Rooms: 394 guest rooms and suites featuring views of the Dubai skyline. Spaces range from 41-sq-metre Fairmont rooms to the three-bedroom, 548-sq-metre Imperial suite. Cribs and rollaway beds available.
Business & Conference Facilities: The 33rd Executive Conference Centre provides venue space for a range of events – from corporate meetings, cocktail receptions and private dinners, to product launches and press conferences. The facility is comprised of two separate areas – Gulf with nine spaces and an auditorium, and Palm with 10 spaces – joined together by The Summit.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Wellness and fitness facilities cover over 3700 sq metres and offer two distinct experiences – The Spa with jacuzzi and Turkish bath, and a fully equipped health club.
Guest Services: Babysitting (available upon request), car rental, 24/7 concierge, elevators, highspeed internet, in-room safe, 24/7 laundry, Dubai shuttle service, mall shuttle service, parking, safety deposit boxes, shops and wheelchair accessibility.
Wining & Dining: A variety of 10 dining venues including Café Sushi, Trophy Room and the Middle East’s only “dining in the dark” restaurant, Noire.
MEDIA ONE HOTEL
Rooms: 264 rooms across six one-bedroom suites, four junior suites, 10 deluxe rooms, 242 standard rooms and two accessible rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: The space offers 10 meeting rooms, eight with natural daylight. Multi-purpose areas accommodate a maximum of 180 delegates. Catering options, LCD projector, DVD player and PA system available. Exhibition and event space allows gatherings of up to 750.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room separate for ladies and gents, and temperature-controlled outdoor pool.
Guest Services: All essential services, including city tours, airport transfers, currency exchange services, beauty salon, laundry and dry cleaning services, ample car parking and car rental desk.
Wining & Dining: Qwerty gastro bar, CaféM bistro, M12go espresso bar, Q43 casual bar, Mr. Myagi’s Asian restaurant and Cobra Kai Asian bar.
FRASER SUITES DUBAI
PO Box 502306 Sidra Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, UAE
T: (971) 04 440 1400
F: (971) 04 440 1401
Rooms: 68 hotel rooms, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom penthouses. All have views from the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – out over the Arabian Sea to Palm Jumeirah and beyond.
Business & Conference Facilities: Choose from an intimate space of 40 sq metres with a dedicated break-out area, to a spacious 319-sq-metre setting comprising three stylish meeting spaces, each featuring natural light with views towards Palm Jumeirah. Flexible room layouts can accommodate the needs of up to 200 delegates.
Health & Leisure Facilities: 25-metre outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, children’s wading pool and sun deck, gymnasium, tennis and squash court, aerobics room, Fraser Kid’s Club, steam room and sauna, and Armonia spa.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge and security, 24-hour in-room dining, CCTV surveillance, guest lounge, daily housekeeping, airport limousine transfers on request, travel and tour desk, daily newspapers, currency exchange services, secure undercover car park, doctor on call 24 hours, babysitting service, guest laundry and dry cleaning, hairdressing salon and convenience store.
Wining & Dining: Aqua Café offers buffet breakfast and international menu selection throughout the day, and Serai Lounge in the lobby serves coffee, boutique teas and house-baked pastries. AB’s Absolute Barbecues is another option in Sidra Tower – a casual-dining restaurant with a grill built onto each table where patrons can grill their own starters.
Rooms: 252 spacious rooms and suites which have floor-to-ceiling windows, affording a spectacular view of the city’s skyline.
Business & Conference Facilities: 12 meeting rooms designed as venues for corporate meetings, business events, conferences, social gatherings and private receptions. A 560-sq-metre grand ballroom for a wide range of corporate or social events.
Health & Leisure Facilities: A state-of-the-art gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, indoor lap pool, and The Oberoi Spa and Fitness Centre.
Guest Services: 24-hour personal butler, an inhouse movie collection, 24-hour in-room dining and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
Wining & Dining: Nine7One, Ananta, The Lobby Lounge and The Lobby Bar.
ROYAL CONTINENTAL HOTEL
Rooms: 168 rooms including 84 Superior King rooms, 56 Superior Twin rooms, 18 deluxe rooms and 10 suites, including a 143-sq-metre Presidential suite. Three rooms for guests with special needs.
