Rainforests, nightclub-inspired spas and a 90-metre-high infinity pool…
There’s certainly no shortage of hotels in Dubai. From the world’s only “7-star” hotel (the Burj Al Arab for you newbies), to the world’s tallest (the JW Marriott Marquis currently holds this record), it’s hard to believe there’s anything missing.
But there’s plenty more to come. A recent report by the Dubai Hotel Show 2017 indicated that the region currently has more than 200 hotel projects in the pipeline, with 168 of those in Dubai.
From the quintessentially British Langham, to the boundary breaking W, to the world-class Mandarin Oriental, here are eight new hotels in Dubai you’ll be able to visit by 2020.
1. Bulgari Hotel, Jumeirah Bay Island
A Bulgari Resort will open its doors on Jumeirah Bay Island next month. The inner-city yet island resort will include 101 hotel rooms and suites and 20 hotel villas, all with views out to the Dubai skyline or the Arabian Gulf. It will also have private villas that range from one to three bedrooms, and from 175 square metres to 540 square metres in size. These will all come with personal butler service and private pools.
Bulgari Resort, opening December 7 2018, bulgarihotels.com
2. W Hotel, The Palm
Although we got our first serving of W action in 2016, a second W hotel is set to open on the Palm early next year. From March, guests can bask in Arabian Gulf or Dubai skyline views from the extensive terrace of one of the resort’s 350 guest rooms, including 58 suites.
There will be a big leisure and spa focus here, with the region’s first AWAY Spa which combines a lively atmosphere with the ultimate pampering experience, a wet deck that sets the scene for poolside play, and a state-of-the-art gym.
W Hotel The Palm, opening March 2018, starwoodhotels.com/whotels
3. Rosemont Hotel and Residences, Barsha Heights
Scheduled to open in 2018, the two-tower Rosemont Hotel and Residences is a 450-room and 280-apartment property, which will be developed on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, in the Barsha Heights district. According to the plans, a five-storey podium connecting the towers will feature an artificial ‘beach’ and a manmade, rainforest-style garden. The hotel will also offer guests three restaurants, a lobby café and two bars, a fully equipped gym, an outdoor pool and a spa.
Rosemont Hotel, Barsha Heights, opening 2018, zasa.com
4. Cote D’Azur Hotel, The World Islands
The Heart of Europe will be home to The Côte d’Azur, a luxury beach hotel with 839 keys. The contemporary Mediterranean-style hotel will be home to premium quality rooms, suites and deluxe apartments with balconies. It’s one of 14 hotels set for The Heart of Europe by 2020.
Special features at the hotel will include picturesque courtyards, various swimming pools, landscaped gardens, a beautiful white sandy beach, kids clubs, watersports, diving and snorkeling facilities, beach cafes and speciality restaurants. It will also be linked to the rest of the mainland Europe island, with a heap of shopping options.
Cote D’Azur Hotel, The Heart of Europe, World Islands, opening 2019, thoe.com
5. Royal Atlantis Resort, The Palm
The Royal Atlantis Resort is set to open in 2019 next to Atlantis The Palm. Atlantis’ second Dubai property, the USD1.4 billion Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will offer 231 residences and 795 new guest rooms and suites. Among the host of planned amenities is an infinity pool situated 90m above the ground.
Royal Atlantis Resort, The Palm, opening 2019, theroyalatlantisresidences.com
6. Langham Palace, Downtown Dubai
The Langham, Downtown Dubai, will open in 2020. Managed by Langham Hospitality Group, the luxury hotel is expected to open in the third quarter of Dubai’s Expo year. Both the hotel and residences will be situated in the heart of the Marasi development on the banks of Dubai Canal, with stunning views of the new marina on one side and the Burj Khalifa on the other.
It will be a 167-room hotel with 239 fully-serviced luxury residences, ranging from one, two and three bedroom suites to duplex penthouses.
Langham Palace, Downtown Dubai, opening 2020, lpdubairesidences.com
7 & 8. The Mandarin Oriental, Jumeirah & Sheikh Zayed Road
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has two luxury properties set to open in Dubai by 2020. The first hotel, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Beach will open first at the end of next year. It will be followed by the Downtown property, set to be the anchor of a 63-storey, mixed-use building, to be known as wasl tower, located on Sheikh Zayed Road. The hotel will feature 257 spacious and contemporary guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments.
A variety of restaurants and bars will include a rooftop sky bar with citywide views, a signature dining experience, an all-day dining venue, a poolside bar and restaurant, a lobby lounge, a club lounge, a cigar room and a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop. There will also be a two storey spa.
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Beach, Jumeira, opening 2018, Mandarin Oriental Sheikh Zayed Road, Opening 2020