7 New Dubai Hotels Opening in 2020

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Dubai has no shortage of stunning and iconic hotels, from the Burj Al Arab to the Atlantis. Several more hotels were meant to join that lineup this year but understandably, their openings had to be postponed. Good things do come to those who wait, however, and there are a number of high-profile openings that we can look forward to over the next few months. These are the best Dubai hotels that are opening in 2020.

Address Jumeirah Resort

The Address Jumeirah

Located on one end of Jumeirah Beach Residence and a short walk from Bluewaters Island, Address Jumeirah Resort is already making waves because of its marvelous architecture. The resort comprises two 74-storey towers that are linked at the top and bottom, essentially forming a smaller, liveable version of the Dubai Frame. It will feature over 100 metres of private beachfront as well as the most amazing seafront panoramas that you can enjoy from the comfort of your room or from one of 4 pools (naturally, one of them is on the rooftop).

Hotel Indigo Downtown

Hotel Indigo Downtown

Amongst the many high-profile hotel launches around the city, there are a few that manage to fly under the radar. Indigo Downtown is one of the projects, which is set to open next month but has had little fanfare associated with it. Though it is a luxury hotel, Indigo Downtown carves out a separate niche for itself with an aesthetic and ambiance that will be much more focused on art and creativity.

Royal Atlantis Resort

Without a doubt one of the most hotly anticipated hotels in Dubai, Royal Atlantis is considered to be one of the city’s first truly super prime properties. Its architecture of the hotel is awe-inspiring, and when you add in the perfect location at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah, the very best in contemporary interior design, multiple outdoor pools, a staggering array of amenities and a selection of restaurants helmed by culinary legends such as Heston Blumenthal and Jose Andres, it all adds up to a destination that will top many a travel bucket list.

Marriott Palm Jumeirah

Marriott Pal Jumeirah

There are quite a few Marriott hotels scattered around Dubai, including the JW Marriott Marquis (formerly the world’s tallest hotel) and several others under the Marriott Group such as the W Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton. However, this is going to be the very first Marriott spa, offering a beachfront lifestyle experience the likes of which you are unlikely to find elsewhere.

Langham Place

Langham Place Dubai

One of Dubai’s fortes is putting a fresh contemporary spin on global brands that have been around for a very long time. Langham Place is one f the latest additions to London’s highly reputed hospitality brand The Langham, which started with the first Langham Hotel in 1865. Needless to say, the Dubai hotel will swap out the classic Victorian architecture for sleek lines and glittering glass, and will enjoy a prime position alongside the Dubai Canal.

SLS Hotel & Residences

SLS Dubai

All set to be one of the tallest hotels in Dubai, SLS is expected to open at the tail end of 2020. Located in the coveted Burj Khalifa district, it will enjoy seamless access to Downtown Dubai, DIFC and Business Bay. SLS has a unique honeycomb design, offsetting each of its rooms and residences at 45 degrees so every balcony enjoys an unobstructed view of the city. The true highlight of the hotel is The Crown, which takes up the top six floors of the building and includes two signature restaurants, the incredible CIel spa, a nightclub and one of the city’s highest infinity pools.

Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

Sofitel The Obelisk

The Obelisk is the latest addition to Wafi Mall, and shopping centre and leisure destination that is best known for its ancient Egypt-inspired aesthetic. This includes the pyramid-shaped Raffles Dubai hotel and Cleopatra’s spa, which has a front facade inspired by the Luxor Temple. The latest addition will be Sofitel The Obelisk, which will also have the honor of being the largest Sofitel hotel in the Middle East.

All hotel images are courtesy of their official websites, Facebook pages and marketing materials.