(i apologize for the awful spelling…) anybody could have done it…. d) If you are using an L shaped desk, please realize there is a “cross” in it as well! CNN named the Burj al Arab’s Royal Suite the 12th most expensive hotel suite in the world in 2012 with a nightly rate of around $18,716.. May be this Burj al Arab world’s largest tower help business man to quit from this difficult situation or time. Peace, It can be cross but it couldn’t be a holy cross some things has religious mean so if it’s a plan to build a cross please try to demolish it. cross is simple structure to resist load. After the rumors saudia government didn’t allowed the cars to go in because first of all the kingdom of Saudia Arabia is 100 percent a Muslim country and a holy country that’s why MR they don’t allow anybody to build whatever temples churches etc.. I take it back, it DOES look like a christian cross. UNTIL in 1566 at the Council of Trent the Catholic church decided that the pope had the power to change GOD’S LAW. Nonsense, why you don’t talk about the Plus sign which is filling all math. There is this “cross” that appears on the TV-Tower in the eastern part of Berlin when the sun shines, could be a coincidence. Alas, this statement is true in over 10 religions that I’ve studied, ranging from Native Americans and Australian Aborigines to Celts, Greeks, and Romans, to Buddhists and Hindus, to Christians, Jews, and Muslims…and even to the Vikings. the cross is an essential part of the structure just like you would find on a sailing ship so this whole illusion of making it a cristian cross is just absurd!! oh come on, i honestly dont think that they purposely built this 7* hotel with a christian cross on it, its just christians beleiving that the symbol of christ is everywhere, that everbody wants it on their buildings, its just a coincidence to hold the building up with metal in the shape of a cross, nothing to do with them wanting a cross. just like the vatican, saudi arabia (because of mecca) is sacred and therefore thare are no churches there. There is no promise of tomorrow here on earth, but there is in Heaven. 176 likes. My humble request to all the people (except ‘An earthling’) on this discussion is to at least make a feeble attempt to understand their respective religions. The earlier references of the latter begin from over 100 years before the cross actually became a symbol of christianity (although I guess those could be fabricated, too). R I G H T – N O W! Top 10 August Netflix picks just for you! This is a good proof that arabians are not bothered what other people are doing in their country. don’t get me started on the letter ‘t’ on any any ANY keyboard, laptop, phone etc! Tom Wright′s first drawing of the Burj al Arab concept was shown to the client in october 1993 which along with the simple card model shown above convinced the client that the tower should be built. If you died RIGHT NOW! Imagine, everyone who buys the Burj Al Arab replica model will inadvertently be keeping a Christian Cross in their homes. I found this page because I was trying to find some information on the recommended proportions for a Christian cross, so that I could have one modified that seemed a bit too elongated. Once you ask Jesus to save you, the Holy Spirit lives inside of you (to guide and strenghten you). Though Saudis don’t allow other religions to practice their faithe, they sponsor all over the non muslim states to build mosques. The cross-beam is called a spreader. The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. It’s like hypnotism, power of suggestion, or demagogy. An interesting story is told back to back which says that apparently any cars registered in Dubai, that have one of the older license plates which have an image of the Burj Al Arab on them, aren’t allowed to drive into Saudi Arabia. The Burj Al Arab, a 7-star luxury hotel, is an iconic structure that is synonymous with the name Dubai. The two-level Talise Spa Burj Al Arab features an extensive menu of treatments, including facials, body wraps, and massages. Anyway, if you really a follower of Jesus why then do you not do like Jesus did?? In Response to… “Sorry to say when britishers can’t allow to build a mega mosque in their country then how can they errect their religious sign in a architectural form by fooling Arabs ?”