OPUS ME Hotel Dubai – Zaha Hadid’s Masterpiece

To be honest, all of Zaha Hadid’s work deserves the greatest respect. Each project implemented by the famous architect became a masterpiece.

The Opus building project was first presented by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2007. Externally, the building looks like a giant glass cube with an amorphous hole in the center. It’s an elegant pair of towers that merge into a single whole with the help of elegant transitions from above and below.

The director at Zaha Hadid Architects explained the unique idea as follows: “The precise orthogonal geometry of the Opus elemental glass cube is in stark contrast to the fluidity of the eight-story void at its center.”

The building is one hundred percent environmentally sustainable and ventilation and lighting are continuously regulated following the occupancy of the space by guests. This approach saves energy and sets the overall positioning of the project.

What is inside?

Of course, the heart of Opus was the ME Dubai hotel, designed by Zaha Hadid. It consists of 74 modern rooms, 19 luxurious suites, as well as, offices, residences, restaurants, and cafes. Zaha Hadid played a big role in the interior design of ME Dubai. Her signature can be traced in every space, from the main hall to the bedrooms!

At the very entrance to the hotel, behind the snow-white reception desk, we can see a stunning golden wall with a smooth curve, bordered by stripes of light. The projecting glass balustrades of the balconies, the edges of which are also finely framed with gold stripes, have something in common with this idea. Each balcony has an “island” for relaxing with expressive benches from the Zaha Hadid Design Petalinas collection.

The furniture in the open spaces is also arranged following the design of Zaha Hadid. The main requirement is to provide guests with an incredible level of comfort, wherever they are.


Inside each room, the presence of the famous architect is easily felt.
The bedrooms are equipped with branded Opus beds and the bathrooms have Vitae equipment designed by the Hadid line, specifically for Noken Porcelanosa.

The mesmerizing view from the panoramic windows of ME Dubai deserves a special mention. During the day it inspires and delights, while at sunset it reflects the peace and intimacy of the thousands of city lights and the stunning Burj Khalifa.

The concept of the hotel is unique, as is its appearance and interior. A special charm is evident and can be found in the complete set of furniture from different collections by Zaha Hadid and her corporation. These products are far too unique to be confused with anything else. They are futuristic, infinitely comfortable, and aimed at an important part of life, namely, rest and deep relaxation.

The official opening of the hotel was planned for spring 2020, but the pandemic slightly changed this plan and the hotel began its full operation in summer. Today, various types of rooms are available for booking. The hotel is 100% focused on the best security measures and is fully able to accommodate guests. According to the hotel, additional cleaning and hygiene measures were taken, and mass events related to close contact between people were temporarily canceled.