As the weather gets warmer in the UAE, many of its residents and citizens jet off to more temperate climes, the Rivieras of Europe being a popular holiday spot. Now, travellers need not jump on a six-hour flight to experience the joie de vivre of the Côte d’Azur, as the Côte d’Azur Monaco resort – a five-star development on the highly anticipated World Islands development, has opened for pool days.
Located on The Heart of Europe Island, part of 260 islands that make up the elusive new development off the coast of Dubai, Côte d’Azur Monaco, is an upscale five-star adults-only retreat. The property hopes to evoke the atmosphere and feeling of the famous Principality, along with capturing the glamour of the French Riviera as a whole. While the property is only set to open for nightly bookings from later this year, guests are able to get a peek of the development by visiting for its new pool and beach day.
The property is inviting guests to experience its Grand Azur Pool, one of the largest in the Middle East, and experience the beauty of its oceanic surroundings with views across the Arabian gulf and the city of Dubai. The resort will channel the hedonism and party-loving atmosphere of the Cote d’Azur hotspot, which is known for its entertainment and nightlife.
The pool day pass costs AED300 and can be fully redeemed on food and drink, which includes light bites, cocktails, quintessential Provence rosé and other French all-day classics. The journey to the pool day is impressive in itself, with all guests arriving via the resort’s own private yacht, before taking a spot at the lively poolside which will host parties and welcome live DJS. The hotel itself has made news with its Raining Street – which features on-demand rain to create an authentic European experience in Dubai by regulating outdoor temperatures.
Côte d’Azur Monaco resort is just the first of many hotels planned for The Heart of Europe Development. A Cannes, St Tropez and Nice-branded hotel are all set to open in the next few years, all with French-speaking staff and extensive wine lists. Following the Cote d’Azur properties, a family-focused Portofino Hotel will open alongside Spain, Marbella and Ibiza, and Sweden, Germany and Switzerland-themed properties, as well as a 180-key underwater hotel.
Passes from AED300 (fully redeemable); call/WhatsApp +971 55 226 9353, thoe-hotels.com