Jumeirah Group’s Burj Al Arab, Dubai has unveiled a new luxury terrace with a restaurant, pool, beach and cabana space for hotel guests and Burj Al Arab members.
The private 10,000m2 outdoor leisure facility stretches 100m out into the sea and is home to Scape Restaurant & Bar, two pools, butler-serviced cabanas, and a beach area with luxury day and sunbeds.
Burj Al Arab general manager Anthony McHale said: “Burj Al Arab Terrace is the ultimate destination for indulgence, socialising and relaxing and is another initiative in our endeavor to delight our guests.”
“Burj Al Arab Terrace is our most ambitious project since the hotel was created; it’s a global first in hotel construction with a breakthrough combination of creative marine design, ingenious engineering and guest-friendly planning.”
The alfresco location of Scape Restaurant & Bar offers views over the Gulf and has an outdoor bar area.
Head chef Timur Fazilov is at the helm of the culinary operation and has created a menu of Californian fusion style dishes.
The highest quality glass has been used from the terrace panels throughout the interior spaces, to the specially commissioned handmade light installations in Scape Restaurant & Bar.
The architectural form of the terrace has been designed to reflect the shape of Burj Al Arab, with a tropical forest canopy effect complemented by earth tones and clean sharp whites.
The design also incorporates a 612m2 freshwater pool and an 828m2 saltwater infinity pool. Set within the pools are four Jacuzzis and a swim-up bar.
Ten million mosaic tiles in shades of azure and gold line the pools, while 1,000 tonnes of white sand creates the beach.
The 24 cabanas and eight royal cabanas are air-conditioned and can accommodate up to four guests.
They offer poolside facilities such as a butler service, a dining, beverage and bar menu, a spa menu, mini-bars, fruit, espresso machines, Bang & Olufsen TVs and a rotating amenity cycle with four to six varieties per day.
The eight royal cabanas also include a private bathroom, shower area and veranda.
The terrace was developed by marine construction experts ADMARES at a shipyard site in Finland.
It was then transported by ship to Dubai in eight pieces, ensuring minimal disruption to guests, as well as the seabed and marine life.
Jumeirah Group chief executive officer, Stefan Leser added: “The Burj Al Arab Terrace is a new Dubai landmark and a symbol of innovation and engineering excellence. A masterpiece in design and architecture, it reinforces Dubai as an outstanding destination and leader in global hospitality.
“We are immensely proud to offer such a distinctive experience, which will considerably enhance the enjoyment of our Burj Al Arab guests.”