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Chicago Beach Hotel

Dubai's First Resort Hotel

Chicago Beach Hotel

Chicago Beach Hotel was a great place for a Dubai Holiday in the 1970s, 80s and 90s! It was popular with locals too!

Chicago Beach Hotel was ahead of its time in many ways. CBH offered the kind of exclusive resort holiday Dubai New Hotels have only lately provided. 615 rooms, an exclusive beach, extensive leisure facilities, a range of bars and dining outlets, good quality rooms and excellent service were forerunners of what Dubai's Hotels began to provide in the new Millennium.

Chicago Beach Hotel

The New Hotels

Jumeirah Beach Hotel was built on the land previously occupied the Chicago Beach Hotel while the Burj Al Arab 6 Star Hotel was constructed offshore from the old Chicago Beach Hotel's beach. Burj Al Arab appears to be built on an island. In reality its foundations are firmly sunk in the sea bed. Chicago Beach Hotel continued to operate while these two new grand hotels were being built.

Chicago Beach Hotel

Chicago Beach Hotel's Final Moments

Now surrounded by Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Demolition Engineers used explosives to make the once popular Chicago Beach Hotel disappear in a dramatic implosion.


Traces remain...

Jumeirah Beach Hotel has inherited two of Chicago Beach Hotel's popular facilities. Their Der Kellar is modelled on CBH's very popular Bierkellar while their Beachcombers is based on CBH's Beach Restuarant of the same name. So the Chicago Beach Hotel lives on!

The New Chicago Beach Hotel

The old name lived on for a short time after the old Hotel was demolished in 1997. Dubai Chicago Beach Hotel was the Public Project Name for the construction phase of the Burj Al Arab Hotel until HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the name of his unique hotel.

Read about the construction of the Burj Al Arab here.

"Chicago Beach" disappeared from Dubai's vocabulary with the demolition of Chicago Beach Village and the development of Jumeirah Beach Hotel.