Last week we told you about Dubai’s most expensive hotel, which is set to open later this year.

However it’s not the emirate’s only luxury accommodation opening its doors in 2017, with the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah slated to welcome guests from next month.

The resort is expected to launch on March 31, when it’ll become the second Viceroy hotel in the UAE and the first in Dubai (there’s already a branch in Abu Dhabi).

The Dubai version, which will be the first resort when you drive on to the Palm Jumeirah along the Golden Mile, will have rooms starting from Dhs1,700 a night.

Viceroy Palm Jumeirah

How the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah currently looks. Photo: Gulf Business.

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“We have bookings for the end of March and are confident we can deliver on that, but there’s a lot of elements in this hotel,” general manager Mikael Svensson told Gulf Business.

The head-turning hotel, which features a giant hole in the middle, will be made up of 477 rooms over 16 floors, along with a number of residences (and apparently eight owners have already moved in).

Viceroy Palm Jumeirah

The pièce de résistance is a penthouse terrace on the 15th floor, which comes complete with two bars and private plunge pools.

Facility-wise, guests can expect 10 restaurants to choose from, including a beach club, patisserie, several cafes, and Italian, Chinese and brassierie-style eateries.

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Viceroy Palm Jumeirah

There’s also going to be three outdoor pools and 200 metres of beach on hand, so you’ll find plenty of space to take in a little sun, sea and sand.

Personally, we’re eyeing up the 800-square-metre spa, which features 14 treatments rooms (four of which are open-air).

Sign us up for a massage next month…

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