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The Holiday Collection 2015 - 2016 United Arab Emirates Oman Qatar Kuwait Bahrain


Find inspiration here Whether it’s a family adventure, luxury shopping break, stimulating cultural trip or beachside bliss you’re looking for, dnata Travel has it covered. We have a great selection of stunning hotels and resorts in the Arabian Gulf, matched with expert advice and the highest standards of service. Let dnata Travel help you plan a holiday to remember.


Travel & Tours Hertz car rental  Costa Cruises Gulf Ventures – Golf packages

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United Arab Emirates

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marhaba Meet & Greet services Gulf Ventures – Tours & attractions

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Dubai

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Tours & attractions Hotels Serviced apartments

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Abu Dhabi Tours & attractions Hotels

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Northern Emirates

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Hotels

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Oman

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Tours & attractions Muscat Salalah Things to do in Salalah Musandam Jebel Akhdar

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Qatar Things to do in Qatar Hotels

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Kuwait

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Hotels151 Bahrain Hotels

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Insurance & Outlets Travel insurance Our outlets

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A world of travel

dnata Travel is the largest provider of travel services in the Middle East. We’ve been creating holidays for over 50 years, so it’s no surprise that we’ve established ourselves as leaders in tailor-made holidays. Over the years, we have built partnerships with a range of first-class service providers, so we can offer leisure and corporate travellers the best travel products, services and tours. Our Holiday Collection brochures showcase the very best hotels and resorts from around the world, with recommendations and itineraries to help create the perfect holiday for you.

Unrivalled service At dnata Travel, our aim is to help you see the world the way you want to see it. Our multilingual team of holiday planners will help you choose your dream holiday and book it for you. We’ll take care of you before, during and after you travel.

Your holiday, your way From simple breaks to complex multi-centre itineraries, our knowledge and experience means we can create your holiday, your way. We specialise in tailor-made holidays which combine scheduled flights, hotels, car hire, tours, cruises and excursions – take your pick and we will work it into your itinerary to suit your taste and budget.

Hotels and resorts We’re committed to sourcing the finest hotels from around the world. With more than 200,000 luxury resorts in over 30 countries, we’re devoted to making the best travel experiences available at the most competitive prices – without compromising on the high standards of service that our clients expect.

Gift vouchers Whether you want to surprise someone who loves travelling, or contribute to a friend or loved one’s holiday fund, dnata Travel gift vouchers are the ideal present. Choose from AED 50, 100 or 500 denominations and be confident that you could be giving someone the holiday of a lifetime.

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Easy to talk to We speak your language. With more than 200 multilingual staff, dnata

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Travel makes travel easy for local and expatriate travellers from across the Arabian Gulf and around the world.

Speak to the experts We hope you enjoy browsing our brochure and getting some inspiration for your next holiday. We’re here to help you plan your perfect holiday, so visit one of our 200-plus outlets throughout the Arabian Gulf and India. Drop by at a time that suits you and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge and experience. Alternatively, call our 24-hour, multilingual customer care centre on +971 4 389 8333, or visit our website, dnatatravel.com.

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Recommended Families Shopping Spa All-inclusive Golf Kids club Water park/Theme park

dnata4good helps break the cycle of poverty through education, by building schools across Asia and Africa, as well as building sanctuaries

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Hitting the road with Hertz

There’s nothing better than getting behind the wheel in a new destination and letting your curiosity be your guide, driving you to sites that really pique your personal interest. Hertz can create bespoke self-drive itineraries that will get you started on your own unique journey. Want an idea of what your self-drive itinerary might look like? Have a look at this one we created for Oman to get your imagination running.

Day 4: Wahiba Sands - Ras al Jinz

Day 1: Muscat - Nizwa

and have time to rest before your evening excursion to the Green

Your car hire starts today – you will be driving a 4x4 vehicle. Head off

journey from the desert to the coast. You stay at the Ras al Jinz Centre Turtle beach.

on your first drive to the interior of Oman. You might want to visit Seeb,

Day 5: Ras al Jinz - Muscat

Nakhl and Wadi Bani Auf en route to Nizwa, where you will stay for

Today you’ll spend your last full day on the coastal road heading back

two nights.

towards Muscat. There are plenty of scenic places to stop at for a picnic

Day 2: Nizwa

lunch, including the fascinating town of Sur.

A day at leisure to explore Nizwa and the mountains and forts of the

Day 6: Muscat

surrounding area.

Spend a leisurely morning exploring Muscat before saying goodbye to

Day 3: Nizwa - Wahiba Sands

your four-wheeled friend at the Hertz drop-off point.

En route to the desert, you can visit Izki and Sanaw, or maybe you’d like to take the most direct route to the camp. The drive is an adventure in itself, and your 4x4 will earn its keep on the sandy tracks on the way to the desert camp.

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Today you can stop at the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid as part of your

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Economy

Toyota Yaris

Compact 5

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2

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Premium

Lexus IS250

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Toyota Corolla

Standard SUV

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Toyota Camry

Full Size SUV

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5

7

2

1

2

1

Premium SUV

Toyota Prado

Standard

2

Honda CRV

Minivan

2

Toyota Fortuna

Luxury SUV

7

7

7

2

2

2

1

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Toyota Previa

2

Toyota Land Cruiser

Hiring with Hertz - the fine print What is included in your rental cost? Vehicle licence fee Vehicle Licence Fee (VLF)/Road Tax is a mandatory charge that applies to all rentals. This fee is included in the amount quoted in the rate. Collision damage waiver Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) reduces your financial liability for damage to the vehicle, except for theft, attempted theft or vandalism, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Theft protection Theft Protection (TP) is an optional* service which, if accepted, reduces your financial responsibility for loss of, or damage to, the Hertz vehicle due to theft, attempted theft or vandalism, including its parts and accessories, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Location service charge & taxes A Location Service Charge (LSC) is a mandatory charge that applies to all rentals with pick up at an airport. 24-hour roadside assistance In case of a breakdown, 24-hour roadside assistance is available. Unlimited mileage Most Hertz rentals include an unlimited mileage option.

What is not included in your rental cost? Fuel Our rates do not include fuel. All Hertz vehicles are rented with a full tank and must be returned with a full tank or a local refuelling charge will apply in addition to the cost of the fuel. Young driver surcharge (if any) Every country will have a driving age restriction. A young driver surcharge could be paid in some cases to waive this restriction. Additional driver fee Additional drivers can be added for an additional fee.

Extras Any extras, such as GPS navigator or child seats, can be booked at the location for an additional charge. Super cover If you opted for, or if your rate includes, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP), you may also wish to purchase an additional protection – Super Cover – to waive* your already limited liability in case of damage to, or theft of, the Hertz vehicle, its parts and accessories, including those losses resulting from collision, vandalism, theft or attempted theft, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Additional cover for Oman For travel to Oman, the customer will need to purchase an additional insurance from the rental location. The additional fee is AED 100 per day or AED 550 per week. Should this be ignored, all insurances (Third Party Liability, CDW, TP, PAI, Super CDW), if accepted, shall be deemed null and void. The driver will be held fully responsible in case of damage to, or loss of the vehicle and will bear all consequences, including the cost of repatriation of the damaged vehicle.

