Designed like a majestic sail across the ocean, Burj Al Arab is the world’s tallest and the only seven star hotel. Two "wings" spread in a V to form a vast "mast", while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium (the world’s largest atrium). Near the top of the building is a suspended helipad supported by a cantilever.
Another restaurant, the Al Mahara, which is accessed via a simulated submarine voyage, features a large seawater aquarium, holding roughly 35,000 cubic feet (over one million litres) of water. The tank, made of acrylic glass in order to withstand the water pressure, is about 18 centimetres (7.1 in) thick.
The helipad has featured some of the hotel's notable publicity events. One of its restaurants, Al Muntaha, is located 200 metres above the Persian Gulf, offering a view of Dubai and is accessed by a panoramic elevator.