Austrian beach resort Vienna House is coming to Deira Islands

The 600-room hotel will overlook Old Dubai

Austrian beach resort Vienna House is coming to Deira Islands

Dubai’s newest artificial islands are coming along swimmingly (thankfully not literally), with a number of great new venues – including the massive Deira Mall and a night souk.

Now you can soak up the sun at a new beachfront holiday complex, and it’s coming all the way from Austria.

Dubai-based developer Nakheel is planning a new partnership with Austria’s largest independent hotel chain to create a USD160 million resort.

Named Vienna House Deira Beach, the planned complex will house 600 rooms looking over Old Dubai – with hopes of it becoming a world-class hub for living, leisure, tourism and retail.

This will be a first for the Austrian brand in the Middle East, currently having more than 30 hotels across nine countries.

The construction is all part of Nahkeel’s 15.3 sq km waterfront city for Dubai’s 2021.

Vienna International chief executive Rupert Simoner said: “We are honoured to partner with Nakheel to create this uniquely-designed beach resort, which will be introduced under our ‘affordable great’ concept, providing a quality yet informal and laid-back atmosphere inspired by the Bohemian lifestyle.”

Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Vienna House has an enviable track record in hotel management and is renowned for its excellent service and hospitality across Europe.

“We look forward to welcoming this new brand into our ever-growing portfolio of global hospitality partners.”

There is currently no mention of when the resort will be finished, but we hope to see it open up in the next few years for a pleasant staycation.

Deira Islands is adding 40km, including 21km of beachfront, to Dubai’s coastline, which will include a mega-mall for all of Dubai’s shopping fanatics.

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