Dubai’s Burj Al Arab has unveiled its much-anticipated beach resort.
The Terrace, a 10,000 sq m artificial island housing a luxury leisure facility, stretches 100m into the Arabian Gulf from behind the iconic hotel.
It boasts freshwater and saltwater pools, beach, restaurant and bar, plus private cabanas with butler service.
Membership of the Terrace’s leisure club will cost AED100,000, reports The National – though members will also receive a free night’s stay at the hotel’s Royal suite, Rolls-Royce chauffeur, a helicopter tour of Dubai and a 24-carat gold plated membership card.
A family package, for a couple and two children, will cost AED125,000.
The facility was built by Finnish firm Admares, which specialises in the construction of cruise ships and yachts, at a shipyard site in Finland before being transported by ship in eight pieces to Dubai.
Linked by a central walkway and flanked by beaches and private cabanas, the Terrace features 10 million mosaic tiles and 1,000 tonnes of white sand, while pools feature four jacuzzis and a swim-up bar.
Anthony McHale, Burj Al Arab general manager, said: “As the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab continuously evolves and re-invents our guest experience through state-of-the-art facilities. Burj Al Arab Terrace is the ultimate destination for indulgence, socialising and relaxing and is another initiative in our endeavour 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 breakthough combination of creative marine design, ingenious engineering and guest-friendly planning. In January, we announced its arrival on a ship from Finland and, since then, our construction and design teams have brought our vision to life and the result is simply spectacular.”
Stefan Leser, Jumeirah Group CEO, said: “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.”For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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