Here's a good excuse to head to the United Arab Emirates: Hotelier Middle East is reporting that The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has opened a new wing, adding 148 new guestrooms, a club lounge, dining venues, a spa, swimming pools, gardens and indoor and outdoor events spaces to the beachside resort.
Named Shorooq, the Arabic word for sunrise, the wing has 115 rooms, 13 junior suites, 18 executive suites and two Ritz-Carlton suites. Nice touch: All rooms have sea-facing balconies. A dedicated concierge team is available at The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge.
New restaurant concepts include outdoor restaurant La Baie Lounge and Asian eatery Blue Jade, and a new ballroom can accommodate up to 500 people.
The resort's second Ritz-Carlton spa features nine multi-purpose treatment rooms, three private couple’s rooms with private terraces, separate relaxation lounges and a, dedicated hammam area. There are also indoor hot and cold plunge pools, an outdoor lap pool and a fitness center. Other swimming pools include a main meandering pool and a shaded children’s pool.