2002, 10:01 AM   #10
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a very weird building...I don't know if that is good or bad..it is interesting...8/10,,,
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Old October 5th, 2002, 01:34 PM   #11
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Wonderful beautiful unusual design That looks great at night
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Old October 7th, 2002, 06:07 AM   #12
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So sharp, it'll poke you eye out. Dude, 9.5/10.
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Old October 7th, 2002, 06:24 AM   #13
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ahhh . . 9.8/10
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Old October 7th, 2002, 08:24 AM   #14
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does it have an island for itself? ill give it 9.5
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Old October 7th, 2002, 08:52 AM   #15
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If it were possibly I'd give it a 6/5! This is 1 of my 3 favorite skyscrapers ever!
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Old October 7th, 2002, 12:56 PM   #16
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Yeah I love it. 8.5/10. I think it's location on the man made peninsular has a lot to do with selling it's design and uniqueness. Imagine if it was in downtown Hong Kong or Sydney. It wouldn't have the same impact on the senses.
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Old October 7th, 2002, 07:37 PM   #17
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Unique is the word imo. Carefully designed but looks a bit fat to me.
a high 8.5/10.
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Old October 7th, 2002, 10:45 PM   #18
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much too wide in my eyes
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Old October 9th, 2002, 09:30 PM   #19
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Nice but I would have liked it more if it was designed by locals. There are some very decent architects in the region.
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Old October 9th, 2002, 10:05 PM   #20
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Very exotic and sci-fi looking. I like this one...9/10
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