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City Snapshot: 35,000 hotel rooms booked in Dubai [Infographic]

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The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database reveals the true breadth of the emirate’s development slate, which includes dozens of new four- and five-star projects.

Our researchers report that 35,450 hotel rooms will open in 118 new hotel projects in Dubai over the next few years.

Dubai’s love affair with luxury continues

Of course, the UAE has a longstanding affinity for luxury schemes, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to find that Dubai actually has more five-star projects underway than four-star deals. – which is quite rare in other markets around the world. To be more specific, there are 68 programs with 21,576 rooms targeting the five-star category in Dubai, compared to only 50 properties and 13,874 keys focusing on the four-star arena.

Additionally, around half of the emirate’s planned developments are expected to be completed this year. Our data indicates that 58 projects and 18,543 rooms will be ready before the end of 2022, while another 32 projects with 9,345 keys are expected to follow in 2023. Longer term, seven properties and 1,761 rooms are expected to launch in 2024, with 21 hotels and 5,801 keys on hold for 2025 and beyond.

Reshaping Dubai’s Skyline

One of Dubai’s largest active developments, the Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences certainly deserves to be added to your watch list. Soaring 165m above sea level, it will feature 795 rooms and suites, 231 serviced residences, Instagrammable pools, private gardens and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The design team for the project, which is expected to open in March 2022, includes KPF – New York, DEC Dynamic Engineering Consultants, GA Group – London, Sybille de Margerie – Paris and S&T Interiors and Contracting – Dubai.

Jaz in the City Dubai promises to be another exciting addition on the horizon, this time located in the Deira Enrichment Project. Showcasing the architecture of AE7 – Dubai, it will feature 253 rooms, multiple dining venues, meeting rooms and a dedicated wellness space when it opens in Q3 2024.

Finally, The Address Harbor Point catches the eye with its two iconic towers of 65 and 53 floors. This 202-room project overlooking Dubai Creek is designed by Yazdani Studio and Steve Leung Design Group – Hong Kong. Currently under construction, it should be completed in the third quarter of 2022.