The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai has opened a new outdoor terrace. The 10,000 sqm outdoor facility stretches 100 metres out into the sea and is home to Scape Restaurant and Bar, and two pools: a 612 sqm freshwater pool and an 828 sqm saltwater pool.
The architectural form of the terrace reflects the shape of the Burj Al Arab and is linked by a central walkway, flanked on either side by artificial beaches and 32 private air-conditioned cabanas (available for rent for an extra charge).
Some 10 million mosaic tiles in shades of azure and gold line the pools, while 1,000 tonnes of white sand creates the dazzling beach. Set within the pools are four spa baths and a swim-up bar.
The terrace was developed by marine construction experts ADMARES at a shipyard site in Finland, and transported by ship to Dubai in eight pieces earlier this year, for minimal disruption to the seabed and marine life.