The Dubai street known for its year-round rainfall will be expanded to a 1km stretch, fully encircling the forthcoming Marbella Resort. Slated for completion in 2026, this resort will feature a snow plaza and coral reefs. Situated on the exclusive World Islands, accessible only via private yacht, the Dh1 billion five-star hotel will be inspired by the Spanish resort town of Marbella. Upon completion, it will be surrounded by half a million square meters of nine distinct coral reef types, home to over 30 fish species.

Additionally, a snow plaza will offer an area where guests can enjoy snowfall throughout the year. The developers assert that the resort will be among the first globally to offer private coral reefs for its patrons. Visitors can engage in snorkeling and diving, with the reefs expected to host a variety of marine life, including angelfish, anemonefish, lionfish, and green turtles, as part of the comprehensive coral reef strategy for The Heart of Europe.

The Marbella Resort Hotel, part of the Vignette Collection by IHG Hotels and Resorts, is being developed by the Kleindienst Group, the primary developer behind The Heart of Europe. 'We envisioned a destination that offers a unique cultural retreat with authentically Spanish experiences, right here in Dubai,' stated Josef Kleindienst, Chairman of Kleindienst Group. 'We have been diligent in our commitment to environmental friendliness, utilizing solar power and implementing policies to prevent microplastic discharge.'

Last year, the developer launched its French-themed resort, Côte d’Azur, which is divided into four sections representing four French cities—Monaco, Nice, Cannes, and St Tropez—and will neighbor the upcoming Marbella Resort. Furthermore, The Heart of Europe includes Honeymoon Island, where guests can stay in floating seahorse villas. Guests at the Marbella Resort Hotel can select from suites, chalets, or cabanas, each offering views of the sea, snow plaza, or the rain-simulating street.

The beachfront destination will also provide beach parties, water sports, and open-air sea-breeze dining options. The developers note that six restaurants will serve authentic European cuisine. The 150-room luxury hotel will also boast gardens, sunken courtyards, and citrus and olive groves, adding a touch of Andalusia.