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New hotel openings in the Middle East in 2024

Year 2024 is shaping up to be a landmark phase for the hospitality industry in the Middle East, with 14 high-end hotels scheduled to open their doors, emphasizing on preserving eco-friendly luxury.

By Marie Habib
Mon, Jan 29, 2024 9:37amGrey Clock 4 min

These buildings are the definition of extraordinary architectural achievements, and their range extends from the imposing structures in Dubai to the environmentally conscious havens in Saudi Arabia, marking a significant evolution in the region’s hospitality scene.

Here’s a rundown of the major players set to launch during 2024:


The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

Being part of The Dorchester Collection, this hotel is designed by Foster + partners to have 225 rooms and suites, granting its guests with access to the Beach Club at One at Palm Jumeirah (also from The Dorchester Collection) via a boat ride.

The design of the hotel is contemporary, to match the city vibes, with stone parquet flooring, triple-height ceilings, and screen dividers. It also features a swimming pool, wet deck, shaded pool deck, sun loungers, kids pool, raised lawn, BBQ pods, boutiques & cafes, and landscape garden.


Siro One Za’abeel, Dubai

SIRO is the new holistic fitness and recovery destination for guests looking to unlock their mental and physical potential through five key pillars: fitness, nutrition, sleep, recovery, and mindfulness.

SIRO’s guest experience is tailored to committed athletes, health-conscious frequent travelers, lifestyle change seekers starting out on a fitness or recovery journey.

The hotel features a cutting-edge fitness club, a suite of specialized recovery treatments, tech-enabled accommodations to help with optimal sleep, customizable nutrition-led dining, and a team of in-house specialists to coach guests and create an engaging environment for all-encompassing fitness.


Lux* Al Jabal Resort, Sharjah

The luxurious beach resort overlooking the Gulf of Oman, immerses you in the vibrant local culture, and redefines the concept of beachside living with a desert landscape fading into endless blue waves.

In addition to the magical views, this beach resort gathered passionate chefs who have put together the best menus to celebrate high-quality cultural heritage.


Ciel Tower, Dubai

Upon completion, the Ciel Tower will become Dubai’s new tallest hotel. It is set to feature over 1,000 guestrooms and suites, an observatory and lounge on the 81st floor, an infinity pool, and a 300-metre atrium with landscaped terraces spanning all 82 stories.

The tower will facilitate its guest life by offering a combination of a romantic getaway, a spacious retreat for a family escape and a private environment to conduct business.


Mama Shelter Dubai

The residential complex Mama Shelter is an implementation of modern façade structures with glass shining fresh approach decoration. A huge scope of advanced techniques was used to create a residential complex looking like a jewel. The vertical LED screens on the façade and a faceted motif in the lower part give the illusion of a shining precious stone, which represents one of the most innovative ideas to merge between a hotel and apartments concepts.

The residential complex in Business Bay will contain 201 rooms and 80 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The first three floors serve as covered parking.


Lux* Al Bridi Resort, Sharjah

Scheduled to open in the 3rd quarter of 2024 inside Sharjah Safari Park, this luxury retreat will feature 35 safari-style accommodations within the Al Bridi Reserve. The resort will provide unique wildlife experiences and feature a Lux* Me Spa.

The dining concept will offer basically a combination of nutritious, home-grown, and plant-based produce.



The FIVE LUXE will be located beside the beach in JBR, alongside prime luxury beachside community of hotels and residences, with an overlook towards the Dubai Eye and Palm Jumeirah.

It includes 222 sensational hotel rooms and 275 residences, in addition to 7 restaurants and nightclubs, the ReFIVE Spa, private beach access, iconic social pool and 6 other stunning places to eat and drink. It will represent the authentic and unique vibe that global millennials love.


Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, Dubai

The Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab is a superyacht-inspired hotel that has 387 rooms and suites, all with sea views. It will also feature 82 residences, an 82-berth superyacht marina, a private beach, five pools, 10 restaurants, nine bars, and a large spa set over three floors.


Rove Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah

This lifestyle beach resort, developed by Marjan the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, is set in a prime beach location. It will feature 441 rooms with colorful urban design and artworks inspired by the natural setting of Al Marjan Island.

The hotel will ensure easy and uplifting experiences for every leisure traveler, the same way as it will also have interconnecting rooms for families, a unique beach club concept, 24-hour boutique convenience store, outdoor pool, sundecks to relax, a 24-hour gym, a 24-hour self-service laundromat, luggage storerooms, safety deposit boxes, sofa beds for extra guests, mini-fridge and more.


Fairmont Dubai Skyline

This hotel will feature 181 rooms and suites, and 121 branded residences. Its unique architecture includes asymmetric balconies lit with a spiraling 4.5 km of lighting at night. There will be 69 two-bedroom residences, 46 three-bedroom residences, six four-bedroom Sky Mansions and a full-floor Sky Palace.

It will also feature a spa, salon, cinema, and various dining outlets. Residents will have access to a Chef’s Table for entertaining, along with a fitness studio and an indoor swimming pool.


Saij, A Mantis Collection Mountain Lodge, Ras Al Khaimah

It is a protected and sustainably managed mountain resort with ecological lodges built from natural materials.

The resort includes 35 luxury lodges that will provide guests with a blissful mountain retreat, and complete with an array of mindful pursuits and guided treks on the activity roster.


