Whilst the Burj Al Arab is no longer the tallest hotel in the world (it’s now fourth), it is an iconic building of its time and the video is worth watching. It shows how during the 1990s, engineeering was really pushed to its limits in the construction of the edifice, as architects battled against intense storms.
Dubai is still home to the tallest hotel in the world – it’s now the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai which is situated in the Business Bay district, and the hotel stretches 1,164 feet above the ground. In fact, Dubai has 4 of the 5 tallest hotels in the world.
The top 10 tallest hotels in the world:
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Dubai (1,165 ft)
Rose Tower, Dubai (1,093 ft)
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang (1,080 ft)
Burj Al Arab, Dubai (1,053 ft)
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai (1,014 ft)
Baiyoke Tower II, Bangkok (997 ft)
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2, Dubai (965 ft)
The Cullinan South Tower, Kowloon (890 ft)
JAL Hotel, Dubai (883 ft)
Grand Lisboa, Macau (846 ft)
Lanko·Grand Hyatt Hotel, Chongqing (846 ft)