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Al Habtoor City a Unique Neighourhood

by Joanna Andrews

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The drum roll is beating to the opening of Al Habtoor City, the new luxury development brought to Dubai courtesy of Al Habtoor Group founder Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor. The multi-use development is unlike anything else. Joanna Andrews looks at what is so unique about this project.

Al Habtoor City, soon to open its 'Hotel Collection' to the public, will undoubtedly be a new landmark in the heart of Dubai. It is geographically well placed, on Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Business Bay and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and a short distance from Downtown Dubai. Al Habtoor Group Chairman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor has left no stone uncovered. The City has everything you could ever wish for under one roof. It marries ultra-luxury hotel living and 5-star residential ambiance. The development will be the first to open along the Dubai Water Canal. The iconic location boasts some of the best views of Dubai - including the Burj Khalifa and the Arabian Gulf.

THE HOTEL COLLECTION Three world-class International branded hotels with unparalleled amenities and 1,616 units between them:

  • The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City
  • W Dubai - Al Habtoor City
  • Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City

Each hotel offers stunning views of the Dubai skyline, as well as a variety of signature restaurants and cafés.

AN ICONIC LOCATION The dynamic new neighbourhood represents exceptional living elevated to the highest level of luxury in an all-inclusive settings.

  • First project on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal
  • Accessible by car, water taxi etc
  • Conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, near Business Bay and DIFC
  • Within easy reach of Dubai’s main landmarks

THE RESIDENCE COLLECTION Three sleek and stylish residential towers boasting exceptional views of Dubai.

  • Luxury towers named after Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor's three daughters (Noura, Amna, Meera).
  • 1,460 spectacular apartments • Three VIP penthouses with 360 panoramic views
  • Residents will have exclusive access to the UAE’s largest pool deck and a state-of-the-art gym
  • Occupants can benefit from the multitude of restaurants, cafés and shops right on their doorstep


  • Home to the region’s first-ever Las Vegas-style theatrical production by Dragone, the world’s leading cultural creation company
  • State-of-the-art Tennis Academy with 4 courts, including an air-conditioned court for all-year-round tennis
  • An impressive array of exclusive boutiques and cafés on the Boulevard and waterfront
  • A marina with direct access to and from Al Habtoor City


  • The largest single-phased development in the region
  • 10 million square feet of luxury living
  • 3,000 hotel and residential units on one plot
  • Three 5-star hotels
  • Three luxury residential towers
  • 5,000 parking spaces
  • Four tennis courts

Al Habtoor City to create thousands of jobs "There will be thousands of staff in Al Habtoor City. It will be buzzing with activity. The jobs will include everything from reception staff to General Managers. In addition there will be aquatic coaches and various artists for the Dragone theatre. There is a diverse mix of opportunities.” - Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

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