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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 18 August 2018

Jumeirah to open new Al Wathba resort in September

The resort is located deep in the desert 50km to the south east of Abu Dhabi,

This rendering shows what the resort - which sits in the desert 50km to the south east of Abu Dhabi - will look like when complete.
This rendering shows what the resort - which sits in the desert 50km to the south east of Abu Dhabi - will look like when complete.

Jumeirah Group will open a new desert resort in Al Wathba by September this year.

The resort is located deep in the desert 50km to the south east of Abu Dhabi, and is spread over 20,000 square metres.

It is a 50-minute drive from Abu Dhabi Corniche and a 90-minute drive from DIFC in Dubai.

The property will comprise 90 rooms, 13 villas and will feature a Talise spa. It will be the 12th Jumeirah-branded hotel in the UAE, and the 20th in the world.

Pictures of the hotel under construction can be viewed on Google Maps (head here to see them); red pin shows the location of the property:

The Al Wathba hotel will be run by a partnership between Jumeirah and Abu Dhabi United Hospitality.

Jumeirah recently announced a new design hotel chain called Zabeel House, with a Dubai Creek branch under the brand set to open on May 15 (rooms will cost from Dh528 per night). There will also be Zabeel House hotels in Shoreditch, London and The Greens in Dubai, as well as in Saudi Arabia.

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