Dukes Oceana prepares for debut on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai


Dukes Oceana seeks to bring European sophistication to Dubai

Dubai-based luxury property developer and holding company Seven Tides has unveiled its newest upscale project, the Dukes Oceana, located on Palm Jumeirah.

The first international property for the Dukes Collection brand, whose flagship hotel Dukes London is a popular destination for GCC travellers, the five-star hotel and adjacent residences are scheduled to be handed over within quarter one of 2016.

Centrally located on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, just ten minutes’ drive from Dubai Marina and Sheikh Zayed Road, and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the resort and residential community is set to add a distinctly English flavour to the city’s luxury hospitality offering.

“With this launch we are bringing quintessential British charm and style to the UAE and blending it with cosmopolitan luxury to create a unique residence and hotel situated in the heart of Dubai’s most desirable island community, Palm Jumeirah,” said Abdulla bin Sulayem, chief executive, Seven Tides.

The 273-room hotel will offer world-class leisure and entertainment facilities including a stunning private beach, indoor pool, and outdoor infinity pool plus state-of-the-art gym, along with a number of restaurants.

Guests can choose from Great British Restaurant serving modern British brasserie-style cuisine, a traditional fish and chips café located on the promenade overlooking the Dubai Marina and JBR, top floor Asian restaurant with stunning views over the palm, Dukes Bar for signature cocktails, the Champagne Lounge for a traditional afternoon tea or light dining experience, and the al fresco Cigar and Coffee Lounge.

Pleasure or business, the Dukes hospitality extends across relaxing leisure opportunities and complete meeting requirements.

The executive lounge, private business suites and conference rooms have been specifically created to offer tailor-made spaces for gatherings or celebrations, from intimate cocktail receptions to impressive corporate events.

The 227 studio and one-bedroom apartments that comprise the Dukes Oceana, Dubai residences are targeted at the regional and international investment community, with Seven Tides guaranteeing a return on investment of ten per cent per annum for the first five years.

Debrah Dhugga, Dukes managing director commented: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring the Dukes brand to an exciting city like Dubai, which is rich in culture, art, and sophistication.

“There is a missing piece in the Dubai hotel market for something quintessentially British and DUKES is a British gem which will certainly fill this gap.”