In pictures: Dubai's first Aloft hotel is now open on Palm Jumeirah

Aloft Palm Jumeirah is a 206-room hotel on the island's eastern crescent
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The 206-room Aloft Palm Jumeirah is located on the eastern crescent and is the first of a collection of new properties set to open in Dubai over the coming months.
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Aloft Palm Jumeirah has seven restaurants and bars, a 24-hour Re:charge fitness centre, Splash infinity pool, ocean views, beach access, Camp Aloft facilities and a business centre.
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Aloft Palm Jumeirah offers 206 loft-inspired guestrooms with 9-foot-high ceilings and views over the Arabian Gulf. All rooms feature the brands signature offerings, such as a walk-in shower, custom amenities by Bliss Spa, fast & free Wi-Fi, and 49-inch LCD TVs linked to a Plug & Play connectivity panel. Rooms are also equipped with SPG Keyless, a mobile check-in system where guests can utilise their mobile phones as room keys.
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Aloft Palm Jumeirah is home to six dining and social spaces, which includes East & Seaboard Restaurant.
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The hotel will launch a unique Mexican-themed cantina and cocktail lounge, Luchador, which will host eclectic live events to entertain visitors from its expansive rooftop location. The restaurant is slated to introduce a new way of Mexican dining.