The world’s only seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai is set to get a “North Deck”, an outdoor luxury deck, which will officially open in second quarter of 2016.
The 10,000 square metres private luxury deck will fan 100 metres out into the Arabian Gulf and accommodate 32 cabanas, 400 sun loungers, one fresh water pool measuring 612 square metres and one salt water pool measuring 828 square metres, one restaurant and a bar.
The deck has been developed in six sections off-site in Finland by marine construction experts, Admares. The structure has been built in a controlled cruise ship and yacht production facility which guarantees the highest standards in both construction and luxury finish.
Made from steel and weighing around 5,000 tonnes, the North Deck is currently being transported to Dubai by sea. On arrival at the hotel, scheduled for mid-February, it will be lifted by crane and lowered onto a grid of 90 steel piles, 914 millimetres in diameter, facing north into the Arabian Gulf.
The construction and steel pile installation process will cause minimal impact to the ocean environment compared to the effect normally associated with a land reclamation approach. The environmentally-sound deck will also provide an artificial reef and shade for marine life.