Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flying Tennis! The World’s Highest Tennis Court at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

 
The world’s highest tennis court stands atop the one of the highest hotel in the world - Burj al-Arab at Dubai. On February 22, 2005, the 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 Dubai Tennis Championships. The tennis legends couldn’t resist the temptation to have a friendly ‘hit’ on the world’s most unique tennis court. The court is circular in shape ,and also doubles as a helipad, hovering 211 meters above the Arabian gulf and covers a surface area of 415 sq m.

Would you like to play round of tennis at this height?
Here is some info about hotel so you can book your game today!

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. Burj Al Arab is located on Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach strip, 15 km from the main city centre and 25 km from Dubai International Airport. It is Dubai’s most recognisable landmark and the fourth tallest hotel in the world at 321 m (1,053 ft) and stands 280 metres offshore on a man-made island, linked to the mainland by a slender, gently curving causeway. Resembling the sail of a ship, the iconic hotel gives itself a 7 star rating, although we’re not really sure if you can go above 5 on the luxury scale. It is well served by taxis and has its own fleet of chauffeur driven Rolls-Royces, BMWs, and a helicopter.

Contact Details:

Burj Al Arab
PO Box 74147, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 3017777
Fax: +971 4 3017000














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