The First Group launches new waterfront hotel in Dubai

by Staff Reporter
The First Collection Waterfront hotel in Dubai.

Dubai-based The First Group has announced the completion of The First Collection Waterfront, its new waterfront hotel set to open in Q4 2023, expanding their portfolio.

With two established hotels under The First Collection brand, The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle and The First Collection Business Bay, the brand already attracts approximately 850,000 guests annually from diverse countries. In 2022, these hotels gained global recognition on Trip Advisor’s list of the world’s finest hotels.

The First Collection Waterfront

Situated in Business Bay, The First Collection Waterfront will offer 327 rooms and suites with a rooftop pool boasting panoramic views of Dubai’s iconic landmarks. It will feature a spa, state-of-the-art gym, and diverse dining options, including Risen Cafe & Artisanal Bakery.


“We are thrilled to introduce The First Collection Waterfront, a remarkable addition to our portfolio. This milestone not only signifies our unwavering dedication in providing unparalleled hospitality experiences, but also mirrors our determination to elevate the reach of our brand.

“At The First Group, our mission is to optimize the performance of each property under our care, seamlessly adapting to changing market trends, and creating exceptional experiences for our guests,” said Rob Burns, CEO, The First Group.

“The introduction of The First Collection Waterfront further strengthens the presence of our homegrown brand, reaffirming its position as the preferred choice for discerning global travellers in pursuit of excellence. Capturing the very spirit of urban resort living, The First Collection Waterfront combines convenience, urban, and authentic local experiences for its guests.

“We are confident that The First Collection Waterfront will become a sought-after destination for both business and leisure travellers,” said Karim Abdelhamid, Vice President of Hotel Operations for The First Group.

The hotel will provide complimentary transfers to The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, along with exclusive access to the tranquil Soluna Beach Club, making it ideal for both leisure and business travellers.

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