Bur Dubai – Creek – Festival City

Although renowned for its cutting edge architecture and shimmering skyscrapers, Dubai also boasts its own rich and exotic history which is contrasted against its futuristic reputation. This luxury 5* Hotwire Hot Rate condo complex in the city’s historic Bur Dubai district allows hotel guests to immerse themselves in traditional Arabic culture, all whilst enjoying contemporary amenities, modern interior design and free Wi-Fi internet. Whilst the apartment is self-contained, the complex offers guests access to a private pool, tennis courts and an 18 hole golf course. Those in the Emirate on business are also free to conduct meetings and conferences in the hotel’s exclusive onsite business centre; which comprises of several fully-equipped board rooms and auditoriums.

Located just a stone’s throw from Dubai’s acclaimed Financial District, the Bur Dubai is a welcome juxtaposition of historic landmarks, cultural museums and traditional souk markets. Dominating the neighbourhood is the hub of the Dubai’s cultural and religious life, the Grand Mosque, which boasts the tallest minaret in the city. Symbolic of the city’s Arabic history, visitors to the mosque are required to dress conservatively when visiting to admire its breathtaking Anatolian architecture. Visitors are also recommended to browse the nearby souks and bazaars for traditional textiles, clothing and antiques which make for perfect mementoes of a trip to this enchanting city.

Lying idyllically in the shadow of some of the world’s most famous feats of modern architecture is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in Dubai Creek. This vast wetland reserve attracts thousands of migratory birds, as well as a variety of crustaceans and mammals, making it the perfect destination from which to admire the region’s indigenous wildlife. Those wishing to escape the fast pace of city life can spend a day exploring its nature trails and might even catch a glimpse of its 500 strong flock of pink flamingos during the right season.

This remarkable Hot Rate condo complex is also within a few minutes of one of Dubai’s most exciting new developments, Dubai Festival City. Popularly dubbed as the ‘City Within a City’, Festival City is the largest work, living and leisure site in the Middle East and currently features prime real estate, luxury malls, a golf club and a host of other entertainment facilities. Dazzlingly illuminated against the Creek at night, Festival City is the ideal place in which to indulge in some world class cuisine whilst enjoying stunning views over the water.