The Heart of Europe

The Heart of Europe in Dubai is the world’s only island destination that brings together the very best of European designs, heritage and hospitality in a truly breathtaking and unique setting. More than just a destination, The Heart of Europe will offer a lifestyle like no other and be a beautiful tranquil haven that captures the very essence of European living to create a memorable vacation experience that goes beyond the imagination.

The Heart of Europe is a cluster of six islands on The World in Dubai. A global landmark, made up of 300 islands reclaimed from the sea in the shape of the world map, this engineering wonder is an iconic collection of private and resort islands, located 4km off the coast of Dubai.

The Heart of Europe is based on destinations across Europe, spread over the islands of Germany, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland, St Petersburg and Main Europe, each of which boast a unique design. The islands are a celebration of the continent’s artistic and cultural treasures, with each one capturing a different facet of Europe’s culture, character and ambience.

The Heart of Europe has partnered with some of the world’s best architects and technology providers to give the islands their very own signature style and modern design infused with key features from host nations.

The project will set a new benchmark for sustainability and innovation – incorporating green features, solar power and state-of-the-art technology. The Heart of Europe is set to become one of the world’s most environmentally and forward thinking destinations.

Key Features

Features

The Heart of Europe will boast many unique features, yet to be seen anywhere else in the world.

These include:

  • Dubai’s first exclusive vacation resort with some of the world’s most sought after holiday homes.
  • The resort will be home to the world’s first climate controlled streets (rainy streets and a snow plaza).
  • The Heart of Europe will feature Dubai’s first 5* family hotel, one 6* star hotel, two 7* star hotels and ten 5* hotels – the only island resort in the world that offers such varied facilities.
  • The UAE’s first party hotel, couple’s hotel and pet hotel.
  • The Empress Elizabeth Wedding Hotel.
  • 51 European countries represented across a plethora of authentic cafes and restaurants (including floating restaurants, bars and a member’s only floating yacht club).
  • Exciting nightlife 24/7 to suit all ages and interests.
  • A unique European shopping experience.
  • Home to The Floating Seahorse, the world’s first underwater villa with a view to the world’s largest aquarium – The Arabian Gulf.
  • The resort features over 100,000 natural corals and its own dedicated coral nursery.
  • First class diving and snorkelling facilities.
  • An underwater heritage museum.
  • A permanent circus run by a renowned Swiss brand.
  • A calendar of all-year-round events and celebrations including a circus festival, crayfish parties, Oktoberfest and much more.
  • A daily night show “spectacular” for all ages (fireworks, light shows, pyrotechnics, 3D mapping etc)
  • Majestic beachfront seven bedroom Sweden Villas furnished by Bentley Home with their own private snow/sauna room and private beach (the only private beach villas in the world where you actually own the beach),
  • An Olympic pool with glass sides designed for watching synchronised swimming and swim related training and competitions.
  • Ancient Mediterranean trees which range from 100 to 1,500 years old (imported from Andalucía in southern Spain).

PROJECTS

The project will set a new benchmark for sustainability and innovation – incorporating green features, solar power and state-of-the-art technology. The Heart of Europe is set to become one of the world’s most environmentally and forward thinking destinations.

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    Sweden Island

    Although Sweden Island only features 10 luxury properties, during the year it will host authentic Swedish themed events and celebrations such as Midsummer, National Day, St Martin’s Day, Walpurgis Eve, Saint Lucia and crayfish parties. What’s more, the island will celebrate the best of Swedish film, music and arts. During these popular cultural events, guests will be able to enjoy traditional Swedish delicacies such as sour herring, meatballs, Raggmunk, toast Skagen, smorgasbord, mouth-watering crayfish, hot mulled wine and Snaps and Glὃgg, to name but a few.

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    Germany Island

    Germany Island will embrace the rich cultural heritage and diversity which Germany and its people are renowned for. Themed events on the island will include traditional carnivals, Christmas markets, Schützenfest, wine festivals and the internationally acclaimed Oktoberfest. What’s more, guests to the island will be able to enjoy savour some national and regional specialities including Eintopf, Bratwurst, Spargel, Sauerbraten, Kartoffelpuffer, Schnitzel, Brezel, Spätzle, Knödel, Apfelstrudel, Schnaps, Glühwein, Jägermeister, Kirschwasser and the finest German beers and wines.

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    Main Europe Island

    Home to an exciting selection of hotels, leisure and entertainment facilities, Main Europe will be the vibrant hub of The Heart of Europe. Main Europe, the largest island at The Heart of Europe, will offer an exciting choice of luxury hotels, beautiful marinas, pristine white sandy beaches, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment facilities. One of the most unique features on the island will be the ground-breaking climate control technology which will convert narrow cobbled streets and picturesque plazas into a beautiful winter wonderland! .

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    Switzerland Island

    Switzerland Island in Dubai will be home to various luxury hotels ranging from four star to six star properties. Special features on the island will include a climate controlled elevated plaza, a permanent circus, a unique entertainment calendar, a mountain spa, indoor climbing facilities, a circular courtyard with Swiss themed retail and F&B concepts, private beaches and swimming pools.

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    St Petersburg Island

    Designed in the shape of a heart, St Petersburg Island will be a charming vacation retreat, home to white sandy beaches, a large infinity pool, shallow lagoons, lush tropical gardens and an exclusive restaurant and bar. Taking inspiration from The Maldives, St Petersburg will be surrounded by Floating Seahorses which will be connected to the island and its exclusive facilities via floating jetties.

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    Monaco Island

    Monaco Island in Dubai will be home to a fantastic hotel with its own panoramic sky bar, exclusive F&B concepts, a spa, a health club and a private beach and pool. The prestigious island will also boast Club B, an exclusive members’ only beach club. Monaco at The Heart of Europe will be characterised by key features from Monte Carlo and boast a picturesque yacht-lined harbour, boutique cafes and restaurants, nightclubs and much more!

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