What’s On has details of new hotels in Abu Dhabi after official plans were unveiled for Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort, opening in 2017.

Jumeirah have confirmed their second expansion into Abu Dhabi with details released about their Saadiyat Island Resort, which is set to open in 2017.

Located on the north eastern coast of one of the capital’s luxury hotel hubs, the five-star property will have 294 guest rooms, including spa suites, presidential suites and private high-end villas.

Food and beverage outlets will include an all-day dining venue, two signature restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, a pool and beach bars, retail shops and outdoor beach and pool areas.

The architecture, interior design, landscape and master planning will be completed by DBI Design Corporation, who also designed the iconic Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi development.

It is another boon for the island, which is already gearing up to open major museums such as The Louvre and the Guggenheim, as well as several other developments to join the already blossoming collection. Once completed, the Saadiyat master-plan development will be made up of seven districts which will house and service a population of 150,000 people.

Districts will include the museums, a Performing Arts Centre, nine kilometres of beaches, six luxury hotels and resorts, a championship golf course with luxury apartments, the Saadiyat Beach Club, a promenade, marina and the Saadiyat Retreat where the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort will be located.

“Abu Dhabi’s ongoing and impressive development as a tourism destination will be further enhanced by the Saadiyat Island project. It’s an exciting and ambitious venture and we look forward to bringing our Jumeirah resort experience to the island,” said Gerald Lawless, President and CEO of Jumeirah Group.