Taj Dubai hotel opening delayed until 2015

The new hotel will be located in Downtown Dubai near Burj Khalifa

A rendering of the lobby of Taj Dubai
A rendering of the lobby of Taj Dubai

The opening of the Taj Dubai hotel in Downtown Dubai near Burj Khalifa, which will be operated by the Taj Group, a unit of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group, has been delayed until next year, The National reported.

Taj Group, which owns the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, was due to open the Taj Dubai in the fourth quarter of 2014, but management has announced this week the opening will be pushed back to the first quarter of 2015.

Taj Dubai will comprise 296 guestrooms, including the Taj Club rooms that come with a host of benefits, as well as 20 junior and 14 luxury suites.

There will also be two themed suites -The Tata Suite and The Royal Suite - occupying the top floors, each with their own private dining, living areas and panoramic views over the downtown area.

The hotel will have seven F&B outlets, ranging from Indian to Peruvian dining, offering lunches, afternoon tea, cocktails and sheesha in the evenings, as well as a la carte dinners.

Taj Group currently has 108 hotels in India with 17 overseas in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, the UK, the US, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.

Among them is Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, which opened in 2001.

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