Dubai's Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel is the first Bureau Veritas-approved independent five-star property

The Al Barsha hotel first opened in March 2020

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The Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Al Barsha has become Dubai’s first independent five-star hotel to be given the hygiene stamp from Bureau Veritas.

Launched in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis Bureau Veritas’ label recognises a hotel’s commitment to hygiene and safety. The inspection and verification company ensures that each of its stamped properties upholds the best practices possible to keep guests safe from the virus.

“At Grand Cosmopolitan the health and safety of all our guests is our top priority. In current times it is even more imperative for all businesses to elevate their hygiene practices, and for us, as a new to the market property, vital to build trust with our guests," said Tony Saliba, MD of The Nael & Bin Harmal Group.

"We are proud to have received this certification by such a widely reputed body, and it is testament to the hard work of the entire team. It gives our guests peace of mind that we have done everything possible to ensure their safety."

The five-star hotel first opened its doors earlier this year in March, right before the virus brought the industry to a standstill.

Grand Cosmopolitan features 235 keys, with rooms starting at a size of 41 sqm. Facilities include the Pacifico rooftop terrace and a temperature-controlled infinity pool. For MICE travellers, the property has conference and meeting spaces which together can accommodate 200 people. Each meeting room has been fitted with Chromecasts and audio-visual technology.

At the time of opening, Saliba said: “Despite the current challenges in the market and at a time where the world is facing one of its most severe health-related threat, we remain confident in the potential of the hospitality industry in the UAE and in Dubai particularly.”

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