The lobby of the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai The lobby of the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

The first Mandarin Oriental property in the Middle East, first announced in 2014, is confirming a Q1 2019 opening.

In April of last year, developer wasl Asset Management Group said the hotel was on target for completion of construction work by the end of 2018.

The resort will feature 178 rooms and 78 suites, designed by Jeffrey Wilkes, all of which will have blue and earthy colour palettes.

Guests will be led out to the beachfront from the lobby with the help of 14 bronze metal trees standing seven, eight and nine metres high, which will have 900 lights each. The outdoor area comprises water features, walkways, stone bridges and teak decks.

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai will offer six restaurants and bars. Portuguese celebrity chef José Avillez – of two Michelin-starred restaurant Belcanto in Lisbon – will create the menu for Tasca, while at Warayaki-style (literally meaning 'straw-grilled shop') Japanese steakhouse Netsu, Australian chef Ross Shonhan will lead the way. The resort will also be the home to The Bay, a brasserie-style ground-floor restaurant with show-kitchens and family-friendly menus; the Noor Lounge, which will be open around the clock; The Mandarin Cake Shop; and poolside al fresco dining concept Sun Vibe.

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Guests of the Club Rooms and Suites can access the Club Lounge, while the Little Nomads kids' club is a facility families can take advantage of.

The property also has a 2,000m2 spa and gym. The spa includes nine treatment rooms featuring a VIP Royal Suite, heat and water experiences and a fitness centre.

After the opening of this hotel, Mandarin Oriental has its second Dubai hotel on the cards, also with wasl Asset Management Group, located in Downtown Dubai.