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Hotels & Accommodation

Discover Dubai's new hotels in 2021

Mon, December 27, 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.

25hours Hotel Dubai One Central

This quirky boutique hotel from Europe is sweeping Dubai off its feet. 25hours' first location in the region is 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.

Opened: December 2021

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

Anantara’s seventh UAE property is 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 (named Clarence Island) will serve as a private haven for guests, offering 70 lavish seaside villas and suites as well as pools, alfresco dining and beach access. Restaurants include a speciality Arabic-Indian venue, an ideal spot for romantic meals, with beachfront barbecues and idyllic views.

Opened: December 2021



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: Q1 2022


Dubai EDITION's 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 features 275 rooms and suites with chic interiors, a pool, spa, fitness centre, four restaurants and elegant event spaces.

Opened: November 2021

Hyde Hotel Dubai

The brand’s first foray outside of the US, Hyde Hotel Dubai brings stylish, bespoke hospitality to its Business Bay branch overlooking the waters along Marasi Drive. With interiors conceptualised by famed Italian designer Ciarmoli Queda and 276 rooms and suites – all with attached balconies – guests can enjoy plush comforts while taking in prime city views. Other highlights here include the trendy pool and lounge, the Cinq Mondes Dubai spa, and a tempting selection of culinary concepts from Katsuya for inventive Japanese fare to Perq for homemade pastries.

November 2021

Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

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 with 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.

Opened: October 2021

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.

Opened: October 2021

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.

Opened: September 2021

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.

Opened: April 2021

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.

Opened: May 2021

St Regis Downtown

Perched on the Dubai Water Canal, the newest St Regis hotel in Dubai is perfect for those looking to take in the buzz of Downtown Dubai. Minutes from the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, the grand 298 property (which previously housed the Renaissance Dubai hotel) has integrated all the luxurious trademarks of the brand. From round-the-clock butler service to a luxury spa, you’ll be suitably dazzled by everything. Popular Italian spot Basta! and French-accented Bleu Blanc Oysters & Grill will satiate those looking for something to eat too.

Days by Wyndham

Direct access to the Dubai Metro means that this affordable new property in Deira, the first Days by Wyndham in the city, is ideal for those looking to explore. The 131 rooms, plus a fitness centre, event spaces and two restaurants tick all requirements. Feast on Italian fare at Il Pomodoro or tuck into Mediterranean dishes, focusing on Lebanese, Greek and Spanish cuisine, at Esperia Bistro Rooftop Lounge. You'll also be able to explore the atmospheric  gold and spice souks nearby.

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