Stunning views across Dubai Marina – 4 star – Dubai

Enjoy a relaxing and unique stay in Dubai’s old financial centre, Deira, with stunning views across Dubai Marina, in this elegant and classy 4 star Top Secret Hotel. The stylish property provides guests with spacious and comfortable rooms and suites, featuring private balconies with views across the Marina and ample space for living, dining and working. The rooms are also fitted with a kitchenette with microwave, toaster and dishwasher, extra sofa bed, CD and DVD player and double shower and WC.

Amenities provided by the hotel to ensure your convenience and enjoyment include a currency exchange, indoor parking, luggage room, free newspaper and shoe shine. For visitors travelling into one of the International Airports, there is an additional considerate meet and greet plus airport transfer to make you feel welcomed and at home from the moment you step foot in the city. Downtime at the hotel can be enjoyed in a number of ways, either at the state-of-the-art fitness centre and gym, the sauna and swimming pool or simply relaxing and soaking in the sun in the private terrace. Families travelling with young children are well catered to, with extra cots and beds available on request, and a superb babysitting service to allow you to go out and enjoy an evening for yourselves at one of the nearby restaurants, bars or entertainment complexes.

The neighbourhood of Deira was traditionally considered Downtown Dubai, and today it has a more distinct commercial-residential feel with bustling old souks, historic residences, and minute pavement cafeterias. It’s best to stick to the side streets where you will often chance upon some hidden gems such as bargain wholesale stores, one of Dubai’s oldest schools – Al Ahmadiya School – and bespoke tailoring shops. This is one of the best spots in town if you’re on the search for a souvenir or gift for a loved one at home; the markets and alleys are brimming with traditional robes, exotic textiles, belly dancing costumes and elaborate perfume bottles containing rare perfume oils. Shopping can be thirsty work, so pay a visit to the friendly Ashwaq Cafeteria to enjoy a fresh mango smoothie and grilled meat delicacy.

The encompassing Dubai Creek, originally a trading port between the Middle East, India and Africa, is now a destination for river cruises and private tours. For special occasions, or just to see the city from a unique perspective, you can hire a private boat to transport you up and down the Creek and in the evening take a romantic dinner on the water and watch the world pass by.