ME Dubai, an architectural masterpiece and one of the world’s most talked about openings of the year, is excited to announce its reopening on 28th November 2020. Home to world-class cultural programming, innovative culinary experiences and breath-taking design by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the hotel is situated in The Opus by Omniyat building and is the latest addition to Dubai’s iconic skyline located in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district. Zaha Hadid’s legacy project, ME Dubai is the only hotel in the world to have both its interiors and exteriors designed by ZHA, and its futuristic architecture, characterised by curves, sharp angles and bold materials, epitomises Hadid’s unique design style. Check it out, here.

Sebastien Noat, General Manager of ME Dubai, comments: “I am delighted to finally open ME Dubai. An architectural masterpiece created by one of the world’s most celebrated architects, the late Zaha Hadid. Our hotel is Dubai’s new cultural epicentre: an exciting hub for creativity, epicureans and influencers alike. Home to a vibrant mix of world-class lifestyle restaurants, resident mixologists, a sumptuous spa lead by one of the region’s best, and unparalleled, ever-evolving entertainment, ME Dubai is the MEA Best New Hotel 2020, and is the place to visit this year and beyond. We are excited to share this cultural playground with the world.”

The hotel boasts 74 rooms and 19 suites, including the Passion Suite, Personality Suite, the Vibe Room and the ultra-luxurious ‘ME Suite’. All rooms are split into two themes: Midnight and Desert. Midnight rooms reflect the dynamic night skies of the Dubai skyline, whilst the Desert theme pays homage to the serene environment and soft hues of the UAE landscape. 

Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects comments: “The reopening of ME Dubai marks a historic moment for The Opus Building project; a true legacy project for the firm. We’re also extremely proud to present the exclusive Zaha Hadid Exhibition within the hotel; a project that we’ve worked closely with the hotel team on to showcase some never-before seen work by the late Zaha Hadid.”

A haven for epicureans, ME Dubai sets the culinary benchmark with its unparalleled array of food and drink offerings, ever ahead of the curve. Bringing a touch of Mexican soul and warmth to Dubai, DESEO, a Latin affair, exudes a sophisticated yet social vibe and a tropical-urban look and feel. Ignite the tastebuds with flavoursome Latin-inspired dishes, bespoke mezcal cocktails and shisha, whilst enjoying unique poolside events, exclusive experiences and the best entertainment that Dubai has to offer.

At Central Cosmo Tapas & Bar, tapas aficionados can savour mouth-watering plates complemented by an expertly selected wine list, bursting with Spanish flavour and hospitality in an open and vibrant restaurant. Furthermore, for a thirst-quenching drink in a secret walled garden, Botanica is a cocktail lover’s dream and the ideal antidote to bustling city life. Sit back whilst the resident mixologist (with the arrival of Dante, and among the top two mixologists in the world) concocts the perfect cocktail; with herb botanicals handpicked from the wall, Botanica’s impressive cocktail list is sure to tantalise the tastebuds. 

From MAINE Land and Brasserie, offering new-England style dining, to Pierre Marcolini (World’s Best Pastry Chef 2020), to ROKA, an award-winning Japanese restaurant, serving contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine and sushi in striking surroundings, ME Dubai is leading the way with its culinary offering. Add to this an impressive line-up of resident mixologists, DJ sets, live music, the soon-to-launch Zaha Hadid Exhibition, and The Atrium is the place to see and be seen.

Equally as impressive is the hotel’s wellness offering. Guests can take advantage of ME Dubai’s state-of-the-art gym, spanning 7,000 square feet and home to the region’s best fitness equipment and facilities, including the Middle East’s first ultramodern Technogym Biocircuit. Those keen to work up a sweat can then cool down with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool terrace. Wellness gurus can indulge at the hotel’s world-class spa, offering guests the ultimate refuge for relaxation and a variety of luxurious spa treatments for individuals or couples to unwind.

With properties located in cultural capitals around the world, ME by Meliá creates a unique link to the communities in which it operates. ME Dubai’s Culture Collective cultural programme acts as a platform for contemporary Middle Eastern culture, connecting music, art, design, fashion and gastronomy in curated events that bring the creative scene of the city into the hotel, tapping into the latest trends whilst shaping the local cultural landscape. Guests can look forward to insider advice on the best places to experience the most diverse cultural happenings in the vibrant city of Dubai.