The Burj Al Arab is considering developing a new private beach, stretching out into the Arabian Gulf, as it celebrates the 15th anniversary of its opening.
The iconic Jumeirah Group-owned and operated hotel welcomed its first guests on December 1, 1999, and, even before it had opened, had already become one of the iconic sights in Dubai.
At present, guests cross a bridge back to the mainland to access a private beach between Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah.
Hotel manager Ammar Hilal has now revealed there may be a new beach development.
“After 15 years of delivering the very finest in Arabian hospitality, we expect the anniversary year to bring a further major innovation, which may see the hotel develop an exclusive beach stretching out into the Arabian Gulf,” he said.
“In the meantime, our remarkable team of colleagues listen closely to what our guests are telling us and continue to design unforgettable experiences for them.”
If the plan to develop a beach at the hotel comes to fruition, it would join three major projects for Jumeirah Group in close proximity to each other.
The fourth phase of Madinat Jumeirah is currently under construction and will bring the total number of rooms at the complex up to 1300. Meanwhile, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is adding a 350-room resort and expanding its yacht marina.
Finally, the stretch of beach between Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel is also to be developed, with new lifestyle areas set to open up to the public in the evenings.
The hotel will later today celebrate the anniversary with a fireworks show, as well as a multimedia display which will be projected on the hotel’s sail.
Over the coming months, the anniversary will continue to be marked with a series of offers and collaborations.For all the latest travel 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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