Dukes Dubai hotel has opened on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, marking the first international property for the Dukes brand from London.
The five-star hotel features 279 rooms including 64 suites, and a ladies-only Liberty Duchess floor with 20 rooms, in addition to 227 fully furnished hotel apartments.
Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides, the developer and operator of the project, commented: “DUKES Dubai brings the very best of British hospitality to the emirate.
“The soft opening of the hotel in December was a great success and we have already received rave reviews. We look forward to welcoming visitors and treating them to this unique experience.”
The hotel has six F&B outlets, including Great British Restaurant (GBR), which serves British cuisine such as cod and chips, Lancashire hot pot, Colchester Oysters and Dover sole and is overseen by the hotel’s executive chef, Martin Cahill.
Other outlets that have opened are Dukes Bar, and West 14th, a Manhattan-inspired grill and bar whose chef, Clive Pereira, was named Gastronomic Superstar at the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016.
The remainder of the property’s food and beverage outlets will come online within the next six to eight weeks.
These include traditional Northern Indian restaurant Khyber, marking the first international outpost for the Mumbai-based family restaurant group; the Tea Lounge and the Cigar Lounge.
Debrah Dhugga, managing director of Dukes Dubai and Dukes London commented: “I currently divide my time between London and Dubai and it has given me great insight into the demand, expectations and trends of British travellers, essentially it helps me to take the pulse of the British outbound market.
“I am confident that our offering will not only match, it will exceed their expectations – brand loyalty is the key to success for DUKES Dubai.”