EXCLUSIVE: Oberoi Dubai to open on SZR in Q1, 2013

Brand's UAE debut features 250 rooms and suites and four F&B outlets

Oberoi Dubai general manager Karim Bizid
Oberoi Dubai general manager Karim Bizid

Oberoi Dubai is to open in the first quarter of next year, its general manager has revealed to Hotelier Middle East.

The long-awaited Indian company’s debut in the UAE will feature 250 rooms and suites, as well as four food and beverage outlets.

It will be located on Sheikh Zayed road, and “add value to Dubai as a destination,” its executive assistant manager Tapaan Piplani said.

General manager Karim Bizid added that, “we could have built 300 plus but we decided to make them bigger and increase quality... the quality will be bets in the business, in terms of size and natural light coming in.”

Piplani said: “We will increase [tourists coming] from the Indian market and the luxury market from that country. We are a very strong brand based there with legendary hotels there that have been well covered and talked about.”

Commenting on the number of new brands entering the country, Piplani added: “The new competitors are a nice challenge. The big players have been here for a while but I personally believe bringing new brands like Oberoi and Four Seasons will only add value to Dubai as a destination.”


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