B&G ROYAL CLUB PALM JUMEIRAH
PO Box 347474
Al Khushkar J1
T: (04) 420 6299
F: (04) 420 5733
Rooms: 25 two-bedroom apartments with partial sea view, 16 one-bedroom apartments with palm view, 9 one-bedroom apartments with direct sea view. Business & Conference Facilities: Wi-Fi internet in the apartments with nominal charge.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Paid access to Palm Jumeirah Club Houses, swimming pool, gym and beach. Guest Services: 24/7 reception and bell desk assistance, daily housekeeping, laundry, safety deposit box.
Wining & Dining: Palm Jumeirah Club Houses restaurants and coffee shops.
RIXOS THE PALM DUBAI
PO Box 18652
The Palm Jumeirah
T: (04) 457 5555
F: (04) 368 6697
Rooms: 231 rooms, including 6 wellness rooms with Jacuzzis, junior suites, senior suites, king suites, grand king suites, rooms available facing the Gulf Sea and the Dubai skyline.
Business & Conference Facilities: Bodrum & Belek meeting rooms (combined 430 sq metres) seats up to 270 theatre style, contemporary designed conference room located on the lobby level, executive lounge with capacity for up to 130, two outdoor meeting spaces with capacity for up to 700 and 300, respectively.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Yoga, spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, semi-Olympics lap pool, tennis court, Jacuzzis, private beach, silent beach cinema, water polo. Guest Services: Shuttle bus, water taxi, business centre, general hotel services and traditional Turkish welcome service.
Wining & Dining: A La Turca (all-day dining), L’Olivo Ristorante (Italian), Salt (Seafood), Biber Lounge, Nargile (shisha lounge), Highlights (pool bar), Chill (beach lounge).
NOVOTEL DUBAI AL BARSHA
PO Box 450011
Opposite Sharaf DG Metro Station
Sheikh Zayed Road
T: (04) 304 9000
F: (04) 304 9100
Rooms: 465 guest rooms, including 300 superior rooms, 57 executive rooms and 89 one- to three-bedroom suites with views of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Gulf Sea.
Business & Conference Facilities: 9 function rooms that can cater to up to 250 delegates. All rooms provide natural daylight, screens, microphones, DVD players, and room-controlled air conditioning. Boardroom and business centre also available for up to 10 guests.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fitness centre with fully equipped Visio technogym and personal trainers. Swimming pool on the 7th floor with view of the Gulf Sea. Spa offering 7 treatment rooms, sauna and steam room.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge service, airport transfer. Wining & Dining: Choice of 5 restaurants and bars, including 365 restaurant (international buffet), Cravin Cajun restaurant (Louisiana cuisine), Bubble Bar (French bistro-style food and signature cocktails), Deck SE7EN pool bar (Caribbean), Java coffee shop.
JA OCEAN VIEW HOTEL
PO Box 26500
The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence
T: (04) 814 5599
F: (04) 814 5599
Rooms: 338 rooms and suites with sea views and balconies with tables and chairs.
Business & Conference Facilities: Atlantic, Pacific and Southern meeting rooms offering business services and access to a shaded outdoor balcony. All rooms have natural daylight, technological meeting assistance tools and complimentary Wi-Fi internet.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Infinity swimming pool, kids’ pool, access to the open beach, spa, salon, gym, health club with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
Guest Services: CoolZone kids’ club for youngsters under 12 years, babysitting services, special children’s crockery, complimentary shuttle to JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort’s private beach and airport transfers.
Wining & Dining: Caffè Via (24/7 café), Le Rivage ( international buffet restaurant), The Whistler (25th-floor restaurant), Girders (British Pub), Fogo Vivo (Brazilian) and The Deck (poolside bar).
MARINA VIEW HOTEL APARTMENTS
PO Box 454745
Near Dubai Marina Metro Station
T: (04) 457 1000
F: (04) 457 0999
Rooms: 224 rooms, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: Banquet hall with catering services. Health & Leisure Facilities: Gym, sauna and steam room, temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pool with children’s pool and massage facility.
Guest Services & Facilities: Visa assistance, valet parking, private indoor parking, currency exchange, high-speed internet access (chargeable), international satellite channels, IP TV facility, in-room electronic safety deposit boxes, laundry services, babysitting, beauty salons, gift shop, travel and excursion desk, limousine service, shuttle service to the beach and malls.
Wining & Dining: Mosaic Restaurant (non-alcoholic).
TIME GRAND PLAZA HOTEL
PO Box 237844
T: (04) 233 4444
F: (04) 233 4445
Rooms: 232 rooms and suites, including junior and executive suites with private balconies with city views. Non-smoking rooms and suites are available upon request.
Business & Conference Facilities: 3 modern, fully wired meeting rooms and a state-of-the-art business centre open 24-hours a day for last-minute demands. Congress Rooms 1 and 2 (82 sq metres) accommodate up to 60 guests each, Congress Room 3 (72 sq metres) has capacity for 60 guests, Splash Pool Area, (625 sq metres) accommodates up to 150 for a standing reception or 100 banquet rounds.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, health club, temperature-controlled rooftop pool, steam room, salon, MINI TIME kids’ club, 2 massage treatment rooms (male and female).
