New Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk fuses French art de vivre, Egyptian and Emirati heritage

The five-star hotel is opening in October

The towering Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is another landmark on the emirate's skyline.

Its titular Obelisk can be seen for miles and throughout its décor, architecture and design captures the essence of French art de vivre, Egyptian and Emirati heritage.

Located in Dubai’s Oud Metha, next door neighbour to the famous Raffles Dubai, the five-star property is, as you'd expect, a huge obelisk-shaped building. Once it opens in October, there will be 498 rooms and 97 serviced apartments.

Rooms and suites start from the 19th floor and have floor-to-ceiling windows with views over Old Dubai and Dubai Creek.

The hotel also features three suites designed by award-winning firm Duccio Grassi Architects, located on the 47th, 48th and 49th floors.

Leisure facilities are equally stylish, with Sofitel SPA featuring L’OCCITANE, a gym, private cabanas and a kids club. An outdoor pool is in the shape of an Egyptian ‘key of life’, and is joined by a series of private cabanas, two featuring their own jacuzzis.

Speaking of the club for kids, the hotel's junior guest 'journey' draws inspiration from the beautifully illustrated Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), drawing its inspiration from the French novella.

Additionally, with Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk connected to Wafi, families have access to VOX Cinemas in the mall.

Business travellers can choose from 10 meeting rooms named after destinations on the grand voyage of the Luxor Obelisk (1832-1836) from the temple of Luxor in Egypt to its arrival in the Place de Concorde in Paris.

F&B includes Brasserie Boulud, from French chef Daniel Boulud, known for his double Michelin-starred restaurant in New York.

There will also be Taiko, a sister restaurant to the award-winning venue in Amsterdam by Chef Schilo Van Coevorden and The Nine, a British gastropub.

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