9 exciting new hotels opening in Dubai in 2024
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From Dubai’s first Dorchester hotel to the world’s tallest hotel, a fitness-focused hotel to one with a floating nightclub, there are some exciting new hotels to have on your radar in Dubai next year…
Here are 9 hotel openings in Dubai to look forward to in 2024:
Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab
Opening: Q1 2024
A third oceanic-themed hotel will open up alongside Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, completing Jumeirah’s nautical hotel trilogy, in 2024. The five star hotel will boast 386 rooms and suites, four penthouses, and 83 luxury hotel apartment suites, alongside state of the art amenities. Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will be the perfect place to unwind and find your inner zen with their special wellness and leisure facilities set across a sprawling 3,500 square metre, three-storey spa. There will also be a collection of gorgeous pools that guests can take a dip in, including a large circular pool, a family infinity pool and a private VIP adult pool. The new resort will be every foodie’s dream with an impressive collection of 10 restaurants and bars, all of which have been designed by globally renowned restaurant designers. It’s slated to welcome guests from November.
One&Only One Za’abeel
Opening: January 2024
One&Only’s upcoming urban property, One&Only One Za’abeel is now accepting bookings from January 2024. The project is highlighted by The Link at One Za’abeel, a panoramic sky concourse that will feature world-class restaurants, celebrity chef outlets, a statement swimming pool (pictured above), wellness facilities and entertainment. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Denniston Architects, the 229 rooms and suites promise to be the epitome of contemporary comfort. The culinary line-up has already revealed some of the biggest names in the business, including Anne-Sophie Pic, whose restaurants make her the most Michelin-lauded female chef in the world; Paco Morales, who is known for his innovative take on Andalusian cuisine; and world’s best chef Dabiz Muñoz will open StreetXO. Then there’s a trio of One&Only homegrown concepts, which includes Tapasake, a sleek poolside restaurant adjacent to the UAE’s longest infinity pool, which also exists at One&Only resorts in the Maldives and Montenegro.
Opening: February 2024
Those who live or work around the Business Bay area will probably recognise the unique shape of The Lana (previously called Dorchester Dubai), perched on the waterfront of the Dubai Canal. The striking 30-storey tower will house 225 ultra-luxury guest rooms – 69 of them suites – which will ooze contemporary-chic with triple height ceilings, plush furnishings in gold, beige and olive and deep-soaking bathtubs and a large rooftop pool. Now accepting bookings from February 2024, The Lana will, of course, be a foodie playground with eight new concepts including a rooftop restaurant, a beautiful patisserie, a modern Mediterranean restaurant, and a destination dining concept serving Basque cuisine.
Opening: February 2024
Kerzner International, the parent company behind Atlantis and One&Only, is set to open the first hotel under its new Siro brand in Dubai in February 2024. Siro is described as a first-of-its-kind immersive lifestyle hotel that is centered on fitness and recovery. Guests will be able to embark on tailored programs and treatments across five experience pillars: fitness, nutrition, sleep, recovery and mindfulness. It will all be backdropped by a beautiful hotel environment and stunning Dubai skyline views. Among the specialists leading Siro One Za’abeel’s programs will be two already-announced ambassadors. As part of Team Siro, British-Somali professional boxer and humanitarian, Ramla Ali and British Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty, will each play an advisory role in the development of Siro, by advising on its training programs.
Opening: Q1 2024
FIVE LUXE will occupy a prime residential plot on the JBR beachfront, nestled between the Ritz-Carlton Dubai and Rixos Premium JBR. As well as all the best bits of the Palm Jumeirah property – the iconic social pool, a firm focus on culinary excellence and a sparkling beach club – there will be some exclusive additions specifically for the new luxury address. FIVE LUXE will boast 222 luxury rooms and suites and 277 opulent residences, with some seriously plush suites for guests to splash out on including the Writer Suite, Musician Suite and regal Royal Suite. In true FIVE style, you can expect a best-in-class culinary offering, with an array of restaurants and nightlife venues all designed to wow guests. The first to be confirmed is Ibiza-born, Lio.
Mama Shelter Dubai
Mama Shelter is bringing its affordable hospitality and edgy style to Dubai’s Business Bay in 2024. Mama Dubai will house 197 rooms with an emphasis on comfort and contemporaneity with style and cutting-edge design elements by Mama’s Design Studio. A resort within the city with highlights including two all-day restaurants, the brick oven pizzeria as well as a speakeasy and different cocktail bars. The outdoor terrace also boasts four pools and an outdoor cinema.
Mandarin Oriental, Wasl Tower
Opening: Late 2024
The currently under-construction Wasl Tower will be home to a 257-room Mandarin Oriental hotel, which will occupy floors 16 to 38 of the 64-storey tower and is forecast to open in late 2024. Among the planned facilities for both residents and guests, we can look forward to a lively rooftop skybar, poolside bar and restaurant, lobby lounge and a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop. A signature dining experience headed up by a famous face in the culinary world will complete the F&B offering.
Six Senses The Palm, Dubai
Although it will be a while until Six Senses The Palm, Dubai welcomes guests – construction began in 2022 and the first guests should be able to check-in from 2024 – when the resort does open on the Palm’s West Crescent, it will have just 60 hotel keys and 162 luxury branded residences. Expect an array of sustainably-driven restaurants and bars, plus impressive sports and leisure facilities such as a gym, squash court, pools and a dedicated private beach. At Six Senses The Palm, Dubai, there will also be a signature Six Senses Spa, plus a library, kids club and an interesting-sounding longevity centre.
Construction is on track for Ciel Tower, a mega project which, once complete, will become the world’s tallest hotel (a claim which currently belongs to Gevora Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road). The hotel will soar 365 metres into the sky and comprise of 1,209 luxury suites and serviced residences split across 82 floors. Inside, specialty dining outlets include a soon-to-be-announced signature restaurant, a Sunset Lounge on the 74th floor and Horizon Bar on the 76th floor, plus a luxury spa and health club, located on the 61st floor. It will be crowned by the Ciel Observatory & Lounge on floor 81 and a signature rooftop Sky Terrace featuring a stunning infinity pool and bar on the 82nd floor.