Dubai: The Sheikh Rat Race Making it the World's Richest Playground for Architects


Living in Dubai is a good guarantee that you will never be bored. The United Arab Emirates are overflowing with expensive cars, beautiful architecture and golden Nokia’s. Calling Dubai a luxurious place is a severe understatement. We’ve all heard a few stories, but what does this constantly growing state truly have to offer to those that have no clue what Dubai is about.

Let’s take a closer look at the beautiful, multicultural city and talk about some of the amazing things you can do.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

With the Burj Al Arab being called the world’s only 7 star hotel, this luxury lodge seems to have no intention of curbing our expectations. While it is the third tallest hotel in the world, this widely celebrated landmark has only 28 floors. No space is wasted, though – every single one of the 202 suites is big and luxurious enough to house royalty.

Speaking of royalty – the Burj’s Royal Suite won’t be something you’d likely want to sleep in. Don’t get me wrong, the suite is absolutely divine (understatement), but with a $20,000/night price tag you’ll be hard-pressed to find a good night’s rest. While spending the night here is too expensive for us common folk, you could take a peek inside by reserving a few spots at one of Burj Al Arab’s equally luxurious restaurants, which will set you back a lot less.

At a height of 1056 feet, the Burj Al Arab is a marvelous vista to admire, and offers an even better view at its upper floors. Its architect, Tom Wright from WKK Architects, has given the hotel an interesting form. It heavily resembles a ship sail, which blends perfectly with the underlying land, resulting in a stunning image. Definitely a place to visit – if you can afford it.

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