Dukes Dubai, which soft-opened for training December last year, consists of 279 guestrooms including 64 suites, with a ladies-only Liberty Duchess floor featuring 20 rooms, as well as 227 fully furnished hotel apartments and six distinctive dining experiences.
“Dukes Dubai brings the very best of British hospitality to the emirate. The soft opening of the hotel in December was a great success and we have already received rave reviews. We look forward to welcoming visitors and treating them to this unique experience,” says Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides.
Serving modern British brasserie-style cuisine, the hotel’s signature outlet Great British Restaurant (GBR) will operate under the culinary direction of executive chef Martin Cahill, serving quality British produce in a dramatic setting overlooking the Gulf. The meticulously planned menu of much loved dishes includes cod and chips, Lancashire hot pot, Colchester Oysters and Dover sole, with calorific sweets taken straight from the kitchens of the Home Counties.
For lighter bites and drinks, guests can head to Dukes Bar, which is famed for its signature selection of martinis. The award-winning Manhattan style grill and bar, West 14th, is located within the same development. Executive chef of West 14th, Clive Pereira, was named Gastronomic Superstar at the Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016.
“I currently divide my time between London and Dubai and it has given me great insight into the pent-up demand, expectations and trends of British travellers, essentially it helps me to take the pulse of the British outbound market. I am confident that our offering will not only match, it will exceed their expectations – brand loyalty is the key to success for DUKES Dubai,” says Debrah Dhugga, managing director of Dukes Dubai and Dukes London.
The remainder of the property’s food and beverage outlets will come online within the next six to eight weeks. This will include traditional Northern Indian restaurant Khyber, marking the first international outpost for the Mumbai-based family restaurant group. Visitors can also look forward to the Tea Lounge for afternoon tea and the Cigar Lounge, offering a sophisticated selection of fine cigars and malts.
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