While thousands of new properties will open their doors for the first time in 2016, here is a selection of properties noteworthy for raising the bar in luxury – and one distraction from Disney
The last of nearly 4,500 metal stars was placed Sunday on the outer layer of the dome on Abu Dhabi’s Louvre museum, expected to open in 2016.
Sporting the colours of Abu Dhabi Police, the Rolls Royce Phantom has just debuted as the latest addition to the fleet of UAE police supercars.
The Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi has launched an ultra-luxurious package that aims to up the ante in romance and extravagance.
The world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant has opened in Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping center.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a leading French chef whose cuisine has earned him multiple Michelin stars, will open his first restaurant in the UAE, Market Kitchen within the famous luxury hotel.
Unveiled last week, the suite spans 22,600 square feet or 2,099 square meters and takes up the top two floors of the resort’s west wing at a price tag of $35,000 USD a night.
The newly opened Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has an in-house “Camel Milk Mixologist” and offering up various flavored milk shakes — strawberry, mint and others — to guests.
Abu Dhabi Airport has been installed with “GoSleep” sleeping pods, which lets travellers take a quick nap before boarding a plane.
A consortium led by Dubai-based Arabtec Holding will build the Louvre Abu Dhabi art gallery for $654 million.
Abu Dhabi is taking on The Great Pyramid of Giza, with the construction of the world’s biggest sculpture.
McLaren is expanding in the Middle East and to mark the occasion the automaker has released a new video of its MP4-12C supercar.
The BMW Group has opened the world’s largest showroom for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and BMW motorcycles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Motors, the BMW Group’s long-standing importer for the region, has invested around AED 300 million (approx. $82 million) in the new 35,000-square-metre showroom over its three-year construction. Located … Continued
The Hyatt Capital Gate hotel, which offers 189 five-star rooms, will finally open its doors December 21 in Abu Dhabi. The hotel leans a record-breaking 18 degrees — more than four times that of Italy’s famed Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is angled at just under four degrees. The striking style of the building earned … Continued
Abu Dhabi’s ADM Shipyards has just launched the 462.5 ft. megayacht Yas, which now ranks as the world’s 6th largest. The yacht, whose design was adapted from a UAE Navy frigate, is rumored to have been commissioned by a member of an Arabic royal family. The vessel features luxurious accommodations for up to 60 guests … Continued
A fall in Abu Dhabi‘s hotel prices has prompted a record year for the Emirate so far, according to figures released July 27. The first six months of 2011 showed the best hotel results in the history of the country, with the number of visitors climbing 11 percent to just over one million. Authorities hope … Continued
Abu Dhabi is to construct a new sailing village to boost the Emirate’s appeal to watersports fans, the country’s tourism authorities announced June 13. The new “Destination Village” will be completed in time for the abu dhabi Volvo Ocean Race’s stop in the Emirate, which is currently scheduled for January 1, 2012. While the Volvo … Continued
Gulf tourism authorities are lobbying for a new visa which could significantly reduce the cost of cruises in the Middle East, a cruise tourism hotspot which is rapidly growing in popularity. At the moment, some passengers aboard gulf cruises are forced to apply for a visa for every port stop they wish to take, at … Continued
Millennium & Copthorne, which owns the Biltmore brand, said that it would open a spinoff of the Los Angeles property in Abu Dhabi by 2013.
Abu Dhabi is closer to building the world’s largest caviar farm after two dozen live sturgeon were flown from Frankfurt in last month. The fish arrived at the world’s largest aquaculture plant in Abu Dhabi, a new 60,000 square meter facility that is expected to produce 32 tons of caviar a year. The notion of … Continued