Enjoy a true Spanish experience right here in Dubai…

A short distance by speedboat from Jumeirah Fishing Village will take you to The Heart of Europe, a multi-billion dollar project on The World Islands. While we’ve seen much of the island develop over the past few years, a new hotel is emerging.

Set to open in 2022, Marbella Hotel Dubai aims to recreate an identical experience to that you would receive in Spain. This means Spanish-speaking staff, flamenco and cookery classes, Spanish lessons and payment in Euros.

Imagine dreaming of a European break from the city, but it only takes 20 minutes to get there. That’s what The Heart of Europe is striving for. Guests will be able to enjoy all the perks of the Costa Del Sol (weather included), right here in Dubai.

Complete with six food and beverage outlets, Marbella Hotel Dubai will have a rooftop pool club bar with Dubai skyline views. There will be a beach club called Puerto Banús and La Cala beach is where you’ll be able to indulge in a variety of water sports.

Guests will be able to choose from 140 hotel apartments or 48 stunning cave rooms as well as three super-luxury ‘fisherman house’ suites, complete with a huge viewing deck. Every detail of the Spanish-themed property has been considered, right down to the 1,500-year-old Andalusian olive trees.

Annually, seven traditional Spanish festivals will also find their way to Marbella Hotel Dubai. The calendar of cultural events will include Feria de Sevilla, including all-night Flamenco dancing, horseback riding, flower-decked coaches and street dances.

A total of 15 hotels will open on The Heart of Europe, including family resort Portofino and the French Riviera-inspired cluster of hotels Côte d’Azur. Marbella Hotel will be located on Main Europe, the largest of the six islands and home to the cleverly controlled ‘Raining Street’.