Marriott International has signed an agreement with Dalands Holding in collaboration with Marjan—the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah—to bring W Hotels to Al Marjan Island. Slated to open in Q1 2027, W Al Marjan Island will likely mark W Hotels’ first property in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
Al Marjan Island is Marjan’s flagship archipelago island off the coast of the city set against the backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula and enclosed by the Yanas and Jais Mountains. A thriving leisure destination, the island attracts global travelers to its waterfront living and white sandy beaches, and offers a range of activities and water sports. The island is also in close proximity to Ras Al Khaimah’s cultural, heritage and adventure attractions.
Situated on prime beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the hotel is anticipated to offer 300 rooms and suites with sea views. Design plans for the property include three restaurants, retail space, and signature spaces such as the Living Room, WET deck, W Lounge, AWAY Spa and FIT fitness center.
The announcement of W Al Marjan Island reaffirms the expansion of W Hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with new openings planned across the region in several destinations. W Al Marjan Island will mark the brand’s fourth property in the UAE, following W Dubai The Palm, W Dubai - Mina Seyahi and W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island.