2016 has brought with it a new crop of hotels to the UAE, from the ritzy St. Regis to the fashion-inspired Palazzo Versace Dubai. In case you’ve fallen behind on your knowledge of the country’s hot spots, Savoir Flair has pulled together the highlights that you need to know about each property, including where to eat and hang out once there, so you don’t miss out on the latest and greatest in five-star fun.
Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace embodies all the aspects of the Versace lifestyle. The five-star fashion hotel, which opened at the end of December, features eight Versace-themed restaurants. Try the avant-garde Enigma for a gastronomically unique dining experience.
Dubai Creek Waterfront
Tel: (+971) 4 556 8888
St. Regis Dubai
Part of Al Habtoor City, Dubai’s first-ever integrated urban resort, the St. Regis Dubai, opened at the end of November and boasts a similar beaux-arts architecture to the one of the original St. Regis in New York. There are eight distinct dining venues to tempt your palate, from the J&G Steakhouse to the Brasserie Quartier and Cafe Fleuri.
Al Habtoor City
Tel: (+971) 4 435 5555
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
Set to open in May 2016, this urban sanctuary is nestled on a serene waterfront on Al Maryah Island. With expansive views of the city skyline and sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf, the striking hotel will feature six stylish restaurants and lounges, including a retro-modern Chicago steakhouse, a cocktail bar, and a stunning poolside restaurant.
Al Maryah Island
Tel: (+971) 2 333 2222