What you should know when hiring a car? Rental period Prices are based on a 24-hour rental period, meaning a car picked up at 10am should be dropped back by 10am on the last day of rental. Late return fees apply and there are no refunds for early returns. Driving licence A national driving licence (with a minimum of one year validity) plus an international driving licence is recommended. Credit card A credit card in the name of the driver is a mandatory requirement for picking up a car rental. Deposit on picking up the car A deposit is always charged at the time of rental pickup to cover for possible charges such as fuel, tolls, fines and damages. This deposit is released within 10 days of returning the rental vehicle. * Please note: All car rentals are subject to Hertz’ terms and conditions.

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Costa Cruises Sailing the seas

Costa Cruises

For relaxing, stress-free travel, it’s hard to beat a cruise. Sailing the

Costa Cruises has been perfecting the art of cruising since 1948 –

seas on a floating resort means exploring the world in comfort and style

and every year, more than one million travellers worldwide choose

(and unpacking only once!), with the chance to do as much or as little

a Costa holiday.

as you please.

With the largest fleet of vessels in Europe, this Italy-based cruise

The popularity of cruising continues to grow, and the endless sunshine

line offers you one of the best itinerary selections. Every one of Costa’s

of the Gulf region increasingly beckons winter tourists. Dubai is one of

16 ships is designed to combine comfort, entertainment and pleasure

the Middle East’s top cruise destinations, rich in onshore and offshore

in unmistakable Italian style. Cruise prices include so many of the things

attractions, and plenty of travel companies offer packages cruising the

that will make you happy: your cabin and related services, all meals

waters of the Arabian Gulf.

at the restaurants and buffets, fun activities and shows onboard (for adults and children).

8 days – United Arab Emirates & Oman: The Thousand and One Nights 2015/16 departures: weekly, 23 Dec 2015 to 25 Mar 2016 The Costa Fortuna heads to Muscat then explores the dramatic scenery of the Musandam peninsula, docking at Khasab. Explore the varied onshore delights of Abu Dhabi and Dubai with extended time in each port.

Itinerary DAY

PORT

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Dubai (embark from 20:00)

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14:00

Khasab (Oman)

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**09:00

22:00

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Dubai (UAE)

**08:00

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Dubai (UAE)

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**Long stopover or more than one day. Option of shorter stay also available.

Costa Fortuna features: Spectacular in every detail, Costa Fortuna is the successor to the luxurious Italian ocean liners of the past. • 1358 cabins • 464 with private balcony • 58 suites • 4 restaurants

Khasab

• wellness centre • gym • sauna • jacuzzis • 4 pools • multipurpose sports pitch • outdoor jogging track • theatre • disco • water slide • internet

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point • library • shopping centre • children’s club & pool Muscat


22 days – United Arab Emirates, Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives 2016 departures: 10 Jan, 31 Jan and 21 Feb 2016 On board the Costa neoRiviera, sail a three-week odyssey, calling at evocative, colourful Arabian Sea ports including Mumbai, Cochin, Goa and Colombo, and taking in the crystalline waters of the Maldives.

Khasab Dubai

Muscat Bombay/Mumbai Goa Cochin Colombo Male

Itinerary DAY

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ARRIVE

DEPART

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Dubai (UAE)

**08:00

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Fujairah

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08:00

17:00

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Cruising

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Cruising

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Bombay/Mumbai (India)

**08:00

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Bombay/Mumbai (India)

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17:30

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Goa Marmugao (India)

09:30

23:00

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Cruising

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Cochin (India)

08:30

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Cruising

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Colombo (Sri Lanka)

08:00

23:59

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Crusing

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Male (Maldives)

**08:00

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Male (Maldives)

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17:00

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Cruising

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Cruising

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Cruising

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Muscat

08:30

20:00

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Cruising

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Abu Dhabi

08:00

22:00

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Dubai (UAE)

08:00

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**Long stopover or more than one day. Option of shorter stay also available.

8 days – United Arab Emirates & Oman 2015/16 departures: weekly, 20 Dec 2015 to 3 Jan 2016 The Costa neoRiviera offers a more languorous stay in port at Muscat and Abu Dhabi on this eight-day Arabian exploration.

Itinerary DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

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Dubai (UAE)

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Dubai (UAE)

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Muscat (Oman)

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Abu Dhabi (UAE)

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Dubai (UAE)

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Dubai (UAE)

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Muscat (Oman)

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13:00

Abu Dhabi (UAE)

**14:00

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18:00

**08:00

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**Long stopover or more than one day. Option of shorter stay also available.

Costa neoRiviera features: Discover a new way to travel: longer stopovers, exclusive and unusual destinations, more intimate spaces. • 624 cabins • 94 suites with private balcony • 3 restaurants • wellness centre • gym • sauna • pool • whirlpools • theatre • disco • internet point • library • shops • children’s club

Dubai Abu Dhabi

Muscat

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A day on the green The Gulf region is becoming an emerging destination for both championship golf players and spectators, with more than 20 courses spread across the region and many major golf events being staged.

swing’ (Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships, Commercial Bank Qatar

Golfers can enjoy the regions courses in ideal playing conditions from

Gulf Ventures, a proud member of IAGTO, has a knowledgeable and

September to May. Gulf Ventures’ close relationship with the host golf

experienced golf reservations team, and those who book as a group

clubs as well as the European Tour, enables golfers to obtain the most

will have a dedicated itinerary manager.

attractive hospitality and entry tickets to the golfing seasons ‘desert

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Masters, Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final and the world’s most lucrative DP World Championships). The unique packages not only include accommodation and golf, but luxury transfers, sensational dining experiences and a choice of exclusive city tours which include lessons with local professionals as a standard.


Golf packages Dubai Festival City

The UAE is a dream destination for golfers. Major tournaments, including the DP World Tour Championship in November, are played here and incredible courses abound. Let Gulf Ventures take care of all the details with these golfing getaways. All packages include round-trip airport, golf course and restaurant transfers. Golf courses include: Dubai Emirates Golf Club

7 nights accommodation at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City

4 rounds of golf at Al Badia Golf Club

1 round of golf at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Authentic Arabian dining experience in Qbara restaurant at Wafi Pyramids

Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi •

Al Badia Golf Club Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Jebel Ali Golf Club

7 nights accommodation at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

1 round of golf at Abu Dhabi National Golf Club

1 round of golf at Yas Links

1 round of golf at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Luxury dining experience at The Terrace at The St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah Golf Estates The Els Club Dubai

Choice of Modern or Traditional Arabian Dubai Tour

Special Abu Dhabi City Tour with lunch at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers and access to the Observation Deck

Ticket to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The Montgomerie Dubai Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Dubai Creek

Abu Dhabi

7 nights accommodation at Park Hyatt Dubai

Abu Dhabi National Golf Club

2 rounds of golf at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

1 round of golf at Emirates Golf Club Faldo

1 round of golf at Emirates Golf Club Majlis

Luxury dining experience at Junsui at the Burj Al Arab

Choice of Modern or Traditional Arabian Dubai Tour

Yas Links Golf Club Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Oman Al Mouj Golf Club Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club

Doha Doha Golf Club

DP World Tour Championship – Gold Package •

Luxury transfers to and from Dubai Airport

Daily luxury transfers to and from the DP World Tour Championship (Thurs-Sun)

6 nights accommodation at One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court on half-board basis

1 round of golf at the Montgomerie Golf Club

1 round of golf at the Emirates Golf Club Majlis

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United Arab Emirates Diverse and multicultural wonderlands are waiting at every turn in the UAE.

