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AHIC 2018: One&Only launches Urban Resorts in Dubai

AHIC 2018: One&Only launches Urban Resorts in Dubai

Kerzner International has introduced One&Only Urban Resorts.

The new brand will be introduced in Dubai’s latest architectural icon, One Za’abeel, a completely original destination with revolutionary design. 

“There is a duality to One Za’abeel, reflected in its two towers, that evokes pairings.

“Timeless elegance with function, efficiency with leisure, tradition with modernity, inclusion and privacy,” says Mohammed al Shaibani, chairman of Kerzner International.

“The paired concepts come together where The Linx traverses the towers offering all those who get in touch with One Za’abeel one complete, bespoke, and very individual experience every time.


“That is why, it is very fitting,” he added, “that the first urban resort for One&Only opens in this development of the future.”

The iconic One Za’abeel is due to open in 2020, and is being developed by Ithra Dubai, a fully owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai.

A symbol of ambition, innovation and the pioneering spirit of Dubai, One Za’abeel stands tall and proud in the Za’abeel district in the heart of the city, strategically positioned at the crossroads of the old and new business districts of Dubai.

The two-tower, high-rise mixed-use development incorporates One&Only One Za’abeel, luxury residences, serviced apartments, and office spaces, in addition to The Gallery, an opulent retail podium, and a panoramic sky concourse, The Linx, which connects the two towers of One Za’abeel. 

“One Za’abeel will continue to develop Dubai in the global arena. 

“Much more than a building, we are shaping communities to thrive and prosper.

“We are ultimately transforming the legacies of our past into landmarks of the future,” said Issam Galadari, chief executive, Ithra Dubai.

“As the global benchmark of ultra-luxury, it makes sense for One&Only to operate the resort experience at One Za’abeel.”

One&Only Urban Resorts will retain the glamour and style of its acclaimed beach resorts offering stunning, intuitive design, incredible culinary experiences, a strong health and fitness ethos and the renowned service that the brand is known for.

However, it will go beyond, offering something that has never been seen before within cities; an elevated experience for business, family and leisure travellers, as well as local residents, including the unexpected.

“For One&Only, it is the perfect opportunity to deliver on the many requests from our loyal guests—to be in key cities throughout the globe, evident from the significant awards the brand has received,” commented Philippe Zuber, president, One&Only Resorts.

“Our Urban Resorts will be a translation of the life and energy and entertainment of our world-renowned Beach Resorts, offering curated experiences for each guest, from business and leisure travellers, families, as well as the community, an utterly unrivalled urban oasis.”