The 5 Projects We Look Forward to Seeing in 2018

January 2, 2018
Written by Arpan Ghosh
As a new year dawns on Dubai, there is plenty to look forward to. New restaurant openings, new leisure destinations, big-ticket events such as Red Fest DXB and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. In 2018, we will also see the completion of several high-end residential projects across Dubai, from lavish beachfront villas to opulent penthouses. Here are our top picks to look out for this year.
 

1.  XXII Carat

 
XXII Carat is an exclusive collection of just 22 Mediterranean-style villas on Palm Jumeirah with a regal brick-hued exterior that draws inspiration from the architecture of Tuscan pastoral villas. The homes are available in three layouts and two types of interior – Classic or Contemporary. A dedicated 24-hour concierge, private beach and uninterrupted ocean views make it the new home of beachfront luxury in Dubai.
 
 
 

2.  Bulgari Residences

 
The world’s fifth Bulgari Hotel opened its doors in Dubai last month, located just off Dubai’s coastline on Jumeirah Bay Island. The hotel will be complemented by the Bulgari Residences, a range of premium apartments, penthouses and villas built around a man-made marina at the heart of the island. Residents will have exclusive access to the Bulgari Yacht Club and the services of the hotel, blurring the lines between home and beach resort.
 
 

3.  Alef Residences

 
Another beautiful development on Palm Jumeirah’s Western Crescent, the Alef Residences comprise luxury apartments and penthouses in a beautiful stepped complex. Featuring spacious open layouts, floor-to-ceiling ocean views and a premium suite of services provided by the adjoining W The Palm Hotel, the Alef represents beachfront living at its finest.
 
 

4.  Sobha Hartland Estates

 
A key part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid City mega-development, Sobha Hartland Estates comprises four to six-bedroom villas with a unique L-shaped structure. The villas are located near the Dubai Canal and overlook the stunning Dubai skyline. With the Hartland International School and world-class healthcare facilities close at hand, Sobha Hartland is an ideal community for refined family living in Dubai.
 
 

5.  The Opus

 
The Opus in Business Bay is the last project designed by Dame Zaha Hadid, and her very first Dubai project. Dame Hadid, who was initially to be the architect of the Dubai Opera House, channeled her creative energy into designing a residence that oozes style and individuality. With its unique design and a selection of furnishings and finishes handpicked by the legendary designer herself, this is home is a true masterpiece.