Get inspired by…

The capital, Abu Dhabi, is a chic and artful mix of shopping, famed golf courses, arresting deserts, cultural gems and a photogenic coastline.

the food scene. From Michelin-starred chefs to sizzling street food in local souks, the UAE is a major culinary destination.

Dubai epitomises glittering luxury, with a wildly modernist skyline, impressive beach resorts and a multitude of malls. Venture beyond Dubai and Abu Dhabi and be swayed by the Northern Emirates – the museums and book fairs of Sharjah, classy developments like Al Hamra Village in Ras al Khaimah, the old-school charms of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, and the crystal-clear waters of Fujairah. Sand and sea will entice: 28 UAE beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status, in recognition of their high water quality and environmental management.

major sporting events. The UAE plays host to the Dubai World Cup, the Rugby Sevens and the Abu Dhabi Formula 1® Grand Prix. the shopping options. The UAE really is a shopper’s paradise, with amazing malls, designer boutiques and atmospheric souks to explore. natural beauty. There is a phenomenal number of natural wonders here, from singing sands to nature reserves, pearly beaches and glistening waters. architectural wonders. Think embellished minarets, colossal white mosques ringed with shimmering reflecting pools, palm-tree-shaped islands and futuristic skyscrapers.

Ras Al Khaimah

Sharjah Dubai Fujairah

Sir Bani Yas Island Kuwait

Abu Dhabi Al Ain

Bahrain Qatar Saudi Arabia Oman

UAE

Yemen

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Be welcomed by a friend With marhaba, you can book an airport Meet & Greet for your arrival, departure or transfer. Relax in style in our exclusive lounges, no matter your airline or class of travel, because making you feel welcome is the best part of our job. For more information and to book, please visit dnata Travel or call +971 4 389 8333.

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marhaba The warmest of welcomes marhaba means ‘welcome’ in Arabic. And that’s exactly what it

Meet & Greet services

offers: a warm, helpful welcome at the airport, whether you’re arriving

Service levels have been designed to meet the different needs

or departing. Airports are complicated places, and marhaba’s range of Meet & Greet services makes arriving or departing simpler, quicker and less stressful. From speedy clearance through formalities to helping with transfers and baggage, marhaba ensures a swift, smooth and safe passage through the airport. There are even marhaba Lounges to relax in. The range of Meet & Greet services marhaba offers can make an

of passengers: Bronze – marhaba’s standard service, guiding you through airport formalities and helping with baggage. Silver – recommended for first-time travellers and those with special needs, Silver Meet & Greet includes a complimentary porter service.

enormous difference to any trip – whether it’s providing ease and

Gold – an exclusive one-to-one service including marhaba Lounge

comfort for an elderly relative, ensuring VIP treatment for an important

access on departure.

client, or just making a family holiday run smoothly.

Family – designed especially for families or mothers and fathers travelling alone with young children or infants.

marhaba’s extra touches From making a loved one feel special, to providing seamless onward transport to your final destination, the marhaba effect isn’t confined to the airport. Extra touches include baggage delivery, access to marhaba lounges, gifts on arrival, Airshell baggage protection, chauffeur services and SIM card services to get you online as soon as you land.

Meet & Greet services

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Family

Dedicated one-to-one service Full escort Fast-track clearance through immigration Visa deposit Baggage claim assistance Assistance through baggage screening Handover to receiving party at arrivals Porter service marhaba Lounge access on departures Provision of marhaba waiting lounge area and assistance through check-in on departures

Additional services on request Hand baggage trolley* Wheelchair Baby stroller

Additional services at a charge Floral gifts on arrival/SIM card/chauffeur services/Airshells/baggage delivery** Porter service from disembarkation * subject to availability ** only available at Dubai International Airport at Terminal 3 but will be shortly available at Terminal 1

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Gulf Ventures

Choose from a variety of breathtaking and exhilarating safari tours, city tours and fun attractions across the UAE and neighbouring Oman with Gulf Ventures, the destination management division of dnata Travel. Gulf Ventures is accredited by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and the Dubai Convention Bureau. Their knowledge of local culture, geography and history is second to none, and they offer an unmatched variety of exciting tours: city and shopping tours, Bedouin camps and desert safaris, east coast tours, fishing trips, polo days and even helicopter rides. More than 20 years of successful trading – combined with two fully-equipped desert camps, a fleet of 4WD vehicles and qualified multilingual guides – has established Gulf Ventures as a market leader in the region. See the Tours & Attractions pages in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman for a taste of the Gulf Ventures tours on offer in each destination.

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Dubai Dubai is a feast for the senses, a city where the old blends with the new and the new continues to reinvent and outdo itself – bigger, taller, more lavish. Sample flavours from around the world, shop for days, hit the beach then the indoor ski slopes, or hire a yacht and disappear to your own private island.

Get inspired by… wondrous desert safaris. Dune bash across the desert then slow down the pace: enjoy a sunset camel ride to a Bedouin barbecue feast. high-rise views. Sunrise or sunset is the perfect time for a bird’s-eye view of Dubai from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. shopping at a souk. Captivating Old Dubai scenes include merchants loading their dhows and souks filled with gold and spices. Dubai’s outdoor life. Spend an afternoon on Jumeirah Corniche then head to JBR for a magnificent al fresco evening watching the Arabian sunset.

It’s easy to be dazzled by the glitz and glamour, but quieter corners of the city harbour insights into the Dubai of old. Traditional dhows line the Creek, coffeehouses serve sweets alongside shisha. Beyond the city, delights like falconry shows, camel rides and sand-dune surfing remind you of Dubai’s unique heritage and desert location.

Did you know...? You can travel back in time on a tour with the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding: see old neighbourhoods, museums, traditional foods and handicrafts.

Deira Bur Dubai Jumeirah Creek Palm Jumeirah

Downtown Dubai Dubai Marina

Palm Jebel Ali Kuwait

Dubai

Bahrain Qatar Saudi Arabia

UAE Oman

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Dubai tours & attractions

Let Gulf Ventures show you the spectacular highlights of this ever-changing city, plus some of the quieter, unexpected corners of Dubai.

Creek dhow cruise Dubai Creek represents a historic, vibrant side of Dubai, and guests can revel in the Creek’s sights and sounds from the vantage point of a traditional Arabian dhow. On the menu for dinner cruises is a sumptuous Arabic buffet, combined with a mesmerising glimpse of the romance and radiance of Dubai at night. As the sun sets, the classical dhow sails the Creek’s calm waters, passing under bridges and alongside marvellous architectural landmarks such as the National Bank of Dubai and Chamber of Commerce Building. Reflections on the water highlight the city’s shimmering high-rise structures.

