Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab  A third oceanic-themed hotel, alongside Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, is completing Jumeirah’s nautical hotel trilogy. The five-star hotel will boast 386 rooms and suites, four penthouses, and 83 apartment suites, alongside state-of-the-art amenities. Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab is a place to unwind and find your inner zen with extraordinary wellness and leisure facilities across a sprawling 3,500-square-metre, three-storey spa. There is also a collection of pools, including a large circular pool, a family infinity pool and a private VIP adult pool. The new resort is a dream for foodies, with ten restaurants and bars designed by globally renowned restaurant designers.

One & Only One Za’abeel  The project is highlighted by The Link at One Za’abeel, a panoramic sky concourse featuring world-class restaurants, celebrity chef outlets, a statement swimming pool, wellness facilities and entertainment. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Denniston Architects, the 229 rooms and suites promise to be the epitome of contemporary comfort. The culinary line-up has already revealed some of the biggest names in the business, including Anne-Sophie Pic, whose restaurants make her the most Michelin-lauded female chef in the world; Paco Morales, who is known for his innovative take on Andalusian cuisine; and best chef Dabiz Muñoz will open Street XO. Then there’s a trio of One & Only homegrown concepts, which includes Tapasake, a sleek poolside restaurant adjacent to the UAE’s longest infinity pool, which also exists at One & Only Resorts in the Maldives and Montenegro.

The Lana (previously Dorchester Dubai)  Those who live or work around the Business Bay area will probably recognise the shape of The Lana perched on the waterfront of the Dubai Canal. The striking 30-storey tower houses 225 ultra-luxury guest rooms, 69 of them suites, which will ooze contemporary-chic with triple height ceilings, plush furnishings in gold, beige and olive and deep-soaking bathtubs and a large rooftop pool. The Lana is a foodie playground with eight new concepts, including a rooftop restaurant, a patisserie, a modern Mediterranean restaurant, and a destination dining concept serving Basque cuisine.

Siro  The hotel is a first-of-its-kind immersive lifestyle hotel centred on fitness and recovery. Guests can embark on tailored programs and treatments across five experience pillars: fitness, nutrition, sleep, recovery and mindfulness. A beautiful hotel environment and Dubai skyline views backdrop the hotel. As part of Team Siro, British-Somali professional boxer and humanitarian Ramla Ali and British Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty will each play an advisory role in developing Siro by advising on its training programs.

“Construction is on track for the tower, a mega project in Dubai Marina, which, once complete, will become the world’s tallest hotel”

Five Luxe  The location is a prime residential plot on the JBR beachfront, between the Ritz-Carlton Dubai and Rixos Premium JBR. As well as all the best bits of the Palm Jumeirah property, the iconic social pool, a firm focus on culinary and a sparkling beach club, there will be some exclusive additions specifically for the new address. The hotel boasts 222 luxury rooms and suites and 277 opulent residences, with some seriously plush suites for guests to splash out on, including the Writer Suite, Musician Suite and regal Royal Suite. In true Five style, you can expect a best-in-class culinary offering, with various restaurants and nightlife venues all designed to wow guests.

Mama Shelter in Dubai’s Business Bay offers its hospitality and edgy style, emphasising comfort and cutting-edge design elements by Mama’s Design Studio. The hotel houses 197 rooms and is a resort within the city with highlights, including two all-day restaurants, the brick-oven pizzeria, a speakeasy lounge, and different cocktail bars. The outdoor terrace boasts four pools and an outdoor cinema.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel  The currently under-construction Wasl Tower will be home to a 257-room hotel, which will occupy floors 16 to 38 of the 64-storey tower and is forecast to open in late 2024. Among the planned facilities for residents and guests, guests can look forward to a lively rooftop sky bar, poolside bar and restaurant, lobby lounge and an oriental cake shop. A signature dining experience headed up by a famous face in the culinary world will complete the F&B offering.

Six Senses the Palm  Although it will be a while until Six Senses the Palm, Dubai welcomes guests, construction began in 2022, and the first guests should be able to check in in 2024; when the resort does open on the Palm’s West Crescent, it will have 60 hotel keys and 162 luxury branded residences. Expect an array of sustainably-driven restaurants and bars, plus impressive sports and leisure facilities such as a gym, squash court, pools and a private beach. There will also be a signature Six Senses Spa, plus a library, kids club and an interesting-sounding longevity centre.

Ciel Tower  Construction is on track for the tower, a mega project in Dubai Marina, which, once complete, will become the world’s tallest hotel. This claim currently belongs to Gevora Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The hotel will soar 365 metres into the sky, comprising 1,209 luxury suites and serviced residences across 82 floors. Speciality dining outlets include a signature restaurant, a sunset lounge on the 74th floor, a bar on the 76th floor, and a spa and health club on the 61st floor. Guests will find the observatory and lounge on floor 81 and a signature rooftop sky terrace on the 82nd floor featuring an infinity pool and bar.