The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a five-star luxury hotel located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Occupiable floor space makes up 39% of the total height of the hotel, with the remaining height being the 39th tallest building in the world, which is owned by the Jumeirah hotel group. Burj Al Arab is situated on an artificial island, called The Lagoon, that is about 280 m (920 ft), or 1/4 mile, away from Jumeirah Beach and connected to the mainland by a private, curved bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. The helipad is located on the roof of the building at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.
The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a five-star hotel, with the highest level of distinction as an official designation. While the hotel is sometimes described as “the world’s only ‘seven-star’ hotel”, the hotel management insists that they have never referred to the hotel as “the world’s only seven-star hotel.” It was due to a British journalist who had previously toured the hotel prior to the hotel’s official opening who had written about the appearance of the term. Burj al Arab is an astounding place and the journalist described it as “more than anything she has ever seen” so she referred to it as a seven-star hotel.