The Famous Luxury Hotel Burj al Arab, In Dubai, Is Captured On This Attractive Resin Fridge Magnet
Dubai is an extremely popular tourist attraction and Burj al Arab is definitely the place to stay for the upmarket tourist. This amazing building is often referred to as the only seven star hotel in the world, although that is open to some debate. What is definite is that a stay here offers pure luxury; the structure is even built on its own artificial island which is joined to the mainland by a private bridge. Burj al Arab was designed, by architect Tom Wright, to resemble the sail of a dhow, a traditional Arabian sailing vessel. It is a world famous sight and a definitive symbol of Dubai. Whether you are ever lucky enough to stay there or not why not purchase this attractive resin fridge magnet on which the Burj al Arab is pictured. The magnet is available to buy now from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store.
Burj al Arab, A Luxurious Place To Stay
Whether it is a seven star hotel or not there is no doubt that Burj al Arab represents complete luxury. The structure consists of twenty-eight double storey floors which house two hundred and two suites. The smallest of these suites is one hundred and sixty nine square metres whilst the largest is seven hundred and eighty square metres. This is definitely not a place to stay for the budget traveller with nightly rates for stay being in the multiple thousands. The Royal suite was listed at number twelve in the top fifteen most expensive hotel suites in 2012, by CNN. There are two restaurants at the hotel Al Muntaha is built over the Persian Gulf and supported by a cantilever, whilst Al Mahara features a huge seawater aquarium and is accessed by taking a simulated submarine voyage.
The History Of The United Arab Emirates
The first known human habitation of the area was in 5500BC. By the first century AD overland traffic had begun with Syria and northern Iraq. Sea vessels also travelled to the port of Omana. Islam was introduced to the area in 630AD. One hundred and fifty years of Portuguese control began in the area at the start of the 16th century. A period of British governance began in the 17th century and continued until 1966 when Britain realised that it could no longer afford to govern the region. It was not until five years later, on 1 December 1971, that the British-Trucial Sheikhdoms treaty ended and the emirates gained independence. On 2 December 1971 six of the emirates signed a joint constitution with the remaining emirate Ras al-Khaimah joining in 1972. The United Arab Emirates was formed.
Relatively new to the tourist industry Dubai was seeing more and more visitors until the global economic crisis began. It remains the place to go for indulgent short breaks for those who want to shop, eat, drink and party. The weekends in Dubai differ from some other parts of the world with the break in most occupations tending to be Friday and Saturday each week. Bordered by desert, Dubai has a hot climate with temperatures being slightly cooler, and visiting more popular, from September to May. If you want a small memento of this desert paradise why not purchase this resin fridge magnet, featuring Burj al Arab, from World-wide-gifts.com Internet Store.