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Final piece of Madinat Jumeirah jigsaw to open later this year

Hotel giant says 430-room Jumeirah Al Naseem is now taking reservations for stays from October 1

Final piece of Madinat Jumeirah jigsaw to open later this year

Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah’s newest hotel will open later this year, marking the completion of the luxury resort, it was announced on Thursday.

With construction of the 430-room ‘resort within a resort’ well underway, reservations are now open for stays after October 1, hotel operator Jumeirah said in a statement.

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the AED2.5 billion ($680 million) plans to expand the Madinat Jumeirah in 2012.

Jumeirah Al Naseem is set in the midst of a 2km stretch of sand, reaching from Jumeirah Beach Hotel in the east to Jumeirah Al Qasr in the west, overlooking Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Gulf.

Arabic for sea breeze, the name ‘Al Naseem’ reflects both the location of the hotel and the inside-out design, the company said. 

Its opening will mark both the completion of Madinat Jumeirah - and the final chapter in Jumeirah Group’s transformation of a stretch of Dubai’s coastline into a major resort, it added.

A topping out ceremony was conducted last week to mark the construction milestone.

Jumeirah Al Naseem joins Jumeirah Al Qasr, the recently renovated Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and the summerhouses of Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf to become the fourth hotel within the resort.

Madinat Jumeirah also features conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1,000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena.

The facilities are interconnected by 3km of waterways and landscaped gardens.

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