Sheikh Mohammed is the ruler of Dubai realized that for the development of tourism in Emirates it is necessary to create recognizable symbol.
For this purpose he has hired the British architect Tom Wright. The idea to build a hotel in the form of sails came to him accidentally. He sat at the bar and drank beer. Dhow, a traditional Arab sailing ship, swam past the windows. Tom exclaimed, “Eureka! Here is a simple and recognizable form, which can draw even a child!”