United Arab Emirates
April 3, 2016
In a word, that is how I would describe Dubai: “Tall, very tall!”
Apartment blocks, apartment clusters, office buildings, hotels, even the minarets of the mosques are all very tall.
Dubai boasts the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa. Piercing the skyline, the spike of a structure stands at 829.8m or 2722 ft.
Set on a man-made island and shaped like the sail of a dhow, the traditional ship of Arabia, the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel stands at 321m or 1053 ft. Burj Al Arab is only (!) the third tallest hotel in the world. The other two? JW Marriott Marquis and Rose Rayhaan? Why also in Dubai, of course.