Dubai has been furnished with a quintessentially British offering with the opening of the new five star Dukes Dubai Hotel on the west trunk of Palm Jumeirah.
This is the first international property for Dukes, which has proven a hugely popular destination with GCC visitors in London.
Dukes Dubai, which soft-opened for training in December, consists of 279 guestrooms including 64 suites, with a ladies-only Liberty Duchess floor featuring 20 rooms, as well as 227 fully furnished hotel apartments and six distinctive dining experiences.
“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,” said Abdulla Bin Sulayem, chief executive, Seven Tides.
Abdulla Bin Sulayem, leader of Seven Tides, was speaking as the new Dukes Dubai property opened
Serving modern British brasserie-style cuisine, the hotel’s signature outlet Great British Restaurant will operate under the culinary direction of executive chef Martin Cahill, serving quality British produce in a dramatic setting overlooking the Gulf.
The meticulously planned menu of much loved dishes includes cod and chips, Lancashire hot pot, Colchester oysters and Dover sole, with calorific sweets taken straight from the kitchens of the Home Counties.
For lighter bites and drinks, guests can head to Dukes Bar, which is famed for its signature selection of martinis.
The Dukes Dubai team celebrate the opening
“I currently divide my time between London and Dubai and it has given me great insight into the pent-up 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,” said Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes London and Dukes Dubai.
Dukes London is considered the World’s Leading Classic Hotel by the World Travel Awards.