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Jumeirah Group has unveiled its latest ultra-luxury resort; an avant-garde superyacht architectural design with unmatched experiential spaces, that will charter a new era for luxury hospitality. Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, due to open in 2023, will lead a new generation of Jumeirah Group’s ultra-luxury portfolio.

The Jumeirah Group is known for incomparable service and outstanding hospitality and the new Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will provide nothing less. The latest signature resort will be an exclusive addition to its beachfront hotel portfolio at the heart of Dubai’s largest private beach.

The property will complete the Jumeirah Group’s oceanic trilogy, including the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel and sailboat-inspired Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The new resort, with design influences of a futuristic superyacht, will feature 386 rooms and suites, 4 penthouses, as well as 83 luxury hotel apartment suites, set amid private landscaped gardens. With all rooms offering a panoramic vista over the Arabian Sea, this statement property will mark a new epoch for Jumeirah Group.

Jose Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group, commented: “This aspirational project defines the next era of luxury hospitality. Creating truly exceptional experiences in unmatched physical spaces that are designed for energy and redefine luxury, is a core part of our vision. 

“Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will be another iconic addition to the Dubai skyline, catering to the ever-evolving needs of our guests and complementing our signature properties while further establishing the Jumeirah brand across the globe.”

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Unique to this resort are a collection of premium suites that follow the contour of the property, each with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass walls, framing 180° views of the spectacular Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the resort’s new superyacht marina. The hotel’s lush landscape includes green terraces and sparkling waters, with opulent gardens to replenish both body and mind, complete with secluded cabana areas and pavilions. 

The resort’s spectacular pools, top off the offering with a large circular pool, a spacious family infinity pool and a private VIP adult pool. A fourth panoramic pool will be situated within the impressive double-height ceiling Spa & Fitness facilities, which will cover more than 3,500 square metres over three floors and will offer a range of bespoke services with fantastic views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

The award-winning architect behind the design is Shaun Killa, whose Dubai-based architectural firm created some of the city’s most interesting buildings. Killa has a legacy with iconic Jumeirah properties having been involved in the build of Burj Al Arab with Atkins in 1998. 

Shaun Killa said: “For the design of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab we wanted something which surpassed expectations of what supreme luxury can mean for the affluent traveller. With the new hotel’s ergonomic superyacht design, I think we have achieved that goal. 

“There has been particular attention paid to elevating the guest journey and seamlessly connecting them to the distinctly unique experiences available throughout the resort. Each part of the resort has been designed for the ultimate bespoke comfort and enjoyment of guests, with unparalleled exclusivity and privacy.”

Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab will feature more than ten curated restaurants and bars, designed by internationally acclaimed restaurant designers with a focus on social-led dining experiences. The hotel will form part of a wider development spearheaded by Dubai Holding, and will reinforce their commitment to positioning Dubai as the preferred global tourist destination. 

Jess Blake

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