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Hotels & Accommodation

Discover Dubai's new hotels in 2022

Mon, September 12, 2022

From boutique gems to luxury hotels, there are so many exciting addresses to stay and play in the city. Check into these incredible new and upcoming hotels in Dubai.

From boutique gems to luxury hotels, there are so many exciting addresses to stay and play in the city. Check into these incredible new and upcoming hotels in Dubai.

New opening: Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

The eagerly-awaited Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah is the latest hotel to open on Palm West Beach, with 608 rooms offering incredible views of the Arabian Gulf. Even more exciting than the location, however, are the hotel’s restaurant offerings. Hungry visitors can head to Zing Beach Bar for light bites at the water's edge, SocialBee, which features a menu infused with locally-sourced honey, Mowsem all-day dining restaurant and Dubai favourite, Jones the Grocer. Launching later this year will be Dubai’s first Barfly by Buddha Bar, Trader Vic’s, Factory by McGettigan’s and CLAW BBQ.

Opening soon: Atlantis The Royal

Taking shape next to Atlantis, The Palm resort on Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis The Royal will rise 185m above sea level when it opens its doors in autumn 2022. 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 food and beverage outlets spearheaded by acclaimed chefs including the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Gastón Acurio, Costas Spiliadis, Ariana Bundy and José Andrés.

Opening soon: Côte d'Azur Resort

Côte d'Azur is one of the upcoming resorts set to open at The Heart of Europe development on The World Islands. Designed to reflect the vibrancy of French Riviera port cities, the resort is made up of four 220-room hotels named Monaco, Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez. Each hotel stands out for its elaborate paintwork featuring 60 dazzling hues of the rainbow at its secluded spot, just 4km off the coast of Dubai. The first hotel, Côte d'Azur Monaco, is due to open in September. 

Opening soon: voco Dubai The Palm

Opening in early 2023 on Palm West Beach, voco Dubai The Palm features 143 rooms and suites, a fully-equipped gym and a luxury spa. New restaurants will include Maison Mathis and Frenia offering modern European cuisine, while the hotel’s poolside rooftop lounge will dish up Mediterranean favourites. The hotel is the latest opening in the city from IHG Hotel group and promises to be a slick addition to the flourishing area, which already boasts shoreside dining spots like Koko Bay and February 30.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Village Triangle

The family-friendly Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Village Triangle boasts many highlights – panoramic views of the city skyline and a host of amenities to keep all ages entertained. Holidaymakers can take full advantage of the aqua park, kids' club, three swimming pools (including an infinity one just for women) and luxe La Mer Spa. Foodies meanwhile will be able to dine at international favourite MRKT, Italian restaurant Ricci and the lobby-located Mövenpick Cafe, where you can even indulge in complimentary chocolate treats every evening.

W Dubai - Mina Seyahi

The impressive views of the yacht-filled harbour and endless blue sea beyond should be reason enough to check into the W Dubai - Mina Seyahi. This chic skyscraper, which started welcoming guests in April, boasts an infinity pool hosting the Wet Deck by Ginger Moon that ups the ante on waterside revelry. There are also five irresistible dining destinations, alongside a fitness studio and spa. The rooms are quirkily characterised as 'Fantastic', 'Marvellous' and 'Spectacular' so already high expectations are bound to be exceeded.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa The Palm

Indian hospitality is on the agenda at the Taj Exotica which has made its Dubai debut on Palm Jumeirah Expect full on glamour as the waterside resort differentiates itself in innovative new ways. See suites sporting jacuzzis, get zen at the in-house School of Yoga, or watch the sunset from the longest pool on The Palm. Soft play areas, entertainment zones, an award-winning Jiva Spa and signature Varq fine dining restaurant are just some of its attractions. We suggest you upgrade to take full advantage of the luxurious Club Lounge too.

INK Hotel

Adding a splash of fun to Al Jaddaf Waterfront is four-star boutique hotel INK. The chic five-storey property is the latest hotel in Dubai with a sustainability focus, with a range of organic soaps, rooftop solar panels and staff uniforms made of recycled plastic among its eco-friendly highlights. Overlooking the Dubai Creek, INK best caters to progressive youths and the young-at-heart with its 63 rooms, pop-up gym, pets area and all-day restaurant Bistro by INK. Interestingly, the hotel is also home to HTMi Switzerland Dubai – a leading Swiss hospitality school where students live ‘on campus’ and immerse themselves in experiential learning.

Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai

This boutique hotel recently debuted in the Middle East with its Dubai opening. Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai features dining destination Eunoia by Carine and 173 rooms fitted in a playful fusion of colours, textures and curated trinkets. Situated in La Mer, the hotel has direct access to all of the seaside destination’s many thrills, from shoreside dining to the Laguna Waterpark, and is close to the city’s historic districts and lively urban hubs. Currently in its soft launch, Hyatt Centric will delight guests with a whole suite of exciting facilities.

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 take advantage of a host of unusual delights, including its famous Bavarian-style dining garden, creative co-working spaces, 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.

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

Anantara’s seventh UAE property has taken up residence on none other than Dubai’s World Islands, clinching the coveted title as the archipelago’s first resort. Accessible via a 15-minute boat ride from The Palm, the resort’s home island (named Clarence Island) serves as a private haven for guests, offering 70 lavish seaside villas and suites as well as pools, alfresco dining and beach access. Don't miss the chance to dine at Qamar, a speciality Arabic-Indian restaurant with beachfront barbecues and idyllic views – an ideal spot for romantic meals.

LEGOLAND Hotel

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Lego bricks are fun no matter how old you are, which makes Dubai's 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 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.

The Dubai EDITION

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.

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.

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 Dubai 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.

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.

Rove Expo 2020

This Rove property is situated at the former World Expo site and, though the curtain has fallen on the greatest show, the eco-conscious hotel is now a top address at the new Expo City Dubai. Welcoming guests at a bargain rate, the well-loved homegrown brand challenges conventional hospitality notions through its innovation, creativity and sustainability focus, where gaming rooms and pool with elevated views make for ultimate relaxation spots. Bonus – all Rovers (how the hotel refers to its guests) can hire an e-bike to explore the exciting area on two wheels.

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.

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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