The Unexpected Al Marjan Island Hotel and Residences ... 422 rooms.

Dubai-based Almal Real Estate Development has announced the appointment of Design & Architecture Bureau (DAR) as the lead design consultant for its flagship development on Al Marjan Island, consisting on two properties: The Unexpected Al Marjan Island Hotel and The Unexpected Al Marjan Residences.

The project, which was officially launched last month, boasts more than 422 hotel rooms and fully managed residential units that open out to uninterrupted views of the picturesque Arabian Gulf.

The Al Marjan Island project aims to diversify the hospitality offerings on Al Marjan Island, catering to the discerning needs of travellers seeking a vibrant and dynamic experience.

Situated less than a minute from the Wynn resort, the development offers guests extraordinary vistas of both the Wynn resort and the serene sea.

Guests can also enjoy an infinity rooftop pool, a vibrant beach club, a spa and wellness centre, pocket gardens, five intimate dining areas and more, it stated.

As per the deal, DAR will be responsible for comprehensive design and engineering consultancy services throughout all stages of the project lifecycle, ensuring the realisation of Almal’s vision for the development.

With a focus on conceptualisation, planning, design development, procurement, project and construction management, quality assurance, and project closeout, DAR will be delivering a contemporary and visually stunning building that sets new standards for luxury hospitality.

Apart from DAR, Almal has recently appointed Palladium Hotel Group, a renowned hotel operator with over five decades of experience and presence in seven countries that manages nine successful brands such as Ushuaïa Unexpected Hotels, to launch the project under the brand The Unexpected Hotels & Residences, a concept inspired by its properties in Ibiza, and the first of its kind in the UAE.