The Terrace at Burj Al Arab The Terrace at Burj Al Arab

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab has unveiled its much-anticipated beach resort.

The Terrace, a 10,000 m2 artificial island housing a luxury leisure facility, stretches 100m into the Arabian Gulf from behind the hotel.

It features freshwater and saltwater pools, beach, restaurant and bar, plus private cabanas complete with butler service.

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Membership of The Terrace’s leisure club will cost US $27,231 (AED100,000).

Members will also receive a free night’s stay at the hotel’s royal suite, a chauffeured Rolls-Royce ride, a helicopter tour of Dubai and a 24-carat gold plated membership card.

A family package, for a couple and two children, will cost US $34,039 (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.

He added: “Burj Al Arab Terrace is our most ambitious project since the hotel was created; it’s a global first in hotel construction with a 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.”