Burj Al Arab's new terrace goes Californian

Scape Restaurant & Bar will be a new hotspot for Dubai's Instagram crowd as well as Cali cuisine lovers.

Neil Churchill June 19, 2016

While UAE residents all know the Burj Al Arab and probably recognise it to the point of nonchalance, we wonder how many have been for dinner there?

We’re guessing not many. But that figure should be about to rise as the seven-star hotel has just announced a new venue - Scape Restaurant & Bar.

Part of the massive North Deck terrace extension, the new eatery will serve Californian fusion cuisine with some Latin American inspiration, so expect a lot of maki sushi and cerviche.

In charge is head chef Timur Fazilov, formerly of Zuma Dubai and Catch Abu Dhabi. Some of his new signature style plates include hamachi crudo with ponzu, scallop tiradito with tiger milk, and slow roasted wagyu short ribs with candied peanut. 

Situated close to the terrace’s pool with stunning views both out to sea and of the hotel's imposing 1,052ft structure, the outdoor bar is flanked by the two swimming pools, sun loungers and private cabanas. 

But as much as it may resemble a Miami beach club it will also have a tropical feel; the shady canopy outside mirroring the glass light installion inside, which has been commissioned to reflect forest leaves. Open for lunch, dinner and shisha, expect this to become a new hotspot for the city’s Instagram crowd.

Burj Al Arab's updates

Scape is the just the latest opening in what has been a busy past six months for the Burj Al Arab, and it is the most recent sign of the exclusive hotel becoming more accessible to a crowd less wealthy than its overnight guests.

In March this year, thrice Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw told EDGAR about his plans for a new relaxed restaurant in the hotel, due to open towards the end of September.

And not long after, the hotel opened its Gold on 27 cocktail bar, which is far more accessible than its name suggests. No, really. 

Scape Restaurant & Bar is open for lunch from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, dinner from 6pm to 11pm and Shisha from 12pm. Booking is required for all including hotel guests and Burj Al Arab members. jumeirah.com