The first hotel in Dubai to join Small Luxury Hotels of the World's (SLH) portfolio of small, independent hotels around the world is Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai on Pearl Jumeira.

The property, which opened in 2016, is the Nikki Beach brand’s flagship property and offers 132 rooms witha bespoke entertainment wall, MyBar customisable minibar, mood light system and sea or city views from every room and suite.

The resort also offers 15 private villas which feature a deck with outdoor shower pool, full length window frontage opening onto a large terrace with private pool and space for dining al fresco.

Around the resort guests can enjoy four pools, private cabanas with plunge pools and the Beach Club’s swim-up bar. Nikki Spa by ESPA offers traditional Arabian hammam, and the Tone Gym provide Technogym fitness equipment.

SLH vice president of development Daniel Luddington said in a statement: "Dubai is one of the most requested destinations on and we’ve been searching for the right hotel here for a number of years."

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