Business & Conference Facilities: Business centre and Al Diwan conference room, which can accommodate up to 60 people in theatre style.
Health & Leisure Facilities: The Royale Spa, health club, steam room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, billiards, table hockey and table tennis.
Guest Services: Prayer room, travel desk, concierge, airport transfer, secretarial services, babysitting, car rental, laundry, currency exchange services, ladies’ salon, Bazaar souvenir shop and in-room dining.
Dining: Oasis restaurant offers all-day dining and All The Perks coffee shop serves light snacks. No alcoholic beverages or pork products are served.
RAMADA CHELSEA HOTEL AL BARSHA
Rooms: A total of 299 rooms, comprising 277 deluxe rooms of 26 sq metres, 11 junior suites of 35 sq metres and 11 Executive suites of 49 sq metres. All units have high-speed internet, a mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, and a safety deposit box.
Business & Conference Facilities: 250 persons can be accommodated for a floating function and seating is available for a capacity of 175 persons in a theatre style set-up. Five fully equipped rooms can accommodate 20-225 guests for seminars and meetings. Eco-centric architecture allows natural daylight in all meeting rooms.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, health club, swimming pool, jacuzzi and aerobics studio.
Guest Services: All essential services, including city tours and airport transfers. \
Wining & Dining: Spice Indian restaurant with live entertainment, Seasons all-day dining, Szechuan Palace Chinese restaurant, Mezz Arabic restaurant with shisha and Centre Circle bar.
TULIP AL BARSHA HOTEL APARTMENTS
Rooms: 90 apartments, including 48 studio rooms and 42 one-bedroom apartments.
Business & Conference Facilities: One large conference room available for meetings.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Gym and swimming pool, female and male sauna, and steam room
Guest Services: Room service.
Wining & Dining: Lal Qila Mumtaz Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant with Pakistani and Chinese cuisine, and Tulip Café, serving a breakfast buffet.
ROYAL CLUB PALM JUMEIRAH BY ROYAL VACATION HOMES RENTAL
Rooms: 50 fully furnished and equipped apartments, with 25 one-bedroom apartments and 25 two-bedroom apartments.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Gym, beach and swimming pool, and a children’s play area accessible at extra cost.
Guest Services: 24-hour front office and concierge, daily housekeeping, laundry and dry cleaning.
Wining & Dining: An array of fine dining and cafe options are a short walk away.
JANNAH PLACE DUBAI MARINA
Rooms: 105 one-bedroom suites of 38 sq metres and 28 two-bedroom suites of 100 sq metres offer fully equipped kitchens, washing machines, floor-toceiling windows and select balconies. Two-bedroom units feature a guest bathroom. All units have a safety deposit box.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Boutique gym, temperature-controlled panoramic swimming pool, jacuzzi, sun-deck and street garden.
Guest Services: Complimentary internet, chauffeur services, valet parking, luxury car rental, child care services, shoe shine, Karim services and doctor on call 24 hours.
Wining & Dining: Access to a range of international dining and cafe outlets. A short walk to Dubai Marina Mall and Pier 7 for restaurants, bars and entertainment.
ATLANTIS THE PALM
Rooms: Views of the Arabian sea, Palm Island or Dubai skyline with deluxe, ocean deluxe, Palm beach deluxe and family deluxe rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: 14 meeting rooms, three ballrooms and two boardrooms. Royal terrace, an expansive outdoor space for up to 2000 guests and other unique venues for any gathering.
Health & Leisure Facilities: ShuiQi spa, ShuiQi salon for ladies and gents, Shuiqi fitness centre, yoga classes, water park and kids club.
Guest Services: Concierge desk, personal attendants and all other essential services.
Wining & Dining: 23 restaurants, including Ossiano (seafood), Nobu (Japanese), Bread Street, Seafire Steakhouse, Yuan (Chinese), Ronda Locatelli ( Italian), Levantine (Lebanese), Saffron (Asian buffet), Kaleidoscope (international buffet), Asia Republic, The Burger Joint, Shawafel (Arabic street food) and Barazura cocktail bar.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, DIFC
PO Box 482032 Gate Village, Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai, UAE
T: (971) 04 372 2222
F: (971) 04 372 2020
Rooms: 341 guest rooms, including 38 Club rooms, 80 suites and two Royal suites. 124 serviced Executive residence apartments.