. This stimulates/regulates blood flow and helps stop the nose-bleed. Period. Simple enough. if the designer is followers of JESUS he would not have done that. I personally have doubts that the architect did it in purpose. Sunday worship is no where in the Bible. And looking at the quote “are you inspired by the extrodanary” with it purposely facing that perfect angle of the “cross” I’d say it’s more than a coincidence. Say the following prayer: “Jesus, I am a sinner. Ask any senior draftsperson or architects. It’s really hard to see people who are shallow waiting for any thing even if it was scientifically verified just to fight and talk in an illogical manner, but we can do nothing because it’s we, the humans. How they started wars, murdered and burned people, and how they lead their own believers to fear, just so that the church retains or accumulates more power?! Stuck on the concrete foundation of 230 pieces with a length of 40 meters. Jesus wants each of us to have everlasting life. And he ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand throne of God the Father. lame x infinity. Also please do not make the mistake of READING these holy BOOKS take the trouble of UNDERSTANDING on how they want us to lead our lives. The Vatican even endorsed this view and even prosecuted people for teaching “a perverse and sinful doctrine … against God and his own soul” when said people suggested that the earth was not flat. ckkgeekeekec. But no, you just had to take it back, didn’t you? If you get peckish, there are ten restaurants and bars including seafood restaurant Al Mahara. It is the world’s tallest hotel. If christian churches not alowed in saudi, then how these people lives there? ha ha. If they have to remove the building bcoz it’s a muslim country, shouldnt they also ban all Chevrolet cars because their logo is also a cross ???? TV antennas, telegraph poles and now this! this is ridiculous. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah offers unlimited access to the water sports activities at Wild Wadi Waterpark™, located just a 5-minute walk across the island bridge. Basically, you on your own are much aware that this is NOT a cross…however, you allow yourself to be convinced that it is, due to some rhetory created to urge the masses to a strong reaction. Stop trying to create stories out of nothing or perpetuating unsubstantiated nonsense. f) you should talk to your government and force them to make worse roads, so that they never create square blocks. Responding to Light: Relax dude. Hence, by your own words the moon should be prohibited from usage by muslims! notice that red button on the top right of your Windows PC monitor? Find the travel option that best suits you. and to all you people who called yourselves arabs out there, i am an arab too but i am a christian. I’m a landscape architect, I use crosses all the time in my work, and I’m not a Christian. as everybody told,its not at possible to build a masjid in british country..but the british built a biggest christian cross in a muslim country…this is only because of the uae poor rule..y they allowed a british to design that…its too late to speak abt this matter…, better remove sky bar from burj al arab (+)– and if this arami dubai need money can re build sky bar at back side..no one will get hurt due to this symbol:-), burj al arab claim the 7th star hotel. I definitely do not think that this mere coincidence should be cause for changing the Islamic symbol. Wonderful, +++++ Well said. If its a cross then WHAT? But it is nice to see there are people out there who are as smart as me when it comes to religion, and who don’t give up as easily. I find it hard to believe that a bona fide architect would pull a stunt like that. But I do believe that the structure resonates a Christian philosophy as it does technically depend on the “cross” for support, meaning, the whole weight of the building basically depends on it. This contradicts Muslim belief, which states that Jesus is still alive and was not killed on the Cross. The typical aesthetically accepted ratio for a cross is a function of ‘The Golden Mean’ or a ratio of 1.618 H X 1.00 W. If this one above was intended to be a cross frankly it is a very poorly designed one. basically all who are still living in the dark ages…. Well honestly, YES of course it does! In your first post you were claiming that the current calendar was due to christianity and that this showed how true Christianity is. And if they don’t look at you like you are crazy for wanting to change the + addition sign, THEN you can move on and destroy the horizontal platform from this building. :) Tom may didnt meant it to have it there but if its God’s will nobody can stop it.yeah we live in a world of different beliefs&religions,and we shoud respect it,but evrybody should know that Christ died on the cross for u&me..u know where ur soul is going when ur life is over?