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United Arab Emirates - UAE - Dubai - Blue Hour over Burj Al Arab 7* Hotel | by © Lucie Debelkova /
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United Arab Emirates - UAE - Dubai - Blue Hour over Burj Al Arab 7* Hotel

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The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب‎, literally, Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the second tallest building used exclusively as a hotel, after Rose Tower, also in Dubai. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.


Burj Al Arab characterizes itself as the world's only "7-star" property, a designation considered by travel professionals to be hyperbole. There is not much one can do about composition, so it is not the most original shot by far, the only point of difference is the sky. The weather in the Middle East started to change so we have some clouds across Gulf, (even in Kuwait) and clouds in the sky mean lovely colors.... I'm happy the way colors turn out on this shot.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: EF17-40mm f/4L USM; Focal length: 24.00 mm; Aperture: 11; Exposure time: 30.0 s; ISO: 125


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Taken on October 24, 2009