We don't normally feature hotels on this site but the Burj Al Arab is another in the seemingly endless series of amazing buildings being erected in Dubai. The building has been designed to resemble a ship's sail and sits on a purpose built artificial island attached to the mainland by its own road bridge.
It is currently the tallest hotel in the world but will lose this honour when the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, opens in April 2008. The Burj Al Arab also boasts that it is the only seven star hotel in the world. Which presumably means I have no hope of ever spending a night there.
View a video of the Burj Al Arab on Google Maps