PAUSE Visits: ME Dubai

Dubai's not so hidden Architectural gem!

ME Dubai, re-launched in 2001 by the renowned Meliá group and taking residence in the stunning Opus by Omniyat building, undeniably holds it’s title as being one of the most talked about hotel locations to date. The Opus building concept was presented back in 2007 by the late iconic architect Zaha Hadid and now home to the ME Dubai hotel, this remains the only hotel in the world designed entirely by Hadid. The Opus building has taken architecture to new heights, now a monument to Dubai and truly a sight to see, the conjoined towers forming a ‘H’-like shape from one side and a cube from the other it’s undoubtedly one of Hadid’s greatest masterpieces and a testament to her portfolio. Situated in Downtown’s Burj Khalifa district and a stone-throw away from Dubai creek, ME Dubai brings a unique luxuriousness to Dubai’s hospitality scene making it an absolute must-visit for those seeking a one of a kind stay.

Architecture, interiors and Suites:

With architecture and interior design being one of ME Dubai’s main attractions, you can expect some of the most unique suites that the city has to offer. Hadid’s signature futuristic take on design can be felt upon entering the hotel with the exquisite lobby being one of its highlights, and the beginning of a journey through her concept of space, curves and sharp angles.

There are 93 suites in total categorised under 8 luxurious room-types which have been meticulously designed by Hadid with the intent of creating a place of leisure and relaxation. The attention to detail is extraordinary with an ambience that takes inspiration from the night and sand dunes of Dubai, Hadid’s signature style can be felt through ever single element from shapes to lighting. The interiors seamlessly blend avant-garde with sleekness and every aspect of the hotel inside out intended to be visually stunning.

The rooms: 

  • Luxurious and spacious rooms ranging from ‘Single’ rooms to 3-bed suites.
  • An in-suite living and dining area as well as a work space.
  • Selected suites include a jacuzzis.
  • 65 inch smart TVs with chromecast in both bedrooms and lounge areas.
  • Aside from the usual snacks and beverages, rooms include a maxibars as well as coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Extraordinary views through floor to ceiling windows of Dubai’s business bay.
  • SMART features including temperature control and high tech equipment.
  • Luxury bathroom amenities.
  • A closet with a vanity can be found in selected suites.

Hotel features:

  • The Gym: A fully equipped boutique gym can be found within the hotel for those looking to stay on top of fitness. The space features the latest tech, gym equipment and offers fitness classes and personal training.
  • The Spa: Nothing beats a good in-hotel Spa to complete a stay, a selection of luxurious treatments are offered as well as top of the range body and skincare products that can be purchased, this little oasis is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself during your stay.
  • Pools: The hotel features a stunning outdoor heated pool, located on the rooftop and facing the cities skyline, a great place to eat, drink and relax whilst enjoying the views of downtown Dubai.
  • Art at ME Dubai: The hotel features large Art exhibition showcases the work of emerging female artist, art displayed can also be purchased through the hotel.

Dining and Drinking:

Not only is the Opus home to Me Dubai, it also houses branches from a few of the worlds popular restaurants chains making this the perfect location not only to stay, but also to dine. Whether you’d like options for drinks, dinner or a nightcap, there’s something suited for all:
  • ROKA – Renowned for their delicious Japanese cuisine, not only does the food make this ROKA location popular, but the the restaurant host regular special events, a panoramic views from the terrace overlooking the cities skyline.
  • The Maine Land Brasserie– As part of the Maine chain of international restaurants and the newest of the UEA’s location, this popular spot that offers a contemporary take on American cuisine, with a focus on seafood and grilled meats. The restaurant is known for its stylish club-like ambiance, attentive service, and high-quality food.
  • Salmon Guru – An innovative restaurant and cocktail bar specialising in versatile salmon-based dishes as well as diverse multicultural menu featuring various preparations of this fish and experimental cocktails. 

What’s More:

  • Valet Parking is offered to all guests and visitors.
  • The hotel features a Café in the lobby which makes a great space for meetings or work.
  • Concierge & 24 hour reception.
  • Room Service.
  • The hotel offer 5 event rooms which can be booked for cooperate meetings, seminars or events.
  • Excursions can be arranged directly via guest services at the hotel and include a desert safari, hot air balloon ride, a visit to the Burj Khalifa and more.

“I remember hearing the news on the plans for the opening of ME Dubai and it had been on my list of ‘Hotels to visit’ ever since, I was stoked to finally get the chance and to say I was blown away is an understatement. ME Dubai was everything and more, and by far one of the most unique stays to date, everything was amazing, from the architecture and interior design (of course), to the outstanding service, food and features, this may just be my new go-to hotel when visiting Dubai ”   – Taija- Leorelle (Fashion Editor)

A special thank you to the entire team at ME Dubai for the assistance and outstanding service.
ME Dubai

The Opus by Omniyat, Al Amal Street, Business Bay


Email: [email protected]

Call: +971 4 525 2500


Instagram: @medubaihotel


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