Burj Al Arab Hotel
Burj Al Arab, one of the most exclusive hotels in the world, using MAC effects in 180-meter high atrium.


Dubai�s Arabian Tower is a 300-meter high architectural marvel, an exclusive and ultra-modern hotel jutting out from the Persian Gulf. Designed to appear as light as a sail, the hotel is unique in every way including the lighting scheme.

Lighting design firm Maurice Bill Lighting Design was looking for a moving light that could be discreetly secured into the architectural Teflon skin of the 180-meter tall atrium. After a thorough search, they eventually chose 36 MAC 500�s to produce highly dynamic light shows and project unique color and light patterns.

At the upper part of the atrium the Teflon fabric of the walls allows for perfect projection. As evening begins, a dramatic sunset is projected onto the atrium�s fabric using MAC 600 wash lights. A slowly sinking sun glides across the atrium and ends by casting long shadows and an orange glowing horizon. Afterwards, an ever-changing color wash projection and fast moving light show returns.

All Martin lighting fixtures were supplied from Nouran Trading through Martin�s Middle East agent, AMAC.