Formerly known as ‘Habtoor Palace Complex’, the city houses three lavish properties namely W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, St. Regis Dubai and The Westin Dubai. The city is known for the original Metropolitan Hotel which used to stand tall beside Sheikh Zayed Road. The hotel opened its gates for the tourists back in 1979 and later closed them for good in the year 2012. Shutting down of Metropolitan Hotel made way for various restaurants, housing apartments, and three world-class hotels. Today, Al Habtoor City houses the three above mentioned properties operated by Marriott. The city which is presently standing tall on now stands on the pristine shores of the Dubai Water Canal has become one spot tourist destination for visitors who prefer leisure vacations. In between the three hotels, there are exotic bars and various fancy restaurants where a tourist can simply do nothing and relax.
Another newly built tourist attraction at Al Habtoor City is La Perle. The show is created by one of the world’s most celebrated artistic director Dragone. The show features breathtaking live performances by more than 65 artists. These performers basically perform acrobatic, aerial and aquatic stunts to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. Al Habtoor City offers world class luxury and gives its visitors an opportunity to let their hair down and sink in the richness.