Centara opens first Centara Mirage Resort in the Middle East in Dubai

Centara opens first Centara Mirage Resort in the Middle East in Dubai

The beachfront resort at Deira Islands offers 607 rooms and suites, and a water park

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hotel operators, will launch Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai on 14 October 2021. The family-focused hotel Dubai is the first Centara Mirage in the Middle East. Sebastien Scheeg has been appointed at general manager.

A joint venture with master developer Nakheel, creator of Palm Jumeirah, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai occupies prime waterfront on the new Deira Islands development, overlooking the Arabian Gulf, 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Newly opened seafront marketplace Souk Al Marfa is within walking distance.

Deira Island is a new coastal city designed to turn Deira into a tourism, retail and entertainment hub. Located at Dubai’s oldest and most traditional trading hub, Deira Islands has added 40km to Dubai’s coastline, including 21km of beachfront.

The resort concept places children’s happiness at the heart of every stay

The 607 rooms and suites range in size from 32-to 95 square metres. Interiors are bright and contemporary with city or sea views. Rooms offer flexible bedding options, including bunk beds that accommodate up to two children.

Facilities include multiple kids’ clubs, a candy-themed children’s spa, a dedicated Mirage Family Lounge and a water park. Guests can splash about at this aquatic oasis, which features lagoon pools, a lazy river, a wet play area, waterslides, cliff-jumping platforms, and a rope climbing course, all surrounded by palm trees and sun decks. Water sports sessions are available to hire on the beach.

There’s also a fully-equipped fitness centre, Thai-inspired Spa Cenvaree and Asian cuisine at Suan Bua. Uno Mas is a traditional Argentinian grill with its own wine cellar. At beach club Sands, fresh seafood and prime meats are on the menu. Waves Pool Bar and Zing both serve refreshing drinks and light bites. Sheesh is a rooftop shisha lounge and Lebanese restaurant.

“It gives me great pleasure to introduce Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, our inaugural resort in the UAE, as we continue to bring our timeless values of Thai hospitality to travellers around the world. This marks another major milestone for Centara in 2021, following the opening of Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne in Vietnam and Centara Reserve Samui, the world’s first Centara Reserve resort in Thailand,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel, added: “Our joint venture with Centara Hotels & Resorts is a shining example of our commitment to partnering with reputable, international hotel brands to bring new tourism concepts to Dubai in line with the government’s tourism vision. We’re delighted that one of Thailand’s biggest, most popular hotel operators has chosen to invest in Dubai and help us create another unique offering at Deira Islands.”

Opening rates start from just AED 499++ (US$135) per night, including daily breakfast. Up to two children stay and dine from the kids’ menu for free. For more information, visit



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