Courtesy of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Melissa Locker

Dubai has just added one more attraction to its growing list of must-see sites—the Terrace at the famed sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

The brand new outdoor space fans out over 300 feet into the gulf, giving guests a fantastic view of the beach while they sip cocktails under the Dubai sun.

Gerry O'Leary

The pictures are truly dreamy, with 400 inviting sun loungers spread over the newly constructed deck and surrounding the massive infinity pool that seems to pour directly into the Arabian Sea. There are both fresh water and saltwater pools (why choose?), a bar serving cocktails with a global twist, and a restaurant offering a taste of California in Dubai.

For a little more privacy, head to one of the 32 air conditioned beach cabanas, which has room for four friends to escape the heat. The cabanas have fully stocked min-bars, their own espresso machines, television sets, and dedicated butler service. The hotel also offers eight Royal Cabanas, which have their own bathroom, shower area, and veranda.

Gerry O'Leary

The standard for luxury in Dubai is very high, but the Burj Al Arab seems to have exceeded it. While guests at the hotel can use the beach club for free, visitors can sign up for an annual membership for $27,000 per person or $34,000 for a family, according to Time Out Dubai.  That price tag includes a one-night stay in the hotel’s opulent Royal suite, a chauffeured Rolls-Royce (no, you can’t take it home with you), a helicopter tour of the city, and a 24-carat gold plated membership card. 

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