The highly anticipated Four Seasons hotel has opened. Joining the rapid expansion of the brand throughout the Middle East with the new Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, set to open in early 2015, join Four Seasons Hotel Doha in Qatar and Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the brand’s collection of Arabian Peninsula properties continues to expand.

Upon opening every guest room and suite will open to large terraces that take in panoramic views of the open sea and Dubai’s glittering skyline, and numerous sun-or-stars outdoor dining and event spaces take full advantage of the Resort’s incredible location.

A beautiful gold-leaf mosaic tiled indoor pool is at the heart of the complex, framed by classically-inspired columns beneath a glass atrium. The 24/7 fitness centre  harnesses the natural energy of the sun with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across the gardens and pools.  A full-service tennis club includes two hard courts and pro shop, and at the watersports centre on the 270 metre (886 foot) natural beach, active travellers and families can plan leisurely hours spent on the calm waters in kayaks, dinghies and catamarans, or atop a paddleboard.

Two outdoor pools – the family-friendly Active Pool and the Quiet Pool – are set amid lush gardens by the sea and surrounded by Day Villas, including four “supercabanas” complete with private sun terrace, mini bar, air conditioned interior and private bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers.  Both the pools and beach are fully serviced by a team of attentive Four Seasons staff, at the ready with complimentary refreshments and sunscreen.

For its younger guests, Four Seasons Resort Dubai offers the complimentary, fully supervised Kids for All Seasons program, including outdoor fun around the pool and on the beach.