The Burj al Arab is 321 metres high. It is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. The Burj al Arab stands on a artificial island, man made island, and is 280 meters from Jumeirah beach hotels beach. The Burj al Arab is attached to the main land by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. It said to be the worlds only 7 star hotel.