British hotel brand Dukes has opened its first property outside of London on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.
The five-star property owned and operated by Seven Tides, features 273 rooms including 64 suites, a ladies-only Duchess floor featuring 20 rooms, 227 fully furnished hotel apartments and six F&B outlets.
Debrah Dhugga, managing director of Dukes Dubai and Dukes London commented: “Dubai is an increasingly popular destination for travellers from the UK, especially during the Christmas and New Year period and having the opportunity to begin our soft opening period on 28th December, we didn’t hesitate to open our doors.”
Initially for the soft opening, bedrooms on the first six floors of the 15-floor property will be in service, as will the hotel’s signature outlet Great British Restaurant (GBR) and DUKES Bar.
Serving modern British brasserie-style cuisine, GBR will operate under the culinary direction of executive chef Martin Cahill.
The menu includes cod and chips, Lancashire hot pot, Colchester oysters and Dover sole, with desserts inspired by the Home Counties. Meanwhile, Dukes Bar is famed for its signature selection of martinis.
Manhattan style grill and bar, West 14th is located within the same development and is already open.
The remainder of the property will be completed in early 2017 and includes traditional Northern Indian restaurant Khyber, marking the first international outpost for the Mumbai-based family restaurant group.
Visitors can also look forward to the Tea Lounge for afternoon tea and the Cigar Lounge, offering a selection of cigars and malts.