11 Features of the World’s Only 7-Star Hotel That Can Wow You to Your Core



When a British journalist visited Dubai for a press trip, he stayed in the luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab. By the end of his stay, he realized that his sojourn didn’t deserve its 5-star rating — it deserved much more. He rated Burj Al Arab as a 7-star experience, and other reviewers agreed. Interestingly, the hotel itself tried to disown the special rating, but it stuck around along with its glorious reputation.

1. It’s constructed on an artificial island.

The private bridge connects Burj Al Arab to the land, which only the hotel staff and guests have access to. The building itself is more than 1,000 feet (300 m) tall — which is even higher than the Eiffel Tower — and consists of 56 floors. 230 concrete columns support the whole structure that extends 130 feet (40 m) below sea level to keep the manmade island afloat.

11 Features of the World’s Only 7-Star Hotel That Can Wow You to Your Core

The building itself has the shape of a ship’s sail. But aside from aesthetic reasons, it was designed so the shadow wouldn’t obstruct beach-goers below who are still able to receive a healthy dose of UV rays. Every detail has been thought of!