The new hospitality destination finds home in the One Za’abeel development, helmed by acclaimed architects Nikken Sekkei and boasting dual skyscrapers which are intersected by the world’s longest cantilever, The Link – a futuristic boulevard floating 100m above the street.
Inside, spacious rooms, suites and a Villa One penthouse are amongst the largest that the city of Dubai has to offer. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, interiors are awash with a neutral colour palette and smattered with subtle sand motifs across textiles, artworks and sculptural lighting.
Designed for seamless city living, the Za’abeel Suite offers 180-degree views of Dubai’s ever-evolving skyline. For a pampering wellness stay, the Sanctuary Suites include a massage table and in-room spa treatments, while the Creative Suites feature acoustic panelling, the latest AV technology and the chance for an in-suite private cocktail soirée for up to ten guests. The Urban Suite has been crafted with executive travel in mind, including a meeting space, while business-minded guests can also request access to two gala ballrooms, six meeting rooms and a private club for suites on the 53rd floor.
The Royal Suite offers three distinct living areas, spanning a lounge with a standalone bar, a dedicated dining area with seating for 10 guests, and a cordoned-off sitting room. The resort additionally introduces a series of two-storey spaces, including Skyline Loft and Villa One. Stretching across 755m², the Villa One penthouse reimagines One&Only’s signature beach villas, taking Arabian extravagance to contemporary heights, with bedrooms, a sleek majlis (reception lounge), an outdoor infinity pool, and a cinema and gym. Also nestled within the development are a number of One&Only One Za’abeel Private Homes.
The Link will see globally renowned chefs come together with masterful mixologists to present an array of dining experiences courtesy of Michelin-lauded chefs, including the likes of Anne-Sophie Pic, Mehmet Gürs, Paco Morales and Tetsuya Wakuda. Atop The Link is Tapasake, One&Only’s homegrown concept, serving contemporary Nikkei cuisine against the backdrop of unobstructed views of the Dubai skyline and the UAE’s longest suspended infinity pool. Guests can also sample vibrant Indonesian cuisine at Andaliman, the newest One&Only homegrown concept, and Aelia’s, which celebrates the French riviera through its cuisine.
Spread over three floors within the resort, Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie is set to deliver personalised wellness journeys to guests. The Hub comprises 29 treatment rooms for wellbeing and clinical therapies, a Movement Studio and Longevity Bar, as well as the first Longevity Index lounge in the region.
“At Kerzner International, we have long been at the forefront of pioneering hospitality experiences, and One&Only One Za’abeel is no exception. We have set aside convention and reinvented what an ultra-luxury resort in the heart of the city can deliver,” says Philippe Zuber, Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International. “Adding to Dubai’s dynamic skyline and embracing the soul of the city, this architectural landmark pushes the boundaries of excellence and vibrant city living – we’re thrilled to welcome the world into our first urban resort.”