Six Senses will mark its entry into the UAE market in 2024 with a LEED-certified 61-key hotel and 162 branded residences along a private stretch of beach on Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent.

Recognising the significance of coral reefs to the UAE and efforts to preserve them, coral is the main inspiration for the architectural narrative, with the undulating rooflines, silhouettes, and cellular facades resembling its natural form and beauty. This creates outward-looking environments that are shaded and protected from the sun. Rooms offer a high degree of privacy yet maximum visibility through the buildings towards the Gulf and Dubai skyline. During the last few years, Dubai has ramped up its sustainability efforts and Six Senses The Palm, Dubai is an opportunity to become a benchmark for wellness while supporting sustainable development and the local communities who will come together to bring it to life.

As the popularity of tranquil beachfront locations grows, the Six Senses hotel and branded residences will offer a new dimension in community living, and further elevate Dubai’s burgeoning real estate and hospitality sector. Community and ceremony will be foremost at Six Senses The Palm, Dubai, enhanced by cultural and social spaces such as restaurants, bars, pool, games room, library, function rooms, and meeting rooms.

At the core of Six Senses The Palm, Dubai is a 60,000ft2 social and wellness club, offering a longevity clinic, IV lounge, biohacking room, massage circuit pool, squash court, working spaces and Six Senses Spa, which is also inspired by the textured coral reefs under the sea. Careful and considered lighting design incorporates natural light to create a range of moods and immersive experiences. Biophilic design elements will also encourage natural circadian rhythms throughout the design, be it above, or below ground. Recovery treatments and reconnection programs are key to helping guests, members and residents thrive.

Another highlight of the resort is the central garden. This naturally shaded landscape forms a series of mini jebels (hills), meandering valley paths, and romantic courtyards. As a hub for outdoor activities, it is accessed via bridges and stepping-stone paths wrapped in native beach planting. The main pools and sun decks are banked by undulating native planting, which flows down to the beach.

The residential offering will include 162 branded residences including Penthouses, Royal Penthouses, and duplex Sky Villas. There are also nine five-bedroom beachfront Signature Villas, each offering a garden, infinity pool, and palm-framed views to the beach. Natural ponds and large Wadi boulders will add to the unique sanctuary character of the landscaping, where groves of palms scatter out to the beach and private hammocks can be hung in the shade from the fronds. The residences will respect the natural landscape through colour and texture, completed by an understated yet sophisticated material palette of renders, stones, and metals that reflect the marine environment that surrounds the site.

Along with the spacious and landscaped green areas, residents will have access to the hotel’s facilities and full use of various leisure, sports, business, and recreational facilities such as a micro farm, tennis courts, padel courts and dedicated running tracks.

“Six Senses The Palm, Dubai marks a new milestone for the brand as it enters this remarkable destination,” says Chief Executive Officer of Six Senses Neil Jacobs. “From the bottom of the ocean to the signature rooftop bar, our concept celebrates the natural beauty of the Gulf, the solidarity and hospitality between host and visitors, and the journey that Dubai has been on, with its unique Emirati traditions and bubbling optimism for the future.”