Dukes Dubai to soft open on 28 December
Initially for the soft opening, bedrooms on the first six floors of the hotel will be in service, as well as the Great British Restaurant and Dukes Bar
The five-star hotel on Palm Jumeirah, Dukes Dubai, will have its soft opening on 28 December, 2016.
It is the first international property for Dukes, which has been popular with GCC visitors in London for decades.
“Once complete, Dukes Dubai will consist of 273 guestrooms including 64 suites, with a ladies-only Liberty Duchess floor featuring 20 rooms, as well as 227 fully furnished hotel apartments and six dining experiences,” said Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides.
Initially for the soft opening, bedrooms on the first six floors of the 15-floor property will be in service, as will the hotel’s signature outlet, Great British Restaurant (GBR), and Dukes Bar.
The soft opening of Dukes Dubai comes at a time when Dubai’s popularity with British nationals continues to rise, claimed the developer.
“Dubai is an increasingly popular destination for travellers from the UK, especially during the Christmas and New Year period, and having the opportunity to begin our soft opening period on 28 December, we didn’t hesitate to open our doors,” said Debrah Dhugga, managing director of Dukes Dubai and Dukes London.
The remainder of the property will be completed in early 2017. This will include traditional Northern Indian restaurant, Khyber, marking the first international outpost for Mumbai-based family restaurant group.
Visitors can also look forward to the Tea Lounge for afternoon tea and the Cigar Lounge, offering a selection of fine cigars and malts.