Marina dhow cruise Climb aboard one of the dhows for a two-hour cruise to view the fascinating skyline and scenery of New Dubai. Marina dinner cruises operate daily and offer magnificent views of the illuminated skyscrapers and residences around the Marina, including the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, the Dubai Marina Mall and a bevy of five-star hotels.

Desert dune dinner safari Few things can compare to the magic of a desert sunset. Experience an exhilarating dune drive to a traditional Bedouin-style desert camp, stopping along the way for magical sundowner photos. Be greeted by a welcoming bonfire and traditional tents with cushions and Persian carpets. Enjoy a belly-dance performance, ride a camel, unwind with a shisha or get a traditional henna tattoo. The safari includes a delicious Arabic-style barbeque buffet.

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Bateaux Dubai creek cruise

Afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab

Bateaux Dubai is a sleek, all-glass floating restaurant, designed by French

Choose from a number of afternoon tea experiences at the iconic Burj

company Seine Design. Onboard the luxury vessel, all tables are treated

Al Arab. Take traditional afternoon tea with pastries, scones and cream

to a 360-degree panorama of Dubai Creek while diners enjoy a delicious,

in the majestic lobby lounge or in the Skyview Bar, with stellar views.

four-course, a-la-carte menu, accompanied by a choice of fine beverages

There’s also an Asian-style seven-course option, with loose-leaf tea and

plus live entertainment. Inside, or on the al fresco deck, passengers enjoy

dim sum to enjoy.

spectacular photo opportunities of Dubai Creek landmarks by night,

Tailor-made tours

including the National Bank of Dubai, Chamber of Commerce Building, Sheikh Saeed House and the Heritage Village.

Your journey to Dubai wouldn’t be complete without a taste of all the region has to offer. Experience the varied landscapes and cultures

Heli Dubai

with a range of traditional Arabian experiences – day trips take in the

Aerial sightseeing is an exhilarating way to see Dubai, and a helicopter

attractions of Abu Dhabi, the Northern Emirates and beyond. You might

tour provides unique photo opportunities and truly epic sightseeing –

prefer to ramp up your Dubai experience to five stars, hiring a personal

think of the unparalleled views of glorious towers Burj Khalifa and Burj Al

shopper or chartering a private yacht. Anything is possible.

Arab, or offshore islands The World and The Palm Jumeirah. Consider an

Fun attractions

evening flight for the chance to see Dubai landmarks in their illuminated glory. Flights depart from various city locations.

Want to let your hair down and experience the joy of Dubai’s most funloving attractions? How about challenging vertigo at the Burj Khalifa’s

Seawings

observation deck, At The Top? There’s endless water-park action at

Another thrilling aerial option is a ‘dock to dock’ seaplane flight, with the

Aquaventure and Wild Wadi Waterpark, or the chance to swim with

buzz of a water take-off and landing. The 40-minute Seawings Silver air

dolphins at Dolphin Bay. Thrill-seekers and theme-park fans will love

tour flies over Dubai’s iconic landmarks, while the 25-minute Seaplane

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Adventures flies over the Dubai coastline. Both give unrivalled views of the city’s ever-changing skyline.

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Beach hotels

Year-round sunshine equals non-stop beach weather – how brilliant that Dubai faces a long inviting stretch of soft white sand lapped by pristine azure water. Each of the resorts and hotels along the city’s shoreline features direct beach access, offering guests the very essence of a relaxing beachside holiday. Natural coastline isn’t the only attraction. Built in the shape of a palm tree is the acclaimed man-made island, The Palm Jumeirah, an innovative addition which expands Dubai’s shore by many more luscious miles, offering a plethora of entertainment options plus spectacular sea views. Dubai’s sandy stretches are perfect if you want to simply unwind and soak up the sun, or you can pick up the pace with activities like sailing, boat cruises, kitesurfing and windsurfing. The young – and young at heart – will love a day at water parks like Wild Wadi and Aquaventure.

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Dubai Beach hotels

Atlantis The Palm A phenomenal ocean-themed resort built around the myth of the

A diverse and exciting resort, Atlantis The Palm is home to over 20

Lost City of Atlantis.

restaurants, such as acclaimed Nobu, as well as bars and lounges to

Located at the crescent of the spectacular Palm Jumeirah and fronted by 1.4km of pristine beach, Atlantis The Palm is home to distinct and unique attractions and a vast choice of rooms including fabulous underwater suites. Guests enjoy complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark, overflowing with 42 fun-filled acres of activities for all ages. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to 65,000 marine animals – don’t miss

suit every taste: sophisticated seafood, innovative sushi, quick bites and cuisine from around the world. It offers unprecedented entertainment, an impressive collection of activities, a huge spa with a wide variety of treatments and several luxury boutiques. Hotel facilities: 20 restaurants & lounges • water park • spa • fitness centre • aquarium • dive centre • water sports • tennis court • shopping mall • helicopter service • shuttle service • club lounge • private beach

the chance to get up close and personal, and even swim, with dolphins

Room facilities: 1,539 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities

at Dolphin Bay or enjoy unique aquatic interaction with the sea lions at

• 24-hour room service

Sea Lion Point.

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Dubai Beach hotels

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The lavish interior at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is inspired by palaces

spectacular settings. The impressive array of leisure facilities

of the Ottoman period.

include the magnificent Talise Ottoman Spa, with its 42 treatment

This spectacular beachside resort lies on the West Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah and offers exhilarating views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s impressive skyline. The resort prides itself on its passionate attention to detail and timeless hospitality with striking interior design. Features include stunning guest rooms and an extensive choice of fine dining experiences in lavish,

rooms and traditional Turkish hammam, and a complimentary visit to Wild Wadi Waterpark. Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa with Turkish hammam • fitness centre • tennis courts • water sports • theatre • shuttle service to Mall of the Emirates & Souq Madinat • Wild Wadi Waterpark access • club lounge • private beach Room facilities: 443 rooms, suites & residences/villas • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

One&Only The Palm One&Only The Palm is one of Dubai’s most intimate beach resorts. In a splendid location on the West Crescent of Palm Island, with its own private marina and expansive secluded beach, the resort blends Moorish and Andalusian architecture with Arabian chic interiors and stunning skyline views. The resort’s three-leveled Manor House, Low-Rise Mansions and Private Beachfront Villas are pleasantly secluded. The private spa offers an array of luxurious bespoke treatments while restaurants provide

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individual culinary experiences: ZEST, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an elegant atmosphere; the romantic setting of the signature restaurant STAY by Yannick Alléno; and the stylish al fresco 101 Dining Lounge & Bar by the marina. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • tennis court Room facilities: 94 rooms, suites & private beachfront villas


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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is a remarkable beach

Stylish dining and entertainment venues include three-starred Michelin

resort destination.

cuisine at Social by Heinz Beck and sublime Southeast Asian flavours at

Located 35 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the tranquil

LAO restaurant.

island resort is well within reach of the vibrant city scene. A pristine

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools

white pearl surrounded by the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, the

• spa • fitness centre • tennis court • water sports • shuttle services

hotel has a generous private beach with soft sands, palatial public

• private beach

spaces, a luxurious Waldorf Astoria Spa, and elegantly designed guest rooms and suites.

