First Collection Waterfront Dubai hotel

First Collection Waterfront hotel to open in Dubai with panoramic Burj Khalifa views

A new hotel is coming to Dubai with stunning panoramic views of landmarks including the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – and a rooftop pool.

First Collection Waterfront will be located on the Canal Boardwalk in Business Bay and is set to open its doors in the fourth quarter of this year.

With 327 rooms and suites, guests can visit a state-of-the-art gym and spa complex or dine across restaurants including buffet spot Local and Risen Café and Artisanal Bakery.

All stays come with complimentary transfers to Soluna Beach Club on Palm Jumeirah – around 25 minutes away – and access to the property’s rooftop pool, which offers vistas of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Canal from plush sun beds and oversized bean bags.

The four-star hotel – which is also pet-friendly – is just minutes away from Downtown Dubai, and a complimentary shuttle bus is available to The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.

First Collection Waterfront will join the brand’s two other properties in Dubai at Jumeirah Village Circle and Business Bay, which already welcome 850,000 guests annually from countries including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UK, Russia, France, the USA, and Italy.

Rob Burns, CEO, The First Group, said: “We are thrilled to introduce The First Collection Waterfront, a remarkable addition to our portfolio.

“This milestone not only signifies our unwavering dedication in providing unparalleled hospitality experiences, but also mirrors our determination to elevate the reach of our brand.

“At The First Group, our mission is to optimize the performance of each property under our care, seamlessly adapting to changing market trends, and creating exceptional experiences for our guests.”

Karim Abdelhamid, Vice President of Hotel Operations for The First Group, added: “The introduction of The First Collection Waterfront further strengthens the presence of our homegrown brand, reaffirming its position as the preferred choice for discerning global travellers in pursuit of excellence.

“Capturing the very spirit of urban resort living, The First Collection Waterfront combines convenience, urban, and authentic local experiences for its guests.

“We are confident that The First Collection Waterfront will become a sought-after destination for both business and leisure travellers.”

Booking is already open for stays starting November 11 2023 onwards – interested guests can contact the hotel directly to reserve.