The singer will inaugurate the new Downtown hotel with an intimate gig…

The Renaissance Downtown Hotel has just opened in Dubai’s Business Bay district, bringing with it an array of new drinking and dining options to Downtown dwellers (more on those later).

But that’s not all.

It’s just been announced that the hotel will be flying in global superstar Gwen Stefani for its official opening party on Monday, December 4.

However, there’s a catch for those hoping to get hold of tickets.

There are only a limited number available, and only members of Marriott’s loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments, are able to redeem their points for various fan experience packages.

But who knows – perhaps Gwen will end up performing another show at one of Dubai’s hotspots while she’s in town.

It’s not entirely out of the question. Jennifer Lopez, who is performing a massive gig at the Autism Rocks Arena on November 17, is also hosting a pre-concert party at superclub BASE Dubai… so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Gwen might do the same.  

The hotel opening gig will ‘No Doubt’ (geddit?) see Stefani perform some of her greatest hits from over two decades in the music business. As the lead singer of famed 90s band No Doubt, and as a solo artist, Stefani has amassed three Grammys, eight studio albums and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. 

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The Renaissance Downtown Hotel boasts 298 guestrooms, of which 65 are suites, as well as a collection of restaurant firsts for Dubai.

Chef Masaharu Morimoto will open his first UAE outpost of the famed eponymous restaurant in December, while Chef David Myers will debut two contemporary concepts, Bleu Blanc and BASTA!, which reflect a southern French farmhouse and an urban interpretation of a Roman trattoria, respectively.

Completing the dining line up is Bhar, the Arabic word for spice, which offers Middle Eastern cuisine (and is open now).