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How was Dubai's Burj Al Arab Terrace constructed?

CWO reveals the construction techniques used for the 5,000 ton luxury facility that was unveiled by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Burj Al Arab Terrace was constructed off-site in Finland. [Image: DMO]
Burj Al Arab Terrace was constructed off-site in Finland. [Image: DMO]

The Burj Al Arab Terrace was opened in Dubai on Wednesday, 25 May. 

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum unveiled the project. 

The outdoor luxury leisure facility was developed using off-site construction methods. 

The architectural form of the Terrace has been designed to reflect the shape of Burj Al Arab. 

The design also incorporates a 612m2 freshwater pool and an 828m2 saltwater infinity pool.

A staggering 10 million mosaic tiles line the pools, while 1,000 tonnes of white sand was used to create the beach.

It is linked to the building with a central walkway. 

The structure was developed by a Finnish marine construction firm, named Admares. 

The 5,000-ton artificial island was constructed at a shipyard site in Finland and transported by ship to Dubai in eight pieces, ensuring minimal disruption to guests, as well as the seabed and marine life.

The 10,000m2 outdoor luxury leisure facility stretches 100m out into the sea and is home to Scape Restaurant, two pools, cabanas, and a beach area, Dubai Media Office reported.  

During his tour of the facility, HH Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the project's construction and design phases, building technologies, and the methods used to transport the artificial island from Finland to Dubai. 

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