The ambition was for Saadiyat Island to have the world’s largest concentration of cultural institutions—created by Pritzker prize-winning architects Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid. With the new Louvre—the only international outpost of the world’s most famous museum—Abu Dhabi is well on its way.

Saadiyat Island is also a place of great natural beauty, with enticing beaches, luxury hotels like the St. Regis and Park Hyatt, plus trendy beach clubs like the Saadiyat Beach Club. 

Soon Saadiyat Island will also be home to a new Jumeriah Hotel. Located on the island’s northeastern coast, the Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort will have 294 guestrooms including spa suites, presidential suites and private villas. F&B concepts will include gourmet restaurants, a beach outlet, a lobby lounge and an all-day dining venue. We hear the beach resort—originally scheduled to open in 2017—will now open in 2018.

Jumeirah is, in fact, in the midst of a robust expansion, with new properties in the pipeline around the globe. In addition to the Abu Dhabi hotel, Jumeirah will debut hotels in Bali, China and Muscat in 2018.

Source: Luxury Travel Advisor.