Welcome: The Opus by Zaha Hadid

The long-awaited building that will house the first ME hotel in the region has opened.

The Opus by Zaha Hadid, one of Dubai’s most unique buildings first has officially opened its doors for companies. This is a very special moment for the region, as it’s her first project in Dubai, and the second in the region – the first being the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi.

The striking landmark has reached a significant milestone in its completion as businesses have begun taking ownership of its commercial units.

Companies will now begin the fitting-out process to complete their bespoke offices. Businesses to have already collected their keys range from multinational Fortune 500 companies to regional creative agencies, emphasizing The Opus’ attraction as a destination for architectural admirers in the heart of Dubai’s Business Bay and Burj Khalifa district.

As well as the prime address and proximity to Downtown Dubai, Inhabitants of The Opus will also have full use of the building’s state-of-the-art ultra-luxury facilities.

Zaha Hadid
Photo: Mary McCartney

The idea of The Opus has always been one to create a multi-faceted experience for clients in one of the world’s most iconic architectural structure in Dubai’s ultimate commercial address. The melting void is home to renowned lifestyle hotel ME by Melia, world class Michelin star restaurants and private residences designed by Zaha herself and a bespoke wellness center with signature facilities. Residing in this building gives you the ability to work, eat, live and play all one riveting location.”

The Opus is uniquely distinct from the famed architect’s list of iconic projects as it is one of her very first projects in Dubai to have been fully designed from an interior and exterior perspective, where every element of the hotel and residential space, recognizable with her signature curves and flowing lines have been handpicked by her complimenting the powerful elements of the exterior of The Opus.

Omniyat has been working on the project alongside Zaha Hadid Architects since 2008. The Opus is designed as two separate towers that coalesce into a singular whole, taking the form of a cube. The cube is ‘carved’ to create a central void that is an important volume in its own right, providing views to the exterior from the heart of the building. It is this unique design and finish that makes The Opus instantly recognizable and will before long transcend the building into iconic status.

As well as the commercial units, The Opus will also house luxury serviced residences. In Q4 2019, ME Dubai hotel will open along with more than a dozen food and beverage outlets.

Located within Burj Khalifa district of Dubai, the Opus by Zaha Hadid Architects for Omniyat will house the first ME by Melia hotel in the Middle East. Operated by Melia Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hoteliers with more than 350 hotels in 39 countries, ME by Melia hotels are located in cultural capitals across the globe with their progressive, design-driven approach.

Established in 2005, Omniyat has a strong track record in delivering high quality projects, with a development portfolio of over $6.2 billion.


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