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The Opus

Zaha Hadid’s surreal Opus building relaunches with indulgent spa


The Dubai skyline has been updated with a cube-shaped building with a gaping eight-storey-wide void at its centre. The addition is one of the final projects of late visionary architect, Zaha Hadid.

Named The Opus by Omniyat, the destination is set apart by being one of only projects where Hadid was responsible for both architecture and interiors, including select pieces from her in-house furniture collection. The two-tower building is located in the high-end Burj Khalifa district and houses offices, residences and restaurants alongside a 93-key ME Dubai hotel and spa, operated by Meliá.

The building’s striking exterior and interior design makes use of deep curves, fluid architectural language, a bold colour palette and abundant natural light and these design elements extend into the spa.

Spa and recreation manager, Sayed Salem, told Spa Business that Hadid was an architectural genius. “Known as “the Queen of the curve”, she created ambitious wonders inspired by nature, with sinuous, billowing forms, where the laws of physics appear suspended,” he says.

Salem oversees the destination’s 526sq m Spa by ME Dubai, designed by spa and wellness consultancy The Wellness and featuring five spacious treatment suites which are equipped with a Gharieni M01 treatment table, ambient light therapy, a shower, changing room and comfortable seating area. Healing modalities include massages, facials and body treatments, powered by international product houses Natura Bissé, Carol Joy, Voya and Medi-Diamond.

Spa visitors can also access a sauna, private changing rooms, pool and the hotel’s 700sq m gym, one of the first in the region to feature Technogym’s Biocircuit equipment.

The destination initially opened in March 2020 but shut after 28 days due to COVID-19. It fully reopened with the spa late last year.

The spa is characterised by the sinuous forms Hadid was famous for Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
The Wellness was the consultancy behind the project Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Spa and recreation manager Sayed Salem Credit: photo: ME dubai
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New opening
The Opus

Zaha Hadid’s surreal Opus building relaunches with indulgent spa


The Dubai skyline has been updated with a cube-shaped building with a gaping eight-storey-wide void at its centre. The addition is one of the final projects of late visionary architect, Zaha Hadid.

Named The Opus by Omniyat, the destination is set apart by being one of only projects where Hadid was responsible for both architecture and interiors, including select pieces from her in-house furniture collection. The two-tower building is located in the high-end Burj Khalifa district and houses offices, residences and restaurants alongside a 93-key ME Dubai hotel and spa, operated by Meliá.

The building’s striking exterior and interior design makes use of deep curves, fluid architectural language, a bold colour palette and abundant natural light and these design elements extend into the spa.

Spa and recreation manager, Sayed Salem, told Spa Business that Hadid was an architectural genius. “Known as “the Queen of the curve”, she created ambitious wonders inspired by nature, with sinuous, billowing forms, where the laws of physics appear suspended,” he says.

Salem oversees the destination’s 526sq m Spa by ME Dubai, designed by spa and wellness consultancy The Wellness and featuring five spacious treatment suites which are equipped with a Gharieni M01 treatment table, ambient light therapy, a shower, changing room and comfortable seating area. Healing modalities include massages, facials and body treatments, powered by international product houses Natura Bissé, Carol Joy, Voya and Medi-Diamond.

Spa visitors can also access a sauna, private changing rooms, pool and the hotel’s 700sq m gym, one of the first in the region to feature Technogym’s Biocircuit equipment.

The destination initially opened in March 2020 but shut after 28 days due to COVID-19. It fully reopened with the spa late last year.

The spa is characterised by the sinuous forms Hadid was famous for Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
The Wellness was the consultancy behind the project Credit: photo: melia, ME Dubai
Spa and recreation manager Sayed Salem Credit: photo: ME dubai
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