The Hottest Hotel Properties In Dubai In 2024

Emma Hodgson   |   29-06-2024

In the constantly evolving landscape of Dubai, these are the properties to keep an eye on in 2024. These four hotels promise to offer next-level luxury, culinary offerings from the world’s best chefs and five-star amenities.

One&Only Za’abeel

One of the first luxury openings of 2024 in Dubai is the city’s new urban vertical resort, the One&Only One Za’abeel. The new luxurious hub brings all the life, energy, and glamour of the brand’s iconic beach resorts to a captivating cosmopolitan setting. The new property adds a unique twist to Dubai’s metropolitan skyline, with the hotel featuring two towers connected by “The Link” – a horizontal platform filled with a plethora of unique dining experiences throughout the year – led by Michelin talent including Anne-Sophie Pic, Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones, Mehmet Gürs, Paco Morales, and Tetsuya Wakuda. Atop The Link is Tapasake, One&Only’s homegrown concept serving contemporary Nikkei cuisine against the backdrop of unobstructed views of the Dubai skyline and the UAE’s longest suspended infinity pool. The hotel will also welcome Dabiz Muñoz, crowned the Best Chef in the World in 2023 by the prestigious Best Chef Awards, who brings his iconic concept StreetXO to Dubai. Guests can also enjoy vibrant Indonesian cuisine at Andaliman, the newest One&Only homegrown concept, alongside Aelia, a delightful restaurant inspired by the French Riviera. Outside, on the 4th floor, there is a Bali-inspired Garden Pool area which comes with with lush tropical greenery, a lagoon-style family swimming pool and a swim-up bar. The One&Only One Za’abeel is also set to be home to the first wellness Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie in the UAE (see page xx to learn more). 

Open now; oneandonlyresorts.come/one-zaabeel

 

Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab

The latest addition to Jumeirah’s fabulous collection of properties in Dubai is the Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab. The hotel is arguably one of the most exciting openings planned for 2024, having been designed by Shaun Killa, the creative mind behind the city’s Museum of the Future as well as co-creator (alongside British architect Tom Wright) of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Rising from Dubai’s exclusive golden peninsula, Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab’s alluring design was inspired by the world’s superyachts and is set to make it one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. The hotel promises to be an evocative world of wellness, extraordinary cuisine and mixology, all infused with Jumeirah’s signature charm and warmth. In keeping with the architectural theme of the property, the hotel’s interiors aim to evoke a maritime journey, a testament to glamorous travel and timeless beauty. The bespoke furniture, meticulously crafted by experts, envelops guests in an atmosphere of unparalleled serenity. With nautical details and organic shapes, the furniture selection not only visually conveys relaxation but also provides a welcoming and comforting ambience. The hotel promises to cater to every whim, with 10 world-class dining concepts and nine bars planned for the property, five pools and two private beaches, extensive spa facilities including 13 unique treatment rooms, and space for 82 super-yachts in its very own marina. Outside, the landscaped gardens at the property are inspired by Balinese culture, to create a serene space for guests to explore. The hotel is also set to be home to some of the best views of the Burj Al Arab in the world, offering panoramic views of the city’s spectacular landmark. 

Planned to open in Q4; jumeirah.com

 

FIVE LUXE

FIVE LUXE opened in early 2024 and is a prime beach property boasting 222 hotel rooms and suites, and 222 residences, alongside multiple restaurant and nightlife venues. For those looking to soak in Dubai’s delightful year-round sun, the hotel will also be home to sprawling private beach with a glamourous Beach Club and iconic Social Pool. There will be plenty of wellness opportunities too at the property, with its very own ReFIVE Spa planned to open, along with an indoor pool, an outdoor gym (spanning an expansive 7,000 square foot), and a state-of-the-art paddle tennis court. The entire property will enjoy uninterrupted sweeping sunset sea views and glittering sights of the Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah from its beachfront setting. The property also blends luxury with cutting-edge sustainability, through smart systems, sustainable materials and resource conservation including incorporating recycled cement and steel in its foundation, to promote circular economy and decarbonization. Energy efficiency measures including thermal and electric solar panels as well as water-saving and recycling systems form cornerstone elements of the Platinum-rated green building. Alongside the FIVE LUXE five-star property, there will be a unique residential tower, called SENSORIA. According to developers, the new tower is an ultra-luxe residential tower that mirrors FIVE’s sustainability ethos. Featuring a state-of-the-art 3,600 sqm solar façade set in Come Play Aesthetic featuring unique PV panel technology.

Open now; fiveluxe.fivehotelsandresorts.com

 

The Lana

Situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai, The Lana is one of the most hotly anticipated openings in 2024. The property opens to the public this February and comes with a host of luxurious amenities to enjoy.  Perfectly positioned alongside the azure waters of the Dubai Canal, the hotel has 225 rooms and suites, alongside a spa and eight restaurant concepts. The new architectural masterpiece was imagined by the prestigious Foster + Partners along with the interiors created by the (equally) awe-inspiring Gilles & Boissier, which together promise unparalleled luxury. Amongst the eight restaurants, exciting culinary highlights include Jara by Michelin-acclaimed chef Martín Berasategui, Mediterranean-inspired Riviera by the famous Jean Imbert and Bonbon Café Angelo Musa, which promises mouth-watering sweets. Another highlight of the impressive property is its rooftop infinity pool which offers captivating views of the Burj Khalifa and the expansive sun-baked desert stretching across the horizon. Arguably the jewel in the hotel’s crown however is the property’s fabulous Dior Spa, which is planned to open in the Spring. Situated on the 29th floor, the team behind the spa describe it as offering “an unprecedented luxurious well-being experience among the clouds.” Meanwhile, every aesthetic choice at the spa has been picked to promote peace and tranquillity in a resolutely Dior spirit. From the clear and luminous pale wood conducive to relaxation to the famous Toile de Jouy print, the décor immerses visitors in a timeless atmosphere for a beneficial inner journey in the heart of the metropolis.

Open now; dorchestercollection.com/dubai/the-lana

 

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