Experience Dubai in comfort with this air-conditioned modern luxury hotel overlooking the Burj Khalifa, and enjoy the VIP experience with the butler service, massages and spa treatments. Luxury continues in your room which comes with complimentary fruit, mineral water and toiletries, as well as all modern conveniences like flat screen TV, free internet, phone and IPOD adapter. The hotel is perfect for children with excellent leisure facilities, cots and high chairs. As well as being perfect for adults with a fully equipped gym, lounge and rooftop terrace. With the airport and the International finance Centre close by, it is easy to travel to the city for business.
Before you explore, get an overview of the city at the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Then head to the Mall of the Emirates to shop for luxury brands as well as delicious confectionary shops and restaurants with cuisine ranging from Lebanese to Moroccan. The Dubai Mall is the other main shopping and restaurant centre but it is also packed with entertainment and sites like the Dubai fountain which (at 900ft long and 500ft high) is one of the city’s key sites. The mall also plays host to an aquarium and underwater zoo and ice rink with scheduled hockey matches. Kidzania gives younger children the chance to act out being their dreams of becoming surgeons, artists, mechanics and pilots in an interactive entertainment centre, whilst the SEGA Republic centre within the Dubai Mall is an indoor theme park complete with rides for all age groups.
During the day, kids can enjoy water parks like Wild Wadi or Aquaventure and the spectacular views of Creek Park and the waterfalls as well as touring boats of Safa Park. Those after a bargain can explore the markets and try their hand at haggling for beautifully decorated ceramics, silk scarves, the traditional perfume oud and local spices and food stuffs. If you can’t haggle with success, the Dubai Museum has an imitation souk within its museum! At night, there are no shortages of smart cocktail bars, highly modern and carefully lit to look chic and stylish. Top destinations include Tamanya Terrace which overlooks the city, the views and music of 360 and the sky view bar up the Burj Khalifa. If you are aching for a pint rather than a cocktail, Biggle’s English Pub is also not too far away.