Guest Services: Men’s and ladies’ salons, 24-hour smoking lounge, valet parking with free parking space, high-speed internet in guest rooms and public areas (subject to charges), car rental services, babysitting on request, doctor on call, 24-hour concierge desk, 24-hour in-room dining, laundry and dry cleaning service, news stand.
Wining & Dining: Brio Restaurant (all-day dining), Courtyard Café, Splash Pool Lounge (mocktails and snacks). At TIME Hotels we do not serve alcohol at any of our outlets.
PO Box 183532
Al Rigga Road
T: (04) 227 8888
F: (04) 228 0840
Rooms: 102 rooms, including junior suites, standard and deluxe rooms overlooking the busy and buzzing Al Rigga Road. Business & Conference Facilities: Al Hodaj on the mezzanine is an ideal place for meetings and conferences.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Rooftop swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, sky-lit gymnasium. Guest Services: Airport, beach and mall transfer, foreign exchange, ticket assistance, secretarial service.
Wining & Dining: Dakshin Restaurant (Indian).
AVARI DUBAI HOTEL
PO Box 50400 Deira
T: (04) 295 6666
F: (04) 295 9659
Rooms: 178 rooms and suites, including business class and world traveller suites, and business class, superior and world traveller rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: Small and medium-sized rooms with capacity up to 20 people, all equipped with high-speed internet and audio-visual facilities. Health & Leisure Facilities: 7th Heaven Health Club, with gym, swimming pool, sauna and massage.
Guest Services: Colour LCD TV, internet access, mini bar, in-room safety deposit box and beauty salon.
Wining & Dining: Wanasa and Chingari nightclubs ( Arabic and Indian, respectively), Olive Tree Restaurant (Asian, Arabic and Iranian cuisine, breakfast and lunch buffet, à la carte menu), Cinnamon Cafe (casual cafe), Rasputin Bar (Russian), Shisha rooftop cafe and Q2 Karaoke.
TULIP CREEK HOTEL APARTMENTS
Port Saeed area
T: (04) 295 9998
F: (04) 294 4676
Rooms: 90 apartments ranging from deluxe rooms to luxury suites equipped with fully fitted kitchen, refrigerator, washer and dryer and all modern amenities including high-speed internet access and plasma TV with satellite channels.
Business & Conference Facilities: 2 conference halls on second floor and business centre on ground floor.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fitness centre with steam, sauna, a fully equipped gym and a championship-sized swimming pool on the second floor.
Guest Services: All essential services, including “Marhaba” service, city tour and airport transfer, daily city tour shuttles, Wi-Fi internet access, laundry services, reserved parking and rental car services.
Wining & Dining: Food court on first floor where you can find a range of fast food options, including Al Farooj Fresh, Al Safeer, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Baja Fresh, Baskin Robins, Bateel, Bombay Chowpatty, Burger King, Caribou Coffee, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Chili’s, Cinnabon, Costa Coffee and Hardee’s.
WINCHESTER HOTEL APARTMENTS
PO Box 29016
Kuwait Street Mankhool,
T: (04) 354 3444
F: (04) 354 3131
Rooms: 62 studio apartments, 62 one-bedroom apartments, 26 two-bedroom apartments and 7 three-bedroom apartments.
Business & Conference Facilities: Windsor Room conference hall is ideal for business or social events, with capacity for up to 75 guests – 45-50 people in classroom-style seating and 25 in round table seating. Catering services are available..
Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, gym with resident instructor, sauna and steam rooms. Guest Services: Complimentary internet access, free shuttle service to beach, airport, metro, shopping malls and other city sights.
Wining & Dining: Breakfast room (6.30am-10am).
ABIDOS HOTEL APARTMENT AL BARSHA
PO Box 450605
T: (04) 316 4040
F: (04) 316 4050
Rooms: 104 deluxe suites and 39 premium suites, including deluxe, plus and premium plus suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: 2 well-appointed meeting rooms, Alpha and Venus, are ideal for corporate gatherings, seminars, workshops, conferences, luxurious events, product launches or weddings.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fully equipped Energise gymnasium, sauna and steam room, rooftop swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Guest Services: All essential services, including welcome service, city tour and airport transfer.
Wining & Dining: MNM Restaurant, MNM Lounge and MNM Cafe.
