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July 2018

The Best Deals to Book for A UAE Summer Staycation

Your definitive guide to the best hotels in Dubai.

The best hotels in Dubai for shopping

The best hotels in Dubai for summer 2018

 

One of the Arab region’s most-visited cities, Dubai is home to some of the world’s top restaurants, luxurious resorts and must-see architectural masterpieces, such as the iconic Burj Khalifa and recently opened Dubai Frame. 

The emirate also boasts incredible shopping opportunities ranging from bustling souks to authentic spice bazaars and the many sprawling shopping malls that include Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif. 

Whether visitor or resident, you’ll want to take a look below where we list the best three hotels to book in the city this summer. 


Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

Book your stay at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Deira

Book your stay at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Deira

 

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is a great base for travellers or weekenders looking to explore the older part of the city. The convenient location is just a quick drive from the airport and close by to the Dubai gold souk, museums and galleries in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.

Directly connected to City Centre Deira (perfect for picking up gifts), the modern hotel also houses some luxurious facilities for guests to enjoy during their stay, including a rooftop swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym and relaxing spa in addition to a several signature restaurants. 

The details:
Call 04 294 1222 to make a reservation.


Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira

Book your stay at Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira

Book your stay at Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira 

 

Located in the heart of Old Dubai and adjacent to City Centre Deira, this brand new hotel offers up some of the most magnificent views of the city from the sleek loft-inspired rooms and suites. 

Guests are welcome to take full advantage of the infinity swimming pool, fitness centre and onsite VOX Cinema, which shows all the latest releases. There are also a number of restaurants you will not want to miss, most notably Han Shi Fu and its delicious Chinese cuisine. 

The details: Call 04 210 3333 to make a reservation.

 

Ibis Mall of the Emirates 

Book your stay at Ibis Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Book your stay at Ibis Mall of the Emirates

 

With quirky design-led interiors and a prime location next to Mall of the Emirates, this hip hotel is a popular pick with guests travelling for both business and pleasure. 

The affordable stay also puts on an excellent breakfast buffet to set you up for the day, while come evening you can grab a cocktail at the bar before dining at Amici – a casual eatery where crowd-pleasing dishes such as pasta, pizza and grilled meats are a speciality.

The details: Call 04 382 3000 to make a reservation.



 
June 2018

Film Fans Will Love the Movie-Themed Rooms at This Cool New Dubai Hotel

The ultimate stay for film buffs.

The new Dubai hotel near the airport

The new Dubai hotel near the airport 

 

While Dubai is certainly not lacking in options when it comes to holiday accommodation, the latest hotel to open its doors has travel-savvy guests taking notice.
From urban loft-inspired interiors to some delicious dining options and unique movie-themed suites along with an in-house cinema, Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira is set to become the hip hotel to book in town.  
With some properties across the world, the stylish hotel chain has proved a hit with discerning travellers looking for both design and technology-led stays in popular travel hubs. 
Conveniently connected to City Centre Deira, close by to the Gold Souk Dubai and the airport, Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira will act as the ideal base for tourists eager to explore the city or residents looking for a luxe weekend staycation.

Aloft Hotel is one of the best new hotels in Dubai

Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira is one of the best new hotels in Dubai

 

Offering expansive views of the city skyline via floor-to-ceiling windows, the sleek new rooms feature plush oversized beds, walk-in rain showers and some smart-tech extras to ensure every guest’s stay is seamless. 
Film fans will especially love the hotel’s very own onsite VOX Cinema where you can catch the latest blockbuster before settling into your very private movie-themed suite for the night. 

Book your hotel room in the centre of Dubai town

Book your hotel room in the centre of town 

 

Visitors looking to recharge can lounge by the hotel’s infinity swimming pool or workout at the state-of-the-art gym. While those travelling for business can book one of the five meeting rooms available or take full advantage of the business centre and complimentary high-speed WIFI available in all rooms. 
On the food front, there is something to please all palates, including innovative Chinese cuisine at signature restaurant Han Shi Fu, The Canteen serving bowls inspired by global dining trends, grab-and-go bites at Re:Fuel (which stays open around the clock) and hand-poured cocktails and shisha at W XYZ Bar and Lounge. 

