The first resort from the iconic InterContinental brand

The first resort from the iconic InterContinental brand

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The first resort from the iconic InterContinental brand will be launched in Dubai

The World Islands

The hospitality company, IHG Hotels & Resorts, will manage InterContinental Resort Portofino, The Heart of Europe. It is inspired by the vibrant colours of the Italian Riviera.

The Heart of Europe is a 6-themed islands at the centre of The World Islands being developed by the Kleindienst Group.

The hotel complex will include 466 rooms and suites.


  • Floor-to-ceiling Aquariums Across 6 Floors
  • Full Sea Views
  • Roof Garden
  • Kids' Club, Theatre, and Water Park
  • Italian Culinary Experiences

– Opening – 2026

IHG Hotels & Resorts will also operate 2 hotels at the project: voco Monaco Dubai and Marbella Resort Hotel.

The Old Municipal Street was transformed into a pedestrian tourist corridor.

Deira, Banks of the Dubai Creek

The street links to the heritage markets such as Gold Souq and Spice Souq. New installments include:

  • New Gate
  • Traditional Seating Areas
  • Heritage-inspired Umbrellas, etc.
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