We admit we can get a little bit of a “been there, done that” attitude, but we also admit when we saw photos of the new Burj Al Arab Terrace in Dubai we were impressed. That’s because the 107,000 square feet of deck space at the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel stretches 1,000 feet out on to the water. To give you a sense of its girth, the Terrace was built in six sections in Finland in a cruise ship facility, transported to Dubai by ship, lifted by crane and lowered onto a grid of steel piles, stretching from the hotel out into the Arabian Gulf.
The Pool on the new Terrace deck (here) at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (top) has an infinity edge that overlooks the Gulf of Arabia.
Now open for hotel guests, the Terrace has a California-fusion restaurant and bar, sunbeds around a beach area with 1,000 tons of sand and lots of cabanas. There are two pools; one with freshwater, the other with saltwater and an infinity edge, so you’re basically merging with the horizon line.
About those cabanas: There are 32 of them, all air-conditioned and they all have butler service, minibars and espresso machines. For a step up, book a Royal Cabana; they have private bathrooms, showers and a veranda. Note to management: With so much to do here, we’re not leaving any time soon, unless it’s to head over to our 8,400-square-foot Royal Two-Bedroom Suite (did we mention it’s a duplex?).
GM Tony McHale runs the hotel. Advisors can contact Sian Navarro ([email protected]; +971 4 3017777).