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Hotels & Accommodation

Discover Dubai's new and upcoming hotels in 2021

Sun, October 3, 2021

From boutique gems to luxury hotels, there are so many exciting addresses to stay and play in the city. For your next holiday, check into these incredible new hotels in Dubai.

From boutique gems to luxury hotels, there are so many exciting addresses to stay and play in the city. For your next holiday, check into these incredible new hotels in Dubai.

UPCOMING: 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central

This quirky boutique hotel from Europe is all set to sweep Dubai off its feet. 25hours' first location in the region will be situated right in the heart of Dubai at One Central. Visitors can look forward to a host of unique delights, including its famous Bavarian-style dining garden, creative co-working spaces, a bartering zone where guests can trade items for stays, in-house cinema, dedicated vinyl-playing areas and even a pottery studio. Guests have the added advantage of slick urban views from their rooms and free MINI Cooper rentals for city explorations.

Opening: Q4 2021

UPCOMING: The Dubai EDITION

Dubai EDITION's imminent unveiling marks the brand’s second luxury boutique property in the UAE, following a successful Abu Dhabi launch. Its sleek and striking grey structure, conceptualised by LW Design Group, rises tall and takes up a prime spot near The Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai. This chic lifestyle hotel by the Marriott group will feature 275 rooms and suites with chic interiors, a pool, spa, fitness centre, four restaurants and elegant event spaces.

Opening: Q4 2021

UPCOMING: Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

Anantara’s seventh UAE property is soon taking up residence on none other than Dubai’s World Islands, clinching the coveted title as the archipelago’s first resort. Accessible by a 15-minute boat ride from The Palm, the resort’s home island will serve as a private haven for guests, offering lavish seaside villas and suites, pools, alfresco dining and beach access. Restaurants include a speciality Arabic-Indian venue, talked up to be an ideal spot for romantic meals, with beachfront barbecues and idyllic views.

Opening: Q4 2021

UPCOMING: LEGOLAND Hotel

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LEGO bricks are fun no matter how old you are, which makes Dubai's upcoming LEGOLAND Hotel the perfect location for a family getaway. Kids and adults can immerse themselves in a world of creative imagination while staying in one of the property's 250 themed rooms. In addition to all the interactive toy sets, there's also a castle play area and a disco elevator. A joint venture between DXB Entertainments and UK-based Merlin Entertainments who will manage the property's operations, the colourful cube-themed venue is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts and is the first hotel of its kind in the Middle East.

Opening: Q4 2021

Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

All prepped and ready for launch, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is a themed destination resort evoking many mythical, cultural adventures. A branch of Thailand’s leading hotel chain, this lush seafront property on Deira Islands is an exciting getaway for the whole family, with 607 contemporary rooms and suites, a waterpark and lazy river, a shoreside souk and marketplace, and seven dining venues including traditional Argentinian grill Uno Mas and Suan Bua for authentic Asian delicacies.

Opened: October 2021

Raffles The Palm

The ultra-luxurious Raffles The Palm takes up prime space along the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, promising mesmerising city and sea views for all. Its tranquil interiors and private al fresco spaces are an escape from the urban bustle, while still within easy reach of Dubai’s top attractions. The five-star resort – or ‘palace’ as it is sometimes referred to – seamlessly merges classic European charm with contemporary undertones across its 389 rooms, suites and villas, regal dining venues, in-house cinema, beach club, and kids and teens club.

Rove Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai’s only on-site hotel, this Rove property is situated at the heart of the action. The well-loved homegrown brand challenges conventional hospitality notions through its innovation, creativity and sustainability focus, making it the mega-event’s ideal hotel partner. A gateway to day-long pavilion explorations, Rove Expo 2020 ensures guests have a fuss-free stay, while the gaming rooms and pool with elevated views make for ultimate relaxation spots. Bonus – all Rovers (how the hotel refers to its guests) get free tickets to the world’s greatest show during their stay.

