Kempinski Hotels will open its newest hotel in Dubai very soon. The operator is yet to announce its opening date.

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai will have 389 rooms and suites, eight restaurants and bars, 3,000sqm Cinq Mondes Spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre and yoga studio, 500m private white sand beach and 80-seat private cinema.

“We look forward to welcoming our discerning guests to our palace by the sea in 2018, and bringing them on our journey,” says Sebastien Mariette, managing director of Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai. 

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Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai's design aims to evoke the great European palaces of the past. It will have a grand atrium flanked by marble columns and crystal chandeliers. Inspired by imperial celebrations of the 18th century, the ballroom – with walls edged in hand-painted gold leaf - comes complete with a foyer, outdoor terrace and dual views across the Arabian Gulf and Palm Lagoon.

Offering eight room categories in total, the hotel offers 389 guest rooms and suites. For those looking for total privacy, eight four-bedroom beachside villas come with a secluded private pool, Jacuzzi, spa and hammam.

Eight restaurants and bars at the Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai will be Mix, the first UAE restaurant by three Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse. China Grill Management will bring New York’s chic Italian restaurant concept All’onda to Dubai, while the Dogus Group’s Il Riccio will serve seafood focusing on recipes from Campania. Other restaurants at the hotel are: contemporary pan-Asian steakhouse Enso and NiDaLa, as well as a European all-day dining restaurant, lobby lounge serving haute French cuisine, pool & beach bar and private dining.

Parisian wellness company Cinq Mondes have created the 3,000sqm Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai spa which has 24 treatment rooms, indoor pool and two private spa suites.