JW Marriott property announced for Ras Al Khaimah – Business Traveller

Marriott International and WOW Resorts have teamed up to launch a luxury resort and residential development on Al Marjan Island in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah within the UAE.

JW Marriott Al Marjan Island Resort and JW Marriott Residences Al Marjan Island is scheduled to open in late 2026.

It marks the debut of US-based WOW Resorts in Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE.

Located on Marjan’s flagship island development, the residential development and luxury resort will offer uninterrupted sea views and will include a portfolio of 524 residences, featuring a selection of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom residences and luxurious penthouses, alongside 300 luxury guest rooms.

The development will also feature seven dining venues, a spa, pools, and a fitness centre.

Bhupender ‘Bruce’ Patel, co-founder and co-CEO of WOW Resorts, said, “Our collaboration with Marriott International and our venture on Al Marjan Island represents a new chapter in our journey. With the demand for waterfront living on the rise, we are committed to optimising and elevating the experiences of all our guests and residents as we embark on this remarkable project in the UAE, set on Al Marjan Island, a prime investment destination in the region.”

Saahil Lalit, vice president of Development for the Middle East at Marriott International added, “We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with WOW Resorts and Marjan by bringing JW Marriott, one of our flagship brands, to Ras Al Khaimah. This signing also marks our third deal within Al Marjan Island, and we are excited to further grow our portfolio within the iconic destination.”

Marriott confirms second property for Al Marjan Island

In August of this year, Marriott International collaborated with Dalands Holding to announced the planned opening of W Hotel on Al Marjan Island. Slated to open in early 2027, W Al Marjan Island will also W Hotel’s first property in Ras Al Khaimah and will feature an inventory of 300 hotel rooms.

Meanwhile, the first Marriott International property for Al Marjan Island was signed in May this year with UAE-based real estate developer, Three Musketeers Hospitality. That agreement will result in the opening of Le Méridien Al Marjan Island Resort and Spa in 2026 which will feature 350 keys.

marriott.com; marjan.ae

(Image: Supplied by Marjan) 

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