Dubai is constantly evolving to cater to the needs of its varied visitors and the second half of 2017 poses no different from other years. A host of great experiences across art, culture, entertainment and family fun has been added tothe citys already packed proposition.

Just a few activities to wet your appetites for this coming half.


If you want a change of scenery on your next visit to Dubai or have not visited before and like the smell of new things, there are four new hotels opening in this half and from their names, you know to expect luxurious accommodations and service

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel is set to be the first holistic wellbeing resort in the Middle East, and will offer an enchanting, immersive travel experience. Expected opening: August 2017.

Al Bandar Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana, offering 190 luxurious rooms and suites, this modern and elegantly designed five-star property will provide individual experiences tailored for businesspeople, couples and families alike. Expected opening: Q3 2017.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai is set to offer captivating views of the city skyline from its location beside the newly developed Dubai Water Canal, within walking distance of the BurjKhalifa. Guests will be able to embark on a culinary journey to enliven their taste buds at onsite restaurants. Expected opening: August 2017.

Bulgari Hotel – Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, this expansive resort  set to be the worlds fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property. Expected opening: Q4 2017.


If your passion is food then here is something for you.

STK – The UAEs very first STK venue is scheduled to open at the recently launched Rixos Premium Dubai hotel located in JBR, and will offer a modern and upscale twist on the American steakhouse concept combining culinary excellence, a modern ambiance and a chic décor. Expected opening: August 2017.


Catch the beautiful sights of the city with these new locations.

La Perle by Dragone -The one-of-a-kind La Perle theatre. Expected opening: 31 August 2017.

Dubai Safari Park – Expected opening: Q3 2017.

Dubai Frame – An imposing architectural landmark that aims to connect the citys past, present and future. The structures bridge serves as an observation deck providing uninterrupted views of Old Dubai to the north and New Dubai to the south. Expected opening: October 2017.


For lovers of all things new, there is a new mall designed especially for you – The Dubai Malls Fashion Avenue extension. Expected opening: December 2017.