5 New and Upcoming Dubai Properties

With the announcement of the new plans for the Andaz Dubai The Palm, groups have yet another reason to consider this destination.

The Andaz Dubai The Palm includes a luxurious rooftop pool.
The Andaz Dubai The Palm includes a luxurious rooftop pool.

The city of Dubai is known for going big, with spectacular attractions and luxurious amenities ideal for groups and incentives. More than any other city (perhaps with the exception of Las Vegas), it's associated with keeping things fresh, with new projects on the horizon and change a constant. That image was reinforced with the recent announcement that Hyatt Hotels Corp. will be opening an Andaz-branded hotel on Palm Jumeirah later this year.

The Andaz Dubai The Palm, located on the palm-tree-shaped island that's become an icon of the destination, will be opening in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to Hyatt. Consisting of a pair of 15-story towers and décor that evokes the colors and textures of Arabia, it will be the first Andaz property to open in Dubai and the second in the United Arab Emirates, joining the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. Among its offerings are

  • 217 guest rooms (as well as 116 serviced apartments) 
  • Four distinct restaurants 
  • A fitness center
  • A spa
  • Meeting facilities

"Hyatt is committed to thoughtfully introducing brands to new places and providing meaningful experiences for each and every guest," said Ludwig Bouldoukian, Hyatt's Dubai-based regional vice president of development, Middle East and North Africa. "We're excited to introduce the Andaz brand to Dubai and believe that the globally renowned Palm Jumeirah provides the ideal setting to realize this vision. The vibrant luxury property will attract travelers looking to fully immerse themselves in Dubai and engage them through unique programming." 

This is just the latest property to be announced in the always bustling city of Dubai. Below are four other new hotels that have recently opened or are on the horizon in this destination.

4 New or Upcoming Dubai Properties

Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District

Hyatt has been very busy in this city. Last week it opened the doors of the 202-room property, Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District, set in the heart of Old Dubai, making it the third property under Hyatt's select service brand to open in the city (joining Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga and Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square). It's located right near many of the city's cultural and historical offerings, such as the heritage and diving village as well as the famed spice and gold souks. As for the property itself, offerings include:

  • 984 square feet of meeting space
  • An outdoor venue ideal for breakout sessions and dinners
  • A rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool
  • A 24-hour gym
  • The Gallery Café dining spot and the 24/7 Gallery Market for grab-and-go options

Read more about the new hotels, venues and attractions in Dubai at Northstar Meetings Group's Dubai Destination Guide.

Hyatt Centric La Mer Dubai

Didn't we say Dubai has been busy? Set to open in 2020, the Hyatt Centric La Mer Dubai is currently under development at the urban beachside destination La Mer. It will mark the first property under the Hyatt Centric brand in the UAE (though it had originally been announced as Andaz La Mer Dubai), and offer the following: 

  • 156 guest rooms and suites
  • Two restaurants
  • A rooftop bar and pool area with panoramic views
  • Meeting facilities, including two residential-style studio rooms

The property's prime location will mean that guests can easily access such Dubai landmarks as the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Frame

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

In February, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai opened, bringing this brand's signature level of luxury to Dubai, not far from the waterfront. The 256-room property boasts a wealth of offerings for groups, with such amenities as:

  • Meeting and event spaces, such as a 7,000-square-foot, glass-walled ballroom complete with a beachfront terrace
  • Six restaurants and bars, including Tasca from Portuguese celebrity chef José Avillez, and the Japanese steakhouse Netsu
  • The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, with nine treatment rooms offering locally inspired experiences, include a few spaces overlooking the ocean
  • A cutting-edge fitness center
Voco Dubai

InterContinental Hotels Group made its entry into the Middle East with the opening in early April of Voco Dubai. Set on Sheikh Zayed Road (where many of the city's skyscrapers are set), the 471-room property stands out for a number of reasons, including:

  • More than 10,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Six restaurants and bars, including the bistro-style Celsius and Lebanese menu of Alha
  • The Spa Zen, offering treatments inspired by Eastern influence
  • A ftness center with personal trainers and a variety of equipment
  • A business center with printing and copying services