Marriott International to open second hotel on Al Marjan Island in 2027

Marjan, the developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, launched a W Hotel on Al Marjan Island following a collaboration between Marriott International and Dalands Holding.

What will the hotel bring to Al Marjan Island?

Slated for a grand opening in early 2027, the W Al Marjan Island hotel is poised to achieve a dual distinction, not only as Marriott International’s second hospitality venture on the island, but also as W Hotel’s first property in Ras Al Khaimah, ultimately bringing the brand’s bold design, outstanding service and always-on programming to the northern emirate.

Destined to be located on Marjan’s flagship archipelago island, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula, and enclosed by the Yanas and Jais Mountains, the hotel will further elevate the appeal of this thriving leisure destination to globetrotters.

Featuring an inventory of 300 hotel rooms and suites with sea views, this property is anticipated to include signature spaces such as the Living Room, WET deck, W Lounge, AWAY Spa, and FIT fitness centre along with three restaurants and retail spaces. Endowed with white sandy beaches stretching over 7.8 km and a 23 km waterfront, an array of activities, and water sports, Al Marjan Island is reimagining luxurious waterfront living in Ras Al Khaimah.

What are the stakeholders’ thoughts on the hotel?

Abdulla Al Abdouli, Chief Executive Officer, Marjan, said: “As Ras Al Khaimah rightfully solidifies its position on the global tourism landscape, we take pride in our contribution to enhancing its credibility and attractiveness among international investors. This commitment has led to a myriad of huge projects, as exemplified by the launch of W Al Marjan Island.”

“We are incredibly excited to work with Dalands Holding to bring W’s invigorating energy and dynamic design to Al Marjan Island. Ras Al Khaimah continues to be a sought-after leisure destination attracting global travellers to its idyllic beaches and attractions,” commented Saahil Lalit, Vice President – Development, Middle East, Marriott International.

Saurabh Gupta, CEO, Dalands Holding, said: “We believe this one-of-a-kind development will be popular for its iconic design, luxurious accommodation and trendy culinary options. Like the other luxury hotels in our portfolio, we are developing W Al Marjan Island around the perceived needs of our future guests by curating exceptional offerings and experiences.”