Call +971 4210 3333 or email [email protected] to book your stay at Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira, Dubai. 
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Unbeatable views of Dubai at Aloft Hotel

Unbeatable views of Dubai at Aloft Hotel City Centre Deira 

 

 
May 2018

The Top 3 Dubai Hotels to Book This Summer

Luxe stays with the ultimate Dubai attractions and shopping on your doorstep.

The top Hotels in Dubai to book this summer

The best hotels in Dubai for both business and leisure trips

 

In need of a mini-break or staycation this summer? Dubai is one of our top picks for a getaway whatever the occasion. 

The only question is where to stay? We are on hand to help with our definitive list of the top hotels in Dubai to suit all preferences. 

 

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Directly connected to Mall of the Emirates, one of the leading luxury shopping destinations in Dubai, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is a family-friendly stay in the heart of the city. 

The 5-star hotel offers all the comforts you would expect of the premier hotel chain, including top-of-the-range facilities and the highest level of service. 

Spend your days enjoying the city sights and shops in the mall, before cooling off with a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, or working those muscles in the fitness centre.

The rooms are stylishly fitted out with sleek yet comfortable interiors. We recommend booking one of the Aspen Chalets – 20 suites decked out in luxurious ski lodge-inspired décor. And while your view might not be of the Swiss Alps, the large windows overlook the snow-laden winter wonderland of Ski Dubai.

The details: Call +971 4341 0000 to make a reservation.

Book your stay at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Book your stay at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

 

Sheraton Dubai Mall Of The Emirates

Situated just a few steps away from the hundreds of shops and entertainment venues in the mall, Sheraton Dubai Mall of The Emirates is a unique experience for visiting guests. The rooms are modern and spacious with fantastic views of the Dubai skyline – especially from the bathtub in The Executive Suite, which offers a glittering vista of the Burj Khalifa while you soak. 

The memorable 5-star stay is also home to Shine Spa, a rooftop swimming pool and a state-of-the-art health club.

Come mealtime you will be hard-pressed to decide the dozens of foodie spots in the adjacent mall. You also have the option of dining at one of the hotel’s fabulous restaurants, such as Besh Turkish Kitchen or Brunswick Sports Club

The details: Call +971 4377 2000 to make a reservation.

Book your stay at Sheraton Dubai Mall of The Emirates

Book your stay at Sheraton Dubai Mall of The Emirates

 


Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre


Directly connected to City Centre Deira and just a short car ride to the iconic Dubai Creek and Deira Gold Souks, Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is the perfect base from which to explore Old Dubai. 

Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s rooftop pool, fully-equipped gym, Soma Spa and signature restaurants, including Le Café and Medley, which is one of our favourite spots to enjoy a buffet feast with the whole family in Dubai. 

The hotel will also appeal to golf fans as it’s situated just a 15-minute walk away from one of the city’s best 18-hole courses. 

The details: Call +971 4294 1222 to make a reservation.

 Make a reservation at Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

Book your stay at Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

Article Source: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/blog/dubai-tourism/the-top-3-dubai-hotels-to-book-this-summer

 
January 2018

Beat The January Blues With A Weekend Away At A Hotel In Dubai

The ultimate staycation spots!


January weekend escapes in Dubai

January weekend escapes in Dubai

 

It is January; the celebrations are over, the holidays a distant memory and feasting a thing of the past - the New Year blues are all too real. But not to worry, we have got you covered with the ultimate mood-boosting remedy, a weekend away at one of Dubai’s top staycation spots.

Do not stall, just book - trust us, days by the pool, a luxurious suite and some of the very best restaurants in Dubai will all be well worth it.

Scroll down below to discover the best deals to book right now.


Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel



A staycation at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel

A staycation at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel



A luxurious hotel directly connected to one of the best shopping malls in Dubai? You are not dreaming - welcome to Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. Within easy distance to all the major city attractions, this 5-star hotel comes complete with a host of restaurants and bars, a rooftop pool and fitness centre and spa.

On the foodie front, feast at a number of different options, including Besh Turkish Kitchen and Brunswick Sports Club - one of the top places to grab a burger in town.

Along with epic city views, the rooms and suites are stylishly fitted out, with chic modern interiors, spacious bathrooms and state-of-the-art tech equipment.

The hotel is offering a special deal for UAE residents, whereby you can save 20% on the best available room rate and be treated to a guaranteed upgrade to the next room category. You will also get a welcome fruit basket, daily breakfast and 50% off at both Besh Turkish Kitchen and Vantage. All this, plus you will receive vouchers to the shopping mall and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The details: Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, call 04 377 2000 for reservations.


Bathroom goals at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel

Bathroom goals at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel


Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre



Situated adjacent to the City Centre Deira shopping mall, Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is a contemporary stay conveniently located right near to the airport. The 5-star hotel boasts numerous restaurants (including the ever-popular Medley), a rooftop pool, fitness centre, and if you fancy treating yourself, book in for a little R&R with a treatment at Soma Spa.

Ranging from superior rooms to a jaw-dropping presidential suite, the elegant spaces are furnished in a neutral colour palette accented with a pop of purple.

The child-friendly hotel is offering a special ‘Time for Family’ deal for those visiting with little ones. Simple select at least one child when booking and you will receive a discount of 50% on your children's room, family room amenities, complimentary breakfast for your children (applicable if the parents’ stay includes breakfast), 2:00PM late check-out and interconnecting rooms for families at no extra charge. You will also get 50% discount on Desert Safari Trips from the Travel Desk if you wish to enjoy an exciting excursion.

The details: Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, call 04 294 1222 for reservations

Fun for the whole family at Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

Fun for the whole family at Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

 
October 2017

A Holiday with Kids - Things to do in Dubai with Kids

Home to a variety of restaurants, tourist attractions and the world’s tallest building, Dubai is all about unique experiences. Be it a business trip or a relaxing holiday with your kids, Dubai has something for all its visitors. Let’s help you plan the itinerary and guide you through this beautiful city.

Where to Stay

A room with a view at Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira

When on holiday, more often than not, convenience and affordability becomes a priority. The Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira is just a 10-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. You’ll find City Centre Deira, one of the best malls in Dubai right next to the hotel offering you access to a wide range of brands and attractive deals on electronics, jewellery, toys and household items. The hotel’s favourable location next to City Centre Deira Metro Station allows for easy transport and access to the top destinations in the city.

Location: City Centre Deira, Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 6038082 and +971 4 2941222
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Tariff: AED 400**
Booking.com Rating: 8.5

Website: http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-2022-pullman-dubai-creek-city-centre/index.shtml

**Please note: The room tariffs may differ depending on season and availability. In addition to the room rate per night, municipality and tourism fee are also applicable.


Sightseeing Tours

Your next step is to plan a tour around the city. If you grab a Big Bus Tours package, you can spend an afternoon sightseeing all the famous landmarks. You can even opt for a night tour if you love the city lights. A special pick-up service is available to the guests of Ibis City Centre Deira Hotel. Big Bus Tours’ affordable packages include 'hop on, hop off' day tours, scenic night trips, dhow cruises, entry to the Atlantis aquarium, desert sunset tours and lots more.

Phone: +971 4 3407709
Website: https://www.bigbustours.com/en/dubai/dubai-bus-tours
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigBusTours


Shop Like the Locals


Organic veggies from Ripe Market

If you thought Dubai shopping is only about mall-hopping, think again. For a local, organic market experience, you can check out Ripe Food & Craft Market during the winter months. This community market event sells all kinds of handmade, fresh, seasonal and organic products produced by local artisans, farmers and small businesses. It’s a perfect place to buy organic items including fruits and vegetables, local raw honey, eggs, tea and more. Ripe Organic runs weekly markets at locations across Dubai.

Location: Zabeel Park, Gate 2, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 3157000
Opening Hours:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Friday)
Entrance Fees: 5 AED
Website: http://ripeme.com/the-ripe-markets
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ripeuae
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ripeme
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ripefresh


Soak up the Sunshine

Family time at Mamzar Beach Park Dubai

Dubai’s coastline is home to some of the world’s best family beaches. Special mention goes to the Al Mamzar beach park - a vast, beautifully landscaped area with five beaches, chalet rentals, BBQ spots, swimming pools, kids’ play areas, snack houses, restaurants and more. Lifeguards patrol the beach with flag warning systems, and it's been awarded Blue Flag beach status for meeting global environmental standards. Other family-friendly beaches include the Jumeirah Open Beach, the Club Mina Beach and the Dubai Ladies Club Beach.

