From the ground it looks as if someone has thrown a giant Frisbee into the side of the building. The helipad that juts out dramatically from near the top the Burj Al Arab hotel has had a lot of publicity, most of which nothing to do with 'copter landings. Roger Federer and Andre Agassi played tennis on this pad, and Tiger Woods has tee'd off (though nobody reported whose skull 321 metres down below his ball might have become embedded in). So the tamest thing you can probably do is hop a helicopter from Dubai's international airport and fly here. It is worth doing though, because the views of Dubai's ever changing skyline are spectacular. And most spectacular of all is the view of the sail-like Burj itself floating in the haze as you fly towards it.