Dubai Gets Even Ritzier

Dubai can now add a new haute hotel to it's luxurious list. After much anticipation and years of preparation, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Center officially opened its doors today. The impressive 341-room hotel, with 124 executive residences, is the second Ritz-Carlton in Dubai and the sixth property in the region for the luxury hotel company.

A unique design facet of The Ritz-Carlton DIFC showcases a 10-storey outdoor waterfall cascading down the building directly into the courtyard facing the lobby. A total of eight striking water features are situated throughout the hotel, which are not only aesthetically and aurally pleasing, but lend themselves to the feng shui belief that the constant flow of water signifies wealth and prosperity.