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Chef Gordon Ramsay at the opening of the first Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, in January. Image Credit: Supplied

British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is set to open his famed Hell’s Kitchen at the Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, a new beachfront property that will welcome guests from November 15.

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Gordon Ramsey in Hells Kitchen Image Credit: Flickr

While no opening date has been announced for the restaurant, the premise will reportedly draw inspiration from Ramsay’s hit reality television series of the same name. Once opened, the Dubai outlet will be the second Hell’s Kitchen venture for Ramsay, following his successful operation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Hotel Opening

Bluewaters Island, situated off the coast of JBR, will house the 194-room Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, along with 80 apartments at The Residences, featuring one, two, three and four-bedroom flats that are available for short and long-term lease and are part of the famed Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment brand.

While the UAE-based property will be a first for the company that will not promote gaming, the resort states its roster of Vegas-esque entertainment will be extended to Dubai through live acts, theatre productions, concerts and more. Several of these events will be held at the island’s Rotunda, a dome-like structure situated on the island’s beach that will be able to accommodate 500 people at full capacity.

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Aside from two hotels, Bluewaters will also feature residences. Image Credit: Supplied

“We are getting ready to open our doors and are thrilled to be able to accept reservations at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai — Caesars Entertainment’s first non-gaming, beach-front resort,” said Bob Morse, President of Hospitality for Caesars Entertainment in a statement.

“These resorts will offer guests an iconic luxury experience featuring celebrity chef restaurants like Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, awe-inspiring live entertainment, a private beach club and the award-winning Qua Spa,” he further added.

A second hotel, the Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, will comprise 301 rooms, two outdoor swimming pools and six restaurants.

The Meraas island development, which is also home to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, has also opened doors to the Cove Beach Club, a new licensed venue that gives uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf.

How to get there

Bluewaters Island, which is now open to the public, has a direct link to Shaikh Zayed Road and is further accessible via a pedestrian bridge from The Beach opposite JBR. Water transport by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will also be provided that will connect to the Bluewaters Wharf Station.

The Wharf, a lifestyle and retail area set in the shadow of Ain Dubai, will have 132 retail and dining outlets across the boulevard. Currently, only a limited number of outlets are open on the Wharf, with several licensed fine-dining concepts are expected to open in the coming weeks, according to the developers.

The island development also includes the Bluewaters Residences comprising 10 mid-rise towers featuring 698 apartments, four penthouses and 17 town houses. Handover, according to Meraas, is set for December 2018, with the first residents expected by Q1 2019.

Ain Dubai

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Bluewaters Island will also house Ain Dubai, the world’s largest Ferris wheel. Image Credit: Supplied

While no opening date for Ain Dubai has been announced, it is widely speculated the giant Ferris wheel should open before Expo 2020. Standing tall at 250 metres, the structure is taller than the 167-metre High Roller in Las Vegas and the 190-metre New York Wheel planned for Staten Island.

When ready, Ain Dubai will carry up to 1,400 passengers at a time in its 48 double-glazed capsules, offering 360-degree views of Dubai. Each leg of the observation wheel stands at a height of 126 metres and is long enough to fit 15 London buses, according to Meraas.