Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A is for Aquarium and (tallest) Atrium Lobby

Posted by Kero at Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Burj Al Arab features the tallest Atrium lobby in the world, at 180 meters (590 ft).


The Atrium in all its grandeur at nightime.

The atrium is formed between the building's V-shaped span. It dominates the interior of the hotel, and takes up over one-third of interior space.


And this is how it looks at daytime.

This is the fountain at the foot of the Atrium. It also features an aquarium on both sides of the lobby.





The signature underwater themed restaurant of the world's only 7 star-hotel is called Al Mahara (or The Oyster). It features a floor to ceiling seawater aquarium. Guests are whisked to the restaurant via simulated submarine.






The tables are situated around the giant aquarium. Al Mahara was named one of the top 10 restaurants in the world.


9 sweets for Kero:

witsandnuts on January 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM said...

I liked most the second to the last photo. Ang galing ng framing!

lv2scpbk on January 20, 2010 at 5:01 PM said...

Nice angels for your photos. It looks like a great place to take photos.

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Willa on January 20, 2010 at 5:12 PM said...

What a marvelous place and the idea of underwater theme for a restaurant is magnificent! Galing!!!

Manang Kim on January 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM said...

Hi Kero, this is a lobby only? Wow amazing this shows they have lots of money LOL!! And the gold on the edges and the aquarium it is great. Thanks for the visit dear! Happy Wednesday!

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Sylvia K on January 20, 2010 at 9:12 PM said...

Incredible building! Love the restaurant with the aquarium! What a great place to eat! Your photos are marvelous! Enjoy the remainder of your week!

Sylvia

joei on January 20, 2010 at 9:54 PM said...
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joei on January 20, 2010 at 9:56 PM said...

oh wow! really looks like a place worth visiting. and i wanna see the giant aquarium!

loving your photos ;) esp the 2nd to the last one.

Tumblewords: on January 21, 2010 at 4:32 AM said...

OH, this is spectacular - I'd love to visit there. Wonderful photos!

Monika on January 21, 2010 at 2:48 PM said...

lovely pictures

 

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