When it comes to innovative properties, the Middle East is a breeding ground for sophisticated hotels and resorts.

Whether seaside facing or situated in the heart of the bustling city, there are a wide array of categories to fit your needs.

With new resorts and hotels opening up each year, it’s hard to keep track of where to visit next and that’s why we are here to help.

To keep an eye on all the new soon to open must-visit getaways, Emirates Woman has curated a guide on all the luxe hotels and resorts opening in the Middle East this year.


Atlantis, The Royal

Atlantis, The Royal

This stunning new property is all set to open in the heart of Dubai. By bringing the world’s most renowned chefs under one roof, guests can experience a plethora of delectable dishes in this dreamlike property that combines extraordinary dining experiences and attractions. With infinite ocean views and expertly style homes, this destination is all set to provide 360-degree views of the Palm. With one-of-a-kind rooms and Situated on the crescent, this architectural marvel, will offer a new aura of luxury and sophistication.

For more information visit atlantis.com

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm

Taj Palm

By bringing a hint of sophisticated Indian hospitality to the Palm, this new hotel is all set to open. From the longest pool on The Palm to signature fine-dining restaurants, this distinctive resort will be surrounded by the azure waters and Arabian sands allowing guests to enjoy a memorable experience. To unwind, the award-winning Jive Spa will relax all your senses and take you on a holistic wellness journey. Situated in the heart of Palm Jumeirah, there is a host of entertainment opportunities and sporting activities to enjoy with friends and family when visiting.

For more information visit tajhotels.com

NH Dubai, The Palm

NH Dubai

With a slick rooftop, a luxe lounge and exotic F&B concepts, guests can indulge in an array of dishes that exude a Spanish flair. For a relaxing swim, visitors can unwind at the one-of-a-kind infinity pool and feel at home throughout the venue. The hotel will offer an array of food and beverage outlets, catering to the wants and needs of visitors and residents. Located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah at the Seven Palm project, this sophisticated property will offer breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea.

For more information visit seventides.com

Marriott Resort, Palm Jumeirah

Marriott Resort

Designed for both the dynamic business traveller and those craving adventures, this luxurious resort is the ideal place to see what Dubai has to offer. The hotel will include eight restaurants and bars on board for an indulgent dining experience. From the beachside pool to a peaceful experience at the Saray Spa, visitors can enjoy a space with plenty of activities to experience during their stay. The opening is due around November 2022 and will allow guests to have access to all the activities on the palm.

For more information visit marriott.com

W Dubai, Mina Seyahi

W Dubai Mina Seyahi

Designed with iconic glass architecture, this enticing new five-star boutique hotel is created with a standout architectural feature and a prominent logo. Being the third W hotel in the UAE, the brand has already made a mark for itself in the region. From a plush fitness studio to stunning pool facilities, this 318-room property will offer a pristine sea view from its balconies. With amplified dining experiences, guests can experience an array of flavours in different restaurants and indulge in cuisines such as Japanese and more. All set to open this month, this venue is sure to attract like-minded creatives and guests from all around the world.

For more information visit mariott.com

Abu Dhabi

Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi

Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi

Known for its prominent arch, this sophisticated new property will open this year in the UAE’s capital. With unforgettable cultural offerings and views of the breathtaking skyline, this relaxing getaway is not one to miss out on. With access to a private beach and world-class water sports, guests experience unrivaled attractions in the heart of Abu Dhabi as it brings the finest dining and hospitality experience. Situated on the sandy shoreline, the hotel will stand tall in the center of it all.


Al Jabal Resort, The Chedi Khorfakkan

Al Jadaf Chedi

This 100-suite property is managed by the world-renowned hotelier, GHM and will be set against the beautiful landscape of Sharjah’s East Coast. With hints of classic architecture and luxurious amenities onboard, this eclectic escape is unlike any other. The onboard facilities will include a luxurious spa, a bespoke health club and business facilities for productive remote working. This sophisticated property is nestled in a private cove in Sharjah, making it a breathtaking getaway.

For more information visit ghmhotels.com


Palace Beach Resort

Palace Beach Resort

With a private health club, a host of impeccable dining outlets, and swimming pools for both children and adults, there’s a lot to discover on this tranquil property. Featuring 162 rooms and suites, this property will make the perfect staycation spot for friends and family. As part of Emaar Hospitality Group, the brand will expand it diverse portfolio in the region and lure travellers from around the world. From Arabic and International dining to a landscape rich with heritage, this opening outside Dubai is all set to be an anticipated one.

For more information visit addresshotels.com

Saudi Arabia

Nobu Hotel Riyadh

Nobu Saudi Arabia

With clean lines and state-of-the-art technology, this hotel is all set to reflect Nobu’s strong heritage through every nook and corner. With 119 stylish guestrooms and arabesque elements infused in the architecture, the brand’s effortless laidback luxury will be exuded through every section of the hotel. To add, guests will have access to stunning spa facilities and a full-service fitness facility onboard. Situated in the heart of downtown Riyadh, this very first luxury five-star hotel will stand out as a modern masterpiece in Saudi Arabia. The famous Nobu restaurant will also reopen with the hotel.

For more information visit nobuhotels.com

Banyan Tree AlUla

Banyan Tree AlUla

Set to open in the third or fourth quarter of this year, this scintillating resort is nestled within sky-high rock formations near the city of AlUla. By bringing heritage and unique landscapes, this tented resort is designed to promote eco-tourism within the region and champion sustainable living. All visitors are sure to fall in love with the villas in the desert oasis, where elegance meets nature. This pristine getaway is situated in the Madinah Province.

For more information visit banyantree.com

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