-Christ is the answer…iam a christian architect, so wether its a symbol or not–leave it…it maybe a coincidence or a conceptualization—->its d mystery of architecture. Furthermore, this principle can also be applied to other non-book religions. Might I also remind you how badly the church has twisted the holy documents? Sorry to say when britishers can’t allow to build a mega mosque in their country then how can they errect their religious sign in a architectural form by fooling Arabs ? This is just an architecture. the writer of the article seems to be too jealous of the Muslim’s richess, architecture and culture and rather over possesed with his christianic ideology. Tourism worldwide has seen a gradual decrease over the last few years. The calendar has almost nothing to do with Christianity. No where in the world Muslims stop churches or religious buildings to be high or anything. IM A TRUE MUSLIM SO I HAVE TO SAY A FEW WORDS TO THE PRESENT ARABS…………HEY ARABSD WHAT HAPPEN TO UR FAITH WHY ARE U SO LAZY THAT THE CHRISTIANS PREACHED HIS RELIGION IN MUSLIM COUNTRY……IM AGREE WITH THAT IT NEVER HURT ANYONE BUT IT IS OPPOSITE FROM ISLAM BY 180 DEGREE SO PLEASE TAKESPME ACTIONS AGAINST THIS.I ONLY WANNA SAY THAT PLEASE DESTRO THE SALEEEB FROM THIS BUILDING AND AFTER THE WHOLE BUILDING WILL BECOME A GREAT BUILING………..GOOD LUCK MY MUSLIM BROTHER ARABS GOD BLESS YOU. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island of 280 meters from the beach Jumeirah is connected to the mainland by a bridge arch. SAL is on The Terrace of the world-famous Burj Al Arab , boasting stunning views over the 100m infinity pool, the sail-shaped hotel itself, out to sea and across Dubai’s coastline. Why would God need to be praised by the “Largest , Grantest, and Most Glamorous” when Jesus himself looked DOWN on the hebrew priests who lost their perspective on God by exactly trying to build the “largest and grandest” monuments and exposing riches and earthly pleasantries instead of concentrating on the spiritual truths? might be, with no proof to either this or the contrary) just different manifestations of the same TRUE God, who merely presented himself in a form more understandable by the underlining culture, as a means to more easily teach people how to be good and pious. Noooo! Conspiracy? (Protestant churches do not put such an emphasis on the symbol of the cross as they do on what the cross reminds them of which is Jesus’ amazing sacrifice.) I have gone through this article & comments. © 2005 - 2021 mirage.studio.7 | Some of the content are copyrighted to miragestudio7 and may not be reproduced on other websites without permission. So, any comment? The cross-feature was the very first thing that I noticed about the structure. plzz. Discover genuine guest reviews for Burj Al Arab Jumeirah along with the latest prices and availability – book now. oh no i typed a ‘x’! It has nothing to do with religion or whatsover. I am a civil engineering student and believe me when I say its a necessary component of the building. I recently saw the interior of the building which is excellent. Also, Jesus NEVER told people to worship a cross or to use a symbol of a cross. For the the Scripture says that He will have a name above all names, and at his name every knee shall bow and every tongue will Confess that he is Lord.So whether we praise him now or when he returns God is still going to get the Glory. There are so many Churches and Hindu Temples across UAE. But of course, when it is convinient, spiritual leaders come up with FAKE REASONS to bend the rules and allow killing another human for the purpose of preservation of the religion…to me this sounds like a dude with bloated ego as a (religious) ruler of a nation who is too afraid of losing his power thusly abusing the people’s trust and fear of god in order to move them into a sin, while convincing them that they are actually gaining their God’s favor in this manner! This story is made up, Ok I know that a sail boat already includes a giant cross also the human body is a cross. The review seems exactly like what I expected. The top where the actually cross meet is a bar, for drinking, I hope people don’t judge the architect wrong by saying he has meaningfully done such an act. do they have a mosque in vatican city? In this case, if this were a cross, the part above the horizontal would be too long, and the horizontal would be way to short for the size of the structure. Many northern christians preferred to stay with the julian calendar for a very long time. The Burj al Arab (Dubai) Construction of the Burj al Arab (or just ‘the Burj’ to most), began in 1994, with the building being designed to look like the sail of a dhow, the boats on the back of which the region built its original strength as a trading power. I could espous all day about Taoism, Confusicism(that might be spelled wrong), etc. try to think logically and stop searching for any narrow window to speak arbitrary abd illogically for god’s sake. I’ve seen the big progress of this emirate since 4 yrs old. Do realize that yes, you ARE threatening people! It would certainly be interesting to read more about it. *You should repent and do your best each day to live according to God’s Holy Word, The Bible. BTW, in case you don’t know, christianity originally used a variety of other symbols of much greater meaning which were (mostly) lost in time. I am only stating that majority belief in no way constitutes