1999. There are a total of 202 rooms. The entire construction cost was $7.8 billion. The hotel has one mile of beach front and sits on 23 acres of land.
The Burj Al Arab is the only hotel in the world with its own island connected to another part of the city by an underground bridge. The island is called "Al Darb al Jadid" (the new building) and it contains a number of shops, restaurants, and cafés.
The hotel was designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. She also designed the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad which is considered one of the most important buildings in Iraq after the U.S. Embassy building.
The Burj Al Arab has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1979. It is the only seven-star hotel in Dubai and the largest structure built so far in the United Arab Emirates.
The hotel's main tower is 160 meters high and has 49 floors. It is located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Dubai International Airport Road. The second tower is only slightly smaller at 150 meters high with 43 floors.
The entire construction cost was $1.5 billion. The main body of the building is made of reinforced concrete with some parts being used for showrooms or office spaces. It has 830,000 square feet (79,829 m 2) of floor space including a theatre that can seat up to 1000 people.
The building was designed by Zaha Hadid and its height makes it the tallest skyscraper in the world. It stands at 828 meters (2,717 ft) tall with the top of the spire containing a giant LED display screen that lights up at night. The Burj Khalifa opened for business on January 4, 2010.
It is believed that the building took ten years to construct but actual construction started in 2004 and it was completed in 2009. The owner of the building is the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He paid for the construction out of his own pocket and also hired Zaha Hadid to design another famous building called the Masdar City.
It took about 270,000 man hours to complete everything including the skyscrapers.
The project was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, then prime minister of Dubai, and designed by British architect Richard Rogers. It was completed in under four years at a cost of $1.6 billion.
The buildings are made of reinforced concrete with some parts using glass as well as steel frames. The Towers' size varies from 50 floors for the Tower of Dubai to 104 floors for the Burj Khalifa.
They are among the most expensive buildings in the world per square foot with prices starting at $125. There are also plans to build an underwater hotel called the Manta Ray but it has not yet started construction.
People often wonder how many cars go through the Abu Dhabi International Airport every day. The answer is about 9 million which makes it the largest single-site air cargo hub in the world.
Abu Dhabi is a city-state in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) located on the northeast coast near the border with Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The mosque would have a capacity of 30,000 people and building expenditures are expected to be 43 million euros ($57.4 million). The project is rather large in terms of scope. It includes not only the construction of the mosque but also the surrounding community with schools, shops and housing as well.
A total of 114 masons worked on the mosque's walls alone. The masons used 70,240 bricks for the mosque's main body and 1,209 tiles for its dome. They worked between four and six hours per day, seven days a week during the three years of construction.
The Blue Mosque is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Islamic architecture. It was designed by Turkish architect Mimar Sinan (1489-1588).
Abdülmecid II continued building activities after becoming sultan in 1943 at the age of nineteen. He built several other mosques and madrassas across the city. In addition, numerous fountains, parks and public buildings were constructed during his reign.