Phone: +971 4 2966201
Opening Hours:
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday)
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Thursday – Saturday and Public Holidays)
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM (During Ramadan)
Entrance Fees:
Car entrance fee AED 30 AED and AED 5 per person
Large chalet AED 200+ Park Fees (6 people)
Small chalet AED 150+ Park Fees (4 people)
Pool AED 10 adults and children AED 5



Zip Through the Snow




Only in Dubai will you find it possible to enjoy snow in the desert. Thanks to Ski Dubai, the pioneering indoor snow resort at Mall of the Emirates, your kids get to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, winter-themed amusement rides and steaming hot chocolate all year round. Do remember to say hello to the resident penguins. You could be lucky enough to cuddle one!

Location: Ground level, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 4094000
Opening Hours:
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skidxb
Twitter: https://twitter.com/skidxb
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skidxb
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/skidubai

 

Dining in Style

A tour of the city can leave you famished. Drop in at Bistro Domino, the stylish French restaurant located at Ibis City Centre Deira. The contemporary all-day French restaurant with an alfresco dining terrace offers a host of popular dishes from around the world.

Location: Ibis City Centre Deira, Port Saeed District, City Centre Deira Area, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2925000
Cuisine: Mediterranean and International
Opening Hours:
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM (all 7 days)
Avg. cost for 2 people: AED 200

Banish Boredom



Need to escape the sun for a while? Grab your little ones and head over to Magic Planet. As one of the biggest indoor entertainment centres in Dubai, Magic Planet provides enough and more for an action-packed day. Their rides, games and attractions are designed for all ages, and soon your family will be wondering where all that time has gone!

Location: Level 1, City Centre Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2954333
Opening hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday - Saturday)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicplanetmena
Twitter: https://twitter.com/magicplanetmena
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magicplanetmena
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Magicplanetdxb


Pamper Yourself




When you crave some rest, check into Soma Spa at the Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira Hotel. While your kids are having all the fun, you can spend an afternoon pampering yourself with the many services they have to offer. Choose from a range of traditional eastern therapies including Asian treatments, a relaxing hammam or an aromatherapy session. Apart from the spa, guests can also make use of a fully-equipped gym, complete with a range of cardio and weight-training equipment. Other amenities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, sauna facilities and tennis courts.

Location: Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira, Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2941222
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-3537-pullman-dubai-creek-city-centre-residences

With something for everyone in the family, Dubai lives up to its visitors’ expectations. Combining the rich culture of the Middle East with the most modern attractions, Dubai is a great choice for a perfect holiday destination.


 
October 2017

Out and About in Dubai

Dubai is an exciting smorgasbord of unique and fascinating experiences. The jaw-dropping skyline and the gorgeous aerial views are punctuated by extraordinary structures. But these near-impossible feats of engineering stand on a land that still oozes with rich history and traditions that span centuries.

Thanks to this perfect mix of the ultra-modern and the beautiful old, Dubai has a lot to offer for everyone from tourists and pleasure seekers to Emiratis and residents just out on the town. Whatever be the reason that you're in Dubai, there's always something to do and something to enjoy in the City of Gold. Below, we take a look at some of the major attractions to help you plan your itinerary and guide you through this beautiful city.

Stay in Splendour

When on holiday, convenience and living experience becomes a priority. Hotels like Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre and Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates offer an unabashed experience in luxury. Both of them are situated right at the heart of the city and are short drives away from the airport. They're also attached to some of the biggest malls in Dubai - City Centre Deira and Mall of the Emirates respectively, that offer easy access to a wide range of brands and attractive deals on electronics, jewellery, toys and household items.

