Severin Sea Lodge – Reopening of the Imani Dhow Restaurant

The doors to a beautiful restaurant – the Imani Dhow – are open again!

The Imani Dhow is an old Zanzibar Jahazi, built about 60 years ago. She formerly plied her trades between Zanzibar, Dar-es-Saalam, Tanga and Mombasa with a varied cargo of boriti poles, cotton, maize etc., weighing approximately 90 tons. She was manned by a Bajuni crew of about 16, under whose skillful hands she became a truly wonderful sailing ship. After undergoing major restorations in 1984, she served as the à la carte restaurant of Severin Sea Lodge offering delicious sea food amongst other well-selected dishes.
The lodge used the past months to work on improvements and are now proud to reintroduce you to the restaurant.

New – Rove La Mer Beach, Dubai

If you find it hard to tear yourself away from Dubai’s much-loved beach destination, you can now book a stay at the new Rove La Mer Beach. This colourful property takes advantage of its prime seaside location to offer rooms with a view, food and drinks on the sand and even Dubai’s first-ever beach co-working space. There are more distractions mere steps away with La Mer’s popular Laguna waterpark, boutique shops and an array of watersports to choose from. This is Dubai living, at its best.

Opened: December 2020

 

New – Address Beach Resort, Dubai

The first beach resort by the homegrown hospitality brand, Address Beach Resort is a welcome addition to the city’s stay offerings. Taking pride of place by The Walk at JBR, the skyscraper comprises two 77-storey towers, connected by the tallest inhabited skybridge in the world. It’s also home to a number of restaurants and lounges, with a record-breaking rooftop infinity pool and five-star spa set to open soon. Whether you’re looking to laze or luxuriate, this is the place to be.

Opened: December 2020

New – Hotel Riu Dubai

Experience Deira like never before at Hotel Riu Dubai. The 24-hour all-inclusive resort is perched on the Deira Islands beachfront, with a huge range of facilities, including pools, a spa, conferencing facilities, themed restaurants and the Splash Water World waterpark to keep the kids entertained throughout your stay. The huge four-star property has approximately 800 rooms, with instant beach access and plenty of culinary options – including Asian, Italian and Lebanese options for a range of palates. Hotel Riu Dubai is just 11km from Dubai International Airport, so you can access one of the three swimming pools shortly after you land.

Opened: December 2020

New – Hotel Indigo Downtown Dubai

Welcome to a haven of eclectic creativity on the doorstep of Downtown Dubai at Hotel Indigo. From the in-house yoga studio, to the 25-metre infinity pool, Hotel Indigo is ideally located for digital nomads and travellers with an eye for design. There’s plenty on offer for foodies too, with the Bakala Jooos juice bar and the Open Sesame social eatery, which specialises in modern Mediterranean cuisine. No two Hotel Indigo properties are alike and each property takes inspiration from the surrounding local culture – so expect an array of fabrics, textures and motifs that give a colourful sense of place.

Opened: October 2020

 

New – The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

Life is effortless at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, the newest hotel to grace the stunning Palm Jumeirah. With 290 rooms and suites, the lofty five-star hotel sits on top of the glistening new Palm Tower at the heart of the island, with incredible vistas and a number of special St. Regis touches. Unique features include the ladies-only tea lounge, which is the first of its kind in Dubai, serving an exquisite selection of pastries, paired with a wide selection of fine teas. The island has a huge number of iconic buildings. The 52-storey Palm Tower also includes a restaurant complex on the 51st floor and a stunning rooftop viewing deck on the 52nd level with panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf. The hotel will also have an adjacent extension in the form of The St Regis Beach Club and will be linked to the Nakheel Mall.

Opened: May 2021

New – Mandarin Oriental Wasl Tower, Dubai

This new Mandarin Oriental hotel will be located on floors 16 to 38 of the new 63-storey luxury wasl Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road. The five-star property will feature 257 spacious and contemporary rooms, suites and serviced apartments, providing outstanding views over Downtown Dubai and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. The accommodation will be designed to reflect local culture, with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage. The skyscraper’s coveted location gives guests direct access to the area’s business and leisure attractions, including Dubai Opera, Burj Park and The Dubai Mall.

Opening: 2021

Olepangi Farm, near Nanyuki

Young Farmer’s Club

Travelling with children but want some time alone?

Enroll them in the Young Farmer’s Club! Learn more about agriculture and animals at Olepangi Farm by participating in activities such as milking cows, bird watching, bread making, planting and harvesting, just to mention a few.

 

Does this sound fun?

Please enroll via [email protected]

Bring sunscreen, a cap, soft clothes and swimwear.  For children ages 5-14 years. Free of charge to lodge guests.

 

Click here for more info.

 

New – Legoland Hotel, Dubai

LEGO bricks are fun no matter how old you are, which makes Dubai’s upcoming LEGOLAND Hotel the perfect location for a family getaway. Kids and adults can immerse themselves in a world of creative imagination while staying in one of the property’s 250 themed rooms. In addition to all the interactive toy sets, there’s also a castle play area and a disco elevator. A joint venture between DXB Entertainments and UK-based Merlin Entertainments who will manage the property’s operations, the colourful cube-themed venue is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts and is the first hotel of its kind in the Middle East.

Opening: late 2021

New – SLS Dubai Hotel

SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences opened in Downtown Dubai boasting a number of firsts. It is one of the tallest hotels in the city, featuring 254 hotel rooms, 371 residential units and 321 hotel apartments. One of the major attractions is the infinity pool, located 75-storeys high and offering guests a 360-degree view of Dubai – in fact, it’s expected to rank among the highest infinity pools in the world. The hotel’s restaurants and lounges also take advantage of the stunning views – a highlight is the Carna steakhouse by award-winning Italian butcher Dario Cecchoni on the 74th floor. Another culinary highlight is the Fi’lia restaurant, an entirely female-run restaurant.

Opened: May 2021