Dubai International City Hotel

Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
Services Building services, civil, structural and fire engineering, sustainable design, transportation, vertical transportation, security, acoustics, lighting design and waste management
Sector Lifestyle
Client PCFC
Architect HLM
Imagery © HLM

Richard Stratton

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A new branded three-star hotel has been developed for Dubai to penetrate a new market segment of the tourism sector that is expected to grow over the next ten years.

Cundall has helped PCFC design their first hotel in this series as well as develop design guidelines for this new brand to ensure a consistent look and feel throughout all the planned hotels.

The first hotel which has nine floors and 277-bedrooms, marks a first of its kind for Dubai due to the unique bedroom size and style. The rooms were designed to an area of 18m2, while also flexibly arranged to create family rooms with adjoining bedrooms.

A level of technology was incorporated into the rooms to provide an enhanced customer experience providing customers with an app that allows customers to book rooms, purchase food and adjust bedroom environmental conditions. Numerous interfaces also allow customers to connect their personal devices with the bedroom TV screen.

Occupant comfort was considered throughout the design with thermal modelling ensuring optimum comfort conditions in the bedrooms and acoustic modelling ensuring the acoustic conditions of both the rooms and the lobby would be acceptable to hotel guests. The building design is compliant with Trakhees Green Building Requirements.

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Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.

We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.


Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.