ANANTARA DUBAI THE PALM RESORT & SPA
PO Box 71607
The Palm Jumeirah
Crescent Road (East)
T: (04) 567 8888
F: (04) 567 8009
Rooms: 293 rooms and villas, including over-water villas, one- and two-bedroom beach pool villas, premier lagoon-view rooms, premier lagoon-access rooms, deluxe lagoon-view rooms, deluxe lagoon-access rooms, family lagoon-view rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: 7 meeting and events venues. Palm Ballroom is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, can be divided to three sections and accommodates up to 300 guests; 6 further meeting rooms can be set up for theatre, classroom, boardroom and U-shape style.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, gym/health club, 50-metre swimming pool, Jacuzzi, aerobics studio, 400-metre private beach, watersports and 10,000 sq metres of lagoon pools. Guest Services: All essential services, jewellery shop, organised city tours and airport transfers.
Wining & Dining: The Lotus Lounge Mekong (Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine), Bushman’s Australian Restaurant & Bar (Australian cuisine), The Beach House (Mediterranean), Crescendo (international cuisine), Mai Bar (pool bar), Dining by Design.
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL DUBAI
PO Box 121000
T: (04) 414 6754
Rooms: A total of 1608 suites and rooms, including 4 presidential suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: 2 ballrooms and 32 flexible meeting rooms offer over 7500 sq metres of indoor and outdoor event space to accommodate small to large-scale meetings and conferences. Fully equipped, 24-hour business centre with private meeting rooms and secretarial services.
Health & Leisure Facilities: 24-hour fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment, strength equipment, personal training, yoga, spinning and bootcamp classes; Saray Spa featuring 15 treatment rooms, men’s and women’s hammams, Dead Sea flotation pool, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, saunas, relaxation areas and retail boutique; 32-metre outdoor swimming pool with underwater speakers, pool bar and private cabanas. Guest Services: 15 check-in counters, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, baggage hold, access to the Executive Lounge for executive guests, high-speed internet access in public areas and rooms.
Wining & Dining: 9 restaurants and 5 bars and lounges: Prime 68 Boutique Steakhouse, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, Nawwara Levantine Restaurant & Lounge, Izakaya Social Sushi, Tong Thai, Business Bay, Kitchen 6 (all-day dining), La Farine Café & Bakery, Positano, Velocity Sports Bar and Entertainment Lounge, Aqua Poolside Grill & Lounge, Vault Cocktail Bar, Lobby Lounge and Executive Lounge.
LE MÉRIDIEN MINA SEYAHI BEACH RESORT AND MARINA
PO Box 213084
Al Sufouh Road
T: (04) 399 3333
F: (04) 399 3111
Rooms: 220 rooms, including deluxe sea-view room, club sea-view room, club superior room, deluxe suites and presidential suite. Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, health club (Club Mina), tennis court, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, aerobics studio, private beach, Penguin Kids Club and water sports centre.
Wining & Dining: Latest Recipe (French cuisine), Latitude 25 (small bites and light fare), Barasti Beach Club (international cuisine), Horizon (snacks), Watitsumi (Japanese cuisine).
BONNINGTON JUMEIRAH LAKES TOWERS
PO Box 37246
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
T: (04) 356 0000
F: (04) 356 0400
Rooms: 208 rooms and suites (all non-smoking), and 272 deluxe serviced hotel apartments.
Business & Conference Facilities: 4 meeting rooms – Chelsea 1, Chelsea 2, Kensington and Bloomsbury – equipped with the state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, integrated screens, laptop computers, lighting and temperature control, sound, video and microphone systems. Health & Leisure Facilities: 11th-floor Leisure Deck with infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym, poolside bar and restaurant, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, and ladies’ hairdressing salon.
Guest Services: 24-hour concierge services, airport pick-ups or drop-offs, booking sightseeing tours, flight and car rental arrangements.
Wining & Dining: Authors’ Lounge, Cavendish Restaurant, Healey’s Bar and Terrace and McGettigan’s Irish Pub.
NURAN MARINA SERVICED RESIDENCES
PO Box 121600
T: (04) 368 9000
F: (04) 367 4949
Rooms: 90 fully furnished apartments, including studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with views of Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Business & Conference Facilities: Meeting room, seating up to 8 people.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Reading room, residents’ lounge, gym, swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, mini theatre and children’s play area.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, babysitting service, daily housekeeping services, laundry and dry cleaning services, covered car parking and limousine service.
Wining & Dining: Breakfast lounge.
SOFITEL DUBAI JUMEIRAH BEACH
PO Box 473828
T: (04) 448 4848
F: (04) 432 8453
Rooms: 438 sea-view rooms and suites including 27 junior suites, 12 prestige suites and 1 imperial suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: 5 meeting and function rooms with capacity ranging from a boardroom for 12 to the 400-person-capacity ballroom and business centre.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, So FIT Health Club with sauna and steam rooms, Carita beauty salon for ladies. Guest Services: 24-hour butler service for suites and Club Millésime guests, complimentary Wi-Fi, limousine service, airport transfer, concierge, valet parking, babysitting, laundry and dry cleaning, 24-hour room service, minibar and gift shop.
Wining & Dining: Rococo (Italian), A.O.C. French Brasserie (French and international), Plantation lounge (24-hour lounge), The Hub (Irish bar) and Infini Pool Lounge (poolside lounge).
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