A unique taste of Spain is arriving off the UAE coast at the Heart of Europe

Expect the best of Spanish dining, dancing, music and culture and an authentic Spanish language welcome when the luxury resort opens to arrivals on vibrant Dubai Island

A spectacular slice of Spanish hospitality is taking shape just off the shores of Dubai as construction of the Marbella Hotel powers ahead within The Heart of Europe – the US$5 billion prime hospitality and second home destination amid The World islands.

Kleindienst Group, master developer of the industry-leading sustainable mega-project, confirms its latest luxury property will offer 191 apartments, suites and ‘caves’ when completed next year, underpinned by an authentic experience that celebrates its European namesake.

Marbella is a cherished stylish Costa del Sol town in a coastal region of Spain that draws millions of tourists. The Heart of Europe’s Marbella enclave promises a carefully curated experience emabling guests and home owners to sample the same vibrancy, warmth, flavours and sounds of that region…without the inconvenience of a flight out of Dubai.

Taking more than just inspiration from the Spanish hotspot, clocks will be set to the time in Spain, front of house staff will be fluent in Spanish – and they’ll even accept the Euro as payment currency.

Six exciting food and beverage outlets will serve guests, among them a restaurant with an exuberant live Flamenco show and a rooftop pool club bar and restaurant with stunning views of the Dubai skyline. Other attractions include a dedicated swimming pool, Puerto Banús beach and pool club, a private pool for suite guests, and La Cala beach where the latest water sports will provide thrills above and below the waves.

Fifteen innovative hotels and resorts are fast evolving at The Heart of Europe. They will bring more than 4,000 hospitality units, catering to regional and international tourists alongside a feast of festivals, organic, authentic cuisine and cultural treats in an easy-to-reach Middle East year-round sunshine location.

Construction of Marbella Hotel began in earnest with completion of ground waterproofing works and marks the start of the epic development’s Phase II, that will deliver 2,000 units.

Marbella apartments are not yet on sale to international investors, but Josef Kleindienst, Chairman of Kleindienst Group, says their construction further confirms the significant momentum towards completion of this world-class destination.

Representing a built-up area of 20,881 square metres (224,761 square feet), the Marbella property is strategically located on Main Europe – largest of the destination’s six contrasting islands – within walking distance of future Instagram favourites the Rainy Street, an innovative zone that will shower on demand to lower the temperature during hotter days, and a snow plaza, one of the many firsts earmarking The Heart of Europe for global recognition.

The hotel also lies close to two other upscale hospitality landmarks already nearing completion; Portofino – the region’s first family-dedicated hotel – and the unmistakable Côte d’Azur resort. All will be served by the sprawling Rainbow Beach, a 700m stretch of white sand fringing the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Seven festivals a year will bring the best of cultural tradition to The Heart of Europe, transporting visitors to Spain’s true spirit courtesy of some of the original fiestas and carnivals for which the nation is celebrated.

Construction at The Heart of Europe has been happening at a tangible pace, in spite of the pandemic. Kleindienst will fully deliver all three phases of its paradise second home, vacation and staycation destination, including boutique hotels and private residential properties, by 2023. 

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