Business & Conference Facilities: 2575 sq metres of meeting space. The 1400-sq-metre Samaya Ballroom is divisible by four, with 10 additional meeting rooms. Modern business and banquet amenities.
Health & Leisure Facilities: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Y-12 salon, 24-hour fitness centre, and indoor and rooftop swimming pools.
Guest Services: All rooms equipped with internet and work area, including a remote connectivity unit. Housekeeping attention twice daily.
Wining & Dining: Café Belge (European), Cara ( international breakfast and lunch buffet), Center Cut steakhouse, Sunken Garden (Arabic tapas), Cake patisserie and Lobby Lounge & Terrace.
BURJ AL ARAB
Rooms: A total of 202 deluxe, deluxe twin, Panoramic and Club one-bedroom suites; deluxe, Presidential and Royal two-bedroom suites; and Diplomatic three-bedroom suites. Gulf sea views.
Business & Conference Facilities: Five conference suites. Al Falak two-tiered circular ballroom, Assawan amphitheatre, Marina Garden, Palm Garden and Tameen Majlis reception area.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Talise spa, gym, five indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, aerobics studio, private beach and Sinbad’s Kids Club.
Guest Services: All essential services, including welcome service, city tours and airport transfers.
Wining & Dining: Al Mahara, Al Muntaha, Al Iwan (Arabic), Majlis Al Bahar (Mediterranean), Bab Al Yam (European buffet and à la carte), Sahn Eddar (international), Junsui Restaurant (East Asian) and Skyview bar.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, DUBAI
Rooms: 302 rooms comprising deluxe, Horizon deluxe, Horizon Executive, Horizon Premier, one-bedroom suites and Presidential suites, with the choice of a view of the Burj Khalifa or the sea.
Business & Conference Facilities: Four meeting rooms with seating capacities of four, six, 12 and 16. Nasreen, Yasmin and Arjawan function rooms have a capacity of 50-60 people each. Al Bader ballroom can accommodate 396 people, and Al Nojoom ballroom has a capacity of 462.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, swimming pool, jacuzzi, aerobics studio and private Horizon Club health club with infinity swimming pool.
Guest Services: Tourism desk and all essential services. Arabic coffee and dates upon arrival.
Wining & Dining: Dunes Café (international cuisine), Lobby Lounge, Hoi An (French-Vietnamese), Shang Palace (Chinese), Junoon (Indian), Don Alfonso ( Italian), Balcony Bar and iKandy Ultra Lounge.
KEMPINSKI HOTEL MALL OF THE EMIRATES
Rooms: 393 rooms and suites, including Executive suites, corner suites, Executive Tower suites, one- to three-bedroom ski chalets and a Presidential suite with views of Dubai and Ski Dubai.
Business & Conference Facilities: Nine banquet and conference rooms, four office spaces, indoor and outdoor breakout areas, and a business centre. Dedicated event staff.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Outdoor infinity pool, K Wellness Health Club, spa, and direct access to Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai and Magic Planet.
Guest Services: All essential services, including a personal shopper and airport transfer.
Wining & Dining: Salero Tapas and Bodega serves Spanish cuisine, Aspen by Kempinski offers European cuisine, Olea for Levantine cravings, Mosaic Chill serves international options, and drinks at Noir.
PO Box 124405 Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, UAE
T: (971) 04 435 5555
Rooms: 182 rooms and 51 suites. Signature suites include the Royal suite, which has its own private pool, and the Bentley suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: Six meeting rooms and one ballroom. Wedding or convention space for up to 700 guests.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Iridium Spa, outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Live entertainment at La Perle water theatre next door.
Guest Services: Valet, internet and private helipad.
Wining & Dining: J&G Steakhouse, Brasserie Quarter for French cuisine, St. Regis Bar, Sidra, Cafe Fleuri and a champagne lounge.
AVARI DUBAI HOTEL
Rooms: 178 units, including business class and world traveller suites, and business class, superior and world traveller rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: Small and medium-sized rooms accommodate up to 20 people, and come with internet and audio-visual facilities.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fitness centre, swimming pool and sauna. 7th Heaven Health Club offers massages and beauty treatments. Wanasa and Chingari nightclubs and Q2 karaoke. Guest Services: LCD TV, internet access, mini bar, safety deposit box, ladies salon, currency exchange services, guest laundry and airport shuttle.
