The First Collection

Centrally located in Business Bay adjacent to Dubai Canal and providing panoramic views of this iconic waterway, The First Collection Waterfront (formerly known as Dolphin Tower) is the third upscale hotel to open under our dynamic, award-winning lifestyle-focused hospitality brand, The First Collection.

Featuring 327 guestrooms and suites as well a host of modern, comfortable amenities ideal for business and leisure guests, The First Collection Waterfront sets a new benchmark for upscale accommodation in one of New Dubai’s most popular and vibrant areas.

The First Collection Waterfront boasts an extensive range of ultra-modern leisure facilities including a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck providing impressive views of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa –the world’s tallest building – a fully equipped gym and rejuvenating spa, and signature F&B offerings including social dining destination Local, the ever-popular Risen Café and Artisanal Bakery and a Rooftop Pool Bar. Guests also benefit from access to the exclusive Soluna Beach Club located on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah.

The First Collection Waterfront is situated in the heart of the action, providing guests with convenient access to the city’s world-famous attractions. With the Business Bay Metro close by and the hotel situated mere minutes from Downtown Dubai – home to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall – as well as exciting destinations such as Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina, and Palm Jumeirah, this urban retreat serves as your ultimate gateway to an unforgettable Dubai experience.



Situated adjacent to Dubai Canal


Minutes from Downtown Dubai


Enjoy Dubai’s world-famous skyline

Dolphin Tower

View the latest promotional video for this landmark project in the heart of Business Bay.


24 hours reception

24/7 reception and concierge services

Valet Parking

Complimentary valet parking service

Business Lounge

Modern, high-tech facilities for business guests

Laundry service

24/7 laundry service


Complimentary high-speed internet access

World-class Dining Facilities

A fine selection of restaurants, cafes and bars

Swimming pool

Stunning rooftop swimming pool


Fully-equipped fitness centre

Satellite Television

Local and international digital channels

Booking Facilities

Tour and leisure activity booking services

Progress Updates

August - September 2023 Updates:

The fit-out work on the main lobby, all-day dining venue, and pool bar is 95% complete.

The First Group's interior design team has completed the design concept for the F&B outlet at level 01.

The RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) consultant has obtained the RTA construction NOC (No Objection Certificate) and master developer NOC, and 90% of the hotel drop-off entry and exit areas are complete.

The First Group's project team is working with the hotel operations team to attend to all pending snags before opening.

The First Group's procurement team is working with the hotel team to attend to the required FF&E and OS&E items for opening.

The First Group's asset management team is coordinating with DTCM (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing) to obtain all necessary approvals for the hotel's opening.

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