Burj al-Arab

The Burj al-Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai. At 321 meters (1,053 feet), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel and one of the most distinctive structures for a hotel building in the world. It stands in the sea on an artificial island 280 meters (919 feet) away from the beach in the Persian Gulf, connected to the mainland only by a path. (buid 1994-1999)