Wining & Dining: Olive Tree restaurant, Cinnamon Cafe, Rasputin Bar and Shisha rooftop cafe.
PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI
Rooms: 150 rooms and 65 suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: Gala Ballroom with capacity for 900 guests and pre-function area, business centre with three executive rooms.
Health & Leisure Facilities: VS pa, including sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym.
Wining & Dining: Eight Versace-themed restaurants and bars with al fresco dining.
AL BARSHA HOTEL APARTMENTS BY MONDO
PO Box 125707 Al Barsha 1 Dubai, UAE
T: (971) 04 341 6111
F: (971) 04 341 0770
Rooms: 60 apartments are available in one- and two-bedroom units, ranging from 75 sq metres to 100 sq metres. Full kitchens have refrigerators and a range of other necessary appliances, and all units have a digital safety deposit box.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and wellness spa.
Guest Services: All essential services including 24-hour reception, full housekeeping services, complimentary Wi-Fi, free covered parking, a travel desk, airport transfers, currency exchange services and laundry services.
Wining & Dining: Many options are available within a short walking distance.
XVA ART HOTEL
Rooms: 14 guest rooms individually designed by famous artists from the region. Room types include deluxe rooms, standard rooms and single rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: Three courtyards with natural elements, ideal for corporate gatherings, product launches and events, and a 24-hour business centre at reception.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Yoga on Friday mornings and Saturday evenings, sun deck with outdoor shower and classic movies shown every night in the main courtyard. Contemporary art gallery on site.
Guest Services: All travel and tour-related services, parking, airport transfers, dry cleaning and a design shop with products from across the Middle East.
Wining & Dining: Restaurant serving vegetarian options with an Arabic flair. Selected non-vegetarian dishes can be provided for events and parties.
THE ADDRESS DUBAI MALL
Rooms: 244 rooms, including presidential suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: Extensive space, including a ballroom and six rooms of varying sizes.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, hair and nail studio, 24-hour fitness centre.
Guest Services: Coffee and tea station, mini-bar, safety deposit box.
Wining & Dining: Na3Na3 (Middle Eastern cuisine), lounges.
LE MERIDIEN MINA SEYAHI BEACH RESORT
Rooms: 220 rooms, including deluxe sea view rooms, Club sea view rooms, Club superior rooms, deluxe suites and a Presidential suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: 1500 sq metres of space is available at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, a sister hotel that shares ground with Le Meridien.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, Club Mina health club, tennis courts, five swimming pools, jacuzzi, aerobics studio, 400 metres of private beach, Penguin Kids’ Club and water sports.
Guest Services: Free valet parking, free high speed internet.
Wining & Dining: Watitsumi Japanese restaurant, Latest Recipe French brasserie, Latitude 25 for light fare, Barasti Beach Club offers international cuisine and cocktails, and Horizon has snacks.
MERCURE GOLD HOTEL
Rooms: 184 rooms including standard and superior rooms, and 55-sq-metre executive suites. Rooms have mini bar, wired internet, and coffee and tea facilities.
Business & Conference Facilities: One 68-sq-metre conference room with internet connectivity, natural daylight, overhead mounted LCD projector and audio system. Maximum capacity of 60 guests in theatre set-up. 24-hour business centre.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Health Club, outdoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre.
Guest Services: Free internet in rooms and public areas, airport transfers, complimentary transfer to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and La Mer Beach, and secured underground car park.
Wining & Dining: Senses restaurant offers 24-hour international dining, Liquid Lounge provides live music, pool table and darts, and Temptations Bistro serves thematic Indian cuisine.
GCC citizens do not require a visa to enter the UAE, and most US citizens and East Asians can obtain a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival. The EU recently signed a short-stay, visa waiver agreement allowing its citizens to stay in the UAE for a period of 90 days. Hospitality plays a central role in Emirati culture, and longer greetings are an important prelude before proceeding to other matters. Dubai is more liberal than neighbouring emirates and countries when it comes to dress, but modesty is still advised.
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