knowledge nor absolute truth. Jesus did not eat pork, Jesus does not drink liquor, Jesus prostates himself when praying..Jesus was circumcised…Why…Why do you not follow Jesus but instead follow that enemy of Jesus…Paul aka Saul?? As such, I see no real reason for fabrication…unless you try to claim that the choice of the cross was to “take over” the symbol, since it has always been without argument one of the most commonly used geometical shapes/symbols. It resembles…a sail…Granted, a sail should also have been wider on the horizontal, but a sail’s size IS proportional to the size of the canvas it holds, which in this case is very narrow…. But just to symbolize that Islam negates Christian beliefs they can have it removed. It is only a coincidence in Islam there is no concept of cross so this building is only an architect, BEING BORN IN DXB I HAVE BEEN VERY LUCKY TO HAVE LIVED AND SHARED A GOOD PART OF MY CHILD AND TEENAGE YRS THERE AND ONE THING THAT I KNOW IS THAT THE ARABS OF DUBAI BELIEVE THAT ALL FAITHS MUST LIVE IN HARMONY, hi.. i too am a christian…to tell eve1 the fact…the entire world goes according to christianity…ie the date,days everyhting is according to christian calenders ….den y does eve follow it?…its bcoz christianity is the truth…also eve one celebrates new year after the birth of jesus christ…i think there is no need of further clarification…, It would not surprise me if the cross was designed on purpose to look like a cross. If you feel some sympathy for the Swiss’ decision regarding minarets, then you also understand why the cross and other Christian symbols are routinely oppressed in the Islamic countries. Want it or not, a “cross” is a very common shape that occurs both naturally (without human hands) and unintentionally by humans. Not everybody wants to hear your preaching and your fanaticism makes you as brainwashed as the people you claim will go to hell. The material used to build the Burj Al Arab also included concrete as much as 70,000 per cubic meter and 9,000 tons of steel. I think this is absolutely unfair. What matters is your intension.Architect designed with a bad intension and keept it secrete and deceived the employer.as we muslim belive in JESUS we know it it not the teaching of JESUS CHRIST to deceive people. Therefore, Muslims who see the cross as an offensive symbol are just uneducated fanatics who don’t even know their own religion! People can give different definitions to the meaning of ths Cross. It’s just a sword/katana-shaped cross, enough said. should go to hell)! Grow up people. It's kind of sad for the government, because nowhere in the country will you ever see the hotel from the sea, always the front side (which is supposed to be the back side anyways-- so the front elevation is the Cross side!) Now let me remind you that according to the majority, it was once believed that the Earth is flat. (in one day every year light enters the room from the sun ONE DAY) Why is that side so hidden to the world that only the critics know about it. To ramin You are very ignorant person. If they were to hang a figure of a huge body on it, then that would spark proper debate, or perhaps war…. h) You might as well go take your eyes out. Rising on a man-made island, 280 metres from the shores of the renowned Jumeirah beach and designed to resemble the graceful sail of an Arabian dhow, it soars to a height of 321 metres, dominating Dubai’s coastline. Stay out! they don’t have an idea what makes it a 7th star hotel, the cross, of course. Most people look for what they want to see in most things. I think this a-i is a good start. The message of the cross is a stumbling block to some (1 Corinthians 1:23; Galatians 5:11). are founded on rock. Two: the christians decided to estimate Jesus’s birth year and name that as year 1. Oh, last thing: it’s a sail with a mast. To all this, I have stated again and again: It’s not a christian cross. We must pray each day so that we can resist the attacks of evil. The UAE preaches religious tolerance, and there are more than 30 churches around the UAE, however, none of the churches have been allowed to display such a giant portrayal of the Cross. ●The trusses act as cross bracing to wind and earthquake forces. In my interpretation of Islam, it forbids the use of any symbols that relate to other beliefs it considers not true. First of all the fact that the pope himself claims to be God on earth and has the power to forgive sin when the Bible says only God has the power to forgive. In fact Osaka the Great of India, ruling around 300BC converted to Buddhism and was one of the first rulers of a major empire to declare all religions good and thus advocated for ‘freedom of religion’. From a cultural standpoint, it is in every respect, representative of Dubai, a Moslem country, in view of its nautical heritage. If any one believes that this is a CROSS, then it is God willing