Burj Al Arab Gets Decked Out

Business Traveler (USA) - - LIFESTYLE NEWS -

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah ho­tel is adding a huge 100,000-square-foot sea deck stretch­ing out into the Gulf. The North Deck will fea­ture a 6,600-square-foot fresh wa­ter pool, a se­cond 8,900-square-foot sea wa­ter pool, a restau­rant and bar, 32 ca­banas and 400 sun loungers.

The 5,000-ton con­struc­tion is com­ing by boat from Fin­land, and is sched­uled to ar­rive in Dubai in mid-Fe­bru­ary. Then the struc­ture will be low­ered into place in six sec­tions on top of 90 steel piles. The new fa­cil­ity is planned to open in the se­cond quar­ter of this year.

The ho­tel said that the off­site con­struc­tion and steel pile in­stal­la­tion“will cause min­i­mal im­pact to the marine en­vi­ron­ment,” adding that the deck had been de­signed“to pro­vide shade for lo­cal fish and to at­tract un­der­sea ecosys­tems that are known to clus­ter around steel piles.”

Find out more at jumeirah.com/ Burj-Al-Arab.

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