New One&Only Urban Resorts to open in Dubai in 2020

The project boasts the world's largest cantilever, known as The Linx and located 100 metres above the ground

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Dubai-backed Kerzner International Holdings, the company behind Atlantis Resort & Residences and One&Only Resorts, has introduced One&Only Urban Resorts, which will launch in mixed use development One Za’abeel in Dubai.

The project’s two towers are linked horizontally by the world’s largest cantilever, known as The Linx and located 100 metres above the ground.

One Za’abeel, which is set to open in 2020 in the Za’abeel district, is being developed by Ithra Dubai, a fully owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai.

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It will feature luxury residences, serviced apartments, office spaces and retail podium The Gallery.

“As the global benchmark of ultra-luxury, it makes sense for One&Only to operate the resort experience at One Za’abeel,” said Issam Galadari, CEO and Director of Ithra Dubai.

One&Only Urban Resorts will challenge the conventional city hotel with green spaces that create a year-round sanctuary. The hotel will also boast One Cycle and One Yoga exercise studios.

Moreover, suites can be customised and transformed into everything from a children’s playroom to a walk-in closet or an art studio.

Denniston International will be designing the interiors of One&Only One Za’abeel.

For regular visitors, the resort will offer to store their belongings until their next stay.

“Our ambition is to become part of the soul of any city we enter,” says Michael P. Wale, chief executive officer, Kerzner International. “We are thrilled to be introducing One&Only to the urban space, providing something completely different for our discerning guests, delivered with our renowned personalised experience.”

The Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD), the emirate’s sovereign wealth fund, bought a 46% stake in Kerzner International in 2014. Istithmar World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, owns 25%.

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