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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 ambiance.

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.

The Islands

The Heart of Europe in Dubai is made up of six islands; Germany, Sweden, Main Europe, St Petersburg, Switzerland and Monaco.

The islands span six million square feet and will be able to accommodate up to 16,000 people at any one time.

All six islands will be connected via bridges and will be accessible by boat, seaplane and helicopter.

There will be no cars permitted on the islands to create the perfect island experience.

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.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in privacy and tranquility, Sweden Island in Dubai will offer you just that and more! Sweden Island will be home to 10 premium quality majestic waterfront villas which boast seven bedrooms, an exterior pool deck, a private beach and a stunning tropical landscape. Each waterfront villa has been meticulously designed to the highest standards and is synonymous with classic Swedish design and architecture. Five of the villas will be designed and furnished by Bentley Home.

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.

If you desire contemporary waterfront living in a beautiful lagoon setting, Germany Island in Dubai could be just what you are looking for! Germany Island will be home to 15 contemporary beach villas and 17 stunning lagoon properties, all of which will offer uninterrupted waterfront views and privacy. Designed by European architects, all properties will be characterised by modern German architecture and premium quality fixtures and fittings.

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!

Taking inspiration from some of Europe’s most charming cities and beachside destinations, visitors to the island will be able to experience and enjoy the very best of different countries around each corner! From themed street cafes and boutiques to exclusive beach clubs and hotels, Main Europe Island offers a taste of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Montenegro and Switzerland to name just a few countries!

Key attractions on the island also include Portofino Hotel, a five star deluxe luxury hotel dedicated to families with children, various European themed boutique hotels and a variety of captivating live entertainment and events throughout the year.

Switzerland Island

Switzerland Island in Dubai will be home to a luxury six star hotel. 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.

Synonymous with picturesque landscapes and snow, Switzerland in Dubai will ooze classical Swiss culture and architecture. Guests visiting the island will be able to enjoy al fresco dining in a beautiful setting, snow lined streets, an authentic spa experience set amidst natural leafy surroundings and a variety of different sports activities.

What’s more, the island will celebrate important Swiss events on the annual calendar and guests will be able to enjoy the very best in Swiss cuisine including Fondue, Raclette and traditional beverages.

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. All Floating Seahorses will offer stunning sea and island views and the ultimate in contemporary marine style living.

St Petersburg Island will be an idyllic holiday destination for adults and children as it offers peace and tranquillity yet close proximity to Main Europe Island, the largest island and the vibrant hub of The Heart of Europe. St Petersburg Island is within easy reach of The Tzar Hotel, a luxury five star property and a plethora of other amenities on Main Europe Island.

During the year, St Petersburg Island will come alive with traditional and cultural events synonymous with the infamous city’s culture and heritage. Events will include celebrating The White Nights Festival, the very best of classical ballet, opera and music. What’s more, guests to St Petersburg will be able to savour traditional food and drinks.

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!

Monaco’s cuisine is still fairly loyal to its Mediterranean roots and guests to the island will be able to enjoy the finest specialities and regional variations including Barbagiuan, Fougasse, Socca and Stocafi. Events on the island calendar will include charity events, art festivals and opera.

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