Dubai never stops surprising the world with its agility and determination; a city led by a very sharp vision that challenges the impossible and races against time in its pursuit of excellence. Beyond the vision and the agility are intangible components that characterize Dubai – a vibe, aura and charm that are rightfully its own.
From a sea of sand with a few hotels and a modest infrastructure in the 1980s, Dubai has emerged as a global hub for business and tourism boasting an impressive number of international brands and some equally astounding landmarks that dominate its iconic skyline.
Meraas is a Dubai-based holding company with operations and assets in the UAE and overseas. In alignment with Dubai’s vision to position itself as a unique 21st century destination that embraces values, cultures, ethnicities and aesthetics from around the world, Meraas operates with a mission to create a portfolio of world class products and investments.
Spanning diverse industry sectors, Meraas’ developments exemplify public and private sector collaboration at their best. Through generating economic value and creating more jobs, Meraas is today a leading employer of choice and contributor to Dubai’s GDP growth.
Each Meraas development has artistically added to Dubai’s cityscape, delivering themed, comprehensive live-workplay spaces that are as intrinsically classic as they are futuristic. Strategic location, bespoke architectural design and eclectic choice of partners are the hallmark of each development, ensuring their high uptake and popularity among residents and tourists alike.
Jumeira Bay is a six million sq. ft. mixed-use island development by Meraas, sculpted in the shape of a titanic seahorse riding the arcs of sand and rock. Located off the coast of Jumeira Beach Road, the island can be directly accessed via a 300 meter bridge that has been exclusively provided for residents and visitors.
The island has become the new address of choice for exclusive home owners who have the luxury of enjoying their own private house on an island that offers great sea views and/or vistas of Dubai’s impressive skyline. Featuring low-rise residential buildings and villas, the man-made island includes illuminated gardens and pools, interspersed by boulevards.
With a legacy that spans 130 years, Bulgari has achieved international acclaim for its exclusive and stylish Italian jewellery, seamlessly blending contemporary aesthetics with classic Greco-Roman designs. Innovative artistry and precious materials merge harmoniously in pieces that are at once timeless and traditional. The Bulgari spirit continues to inspire with its unique vision of perfection.
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts is one of the leading luxury hospitality collections in the world. Comprised of a few selected properties in major cosmopolitan cities and luxury resort destinations, its aim is to convey the excitement of the Bulgari brand, its timeless glamour and its heritage of the magnificent Italian jeweller.
Each property is located in the most prime luxury neighbourhood in the city, or the ultimate prestigious area of the resort destination, and features unique physical characteristics that make it truly remarkable. Each makes a strong reference to the local culture, yet is designed with an Italian contemporary luxury feel, enriched by rare and lavish materials, featuring design furniture and custom-built details.
Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is a first-of-its-kind master development in scale and magnitude that aesthetically translates the core values of its two partners – Bulgari and Meraas.
Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property. Framed by lush landscaped gardens, the luxury marine complex spreads over 1.7 million sq. ft. The Bulgari Resort comprises 100 rooms and suites in the main hotel buildings, as well as 20 hotel villas and a full range of luxury hotel facilities, inclusive of the signature BVLGARI RISTORANTE and SPA.
Overlooking a stunning white sandy beach cove, right on the water’s edge with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, Bulgari Resort juxtaposes modern and conventional architecture to offer a mix of traditional and modern themes that reflect the design and style of the surrounding area.
Another gem that sparkles on Jumeira Bay is the firstin-the-world Bulgari Marina and Yacht Club, a place where taste, elegance and refinement meet and merge.
The architectural language of the Bulgari Residences is defined by the overlapping wooden terraces that stream along the façade interspersed with large glazed sliding doors. This sequence of overlapping, random plains creates a truly elegant yet pleasantly informal environment with spectacular views of the sea and the skyline.
Characterized by its efforts to create perfect harmony with nature through its unique architectural style, the development aims to seamlessly integrate the physical elements present on the island and become an indelible part of it: the ubiquitous use of limestone is reminiscent of the golden sands of the desert, and also harks back to the timeless sculpted architecture of Southern Italy.
Limestone has also been generously used in the boundary walls of the development, while the podiums are similarly clad in golden limestone. In addition, the lava stone and basalt paving create a sophisticated graphic contrast for public space – that in architectural terms makes up the ‘inner’ urban environment.
Each home at the Bulgari Residences has been meticulously designed to create efficient living spaces. Bulgari’s signature style is evident in every detail – whether inside the home, in the common areas or within the wider community. All the 173 apartments and 15 mansions offer magnificent views. While the apartments range from one to three bedrooms and four bedroom penthouses, the mansions offer a variation of three to six bedrooms.
The development offers residents modern, sleek design and well-appointed features that make for unmatched hospitality and luxe living. The spacious interiors exude visual warmth and elegance even as the large glazed windows bring in the verdant freshness of the mesmerizing landscape outside.
In addition to common areas such as private landscaped gardens, swimming pools and gymnasiums, residents can enjoy a host of dining and sporting options on site, and benefit from the unmatched service standard of the Bulgari Resort.
The Marina & Yacht Club
The Bulgari Marina comprises over 50 berths and is able to accommodate boats from 30 to 120 feet. The berths benefit from all the services of the Hotel, including Housekeeping, Security, Concierge, Florist and on board catering facilities.
The Yacht Club shall be an exclusive members-only facility, with a large outdoor pool and sea side decks, set in a lush landscaped garden. It also features a Lounge Bar and Members’ Lounge.
The pedestrian-only Promenade connects the Bulgari Hotel building with the Yacht Club. Inspired by Italian seaside harbours like Portofino, it hosts six independent world famous restaurants, which provide residents and guests with the finest culinary experiences.
For more information, visit www.bulgarihotels.com