Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was 'The world's only 7 star Hotel' since 1999 till 2008. At 321 m, it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world; however, 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship.