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OVERVIEW

This hotel in the heart of the Financial District offers spacious, comfortable guest rooms, both an indoor and rooftop outdoor pool, a business centre, spa and 24-hour gym, as well as a good selection of bars, restaurants and café areas. Its proximity to Downtown makes this an attractive option for leisure travellers too.


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Ben West
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OUR REVIEW

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

The hotel is within the heart of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) neighbourhood, which borders Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The international airport is about 20 minutes away by car. The Financial Centre walkway and adjoining Gate Village have numerous restaurants, bars, shops and art galleries and about a ten-minute walk away is the new Museum of the Future, a striking oval-shaped building.

By plane: flights from London and Manchester to Dubai take 7 hours. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport. Free private parking on-site. Book flights to Dubai.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

It's often bustling in the extensive lobby areas, cafés and courtyards of this hotel in the heart of the Financial District. Striking contemporary artworks are peppered around the building, such as stainless-steel-beaded figures in an upper lobby area and a stainless-steel pufferfish suspended in a case lined with metal beads.

THE FACILITIES

Service is friendly and efficient and this is a hotel with a good range of facilities, including numerous restaurant, café and bar options, an indoor and outdoor rooftop pool and a 24-hour gym with Life Fitness exercise machines. There's also a business centre, hair salon and spa.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Beauty treatments
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

The hotel's rooms and suites are pleasingly spacious and contemporary, with a neutral décor such as pale yellow and blue patterned carpets and beige walls with some padded champagne-coloured panelling. They have generously-sized desks and the usual upscale amenities such as large TVs and coffee machines.

Room types: Deluxe Room, Club Room, Premier Room, Junior Suite, Suites, Apartments

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, bathrobe and slippers, Asprey toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

The all-day dining option, which includes a decent breakfast buffet spread (including bamboo baskets of Dim Sum) plus some cooked-to-order options, is Cara Restaurant, which also has a terrace. There's also a Belgian-style restaurant leading onto a lively terrace, the Sunken Garden; nearby is Cake, a café with fabulous cake creations.

Cara: International buffet and à la carte options. Open daily.

Café Belge: Belgian cuisine, seafood. Open daily. Mains from AED145.

Sunken Garden: drinks, dinner. Open daily 1pm-4am. Mains from AED135.

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