We take a look at some of the country’s finest properties, hotels and interior designs
Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, this four-bedroom villa is the pinnacle of sophisticated and spacious living. Spread out over four floors, surrounded by palm trees and facing gently lapping waves, the residence is a space to truly luxuriate in.
The sizeable villa is awash with both natural light as well as designed lighting. This enhances the living areas whose open plan and opulent materials imbue refined relaxation. Each bathroom is tastefully designed, drenched in marble finishes and state-of-the-art fittings, while the master bathroom is blanketed by 300 million-year-old marble by Rosa Portogallo.
But it is the amenities that truly entice here. A vast garden with tropical plants, direct access to the relaxing beach with white sand imported from the Maldives, and a private pool, all encourage luxurious and lively gatherings.
£18.4m / €21.3m / $22.4m
Christie’s International Real Estate Dubai
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This five-bedroom penthouse apartment in One at Palm Jumeirah, has a large living area and private balcony offering up stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline and glistening blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. This beachfront penthouse apartment has a spacious and modern layout with dual Italian designer kitchens and marble detailing, a show kitchen with a chef’s island and a separate preparation kitchen, both of which have Gaggenau and Miele appliances. All the bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms with automatic toilets and Dornbracht tapware, and the master bedroom has a Poliform walk-in closet with glass feature doors and integrated lighting. Finally, this elegant and impressive penthouse apartment is fitted with a state-of-the-art Crestron smart home automation system to control the lighting, climate, curtains and AV.
£12.41m / €14.5m / $15.25m
Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty
Set to open in 2024, Six Senses The Palm, Dubai marks The UAE’s first ever Six Senses Residences. The residential offering will include 162 branded residences including penthouses, royal penthouses, and duplex sky villas. There are also nine five-bedroom beachfront signature villas, each offering a garden, infinity pool, and palm-framed views to the beach. The Palm, Dubai is a 60,000 sq.ft wellness and lifestyle facility where owners will have access to an array of wellness and lifestyle facilities, including a longevity clinic, IV lounge, biohacking room, massage circuit pool, squash court, wellness circuit, and Six Senses Spa. Residents will also have access to the hotel’s facilities and full use of various leisure, sports, business, and recreational areas such as a micro farm, tennis courts, padel courts, restaurants, bars, pool, kids’ club, games room, library, function rooms, and meeting rooms.
Bishop Design Group
A project that’s anything but ordinary
In 2018, Bishop Design were assigned their biggest project to date: a 75-storey hotel to be operated by renowned hospitality firm SBE. Located in the heart of Dubai’s Downtown district, the debut of the SLS brand in 2019 brought a playful yet unmatched glamour to the region. The design comprises 254 hotel rooms, 321 residences, Ciel Spa, Carna steakhouse by Dario Cecchini, Italian restaurant F’ilia – a fully female-run establishment recently honoured with a Michelin Bib Gourmand – and rooftop spot Privilege complete with a dedicated nightclub and two infinity pools on the 75th floor.
The design ideology for the establishment revolved around revolutionising the SLS brand in conjunction with the local demographic by marrying contemporary elements with the natural aesthetic of Dubai. From the onset guests are immersed in luxury and their SLS journey unfolds as they travel through the venue. Although each area holds its own unique identity, sophisticated elements such as rose gold copper contrasts against more unrefined, raw finishes and surfaces with flippant accessories delivering a playful touch, an overall unconventional perception of luxury is presented coherent to both the brand and region’s elite clientele.
Earlier this year Bishop Design were appointed to create an unparalleled dining experience which paid homage to Italian heritage and the local demographic of Dubai through interior styling. Belcanto, which translates to “Beautiful Song” not only aligns with the sophistication of both regions but is a modern rendition of a classic Italian opera house. Dim lighting coupled with whimsical accessories and scarlet red accents shape the venue’s demeanour. A classic Italian love affair, between cuisine and entertainment, the sophisticated use of lighting and materials inspires desire within thespace and seduces guests into an unforgettable experience.
Bishop Design Group
An exclusive luxury desert hotel
Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai is a private, guest-only oasis nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and iconic sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. This five-star hotel offers secluded tranquility and iconic vistas of the sweeping plains and Hajar Mountain massif. Take an unforgettable horse ride, camel trek or nature walk. Join a signature desert safari or practice the distinguished arts of archery and falconry. The luxury hotel boasts private swimming pools with majestic dune and mountain views and the 42 suites combine discreet refinement with authentic regional antiques, local artefacts and thoughtful nuances.