Dubai tennis court on the top of the skyscraper in Burj Al Arab.
What do you think, where is the location of the highest VIP tennis court in the world? Maybe on the top of Kilimanjaro mounting? Or even Everest? Nothing of the kind. In the mountings, your boll will be blown out by terrible wind together with players. In reality, the highest tennis court in the world is located on the top of skyscraper Burj Al-Arab, one of the most luxurious and what is more important- one of the highest hotels in the world. Elite Entertainment in Dubai.
Hotel-Tower Burj Al-Arab looks like an enormous sail, which raises 321 meters above sea level. To call this building "one of the highest hotels" means underestimate it because Burj Al-Arab is second only to the hotel "Rose Tower." Both these buildings are located in Dubai, the capital of the United Arabian Emirates. Residents of the city are experts in a genuinely oriental luxury: room price in Burj Al-Arab starts from 1000 USD and reach 28000 USD per night. But certainly for the money - full comfort: the hotel calls itself the "seven-star." Really and truly - in what other hotels you can play tennis on the court in the middle of the sky? Dubai girls.
Tennis court of United Arabian Emirates is situated in front of the famous "Al-Muntaha" elite restaurant (however, this is not the most fantastic restaurant in Dubai: remember even a restaurant-propeller in a skyscraper). The VIP place for the game looks like a separate "accessory building." But it does not mean that Arabs are so fond of tennis that they are willing to spend millions on individual architectural solutions. The round shape of the court gives its essence: it is a helipad. But helicopters are not often visitors of VIP Burj Al Arab, and so most of the time, it's still tennis. Preferably a rational combination of functionality and exotics.
The remarkable thing is that the exact height of the court is not known to anyone except the building architects.
In 2005, during the VIP Dubai Tennis Championships in the Burj Al Arab lived as guests Roger Federer and Andre Agassi. So Burj Al Arab Tennis titans did not miss the chance to cross rackets on the highest court in the world and had a few sets.
The best thing is that they fall from the platform is practically impossible, even if much carried away chasing a ball: at the bottom of a deep wire mesh. But the balls often fly down from the height of bird flight - only the wind whistling.
We've heard about tennis matches that put the audience on the edge of their seats, but how about ones where the players could fall off the side of a 1,000-foot building? This dizzying green roof, which doubled as a tennis court, sat atop the Burj al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai as part of a media stunt right before the VIP Dubai Duty-Free Men's Open. Tennis greats Andre Agassi and Roger Federer were invited up to the courts to play a friendly game before the competition began. While it was only temporary, the tennis court lives on in these amazing pictures, which make us a bit dizzy. Can you imagine trying to play up there?
The Burj al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world at 321 m (1,053 ft) and stands out in the water on its artificial island. Resembling the sail of a ship, the iconic hotel gives itself a 7-star rating, although we're not sure if you can go above five on the luxury scale. Designed by Tom Wright and completed in 1999, the hotel features a double membrane PTFE fiberglass covering that reduces solar heat gain, but lets in filtered light.
On February 22, 2005, the Elite Burj al Arab hosted Andre Agassi and Roger Federer to play a match on their helipad tennis court before heading to the US$1 million Dubai Duty-Free Men's Open, which was the first round of the two-week VIP Dubai Tennis Championships. The hotel's helipad is situated 211 meters high and covers a surface area of 415 sq m. A video shows the pair on their way up to the tennis court and then cautiously looking over the edges before playing around. Although the court was plenty big enough to perform at their fullest, it must have been scary to run too fast or hit too hard for fear of getting close to the edge. There is a net around the pad, but still, it's pretty far up there.
About Burj Al Arab in Dubai
Burj Al Arab's distinctive sail shape makes it an icon of modern Dubai. It's duplex suite-only accommodation, host of private butlers, chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, Mercedes and helicopter airport transfer service cause it to be voted continuously as the world's most luxurious hotel. With a 24k gold pad as your concierge and a range of other VIP services, a stay in Burj Al Arab is like a dream come true.
The premium & elites Dubai Burj Al Arab hotel offers a party at the famous helipad.
The price of the wedding banquet at the famous helipad of the hotel starts from 200 thousand dirhams (55,000 dollars).
Locations: Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
When: Every day, 9:00am – 10:00pm
Price: Members AED 10 000. Prices for competitions vary.
Details: booking phone of Tennis court Bourj Al Arab: +971 4 301 7777