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Posted on 30/05/2016

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The world's tallest building has just opened a luxury beach terrace, offering spectacular views over the Persian Gulf for visitors and a shady spot for marine ecosystems...

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  • Welcome to 'Terrace'
    Welcome to 'Terrace'
  • Two pools and 400 sun loungers
    Two pools and 400 sun loungers
  • The terrace extends 100m into the sea
    The terrace extends 100m into the sea
  • The space also has a restaurant and bars
    The space also has a restaurant and bars
  • Clients can look forward to butler service in private cabanas
    Clients can look forward to butler service in private cabanas
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Dubai's Burj Al Arab opened a brand new luxury terrace last week, with incredible views over the Persian Gulf and 10,000 square metres of space. The space, known as Terrace, stretches out 100m from the back of the presitigious hotel into the sea.

Members and hotel guests will have exclusive access to the terrace, which has two pools, one of which is an infinity pool dropping into the Persian Gulf, and 1,000 tonnes of sand on its artificial beach. The space also includes sun loungers, private cabanas and butler service.

The annual price of membership has been set at 100,000Dhs (18,600), whilst families (two parents and two children under 16) can pay a special price of 125,000Dhs (23,300). The hotel's general manager, Antony McHale, said: "The Terrace is the ultimate destination for indulgence, socialising and relaxing and is another initiative in our endeavour to delight our guests."

The membership price will reportedly also include a one-night stay in the hotel's Royal suite, a chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce, a helicopter tour of the city and a 24-carat gold plated membership card.

The terrace, which took just 11 months to build, ship and install, has already been approved by marine conservation experts. It is hoped that its underside will provide shade for tropical fish, as well as a habitat likely to attract underwater ecosystems.

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