A hotel on an island fashioned in the shape of a giant seahorse is set to be built off Dubai.
Developers Meraas Holding signed an agreement with Bulgari Hotels and Resorts to bring the luxury hospitality brand to the city.
The Bulgari Hotel will be located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Road and the development will also feature low rise residential villas and a marina.
Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas Holding, and Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari Group, signed the agreement at a meeting in Rome.
Al Habbai said: “Our agreement with Bulgari Hotels and Resorts marks a new milestone in our journey to play a pivotal role in shaping Dubai’s tourism and hospitality landscape.
“We are confident the new resort will emerge as a welcome addition to Dubai’s iconic shoreline. Through this key partnership, we will be expanding our portfolio in the hospitality sector in line with Dubai Vision 2020 for tourism.”
Babin added: “We are delighted to launch this visionary project that will convey Bulgari’s core values of contemporary design, magnificent craftsmanship and artistic detail.”
Bulgari has existing hotels in London and Milan and one under construction in Shanghai.