- Nov 27, 2017 -
As we know, The Burj Al Arab is an iconic hotel, but how impressive it really is? Let us reveal all…
It is 321 meters high, is 14 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower and only 60 meters shorter than the Empire State building.
2. It sits on a man-made island
It is sits on a man-made island accessible via a 340M long bridge road.
3. turtle hospital
Since it was launched in 2004, more than 1,000 rescued sea turtles safely back into the Arabian Gulf.
4. It took five years to build
Construction began in 1994. It took 5 years to build up totally.
5. The Terrace was shipped over from Finland
The 10,000sqm luxury expansion opened in 2017, is the first man-made luxury beach facility of its kind.
6. There are full sized Hermes amenities in EVERY suite
Taking free hotel amenities to a whole new level
7. The Eiderdown comforters in the rooms
The down is harvested from abandoned Eider Duck nests in Iceland – one nest provides about 15-20 grams of Eiderdown and only 2,000 kilograms are allowed to be harvested per year, which is why it is so rare.
8. 17 types of pillows available
Yes, 17. Getting a good night’s sleep has never been easier.
9. Mosaic tiles were used to decorate the pools
The two pools were decorated with 10 million gold and azure mosaic tiles.
10. There was a lot of 24-carat gold leaf used to embellish the interiors…
1,790 square meters to be exact.
11. The ceiling in Junsui restaurant
It is the largest Swarovski crystal ceiling in the world with 21,000 crystals used to represent the Milky Way.
12. The marble used in the interiors is the same material that Michelangelo used
The walls and flooring use over 30 kinds of Italian Statuario marble, the same used by the famed artist to create his legendary sculptures.
13. It is home to Nathan Outlaw’s first and only international restaurant
The renowned British chef (whose restaurant in the UK has 1 Michelin Star) opened the doors to Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara in March 2016.
14. The iconic helipad has played host to some incredible stunts
In 2004, Tiger Woods teed off from the helipad; in 2005, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer played tennis on a makeshift court; 2013 saw the first ever table tennis match held on the helipad with Chinese world number one players Long Ma and ShiWen Liu; and most recently, in 2017, Nick Jacobsen, a professional kiteboarder, jumped off the helipad in a world first stunt.