Room facilities: 319 rooms & suites • docking station • tea & coffeemaking facilities • personal butler

Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa Everything at the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa has been

Anantara Spa or work out in the fitness centre while children can enjoy

designed with opulence and indulgence in mind.

the play area. Dining includes Southeast Asian cuisine at Mekong and

Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the resort is built in a Thai style and all

Australian traditions at the Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar.

rooms and villas feature classic design touches and a contemporary

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

Asian flair.

• fitness centres • tennis courts • water sports

Anantara is the only resort in Dubai to boast an array of overwater villas

Room facilities: 293 rooms & apartments including villas with

and rooms with direct access to the pool from the comfort of your own

private pools • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

balcony. Relax in lagoon swimming pools, be pampered at the exotic

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Kempinski Hotel & Residence Palm Jumeirah Magnificent views of the Arabian Gulf and the dazzling

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Dubai skyline.

• 24-hour fitness centre • volleyball • water sports • private beach

This spacious resort sits on the shores of Palm Jumeirah’s excellent

Room facilities: 244 rooms & suites with fully equipped kitchen

West Crescent breakwater. Relax in the Cinq Mondes Spa or enjoy water

• docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities

sports and beach activities. Grab a delicious bite at the casual beachfront barbeque, or head to the K-West Living Room where you can mingle with friends, watch sports and enjoy a cigar. For a memorable evening, choose a bespoke dining experience at Brunello, either indoors or outdoor with dining on the lovely terrace.

Fairmont The Palm The impressive property, Fairmont The Palm, boasts a superb

The hotel’s deluxe restaurants and lounges offer culinary delights from

range of outdoor leisure facilities.

around the world with magical beachside and skyline views.

Situated on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the hotel’s swimming pool

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

complex, landscaped gardens, private beach club and water sport

• fitness centre • private beach

activities make the most of the all-encompassing views of the Arabian Gulf. The stamp of the Fairmont brand is apparent throughout; from the sumptuous Willow Stream Spa to the trademark luxuries and spacious marble bathrooms of the elegant rooms and suites.

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Room facilities: 381 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities • butler service


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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa Sofitel Dubai The Palm immerses guests in luxurious comfort and

With an excellent range of restaurants and bars at the resort, guests can

its own idyllic stretch of beach.

choose from Italian at Bottega, seafood at Moana, Asian at Hong Loong,

On Palm Jumeirah island, the stunning architecture and sophisticated tropical design are inspired by the simple beauty of a Polynesian retreat. Guest rooms and suites offer breathtaking ocean and city views from

or simply relax at one of the sophisticated bars or lounges. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • tennis court • water sports • private beach

the private balconies. Suites boast 24-hour butlers and a private lounge

Room facilities: 361 rooms, suites & villas with private pools

while the apartments include ample space for families.

• complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour

You can cruise, water-ski, sunbathe by the pool, play tennis, work out at

room service

the So Fit fitness centre or rediscover well-being in the So Spa. Kids are well catered with the private beachfront and the Amura Kids Club.

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Burj Al Arab The billowing sail structure of this spectacular hotel has justifiably

views out across the Dubai skyline and Al Mahara serving the best in

become a renowned landmark on the Dubai coastline.

seafood while guests enjoy views of the floor-to-ceiling aquarium inside

Located on its own island just off Jumeirah Beach and soaring to a

the restaurant giving the feeling of dining under the ocean.

height of 321 metres, the hotel is an unforgettable sight by day or night,

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • indoor & outdoor

when it is lit with rainbow colours and surrounded by sculptures of

swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • butler service • gold iPad

water and fire. Features include the Talise Spa & Health Club, in-suite

concierge • helicopter service • complimentary access to Wild Wadi

check-in, a private reception desk on every floor and highly trained

Waterpark • private beach

butlers. The phenomenal range of dining options include the Al Muntaha restaurant at the top of the hotel, high above the sea with awe-inspiring

Room facilities: 202 duplex suites with lounge & dining room • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Unhindered Gulf views overlooking the Burj Al Arab, luxurious

Waterpark, Sinbad’s Kids’ Club, and the children’s pool and playground

interiors and a long stretch of pristine private beach.

area. World-class restaurants and lounges including famous Cove Beach,

Jumeirah Beach Hotel is internationally renowned for its striking wavelike exterior. The hotel is built around a dazzling atrium that gives a

Jamie’s Italian, Mahiki and 360°, offer superb international cuisine in spectacular surrounds.

sense of space and endless light, and exceptional facilities include vast

Hotel facilities: 19 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

and varied swimming pools, the luxurious Talise spa and state-of-the-art

• fitness centre • squash & tennis courts • marina • PADI dive centre

Talise fitness centre at the Pavilion.

• water sports • shuttle service • club lounge • private beach

The hotel blends excitement and relaxation to create a retreat for

Room facilities: 617 rooms, suites & villas with private pools

couples and families alike with unlimited access to the Wild Wadi

• complimentary Wi-Fi • 24-hour room service • tea & coffeemaking facilities

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Madinat Jumeirah Set across its own private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Al Qasr and Mina A’Salam. The luxurious guest rooms of Dar Al Masyaf are found in twostorey complexes modeled on traditional Arabian summer houses. The resort’s extensive facilities, which include Talise spa and fitness centre, are connected by 3km of waterways and lush landscaped gardens. Resort facilities: 2 grand boutique hotels • summer house complex • 7 villas • 40 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • traditional souk & 95 boutiques • kids club • private beach • club lounges • complimentary Wild Wadi Waterpark access

Dar Al Masyaf

Al Qasr

Mina A’Salam

Inspired by the traditional courtyard summer houses of old Arabia, these 29 two-storey houses are each home to a handful of lavish guest rooms and suites, and have an idyllic private setting within the Madinat Jumeirah complex. The summer houses offer an exquisitely designed hideaway between waterways, gardens, and the white sands of Jumeirah Beach. For true luxury and discretion, opt for one of the seven opulent Malakiya Villas. Each villa has two or three bedrooms, full kitchen and generous living areas, and private swimming pool.

Shining as the jewel in the crown of Madinat Jumeirah, Al Qasr hotel epitomises opulence and elegance. It’s designed in the style of a sheikh’s summer residence, seamlessly blending traditional royal architecture with luxurious modernity. The approach to the hotel, along a tree-lined avenue adorned with striking sculptures, is a taste of the luxury that lies ahead: the hotel’s name means ‘The Palace’, and it offers guests an experience where refined history meets the future.

Mina A’Salam’s design is peppered with colourful Arabian accents and architectural stylings, and is a tribute to Dubai’s seafaring heritage. Nestled on Dubai’s Arabian Gulf, Mina A’Salam is the gateway to the attractions and pleasures of Madinat Jumeirah: world-class restaurants, bars and cafes, and a traditional souk. The hotel’s name translates as ‘Harbour of Peace’ and inside it’s a sanctuary of Arabian warmth and generosity, making it perfect for a family holiday or romantic retreat.

