Remember when Burj Al Arab unveiled its awe-inspiring terrace in May?
The extension has been the talk of the town all summer, stretching 100 metres out to sea from the back of the iconic hotel and equipped with two spectacular infinity pools, private cabanas, 1,000 tonnes of beach sand, butlers, a restaurant and bars.
The only issue was that to have access you had to stay at least one night at Burj Al Arab, widely regarded as the most upmarket hotel in the world, a deluxe two-bedroom suite costing Dhs9980 a night according to booking.com.
Time Out can reveal that that is no longer the case.
Burj Al Arab has now opened its doors to the general public but access to the iconic day retreat will set you back a whopping Dhs1800 at the minimum.
Here are all the rates:
• Cabana weekday rate starting from Dhs1,800
• Cabana weekend rate starting from Dhs2,200
• Royal Cabana weekday rate starting from Dhs3,000
• Royal Cabana weekend rate starting from Dhs3,750
If you’re one of the lucky ones who can afford a 'five-star' day of relaxing in the sun, keep in mind that these rates are valid until September 30.
According to Burj Al Arab’s press representatives, the Terrace is “ideal for a staycation or a day of relaxation, the 24 Cabanas and eight Royal Cabanas can each accommodate up to four guests, offering unrivalled poolside facilities.
“The cabanas come complete with delicious dining and spa menus, a fully stocked mini-bar, fresh fruits, freshly ground coffee, Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems and a rotating amenity cycle with 4 – 6 varieties per day. The eight Royal Cabanas also come with a private bathroom, shower area and veranda.”
Watch the amazing video of how Burj Al Arab's Terrace was built:
Designed to resemble a billowing sail and standing at a height of 321 meters, Burj Al Arab is one of the most photographed structures in the world.