Briton creates $8,837 cocktail

Briton creates $8,837 cocktail

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A British bar owner said he has concocted the world's most expensive cocktail, costing $8,837 per glass.

Dubai pressured on jail death

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 16 (UPI) -- The British Embassy in Dubai has been investigating the death of a London-area man while in police custody, officials said Friday.

Diamonds are forever on MasterCard

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 13 (UPI) -- Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and they're the friends of well-heeled holders of the Dubai First Royale Black MasterCard.
Dubai proclaims Bush visit a holiday

Dubai proclaims Bush visit a holiday

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Monday praised Dubai and its leadership and said he wants residents to understand they have the respect of the United States.

Extraordinary hotels of the future on show

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Conceptual hotels for the future are a part of an extraordinary exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. The show, "New Hotels for Global Nomads," is one of the museum's most imaginative ever.

Rootless Cosmopolitan: Don't dismiss Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 1 (UPI) -- Travelers to the Middle East, much less the Persian Gulf, will be pleasantly surprised by this waterfront urban oasis surrounded by puritanical desert boredom.
RHONDA ROHRABACHER, Rootless Cosmopolitan
Burj Al Arab Hotel
Dubai Tennis Championships Tournament Director Salaha Tahlak arrives on the helipad of the Burj al Arab hotel with the world's number one tennis player Roger Federer, Sunday February 25, 2007. The men's tennis Dubai Championship begins today and the finals will be held on Saturday March 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/Pool)

The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب‎,Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the second tallest hotel in the world. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure whose shape mimics the sail of a ship.

The beachfront area where the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. The locale's name had its origins in the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company which at one time welded giant floating oil storage tankers on the site.

The old name persisted after the old Hotel was demolished in 1997. Dubai Chicago Beach Hotel remained as the Public Project Name for the construction phase of the Burj Al Arab Hotel until Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the new name.

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