Dar Tantora, AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Dar Tantora hotel was created from sensitively restored mudbrick buildings, trying to bring this ancient form of housing back to life with a twist and a touch of luxury.

It features 30-rooms with traditional decor and minimal modern technology for a truly authentic Old AlUla experience, and offers traditional Bedouin living experiences with modern touches, including a pool, spa, restaurant, and café using local ingredients.


Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Saudi Arabia

This super-luxury resort will be the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in the Middle East. It will offer 63 water and beach villas, along with a spa, swimming pools, culinary venues, a retail area, and a Conservation Centre, aiming to blend luxury with environmental consciousness.

The resort is dedicated to underwater exploration, as the property features a diving center that will offer everything from deep-sea heritage diving excursions to snorkeling around the island’s outer reef.


Jumeirah The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia

A stunning new address located on The Red Sea Project’s main hub island, Shaura, an undiscovered haven of astonishing natural beauty surrounded by a mixture of untouched coral reefs.

This resort in western Saudi Arabia will offer a range of accommodation options from suites to villas. The property is expected to feature 170 rooms and suites, alongside an array of dining experiences as well as Jumeirah’s signature Talise Spa.



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Designing Dreams: David Charette’s fascinating Spaces for Children’s Adventures

David Charette has teamed up with CIRCU Magical Furniture to design spaces that capture the essence of childhood wonder.

Tue, May 21, 2024 4 min

This collaboration between David Charette, founder and principal of Britto Charette, and CIRCU Magical Furniture aims to stimulate the imaginations of children, encouraging them to invent their own tales of adventure. Drawing on his extensive travels, Charette believes that journeying through different cultures can spark creativity in young minds.

His latest venture uses a mix of luxury elements and magical themes, incorporating products from CIRCU, Covet House, and other vendors to create unique, enchanting children’s rooms. These spaces are designed to reflect the excitement and mystery of exploring new worlds.

The Sleeping are:

David Charette has transformed a Montreal residence into a magical sleeping area where time seems to pause, and adventures await. Known for its long, cold winters and short days, Montreal served as the perfect backdrop for Charette’s vision of a space that remains warm and bright throughout the year.

Central to the design is the concept of “light and bright,” brought to life using de Gournay‘s hand-painted wall coverings in fresh mint, decorated with flying butterflies. These elements beautifully complement the original shapes of the KOKET Nymph Wall Lamp and the organic curves of the CIRCU Tristen Bed.

Charette’s attachment to the Tristen Bed stems not only from its youthful appeal but also from its ergonomic design, which makes it easy for children to climb in and out of, enhancing both its functionality and charm.

The Bed:

Charette paired the modern lines of the bed with the unique design of the Boca do Lobo Wave Nightstand and the funky style of Delightfull’s Billy Table Lamp. By blending these contemporary pieces with the classic elements in the decor of this luxury kids’ room, Charette has crafted a unique space that breathes a natural breeze of inspiration into any child’s environment.

This combination not only adds aesthetic appeal but also stimulates the imagination, making the room a perfect sanctuary for creativity and dreams.

The seating area:

The room also includes a cozy seating area perfect for young readers. Centred around the CIRCU Dainty Armchair, this space is tailored for kids, with the chair’s delicate structure and elegant design enhancing the room’s charm. Its pink velvet upholstery adds a vibrant pop of color, enriching the room’s palette. To distinctly separate this reading corner from the rest of the sleeping area, Charette chose the Boca Do Lobo Gold Folding Screen from Covet House, which not only adds an element of privacy but also contributes a touch of sophistication to the space.

The Play and Study area:

David Charette aimed to create a space with an “Out of Africa” vibe to spark a child’s imagination and inspire a passion for lifelong adventures and travels. Drawing from fond memories of camping during his own childhood, Charette incorporated a Teepee Tent into the room’s design, allowing children to feel as they are camping in a forest right within their own bedroom.

This nature-inspired theme is beautifully complemented by the Fornasetti wall coverings from Cole & Son and the Filigree Cricket Wall Lamp, which are insect-shaped sconces by Boca do Lobo.

Adding to the ambiance, Charette notes, “The clouds on the ceiling further the idea of camping (in this case “glamping”) and dreaming, and the Circu Cloud Suspension lamps add to the dreamy camping vibe.”

To maintain this adventurous theme, Charette selected the CIRCU NODO Suspension Chair. It not only brings a hint of outdoor fun indoors with an elegant flair but also offers a comfy spot for kids to unwind and lose themselves in their favorite stories.

In his design, David Charette, of Britto Charette, focused on enhancing the sense of freedom and sparking children’s imaginations in their own space. He chose one of his favorite pieces from CIRCU, the Sky Desk, for its playful design and inspirational form. Shaped like an airplane, this desk not only becomes the central feature of playtime but also transforms homework into an exciting adventure. The unique design aims to captivate and motivate young minds, turning everyday tasks into a flight of imagination.

David Charette designed this luxury children’s room with the hope that it would inspire children to dream, play, and develop a deep respect for nature as they embark on their own adventures.

He crafted the room to be “transitional,” capable of evolving with a child from toddler years into adolescence. This design approach not only aims to create a lasting, imaginative space for children but also to show parents the value of investing in unique, high-quality pieces like those from Circu. These carefully chosen items stand out from mass-produced children’s designs, offering both aesthetic appeal and long-term utility.


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