Dubai’s new luxury hotel, which is surrounded by Onyx and Gazelles.

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A string of rustic, Bedouin-style “tents” sprawls across the dunes from the main lobby, which is styled like a traditional “Majlis” (meeting place) and slung with wooden furniture and cosy rugs. And “tents” is pushing it: these are standalone rooms that have pushed Arabian luxury to the max, with heavy wooden chests, billowing curtains, and antiques. Added extras inside, such as an easel and paints, as well as binoculars, add to the Lawrence of Arabia vibe. Buggies are around to zip guests to and from the main lobby, restaurant and tents, although the walk rarely takes more than five minutes, and the pathway is atmospherically lit by night.

 

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