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Discover Dubai's new and upcoming hotels

Thu, September 16, 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.

NOW OPEN: ME Dubai by Melia

The opus
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 houses an array of restaurants and lounges, and is also pet-friendly, with four-legged friends receiving their own welcome packs at check-in. 
Opened: November 2020

NOW OPEN: Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

Taking pride of place in the Oud Metha area, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk hotel combines the best of French art de vivre and Egyptian heritage – there's even a gold pyramidion capstone 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.

Opened: October 2020

Atlantis, The Royal

Taking shape next to Atlantis, The Palm resort on Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, The Royal will rise 185m above sea level once complete. Anticipated as the biggest hospitality property in Dubai when it opens, it will comprise 800 guest rooms and suites, 250 luxury residences, 90 swimming pools, 11 restaurants and a wellbeing centre. The rooms and residences will be connected via a Sky Bridge, which will house a rooftop infinity pool suspended 96m above The Palm. The signature highlight of the resort will be its multiple food and beverage outlets spearheaded by acclaimed chefs including the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Gastón Acurio, Costas Spiliadis, Ariana Bundy and Jose Andres.

Opening: Q4 2021

The Dorchester

Set to open in Downtown Dubai, the ultra-luxury Dorchester Collection will be the most modern project from the renowned hotel chain. Its futuristic design features two interlocking (Tetris-styled) towers, a residential section with 39 apartments, and a large rooftop pool. The hotel will offer its guests an incredible lifestyle experience with unparalleled levels of service, while the residences will feature sophisticated modern interiors by Parisian design studio Gilles & Boissier – each fully managed by The Dorchester.

Opening: 2021

NOW OPEN: SLS Dubai Hotel

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 expected to rank among the highest infinity pools in the world. The hotel's restaurants and lounges also take advantage of the stunning views – a highlight is the Carna steakhouse by award-winning Italian butcher Dario Cecchoni on the 74th floor. Another culinary highlight is the Fi’lia restaurant, an entirely female-run restaurant.

Opened: May 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: 2021

UPCOMING: Mandarin Oriental Wasl Tower

This new Mandarin Oriental hotel will be located on floors 16 to 38 of the new 63-storey luxury wasl Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road. The five-star property will feature 257 spacious and contemporary rooms, suites and serviced apartments, providing outstanding views over Downtown Dubai and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. The accommodation will be designed to reflect local culture, with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage. The skyscraper's coveted location gives guests direct access to the area’s business and leisure attractions, including Dubai Opera, Burj Park and The Dubai Mall.

Opening: 2021

NOW OPEN: St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

Life is effortless at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, the newest hotel to grace the stunning Palm Jumeirah. 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 island has a huge number of iconic buildings. The 52-storey Palm Tower also includes a restaurant complex on the 51st floor and a stunning rooftop viewing deck on the 52nd level with panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf. The hotel will also have an adjacent extension in the form of The St Regis Beach Club and will be linked to the Nakheel Mall.

Opened: May 2021

NOW OPEN: 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 25-metre 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 and each property takes inspiration from the surrounding local culture – so expect an array of fabrics, textures and motifs that give a colourful sense of place.


Opened: October 2020

NOW OPEN: 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 – including  Asian, Italian and Lebanese options for a range of palates. Hotel Riu Dubai is just 11km from Dubai International Airport, so you can access one of the three swimming pools shortly after you land.


Opened: December 2020

NOW OPEN: Address Beach Resort


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, with a record-breaking rooftop infinity pool and five-star spa set to open soon. Whether you're looking to laze or luxuriate, this is the place to be.

Opened: December 2020

NOW OPEN: Rove La Mer Beach

Rove La Mer

If you find it hard to tear yourself away from Dubai's much-loved beach destination, you can now book a stay at the new Rove La Mer Beach. This colourful property takes advantage of its prime seaside location to offer rooms with a view, food and drinks on the sand and even Dubai’s first-ever beach co-working space. There are more distractions mere steps away with La Mer's popular Laguna waterpark, boutique shops and an array of watersports to choose from. This is Dubai living, at its best.

Opened: December 2020

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