OREANDA-NEWS. Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, recently celebrated the opening of their terrace, an exclusive outdoor leisure experience at Burj Al Arab, with a ceremony presided over by the Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

CH2M was hired by the Jumeirah Group as the client’s engineer to deliver Burj Al Arab Terrace, a world-first in marine and off-site construction. The terrace is a 10,000-square-metre outdoor luxury leisure facility that stretches 100 metres out into the sea.   

CH2M’s maritime experts provided engineering advice and marine modelling, conducted environmental impact assessments and coordinated bathymetric measurements to understand the depth of water at the site.

The CH2M team also reviewed the structural, architectural and MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) designs created by the specialist Finnish firm ADMARES, and provided site supervision services for the construction.

As the client’s engineer, CH2M led the process of obtaining all necessary approvals for the project from various Dubai authorities. The team also conducted frequent visits to Finland to inspect the construction of the 5,000-tonne platform. The platform was then transported by ship to Dubai to ensure its installation gave only minimal disruption to the hotel and the local marine life.

The design also incorporates a 612-square-metre freshwater pool and an 828-square-metre 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.