Before Burj Khalifa, world famous and tallest skyscraper in the world, there was Burj Al Arab. It is the five-star sail-shaped grandeur of Dubai, depicting the city’s pearl-diving and fishing traditions which continues up to this day. Its interiors are constantly changing to meet the high-level standard of service and excellence, but its exteriors have never been remodelled. Until 2017, when the growth of the hotel left a huge and significant mark in the hotel’s history – an expansion officially named The Terrace.
The Terrace seamlessly stretches 100 metres into the incredible azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and is directly connected to the hotel’s artificial island. The terrace was built offshore, in Finland, and was transported to Dubai by sea. It is home to a remarkable one-of-a-kind restaurant and bar, two relaxingly impressive pools, a beach and cabana spaces.
Indulge your gastronomic senses in its exceptional restaurant, Scape Restaurant and Bar, with a blend of Latin American, Asian and Mediterranean flavours while relishing the unique California-style cuisine. Soak up the Arabian sun and cool down with two pool choices – freshwater pool spanning 612 square metres with a shaded swim-up bar at its centre, or at the 828 square metre salt water infinity pool. Among its other facilities are four Jacuzzis, 126 beach sunbeds and 24 luxury day-beds, and 32 cabanas each having its own mini-bar, espresso machine, television and dedicated butlers.
Just when you think Burj Al Arab can no longer outdo itself, then comes The Terrace with its exquisitely superb offers. The Terrace is accessible to all of the hotel’s staying guests, and also through a substantially pricey annual membership of USD 27,000 per person or USD 34,000 per family with a package of one-night stay in Burj Al Arab’s Royal Suite, a chauffeured Rolls-Royce, a helicopter tour in the city and a 24-carat gold plated membership card.
But don’t fret, you can still see The Terrace without cashing out lots of money – cruise around the pristine waters around Burj Al Arab aboard a charter yacht. You will not only get to see the hotel’s new extension, you can go fishing, swimming, sunset decking and delighting in the views of other Dubai beauties, the Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis Hotel. So hop on and enjoy the ride.