Room facilities: 294 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • 24-hour room service

Room facilities: 292 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • 24-hour room service

Room facilities: 283 rooms & suites • 7 villas • private check-in • complimentary Wi-Fi • 24-hour butler service

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Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach The Four Seasons seamlessly blends Arabic design with cool,

balconies. Among the resort’s impressive facilities are landscaped

contemporary style.

gardens, a spa, and indoor and adult-only swimming pools. Just steps

Set on pristine natural shoreline, the Four Seasons Resort is a newcomer to the Jumeirah neighbourhood known as the ‘Beverly Hills of Dubai’.

from the hotel, a Restaurant Village offers guests speciality dining and fantastic views.

The location is convenient for leisure travellers and families, close to the

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

best of what Dubai has to offer. The hotel’s design creates an atmosphere

• 24-hour fitness centre • tennis courts • jogging trail • butler service

of light, sophisticated luxury. Rooms are among Dubai’s largest and

• private beach

there are a variety of suites to choose from. Guests can enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf or Burj Khalifa and the downtown skyline from private

Room facilities: 237 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Enjoy the legendary Ritz-Carlton hospitality blended with Middle

inspired features boast private balconies overlooking the garden,

Eastern traditions.

pool or ocean. Authentic dining experiences span the culinary world

The iconic Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is set in the heart of the vibrant Dubai Marina district, just steps from pristine white sands. Special touches

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

ensure supreme comfort throughout your stay. Bask in the sun before

• fitness centre • tennis courts • club lounge • shuttle service

taking a dip in the warm ocean waters or in one of six sparkling pools, wander and explore the waterfalls in the extensive landscaped gardens, or indulge in luxurious treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. The wide choice of suites and opulently decorated rooms with Mediterranean-

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Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa is set in landscaped gardens

pools, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi. Experience culinary delights

overlooking Dubai’s famous Jumeirah coastline.

from a range of exclusive restaurants including Maya by Richard

Just 25 minutes from downtown Dubai and despite being a large property, it never feels overcrowded here and its impressive facilities cater to couples and families. A stay here is not complete without a visit to Caracalla Spa and Health Club, which has been designed in the style of Ancient Rome’s most luxurious public baths and is a grand complex of five Turkish hammam,

Sandoval, Geales seafood restaurant, Rhodes Twenty10 steakhouse and Ossegino Italian. Hotel facilities: 13 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • Turkish hammam • fitness centre • tennis courts • water sports • shopping arcade • club lounge Room facilities: 504 rooms & suites • docking station • tea & coffeemaking facilities • 24-hour room service

Grosvenor House, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai The lavish interior of this hotel has been influenced by

Indego by Vineet Bhatia; Rhodes W1; Embassy Dubai and Sloane’s.

contemporary Arabian interior design.

The exclusive Bar 44 offers guests spectacular views over Dubai and the

The first hotel in Dubai Marina, Grosvenor House is a landmark in the exciting cosmopolitan of New Dubai and commands breathtaking views and unrivalled luxury. A culinary destination with a fantastic selection of restaurants brings flavours from around the world: Buddha Bar, direct from Paris; Toro Toro by Richard Sandoval;

Jumeirah Palm. Guests also have access to facilities at the sister hotel, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, including its beach and additional bars and restaurants. Hotel facilities: 16 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa Room facilities: 749 rooms, suites & 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with kitchen facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi • butler service

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Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach artfully blends Arabic design

elegance. Beautifully appointed rooms and suites over 32 floors are

features with exquisite French elegance.

complemented by restaurants and bars, a pool with sea view and fully

Set amid the shops and cafés of Dubai’s JBR, ‘The Walk’ and the new lowrise complex for leisure and shopping ‘The Beach’, Sofitel Dubai

equipped fitness centre. There’s easy beach access direct from the hotel, across the street. Complimentary beach kits are available for all guests.

Jumeirah Beach offers superb luxury accommodation for shoppers,

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

families and leisure travellers.

centre • salon

The traditional-meets-chic design of the hotel celebrates the city

Room facilities: 438 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

itself, mixing a dynamic cosmopolitan style with understated

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service • butler service in suites

Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa creates a sense of tasteful

in their very own pool. Guests can take advantage of the private beach,

luxury and warm Arabian style.

wellness spa and access to a host of water sports. Rooms are either sea-

In an unrivalled position within the Dubai Marina, the resort boasts 16

facing or overlooking the landscaped gardens.

themed restaurants and lounges designed to suit all tastes, offering

Hotel facilities: 16 restaurants & lounges • spa • swimming pools

international cuisines ranging from European and Asian to South African

• fitness centre • kids recreation area • water sports • club lounge &

and Middle Eastern. One swimming pool is set within gardens, the other

travellers lounge • private beach

(adults-only) enjoys spectacular Gulf views & kids can enjoy the slides

Room facilities: 446 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort With a private beach and water sports, Hilton Dubai is a family-

For active guests, the beachside sports centre at the resort’s private

friendly hotel in the heart of Dubai Marina.

beach offers a variety of water sports, and the health club features

Ideally located along the golden mile of Jumeirah Beach and in the heart

a fully equipped fitness centre and spa.

of ‘The Walk’ outdoor shopping avenue, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

offers easy access to the best of Dubai.

• fitness centre • water sports

A range of restaurants and bars welcome guests, while facilities for

Room facilities: 389 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities

families include spacious suites and a kids’ club and pool. Grown-ups

• 24-hour room service

are not neglected, with an adults-only swimming pool.

Hilton Dubai The Walk In the exclusive Dubai Marina area, Hilton Dubai The Walk is a short

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & bars • swimming pool • spa • fitness

stroll from shopping and entertainment venues.

centre • beach access at Hilton Jumeirah Resort directly opposite

A selection of premier facilities includes a delightful swimming pool

Room facilities: 364 studios, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments with full

on the 35th floor over-looking the sea and Pure Sky Lounge & Dining

kitchens • tea & coffee-making facilities

serving Pan Asian inspired cuisine. Guests also have use of the beach and pool facilities at sister hotel, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, accessed via a link bridge. Families are fond of the studios and apartments, which offer ample space and modern conveniences to ensure a stress-free break.

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Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort Private beach and stunning landscaped gardens create an oasis in Dubai. Guests can enjoy international dining and excellent leisure facilities set in the middle of 10,000 square meters of landscaped gardens at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach. A wide range of spacious rooms and luxurious suites are on offer, along with restaurants and lounges to suit every mood, including the Bliss Lounge, an outdoor retreat where the resident DJ plays chilled music. The resort is excellently located just off ‘The Walk’ at Jumeirah Beach. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • squash courts • water sports • shuttle services • club lounge • private beach Room facilities: 256 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach In the heart of one of Dubai’s newest and most dynamic and lively urban locations. The contemporary Mövenpick Hotel offers guests exciting dining and recreation options only a short stroll from the beaches of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel offers a range of modern rooms and suites, all with balconies, some with sea views, and extensive facilities including a swimming pool, wellness centre and fitness centre. Dining options include Soul, serving famous New York cuts and favourites and The Talk, for indoor and outdoor terrace dining. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • beach access • complimentary beach kit • club lounge Room facilities: 294 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Amwaj Rotana - Jumeirah Beach Residence The Amwaj Rotana is the perfect location to experience the delights of Jumeirah Beach. Smart accommodation, faultless service and plenty of places to sit back and relax make this hotel a welcome base at the end of the day. It’s located within walking distance of Jumeirah Beach, offering complimentary beach kits and direct access to ‘The Walk’ and ‘The Beach’ shopping complex so the best dining, shopping and entertainment is right on your doorstep. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • shuttle service • club lounge Room facilities: 301 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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One&Only Royal Mirage In a world-class city renowned for its soaring skyscrapers, One&Only Royal Mirage recalls the romance of Old Arabia, with a stylish design of intricate arches, domes, towers and courtyards. Contemporary accommodation flows across three distinctive environments: The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa. Overlooking more than a kilometre of pristine coastline, the resort is beautifully set amidst 65 acres of scented gardens and water features. Resort facilities: 12 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • traditional oriental hammam • fitness centre • tennis courts • putting green • kids club • water sports • shuttle services • club lounge • 1km of private beach

