Dubai, UAE United Arab Emirates
The first ME by Meliá in the Middle East designed by the late, renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid. Located in the breath-taking The Opus building. The only project where she has personally designed all of the interiors and exteriors. ME Dubai is situated in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district, one of the city’s most vibrant areas.
Purposefully crafted to be more than a hotel, ME Dubai is a lifestyle of sensorial connections. Enjoying pride of place at the cultural epicentre of the city, ME Dubai rewards curious explorers with a combination of art, cuisine, fashion and music.
ME Dubai offers each guest a tailored and thoughtful service, carefully curated to complement their lifestyle. Come on over to soak in the vibe, views and vivacity of Dubai. All rooms and suites of ME Dubai are congruent with Dame Zaha Hadid’s signature Design. The hotel offers phenomenal facilities. Experience a Latin affair at Deseo. Central Cosmos Tapas and Bar is a traditional Spanish tapas bar and Boranica, a sophisticated gin & tonic bar with an Italian accent, located in the vibrant ME Dubai hotel lobby.
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Experience a Latin affair at Deseo, with handcrafted Latin libations that showcase the best of South America, served with authentic bites and a playful edge. Deseo promises a night of adventure, transporting guests to the land of Mexican taquerias and tequila sunrises. Here Tequila, Mezcal and sugar cane spirits take center stage, served in a vibrant, raw and hedonistic pool-side setting.
Expect live performances from the Resident DJ and Saxophonist, set alongside deep house and Tulum style tunes, electronic beats with a tribal edge and hedonistic vocals. Watch out, at Deseo, it will be a late finish!
Central Cosmo Tapas & Bar
Central is a traditional Spanish tapas bar represented in a modern and cosmopolitan way. Emphasis will be on Spanish flavours with a contemporary style. There will be a very unique wine offering with a strong focus on Spanish and South American labels, crafted drinks and genuine Spanish traditions with live performances by resident flamenco guitarist, Ramón Kailani.
A sophisticated gin & tonic bar with an Italian accent, located in the vibrant ME Dubai hotel lobby. Botanica excels in its carefully crafted selection of specialty gin & tonics, elevated with botanicals, spices and surprising twists. A dissolute, lounge ambiance recalls the spirit of Italy, enhanced with tempting gastro-bites from culinary mastermind and Chef of the Year, James Knight Pacheco.
No two visits to Botanica are the same, with a library of unique guest experiences, including pop-ups from local and world renowned cocktail bars, mixologists and chefs. Stay tuned for news on who’s up next!
The Atrium by Zaha Hadid
The Atrium by Zaha Hadid offers a world-class selection of delicacies suited to the cosmopolitan Dubai clientele. From the decadent array of signature cakes designed by Executive Chef James Knight Pacheco, to the locally roasted coffee from the world’s best regions to the handmade Pierre Marcolini chocolates, the world’s best pastry Chef, there is much to delight even the most discerning gourmand.
Get transported to the land of the rising sun the instant you walk into Roka, a contemporary expression of Japanese Robatayaki cuisine. Set on the 1st floor of ME Dubai, the restaurant is an urban take on a traditional Robata grill, which originates from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters of Japan. Legend has it that the fishermen would cook the fish on the boats using different charcoal and share the bounty with one another using their oars. Each of the delightfully plated and prepared dishes on the menu narrates a unique story, one that will only unfold with a curious palate and an open heart.
This will be Roka’s first international location, opened shortly after the fifteenth anniversary of the flagship restaurant on Charlotte Street, London.
There’s nothing more therapeutic than taking the time to slow down, relax and connect with your inner self. Our spa is a haven for pampering and self-care, both of which are much-needed in the life we lead today.
Choose from an extensive range of uplifting massages and wind down in the private shower with attached changing rooms. We offer one room for couples who wish to spend more time together in blissful serenity.
The need to unwind is imperative in today’s fast-paced world. Take advantage of 650 m2 of space that’s large enough to make you feel like you’re working out on your own. What’s more, we have an ultramodern Technogym Biocircuit that allows you to input your biometrics and the systems create a personalised workout just for you.
Whether you wish to work on your sun-kissed tan or just fancy a refreshing dip in the water, our rooftop pool is just the place for you. Soak up the sun and the impressive views of the skyscrapers in Downtown Dubai.
ME Dubai is a highly curated hub of contemporary culture fueled by the essence of its local community. And as cultural curators, we know all the hidden hotspots and are thrilled to connect you with the soul of Dubai.
Dubai is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a rich culture and heritage juxtaposed with a variety of leisure and entertainment destinations. Whether you wish to immerse yourself in the country’s deep-rooted history or explore the emerging art and design scene, Dubai has something for everyone.
Sign up for a desert safari in a 4×4 that braves the crescents of Dubai’s best sand dunes. Say hello to a camel, get a photograph with a falcon, let henna adorn your hands and dig your toes into the golden sand at the campsite.
At The Top – Burj Khalifa
Wondering what it feels like to be standing on top of the world? Well, you don’t need to wonder anymore. At The Top, Burj Khalifa is a viewing deck which allows you to get a 360-degree view of the entire city. Make sure to take pictures while you are at the top of the world’s tallest skyscraper.
Al Bastakiya is a historic district that dates back to the 1890s. The neighbourhood is dotted with ancient sand-coloured houses with ornate wind towers. The narrow lanes of Al Bastakiya are now home to a number of art galleries, coffee shops and museums, in addition to the Shaikh Muhammad Centre for Cultural Understanding. It is definitely a must-visit for those with a love for history, art and, of course, coffee.
Gold Souk Dubai
Just as the name suggests, this fascinating landmark is one of the oldest markets in Dubai. Lined with thousands of shops, this souk has the biggest selection of gold jewellery and gemstones crafted in a variety of carats. Wondering what souvenirs to give to loved ones back home? The Gold Souk has a delightful selection of local handicrafts, bags, mementoes and knick knacks that will definitely make excellent souvenirs and gifts.
Are you looking for a rush of adrenaline while in Dubai? Then we have just the thing for you. Skydive Dubai offers beginners and experienced skydivers the chance to feel the rush of the free-fall. This is surely a thrill you’ll never forget.
Enjoy views of Dubai like you’ve never seen before aboard a hot-air balloon. Admire the breath-taking views as you float above the rolling golden sand dunes. From the moment you take off, around sunrise, be prepared for the spectacular landscape of Dubai to enchant you and be etched in your mind forever.