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9 lavish new hotels opening in Dubai in 2019

From luxury resorts complete with beach clubs to a hotel in JVC complete with more than 200 pools…

2018 was a big year of hotel openings, from luxury resorts on The Palm to budget-friendly hotels in the Marina, and it looks like 2019 will be no less impressive when it comes to new hotels opening in Dubai.

From Mandarin Oriental making its Dubai debut to a second serving on FIVE complete with 270 pools, here are 9 lavish hotels opening in Dubai in 2019.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

One of the most hotly anticipated hotel openings in 2019 is the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, the Asian brand’s first Dubai hotel. Found on the Jumeirah beachfront, the hotel features 178 guest rooms, most of which come with private balconies, seven restaurants and lounges and a 2,000 square metre spa. It’s set to open in the first quarter of 2019.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, opening early 2019.

St Regis Dubai – The Palm

The first St Regis in the city was recently rebranded into Habtoor Palace, so we’re hoping the second serving fares better when it opens on The Palm next year. The luxury 280-room hotel will occupy the first 18 floors of a new building by master developer Palm Tower, which will be home to an infinity pool, 52nd floor viewing deck and several restaurants. It will also sit alongside the region’s first St Regis beach club, which will open in 2019, too.

St Regis Dubai – The Palm, Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah, opening 2019.

The Royal Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah

The Royal Atlantis Resort is set to open towards the end of next year next to Atlantis, The Palm. Atlantis’ second Dubai property will offer 231 residences and 795 new guest rooms and suites. Among the host of planned amenities is an infinity pool situated 90m above the ground, as well as a legion of celebrity chef-led restaurants which include Dinner by Heston from Heston Blumenthal, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen by Iranian-Persian chef Ariana Bundy and Jaleo, the acclaimed restaurant by Jose Andres.

The Royal Atlantis Resort, Palm Jumeirah, opening late 2019.

FIVE Jumeirah Village Dubai

Known as The Palm’s popular party spot, FIVE will open in JVC in early 2019. Inside, you’ll find 247 hotel rooms and suites, 221 one and two-bedroom hotel apartments and 33 four-bedroom hotel apartments, with all the apartments set to come complete with private pools and lush, landscaped gardens. In total, the website advertises that there will be 271 pools inside the 800 foot skyscraper – that’s a whole lot of pools.

FIVE Jumierah Village, JVC, Dubai, opening 2019

Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City

The first five-star business hotel in Media City, the Grand Plaza by Movenpick is on track to open in the first quarter of 2019. The 235-room hotel will feature four restaurants and lounges, a spa, gymnasium and outdoor swimming pool as well as a state-of-the-art convention centre. Keep an eye out for a new rooftop bar as well, which will offer panoramic views of the Marina skyline.

Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City, Dubai Media City, opening Q1 2019.

Wyndham Dubai West Bay Marina

Situated in front of Jumeirah Lakes Towers metro station is the Wyndham West Bay Marina hotel, a four-star property set to open its doors next year. Not much has been revealed about the hotel thus far, but it’s set to bring a further 465 guest rooms to Dubai Marina, as well as three restaurants – including the first Masterchef restaurant – to the region.

Wyndham West Bay, Dubai Marina, opening 2019.

Radisson, Damac Hills

The Middle East’s first Radisson hotel will open in Damac Hills at the end of next year. Currently under construction, it will be situated amongst the new 3.9 million sqm residential community surrounded by parkland and an 18-hole championship golf course. It will feature 481 rooms, including one and two-bedroom suites, as well as two restaurants to cater to guests’ dining needs. Leisure facilities including a gym, spa, kids club and an outdoor swimming pool will also be available, as will an extensive hotel meeting space built out over 600sqm.

Radisson, Damac Hills, Dubai, opening Q4 2019.

Cote D’Azur, The Heart of Europe

One of 14 hotels opening within the six-island, The Heart of Europe complex is Côte d’Azur, a luxury beachfront hotel with 839 keys. The contemporary Mediterranean-style hotel will be home to premium quality rooms, suites and deluxe apartments with balconies. Special features at the hotel will include picturesque courtyards, various swimming pools, landscaped gardens, a beautiful white sandy beach, kids clubs, watersports, diving and snorkeling facilities, beach cafes and speciality restaurants. It will also be linked to the rest of the mainland Europe island, with a heap of shopping options.

Cote D’Azur Hotel, The Heart of Europe, World Islands, opening 2019,

Waldorf Astoria DIFC

Spanning the 18th to 55th floor of DIFC’s Burj Daman is a brand new Waldorf Astoria hotel, which is opening next year. The entire 18th floor is dedicated to the hotel’s outdoor pool, rooftop bar, restaurants and wellness centre, while the floors above are dedicated to the hotel guest rooms.

Waldorf Astoria, Burj Daman, Happiness Street, DIFC, Dubai, opening 2019.

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