Arabian Court

The Palace

Residence & Spa

At the heart of the resort, Arabian Court is designed in the spirit of the Orient, with dramatic architecture and a dazzling garden landscape of courtyards and fountains. Beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites all face Palm Bay, and enjoy a private balcony or terrace. The three restaurants here are open to all resort guests – indulge in poolside or beachfront dining with an Asian twist at Eauzone, or afternoon tea in the lobby’s elegant Samovar Lounge. The hotel is also home to The Rooftop Lounge, an evening venue with a difference, where the sky is the ceiling.

A haven for rest and relaxation, The Palace commands a regal presence along the beachfront, with luxurious guest rooms and suites offering amazing Gulf views. All guest rooms and suites are sea-facing, with private balcony or terrace. The resort’s KidsOnly play centre is found at The Palace, as are four restaurants open to all resort guests – dine on Moroccan specialities, or enjoy freshly grilled seafood at The Beach Bar & Grill. Of an evening, join the fun at the ultra-chic Kasbar, a vibrant venue with three bars on different levels.

Residence & Spa is an intimate, sea-facing sanctuary with its own private reception, plus The Dining Room and The Library reserved exclusively for Residence guests. The Arabian-styled private residences are each cared for by a specially selected, dedicated team. Rooms and suites are spacious and created with the finest attention to detail – all are sea-facing with a private balcony or terrace. In the grounds, secluded gardens, pools and a private beach offer an elegant haven.

Room facilities: 172 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Room facilities: 231 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Room facilities: 48 rooms, suites & a Beach Garden Villa • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities

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JA Ocean View Hotel A relaxed holiday atmosphere ideal for young families and couples. In a bustling district near ‘The Walk’ at Jumeirah Beach, the JA Ocean View Hotel has a range of rooms and suites with magnificent sea views and spacious balconies. The hotel features fabulous facilities for couples and families, from the relaxing pool deck and Calm Spa and Salon to dedicated children’s activities. Travel your tastebuds across the hotel’s restaurants and lounges to enjoy French brasserie-style dining, traditional Arabic mezze and poolside snacks. For those that wish to visit the popular JBR public beach, the hotel offers guests a complimentary beach kit. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • shuttle service Room facilities: 334 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

JA Oasis Beach Tower Luxury apartment living with beachfront views. Discover the freedom and flexibility of a fully serviced luxury apartment located in one of the newest areas of Dubai along ‘The Walk’, the city’s famous outdoor shopping and dining promenade by the sea. This superb property features views over the Arabian Gulf, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, and offers effortlessly elegant and immaculately presented apartments with two-, three- or four-bedrooms. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • public beach access from JA Oasis Beach Tower & private beach access at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 180 apartments with fully equipped kitchens • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence Enjoy Dubai’s waterfront charms and breathtaking views from your private balcony. Centrally located just five minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the Metro, this conveniently situated deluxe hotel is second to none. All the waterfront charms of ‘The Walk’ at JBR and Dubai Marina Yacht Club are a short distance away, offering guests breathtaking views of the Gulf from a range of accommodation. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • shuttle service Room facilities: 356 rooms & suites with kitchenette • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities

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The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina A private beachfront setting on Dubai’s pristine shoreline and

from water-skiing and windsurfing to wake boarding and surf-ski

luxury indulgences.

kayaking. Back on land, the hotel offers floodlit tennis courts, a state-of-

Situated on Jumeirah Beach, the hotel combines a luxurious spa with

the-art fitness centre, a variety of fitness classes, and the Heavenly Spa.

The Westin’s signature ‘Heavenly’ beds to create a tranquil haven of

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools

relaxation. As well as a vast range of food and beverage outlets there’s

• spa • fitness centre • tennis courts • water sports • club lounge

a 150-metre meandering pool with four islands and two pool bars,

• private beach

and a water sports centre with a comprehensive range of activities,

Room facilities: 294 rooms • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Exclusive beachfront and stylish decor makes the Mina Seyahi a

is next door – and can enjoy an evening al fresco at the relaxed, popular

haven to suit all.

Barasti bar on the beach.

Located on the famed Jumeirah coastline, the hotel is adjacent to a fully

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools

equipped marina and water sports centre.

• spa • fitness centre • tennis courts • water sports • club lounge

The property features large landscaped gardens and an exclusive beach

• private beach

providing privacy and space for all guests. Its bright, stylish decor exudes

Room facilities: 220 rooms • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour

an unpretentious and casual appeal. Guests have various dining choices

room service

– the hotel shares its facilities with sister hotel The Westin Dubai, which

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JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel A treat for golfers, families and leisure travellers alike. JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa has an enviable reputation amongst its loyal guests for impeccable service and outstanding facilities. Occupying a spectacular rural location just 15 minutes’ drive from Dubai Marina, this hotel is set within 128 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and has an extensive, private 800m beach overlooking a nine-hole championship golf course, as well as a fine range of restaurants. A great family resort where children under 12 stay free on the same meal basis as parents. Hotel facilities: 15 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • golf course • squash & tennis courts • water sports • horse-riding stables • shuttle service • private beach Room facilities: 231 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

JA Palm Tree Court An exceptional beachfront hotel with fabulous facilities for all the family. The relaxed Palm Tree Court is in a league of its own, situated in a tropical area of the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort just steps away from the private beach. The hotel offers spacious low-rise suites with private balconies or terraces overlooking the lush gardens, waterfalls, streams and the resident peacocks. Impressive facilities include water sports, an extensive range of treatments at the luxurious spa and horse-riding stables, with every stay entitling guests to a range of activities including a dinner cruise or a tennis lesson. Hotel facilities: 15 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • golf course • squash & tennis courts • water sports • horse-riding stables • shuttle service • private beach Room facilities: 215 suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

The Address Dubai Marina Superior and indulgent amenities create a premier lifestyle destination. Overlooking the world’s largest man-made marina and waterfront development, The Address Dubai Marina lies at the heart of New Dubai and is directly linked to the popular Dubai Marina Mall. Hotel facilities are first class, including an outdoor pool with terrace on the fourth floor, fully-equipped fitness centre and deluxe spa. Dining options include Kambaa lobby lounge, international cuisine at Mazina or Shades, and vintages at Blends. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 200 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffeemaking facilities • 24-hour room service

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Desert retreats

Only a 30-minute drive from Dubai’s hustle and bustle lie some of the Gulf’s finest and most intimate desert resorts. Visitors looking to escape and indulge can appreciate the desert’s timeless splendour amid the refined settings of these remote, idyllic retreats. Truly luxurious with flawless service, these resorts feature the contemporary indulgences of five-star hospitality while retaining their traditional Bedouin influences. Unique desert activities are an essential part of the experience: exhilarating drives across the dunes, mountain biking, desert walks and camel rides. After a magical day in the desert, enjoy an evening of Arabic cuisine, live music, belly dancing and falconry displays. Absorb the mesmerising ‘Arabian Nights’ charm of award-winning Bab Al Shams, with its ancient fortstyle setting, or take in the beauty of Al Maha, which lies at the heart of Dubai’s Desert Conservation Reserve.