that largest Cross is built on Arab Land that too in UAE where the rulers set an example to the rest of the World being religiously tolerent. I can only say that this is doen in God’s will and He allowed this so that people in teh dark may see the Light. Followers of both (and any other “faith”) are on the wrong path, and the discussion of which is better is silly at best — and, as we know, a call to intolerance, oppression, and violence at the worst. Even if so, what’s the point after all of putting crucifix on the land where it does not have any meaning…as we, Muslims, do not tie religion with visual and tangible objects, instead we treat religion by its meaning independent of visual, sensible or material support any material shape or object. Please open and broaden up your minds… all arabs. Jesus wants each of us to have everlasting life. Caution: square tiles create crosses!!! A Conspiracy indeed, but no words yet from the architect himself. as for the Burj al Arab it is shaped in a cross…by intention or not it is what it is…you can say it is a sign of hope you can say it is a mistake and want it removed but in the end it all comes down to you and your beliefs i believe that just like how the bible is inspired by god written by man this building was inspired by God and built by man as one of the tallest building which would draw attention to it and people would come to see his glory being shown through the little things. We have a choice, accept Jesus or reject him. It may be a christian cross but i don’t think so even if all christians in the world( including me ) would like to believe it. I should also add that many christian nations took a very long time to accept the Gregorian corrections. As a Christian you should be able to realize that all good people follow the same rules as those set by Christ. N.S: What you say has a lot of truth in it. In no way was this meant to “fool” arabs. Let’s start with the days and months, as they are named in English (which follows closely with many other European languages; more so for the months than the days): Monday: Moon Day Tuesday: Tyr’s day Wednesday: Weden/Odin’s day Thursday: Thor’s day Friday: Frigg’s day (Frigg is basically the Norse equivallent of Venus/Aphrodite). Very compelling. But anyway, this is not a talk about which religion is right. It is not shaped like a cross. I think this is useless discussion regarding the cross sign beam of Burj al Arab. as we read it from the architect himself(Tom Wright),he said that it never crossed his mind to put a cross symbol on the facade of the structure…perhaps maybe he didnt..but what if God intervined during his conceptualization of his design? And it’s true: Majority of earth’s population is Christian, but this is only by a small fraction (3 to 6%) from Muslims, and it comes after many years of witch-hunts that nearly eliminated all other European Religions. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah Beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. Burj Al Arab: Beautiful hidden cross - See 12,282 traveler reviews, 8,474 candid photos, and great deals for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at Tripadvisor. By looking at the second picture it is an obvious grafic editing, which is far away from the real seen. Your completely right. Obviously no one understood your message. “Tolerance” is a behavior Muslims and Christians (just examples) reserve for non-believers who don’t scare them. it is this mindset that keeps these people from moving forward. Burj Al Arab was designed by Atkins, a multidisciplinary consultancy, and led by architect Tom Wright, the shape of building is designed to resemble the sail of a ship, this unique shape has inspired the designs of many other skyscrapers or tall structures in the world, such as Vasco da Gama Tower in Lisbon and Trump Ocean Club International Hotel in Panama City. There’s also the luxurious Talise Spa to unwind in. However, I find that “not” in your first sentence contradictory to most of the rest of the stuff you said. Jesus would never bring anyone to Kingdom of god by force. Jesus came so that we could all be saved by his shed blood on the cross. #travel Sorry about Christian beliefs, Jesus didn’t died on cross, it’s just bluff, which was fornicated by some morons in early ages. Why doesn’t the architect honestly say what did he have in mind when he designed the building?. Finally, there exist few references from early ages saying that St.Peter denied being crossed as he felt unworthy of having the same death as his teacher (which resulted to him being crossed on an inverted cross, instead). Concept – Orientation and Circulation BURJ AL-ARAB • The orientation of the building minimizes the heat gain during the summer seasons. Yet all of the above have (at one point or another) had a period during which religious leaders lead them to the opposite actions…. The