Dubai, often admired for its constant quest for innovation and pursuit of excellence, is poised to open a wave of new hotel offerings in late 2023 and into 2024.
As the metropolis unfolds its newest accommodation options, each striving to outdo the last, it is clear this city is not just following trends but setting them.
There is always something new to discover in Dubai for first-time travellers and repeat visitors on a stopover including these three new Dubai hotel openings Australian travellers should have on their radar when planning their next Dubai stopovers in 2024.
Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab | Set to open: Q4 2023
The highly anticipated Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab represents a distinctive new era in luxury hospitality, comprising a hotel, luxury residences, a superyacht marina, a range of curated dining experiences and an impressive spa, and is set to lead a new generation of Jumeirah Group’s ultra-luxury portfolio.
The five-star property will boast 387 rooms and suites, four penthouses, and 82 luxury hotel apartment suites exuding a nautical glamour with panoramic vistas of the stunning Arabian Sea. It will have an impressive collection of 10 restaurants and bars designed by globally renowned restaurant designers.
The hotel will feature specially integrated wellness and leisure destinations, several swimming pools, and within its selection of signature restaurants, will include a unique concept featuring four restaurants in one.
Ciel | Set to open: Q1 2024
Reaching a remarkable height of 365 metres, Ciel in Dubai Marina is a development that will set a new global benchmark as the world’s tallest hotel upon completion. Making the most of its height, Ciel in Dubai includes an observation deck with panoramic views, which include the Arabian Gulf, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.
With 1,042 rooms, including 150 suites, there will be a bar on the 76th floor, a Sunset Lounge on the 74th floor and an infinity pool on the 81st floor. Although yet to open, Ciel is already notching up awards. The hotel won the International Property Awards for Best International Hotel Architecture and received the top prize at the Dubai, Africa & Arabia Property Awards.
Kempinski Floating Palace | Set to open: 2024
The world’s first floating sea palace resort will be a destination in Dubai offering guests a one-of-a-kind experience. The Kempinski Floating Palace will be anchored off an exclusive stretch of beach on Jumeirah Road, along with The Palm. A five-star, pyramid-topped 156-room hotel and connected floating helipad will be the hub, off which 12 floating luxury villas are strategically positioned for guests to sail between the hotel and the surrounding area. Each villa has two floors, a roof terrace, solar panels, and an infinity pool.