UAE vice president and prime minister and ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum endorsed the fifth phase of Jumeirah Beach Hotel expansion plan, which is set for completion in 2018.
This was in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, chairman of Dubai Holding; Ahmad Bin Byat, chief executive officer of Dubai Holding; and, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, director general of Protocol Department.
The project will see the addition of a ultra-luxury resort to the existing Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which will comprise 350 hotel rooms with panoramic beachfront views of Burj Al Arab, dedicated new beach offering private beach experiences, recreational marine facilities that encompass spas, health clubs, elevated tennis courts, a world-class sports complex and a range of ocean-facing retail, food and beverage outlets.
The new resort will see extensive expansion of the existing yacht marina doubling its current capacity.
It will also offer a variety of vibrant leisure facilities, equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment amenities.
The expansion project is in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s vision to strengthen Dubai as a global tourism hub and position the Emirate as the number one tourism destination worldwide.
It supports the implementation of Dubai Vision 2020 to attract 20 million tourists by 2020.
Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, currently manages 22 luxury hotels in over ten countries with plans to add ten new hotels to its Dubai portfolio in the next few years.