One&Only One Za’abeel Dubai has opened bookings for its luxury resort which is set to welcome guests from December 1, 2023.

Located in One Za’abeel development by architects Nikken Sekkei, One Za’abeel’s dual skyscrapers are intersected by the world’s longest cantilever, The Link, situated a 100m above the street.

With interiors designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, One&Only One Za’abeel will feature rooms, suites, and a Villa One penthouse. The property will house a unique collection of corner suites. Among the many suite categories are the Sanctuary Suites which include a massage table, meditation and stretching zone, exercise equipment and in-room spa treatments, while the Creative Suites feature acoustic panelling and AV technology.

The Royal Suite has three distinct living areas including a lounge with standalone bar, a dedicated dining area with seating for 10 guests and a private sitting room. The resort also has a series of two-storey spaces, including Sama Signature Duplex Suite and Villa One. Spread over 755 sqm, the Villa One penthouse is a reimagined version of One&Only’s signature beach villas. Villa One has two bedrooms, a majlis, outdoor infinity pool, cinema, gym, a dedicated host, in-villa personal training and spa treatments, and access to a private chef. The One&Only One Za’abeel Private Homes will be the property’s collection of branded residences.

The Link meanwhile will feature culinary concepts from chefs including Anne-Sophie Pic, Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones, Mehmet Gürs, Paco Morales and Tetusya Wakuda. It’s also home to an all-day dining restaurant and nightlife venue Sphere. Atop The Link is One&Only’s homegrown beach club concept Tapasake, where guests can access what is being billed as the UAE’s longest infinity pool.

On level four of the property, The Garden features a lagoon-style family swimming pool, a swim-up bar, and Indonesian concept Andaliman. Leisure offerings at the resort also include a Spa Clinic, a fitness hub and a KidsOnly Club.

One&Only One Za’abeel will also feature two gala ballrooms, six meeting rooms, a private club on the 53rd floor, and an events lawn at The Garden.

Jan Tibaldi will lead the resort’s opening as general manager. “It is exhilarating working alongside the team at One&Only One Za’abeel to bring this property to life,” says Tibaldi. “This new icon is a blueprint for the future, disrupting the concept of what it means to deliver ultra-luxury hospitality in a thriving cosmopolitan setting.”

Philippe Zuber, chief executive officer of Kerzner International added, “Kerzner International has always challenged conventions – and our first One&Only Urban Resort is no exception. Perpetually altering Dubai’s skyline, One Za’abeel is a landmark architectural development not just for the UAE, but for the world – and we’re thrilled to introduce our first Urban Resort in such a spectacular setting.”

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