horizontal shape thing is actually a “floating restaurant” which was not plan during conception but added later during construction according to what i’ve seen in national geographic and it was the architect who suggest the design of the restaurant. I didn’t notice the cross effect until it was pointed out in this article. It looks as if the foundations of Islam depends on Christianity. make sure that arab will not allow cristian to pray over there cross. When you purposely classify yourself in a way that separates you from mankind, makes claims of superiority, and has teachings which are entirely incompatible with the “beliefs” of others, violence is the destination of your path. Privacy Policy, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, Gradient Masks over AutoCAD with Photoshop, The Opening Ceremony Of Burj Khalifa aka Burj Dubai, Download 7 Layered Architectural Backdrops, 6 Cities and their Skyscrapers Reaching for the Stars, 25 Funny Doodles on Coffee, Sleeping, Working Life and etc, http://www.themodernapprentice.com/power_lines1.jpg. Assuming the crucifix was deliberately built into the building, then it wouldn’t mean anything to Muslims for several reasons: 1st – because cross is just a geometric shape to us and it existed thousand years before Christianity; 2nd – One can find cross shape in any building if one wants; 3rd – Muslims do not believe in things like stones, wood, icons, statues and monuments, shapes and forms. Built in Finland and brought to Dubai by sea, Burj Al Arab Terrace features two pools, a restaurant, and cabanas. Also, most non-european languages that I know of, just refer to months by numbers or by the name they had for the month before they adopted the Julian Calendar. There is no reason to add a christian cross in such a building. books in arabian world? It has the Burj al Arab symbol, due to conspiracy theories and controversies surrounding Burj Al Arab’s resemblance to the Christian cross, the Burj Al Arab symbol was removed without any explanation in the year 2004. I should hope that that is also what Islam is about, seeing as it is also a religion ‘of the book’, and I believe this is also the main point of Judaism. Saturday: Saturn’s Day Sunday: Sun’s day Hmm…interesting. the Crusades, the Reformation where they killed protestants, the French Revolution, all the way up to the Catholic church supporting Hitler’s Nazi movement (this fact is not wide spread but the evidence is there for those who seek it). ), It looks really absurd and childish to talk something about religion on any building. See location on Google Maps When it was completed in 1999, the Burj Al Arab was the tallest hotel in the world, reaching 321 meters (today that record belongs to the Burj Dubai ). some aren’t even practical anymore and it only brings us back to the stone age which seriously something you wouldn’t want too right. 4. Having such a big role, it is surprisingly coincidental (or not) that this building may possibly be the world’s biggest Christian cross. – Thanks for refuting some of the nonsense posted by religious fanatics. and kill him because muslims know there is no heaven for christion and only ALLAH send EISA(A.S) to make people muslim but as now happening third party refuse EISA(A.S) and after his gone they said he is a son of god(naa). So just simmer down already, there will never be a religious war so long as I have anything to do about it! Notice that the names of the months indicate that the first month of the year is March. Leave it. But now all the people of the world has a chance, Well Forgiven… Sorry that you put your trust in Jesus..seems Jesus gets all the glory when its God who does all the work! Month names: January: Janus (God of beginnings) February: Februus (ancient god of purificatoin) March: Mars (God of war) April: Aprilis, the opener (blooming flowers) May: Maiesta, Goddess of Honor June: Juno, daughter of Saturn July: Julius Caesar August: Emperor Augustus September: Septem = 7 (SEVEN!!! Inside Burj al Arab’s Second Most Fanciest Suite. As I am a Muslim, i can consider this tower as only a “BAR”. Because the cross is served as the foundation of the building. If you don’t believe me then watch “Zeitgeist” Seeing is believing. It does create a cross, but whether it was intentional or not, the building does in no way affect the public, and therefore should not need to be called a conspriracy against religion from another. but i see that the Architect doesn’t mean to design it like . Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is launching a brand-new pop-up beach experience and dining destination called SAL, and it's due to open on Thursday September 24. Or will you now say that powerlines also bring the “light of God” to arabs, because their poles may sometimes look like this: http://www.themodernapprentice.com/power_lines1.jpg Come on, people…let’s please be reasonable.