The Palm Jumeirah is set to welcome the city’s second Raffles in 2021.

We’ve got a few years to wait, but we’re already mentally packing our swimsuits for a staycation.

Dubai is set to welcome its second Raffles hotel, it was announced this week, which will be located on the Palm Jumeirah.

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Featuring two colossal towers connected by a 155-metre pool, the hotel will take the title of the Palm’s tallest building when complete.


(It might also be able to claim best view for a swim, thanks to that 170-metre-high piscina).

Named Palm360, the hotel is set to open in 2021, and will be made up of 125 hotel rooms and suites plus 359 branded residences.

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We’re particularly intrigued by the 16 penthouses within those residences, which will boast their own private infinity pool, gym and cinema. Maybe we’ll have saved a deposit in four years?

Spanning 260 metres in total height-wise, the Palm360 will also welcome two rooftop restaurants with priceless views of the Arabian Gulf, plus a waterside restaurant, “speciality” all-day restaurant, and a food-serving lobby lounge.

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For hotel guests and tenants alike, there’ll be gym and spa facilities, private beach access, kids’ club and a beach club.

It might be a few years off from opening, but we’re already putting a long weekend stay in our diaries…

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