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Height: Occupied
197.5 m / 648 ft
Height: To Tip
321 m / 1,053 ft
Height: Architectural
321 m / 1,053 ft
Burj Al Arab Outline
Height: Helipad
210 m / 689 ft
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Tower GFA
120,000 m² / 1,291,669 ft²
Development GFA
200,000 m² / 2,152,782 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms


Official Name Burj Al Arab
Other Names Burj Al Arab Hotel, Chicago Beach Hotel & Resort
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Jumeirah Beach Road, P.O. Box 74147
Building Function hotel
Structural Material composite
Landmark Status national
Proposed 1993
Construction Start 1994
Completion 1999
Official Website Burj Al Arab
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #59 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #18 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #16 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #13 Tallest in Dubai

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Jumeirah Group International
Design Atkins
Structural Engineer
Design Atkins; e.Construct
MEP Engineer
Design Atkins
Main Contractor Al Habtoor Murray and Roberts; Arabtec
Other Consultant
• Landscape Admares
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Cladding HALFEN
• Construction Hoists Alimak Hek
• Elevator Mitsubishi Elevator and Escalator; Otis Elevator Company
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Steel Sendai Eversendai Engineering Group

CTBUH Initiatives

Social Networking Events, CTBUH 8th World Congress
2-5 Mar 2008 – Event Report

Technical Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
4 Mar 2008 – Tour Report

Global News

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab to Expand its Footprint with Massive Floating Deck Shipped from Finland
26 Jan 2016 – Dubai’s iconic sail-shaped hotel, the Burj Al Arab…

Research Papers

Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II