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Burj Al Arab From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Burj Al Arab General information Status Complete Type Luxury Hotel Architectural style High-Tech LocationJumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3 - إمارة دبيّ,Dubai, United Arab Emirates Coordinates25.141975°N 55.186147°ECoordinates: 25.141975°N 55.186147°E Construction started1994 Completed 1999 Opening December 1999 Cost US$7.8 billion Height Architectural 321 m (1,053 ft) Top floor197.5 m (648 ft) Technical details Floor count 56 (3 below ground) Lifts/elevators18 Design and construction Architec Atkins Developer Jumeirah Structural engineer Atkins Other information Number of rooms 202 The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب,Arabian Tower) is a hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world; however, 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. It has a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.