The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle

This maiden hotel under The First Group’s new lifestyle brand is a sleek 40-storey structure with 491 spacious guestrooms, a pool, gym, spa and restaurants. Combining exceptional quality with value for money, the hotel is a great choice for both business and leisure guests looking to explore Dubai’s newer neighbourhoods without being too far off from central hubs and attractions. Latin eatery Santè Ria is a highlight here, as is the family-friendly Village Bistro featuring French cuisine.

SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences

SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences opened in Downtown Dubai boasting a number of firsts. It is one of the tallest hotels in the city, featuring 254 hotel rooms, 371 residential units and 321 hotel apartments. One of the major attractions is the infinity pool, located 75-storeys high and offering guests a 360-degree view of Dubai – in fact, it's one of the highest infinity pools in the world. The hotel's restaurants and lounges also take advantage of the stunning views – a highlight is Carna steakhouse by award-winning Italian butcher Dario Cecchini and Fi’lia, an entirely female-run restaurant.

St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

Life is effortless at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. With 290 rooms and suites, the lofty five-star hotel sits on top of the glistening new Palm Tower at the heart of the island, with incredible vistas and a number of special St. Regis touches. Unique features include the ladies-only tea lounge, which is the first of its kind in Dubai, serving an exquisite selection of pastries, paired with a wide selection of fine teas. The 52-storey Palm Tower also includes a restaurant complex on the 51st floor and a stunning rooftop viewing deck on the 52nd level. The hotel is linked to Nakheel Mall and will soon also have an adjacent extension in the form of The St Regis Beach Club.

Hotel Riu Dubai

Experience Deira like never before at Hotel Riu Dubai. The 24-hour all-inclusive resort is perched on the Deira Islands beachfront, with a huge range of facilities, including pools, a spa, conferencing facilities, themed restaurants and the Splash Water World waterpark to keep the kids entertained throughout your stay. The huge four-star property has approximately 800 rooms, with instant beach access and plenty of culinary options.

Address Beach Resort

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The first beach resort by the homegrown hospitality brand, Address Beach Resort is a welcome addition to the city's stay offerings. Taking pride of place by The Walk at JBR, the skyscraper comprises two 77-storey towers, connected by the tallest inhabited skybridge in the world. It's also home to a number of restaurants and lounges, as well as a record-breaking rooftop infinity pool and five-star spa. Whether you're looking to laze or luxuriate, this is the place to be. 

ME Dubai by Meliá

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ME Dubai by Melia is located in The Opus building designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid. The hotel features 93 rooms across 19 floors, with flowing lines and curves that are a signature of the Iraqi-British architect’s work. Both the interiors and exteriors of this hotel were designed by Dame Hadid and the jewel in the crown is the ultra-luxurious ‘Suite ME’, which occupies 200sqm of space. ME Dubai also offers each guest a customised stay with local art and cultural experiences, as well as a taste of regional ingredients. The hotel is also pet-friendly, with four-legged friends receiving their own welcome packs at check-in.

Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

Welcome to a haven of eclectic creativity on the doorstep of Downtown Dubai at Hotel Indigo. From the in-house yoga studio, to the 25m infinity pool, Hotel Indigo is ideally located for digital nomads and travellers with an eye for design. There’s plenty on offer for foodies too, with the Bakala Jooos juice bar and the Open Sesame social eatery, which specialises in modern Mediterranean cuisine. No two Hotel Indigo properties are alike, with each taking its inspiration from local culture – expect an array of fabrics, textures and motifs that give a colourful sense of place.

Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

Connected to Oud Metha's WAFI Mall, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk hotel combines the best of French art de vivre and Egyptian heritage – there's even a gold pyramidion in the shape of an obelisk, much like the Luxor Obelisk in Paris. The hotel has 498 luxury rooms and suites, as well as 97 serviced apartments with views overlooking Old Dubai and the Creek. There’s a great selection of restaurants too, including Brasserie Boulud by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud and Taiko, an award-winning restaurant from Amsterdam.

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