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January 20, 2016

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai to add new floating resort by its side

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Floating North Deck

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah luxurious hotel has unveiled plans for developing its new beachside resort, to be called the ‘North Deck’ that will extend 100m out into the Arabian Gulf.

The 10,000m² private luxury deck has been developed by the marine construction group Admares in Finland and is currently being shipped to Dubai.

The floating outdoor space has been developed with the use of advanced marine technology, design and manufacturing expertise and is in compliance with environmental standards.

"We are really pushing the boundaries of innovation and demonstrating how committed we are to positioning Dubai as the most exciting destination in the world."

Dubai-based Jumeirah Group intends to open the new resort hotel to guests in the second quarter of this year, which will comprise 32 beach cabanas, 400 sun loungers, one fresh water pool measuring 612m² and one salt water pool measuring 828m², along with one restaurant and a bar.

The deck is made entirely with steel and weighs around 5,000 tonnes. It is expected to reach Dubai in mid-February as six separate sections. The offsite constructions will then be lifted by crane and lowered onto a grid of 90 steel piles to form the resort.

Jumeirah Group chief operating officer Robert Swade said: "Dubai is renowned for providing exceptional experiences. This is the first time a structure of this nature and size has been built in one country and then transported to another country to be assembled and operated.

"We are really pushing the boundaries of innovation and demonstrating how committed we are to positioning Dubai as the most exciting destination in the world, and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah as the finest provider of luxury experiences."


Image: The North Deck will extend 100m out into the Arabian Gulf. Photo: courtesy of Jumeirah International LLC.

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