Sunset at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road 120679, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 3410000
Check in: 2:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM
Tariff: AED 884 - AED 1219

Website: https://www.kempinski.com/en/dubai/mall-of-the-emirates
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kempinskihotelmalloftheemirates
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KempinskiDubai
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kempinski
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Kempinski




Outside Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

Location: Deira City Centre, Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 294 1222
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Tariff: Starting from $122
Website: http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-2022-pullman-dubai-creek-city-centre/index.shtml


Sightseeing

If you'd like to explore Dubai inside and out, you can always hop on a bus and tour around the city with a Big Bus Tours package. Big Bus offers special pick up service to the guests of Ibis City Centre Deira Hotel.




Phone: +971 4 3407709
Website: https://www.bigbustours.com/en/dubai/dubai-bus-tours
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigBusTours


Dine in Style


With so many places to go and so much to do, it’s natural to work up an appetite. Drop in at Bistro Domino, the stylish French restaurant located at Ibis Dubai City Centre Deira. The contemporary all-day French restaurant, with an alfresco dining terrace, offers a host of popular dishes from around the world.

You can also check out restaurants like Rhong Tiam (authentic Thai cuisine with a modern twist), Nayaab Haandi (live barbeque and Pakistani delicacies), Chaat Bazaar (the most authentic experience of Indian street food in Dubai), Aubaine (a classic French café with a modern ambience and a decadent selection of delicacies), and Din Tai Fung (soup dumplings that transport you, mind and soul, to the streets of China).



Inside Bistro Domino at Ibis Dubai City Centre Deira


Location: Ibis City Centre Deira, Port Saeed District, City Centre Deira Area, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2925000
Cuisine: Mediterranean and International
Opening Hours:
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM (all 7 days)
Avg. cost for 2 people: AED 200


Pamper Yourself

When you find yourself craving some rest and relaxation, check into Soma Spa at the Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira Hotel. Here, you can spend an afternoon pampering yourself with the many services they have to offer. Choose from a range of traditional eastern therapies including oriental treatments, a relaxing hammam or an aromatherapy session. Spas around Dubai often run promotions and offers that provide large discounts on spa packages. So make sure you do your research before you walk into one. If you’re looking for a different kind of relaxation, you can always check out anyone from a string of high-end malls around Dubai for an afternoon of indulgent retail therapy.




Location: Pullman Dubai City Centre Deira, Port Saeed Road, Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2941222
Opening Hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-3537-pullman-dubai-creek-city-centre-residences


Shop Away


Talking of shopping malls, there are rare few like City Centre Deira. The first large-scale, mixed-use shopping destination in Dubai, it packs in over 370 retail stores from leading international brands like Karen Millen, Armani Exchange, H&M, Sunglass Hut, Arabian Oud, Paris Gallery, Samsung, and Jumbo. There are also entertainment facilities like Magic Planet and VOX Cinemas, and dining experiences that offer cuisines from all around the world.



Ramadan decorations at City Centre Deira



Magic Planet, City Centre Deira


Location: Level 1, City Centre Deira, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 2954333
Opening hours:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday)
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Thursday - Saturday)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicplanetmena
Twitter: https://twitter.com/magicplanetmena
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magicplanetmena
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Magicplanetdxb


Retail Luxury

If your interests in retail lean towards more decadent options, you can always visit the Mall of the Emirates. Pamper yourself in the aura of over 630 retail outlets, 90 international dining options and 80 of the world’s most renowned designer brands. Check out stores like Balenciaga, Aigner, Alexander McQueen, Emporio Armani, Hermes, Swiss Arabian, Jo Malone, Apple Store, Carrefour, and Debenhams.

If you would like to leave your kids to some fun and games while you shop or if you're thinking of catching the latest blockbuster afterwards, you’ve got options like Magic Planet (family entertainment destination) and the 14-screen VOX Cinemas. Mall of the Emirates also hosts Ski Dubai (Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park) and the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC).



Mall of the Emirates

Skiing at Ski Dubai

Location: Ground level, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone: +971 4 4094000
Opening Hours:
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skidxb
Twitter: https://twitter.com/skidxb
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skidxb
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/skidubai


With something for everyone in the family, Dubai lives up to expectations and more. Combining the rich culture of the Middle East with its ultra-modern luxury attractions, it offers you an unparalleled array of entertainment, shopping, dining and relaxation options. So get out and soak yourself in the City of Gold.

 
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