One&Only opening urban resort in Dubai

i By August 10, 2023 No Comments

One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the first-ever vertical urban resort from ultra-luxury hospitality brand, is now accepting reservations.

The property, which is scheduled to open on December 1, 2023, rises above the city’s exclusive Za’abeel neighborhood. It is housed in the One Za’abeel development by acclaimed architects Nikken Sekkei. A bold new vision of architectural innovation, One Za’abeel’s dual skyscrapers are intersected by the world’s longest cantilever, The Link – a futuristic boulevard floating 100 meters above the street.

“Kerzner International has always challenged conventions – and our first One&Only Urban Resort is no exception. One&Only One Za’abeel redefines what it means to provide ultra-luxury hospitality in the heart of a city,” says Philippe Zuber, chief executive officer, Kerzner International. “Our Urban Resorts have all the elements of One&Only’s DNA – life and energy, space and privacy, curated experiences and exceptional service – translated to a dynamic urban setting. Found in the most inspiring destinations on Earth, each One&Only resort is an exceptional one-off, celebrating the unique charisma of its location. Perpetually altering Dubai’s skyline, One Za’abeel is a landmark architectural development not just for the UAE, but for the world – and we’re thrilled to introduce our first Urban Resort in such a spectacular setting.”

Highlights of One&Only One Za’abeel include:

  • Roomssuites, and Villa One penthouse that are among the largest in Dubai. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the interiors take their cue from the Za’abeel location. A one-of-a-kind collection of corner suites, which is a first for One&Only, feature exceptional amenities: the Grand Panoramic Suite offer 180-degree views of Dubai’s ever-evolving skyline; the Sanctuary Suites include a massage table, meditation and stretching zone, exercise equipment and in-room spa treatments; and the Creative Suites feature acoustic panelling and the latest AV technology.
  • The Royal Suite offers three distinct living areas including a lounge with standalone bar, a dedicated dining area with seating for 10 guests and a private sitting room.
  • A series of two-storey spaces, which includes the Sama Signature Duplex Suite and Villa One.  Spread over 755 sqm, the Villa One penthouse is a contemporary Arabian reimagining of One&Only’s signature beach villas. Villa One features two bedrooms, an elegant majlis (reception lounge), outdoor infinity pool, cinema, gym, and exclusive benefits including a dedicated host, in-villa personal training and spa treatments, and access to a private chef.
  • The Link is inspired by the buzzing, restaurant-lined streets of New York and Hong Kong. This floating boulevard will feature culinary concepts from Michelin-lauded chefs including Anne-Sophie Pic, Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones, Mehmet Gürs, Paco Morales and Tetsuya Wakuda. It’s also home to an all-day dining restaurant, immersive experiences, and nightlife venue Sphere.
  • Atop The Link is One&Only’s homegrown beach club concept Tapasake, where guests can enjoy the UAE’s longest infinity pool, plush cabanas, cocktails, and contemporary Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, backdropped by uninterrupted views of the Dubai skyline.
  • On level four, The Garden brings the relaxed al fresco lifestyle of a beach resort to an urban vertical setting, with lush tropical greenery, a lagoon-style family swimming pool and a swim-up bar. The Garden level features StreetXO by Dabiz Muñoz and an elevated Indonesian concept, Andaliman.

The urban resort will also feature a rejuvenating Spa Clinic, state-of-the-art fitness hub, an inspiring KidsOnly Club, luxury retail boutiques, with a handpicked collection of fashion, fragrances, and accessories.

One Za’abeel is within walking distance of Dubai World Trade Centre and Za’abeel Park, and just 10 minutes’ drive from DIFC, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai International Airport, and vibrant attractions including the Museum of the Future, the Dubai Mall, Dubai Frame and more.