Business Traveller Middle East gives Richard Alexander, general manager of The Lana, Dorchester Collection in Dubai, five minutes to pitch his property to prospective guests.

In the ever-evolving crossroads of global travel and innovation, The Lana, Dorchester Collection’s inaugural Middle East property, is set to redefine ultra-luxury hospitality in the city. Set to make a grand entrance in the heart of Dubai on 1 February 2024, it’s not just any new hotel, it’s a wonderful mixture of cosmopolitan sophistication with the authentic charm of the local landscape, presenting an unparalleled experience for both business and leisure travellers.


Operated through a partnership with OMNIYAT, The Lana will unveil the next chapter in Dorchester Collection’s global history of top-notch service and quality. We are almost certain it’s going to be the talk of the town and the go-to destination for social butterflies and businessmen, all eager to soak up the finest Dubai has to offer.


Dubai has turned into a hotspot for business and luxury tourism. Strategically situated in Business Bay, The Lana enjoys a prime spot with easy access to Downtown Dubai, D3, DIFC, and the iconic Burj Khalifa. The picturesque waterfront setting along the Dubai Water Canal, combined with its status as a buzzing business and commercial hub, makes it the perfect choice for those who want a taste of luxury in Dubai, without missing out on the local experience.


From the architectural marvel, courtesy of Foster and Partners, to the curated services and bespoke experiences, every nook and cranny reflects a dedication to luxury. With interiors personally designed by Gilles & Boissier, The Lana isn’t just a hotel – it’s a destination that speaks to both locals and guests from all over the world.

The exceptional culinary team of 130 talented professionals is led by our culinary maestro, executive chef Oliver Jackson. Together, they’ll be operating four in-house outlets. Our four other concepts have been developed in collaboration with three internationally acclaimed chefs including Martín Berasategui, Jean Imbert and Angelo Musa.

Jara by Martín Berasategui is a pioneering dining concept, marking the acclaimed chef’s first venture in the Middle East. Situated on the 18th floor, Jara offers Basque cuisine, pintxos, and cocktails, emphasising a shared dining experience with a vibrant atmosphere inspired by the Basque region’s colourful spirit. Riviera by Jean Imbert, located on the fourth floor, introduces modern Mediterranean cuisine, reflecting Imbert’s heritage and global travels. Bonbon Café Angelo Musa, a ground-floor patisserie, brings Parisian sophistication with Musa being an acclaimed pastry chef. Other hotel outlets include The Gallery, Veranda, Bitter Honey, and Txakolina.

The rooftop pool on the 30th floor, accessible to only in-house guests, offers captivating 180-degree views. High Society, also perched on the rooftop, transforms from a tranquil daytime poolside retreat to a lively evening lounge from 5pm daily.

Whether you’re hashing out deals in the boardroom or saying “I do” in grand style, our elegant event spaces are designed to set the perfect scene, where luxury, cutting-edge technology and unforgettable experiences come together.

Dorchester Collection brings a global sensibility to guests who admire and appreciate elegance over opulence, singularity over formula and seek a way of life united in shared values.

We’re eagerly anticipating the kick-off of an exhilarating new chapter in the brand’s history, where every stay promises a dash of excitement and a touch of that classic British wit – because that’s just how we do things at The Lana.