The long 9 years it took to be built has turned the Dubai seven star hotel into an architectural wonder. The Burj Al Arab's imposing structure reaches a height of 321 meters, unquestionably dominating the Dubai skyline. It's designed in the shape of a billowing sail, resembling that of a famous Arabian ship. Burj Al Arab also houses the tallest atrium in the world. The foundation of this seven star hotel rests on an artificial island, and from a distance it is the most magnificent mast and unfurled sail a ship ever had!