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Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa Nestled within a green and verdant oasis among some of Arabia’s

and with open views of the desert and mountains beyond, the signature

most impressive dune and desert landscapes.

Timeless Spa has a wealth of beauty and relaxation treatments, fitness

Al Maha lies at the centre of Dubai’s Desert Conservation Reserve in a desert oasis just 45 minutes from the city. Resembling a luxurious

facilities as well as jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, and a stunning infinity pool.

Bedouin encampment, this secluded hideaway resort features a

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks as you watch the sunset over the desert before

selection of intimate tented suites, lavishly decorated with authentic

indulging in gourmet cuisine in the fine dining restaurant, as a desert

and rare handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques and artefacts.

picnic or in the privacy of your suite but wherever you are, in total

Guests can select up to two different complimentary activities every

seclusion from the rest of the world.

day as part of their stay. Camel trekking, wildlife drives & falconry

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

are designed to provide great first-hand experiences of this sensory

• fitness centre • camel trekking & horse riding • desert drives • archery

landscape to all guests. Set in a secluded location below towering palms,

• ghaf tree walk Room facilities: 42 suites with private swimming pools • complimentary Wi-Fi • complimentary minibar • tea & coffeemaking facilities • 24-hour room service

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Dubai Desert retreats

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa The opulence and splendour of a bygone time have been recreated

The resort’s restaurants and lounges bring a world of cuisines,

at this desert resort known as the Gateway of the Sun.

from Indian to Italian, to your table along with spectacular views –

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa enjoys a desert location just a 40-minute drive from Dubai. The simple and traditional design creates

take it all in from the rooftop lounge or from the traditional open-air setting at Al Hadheerah.

the feeling of an ancient civilisation, while the luxurious interiors ensure

Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

your stay is modern and comfortable. Bringing to life a true feel of Arabia,

• fitness centre • desert activities • camel trekking & horse riding

this desert haven will appeal to mind, body and soul.

• desert drives • archery

Bab Al Shams caters for couples and families effortlessly. For those

Room facilities: 115 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

seeking a re-energising escape from city life, the tranquil surroundings

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

and connection with the desert landscape, plus luxurious spa facilities, promote total relaxation. For those seeking a more energetic break, outdoor leisure activities such as camel and horse riding create an unrivalled desert playground.

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Perfect shopping hotels

No-one does the concept of ‘shop till you drop’ like Dubai. The ‘shop’ part of the equation is beautifully catered to by the city’s malls – these vast air-conditioned mazes of retail therapy allow you to shop widely and dine superbly, plus be entertained by ski slopes, ice rinks, theme parks, cinemas and aquariums. This makes Dubai a great family shopping destination – plenty of mall distractions promise to keep the whole family happy. While you’re perfecting shopping Dubai-style, rest and relaxation are always close at hand. All Dubai’s major malls have at least one hotel attached, plus hotels close by. At the Mall of the Emirates, both Sheraton and Kempinski welcome guests with direct mall access. The Pullman adjoins the City Centre Deira mall. Dubai Mall has The Address Dubai Mall under its colossal roof, plus the Palace Downtown Dubai and the Armani Hotel are steps away from the mall’s 1,200 fabulous boutiques and megastores.

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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai The world’s tallest hotel stands out in a city of splendour. Elevated above Dubai’s Business Bay, the landmark JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is centrally located and easily accessible to Dubai’s major sights such as Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, and only a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. With 240 suites spread across two iconic towers with breathtaking panoramic city views, the hotel is perfect for families and leisure travellers. There’s an enticing array of relaxing recreational activities in the state-of-the-art health and fitness centre and sublime signature Saray Spa, including a variety of traditional Arabian treatments and a unique Dead Sea Floatation Pool.

Dine in style with a diverse range of international cuisine on offer at one of the myriad restaurants available – try contemporary Indian cuisine at Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, enjoy the 24-hour French bistro at La Farine, the hotel’s signature steakhouse Prime68, or tickle your tastebuds with cuisine from Thailand, Italy, Japan and many other places from around the world in one of the hotels 9 amazing restaurants. End the day with breathtaking views, watching the sun go down over the city from the 71st and 72nd floor of the hotel at Vault. Hotel facilities: 14 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • complimentary shuttle service • club lounge Room facilities: 1,608 rooms & suites • docking station • tea & coffeemaking facilities • 24-hour room service

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The Address Downtown Dubai Spacious, contemporary and with world-class views. Enjoying a magnificent location in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities, The Address Downtown Dubai offers first-class luxury

by legendary chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck. Enjoy breathtaking views of Dubai at Neos on the 63rd-floor and don’t miss the multi-tiered infinity pool.

accommodation opposite the famous Burj Khalifa, just a few steps from

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

the enormous Dubai Mall.

• club lounge

Spacious, contemporary rooms and suites enjoy spectacular views of

Room facilities: 196 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Burj Khalifa, the Old Town and the Dubai Fountain. A range of restaurants

• docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

and bars woo guests, including Cut, the award-winning steak restaurant

The Palace Downtown Dubai The Palace Downtown Dubai is a beautifully designed hotel with an

shadow of the Burj Khalifa with a traditional Arabian tent lounge and

enchanting Middle Eastern theme.

cabanas, to the vast, exclusive holistic spa. Diners are also spoiled for

Perfectly positioned on a spectacular lake overlooking Burj Khalifa and offering prime views of the Dubai Fountains, this luxurious hotel is managed by The Address Hotels and Resorts and is directly connected

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choice at the hotel’s restaurants, including Argentinean at Asado, Arabic cuisine at Ewaan and Thai food over the water at Thiptara. Enjoy watching the sunset with shisha, music and mezze at the pool.

with Souk Al Bahar, a modern shopping and dining destination with

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • in-room check-in

arabesque architectural features.

• swimming pool • spa • fitness centre

The Palace Downtown Dubai offers spacious rooms and outstanding

Room facilities: 242 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

recreational facilities, from the palm-fringed swimming pool in the

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Armani Hotel Dubai Sophisticated style at the Burj Khalifa in the world’s first hotel

Rejuvenate in a world of sophisticated beauty at the Armani/SPA,

designed by Giorgio Armani.

savour exquisite Mediterranean, Italian, Indian and Japanese cuisine

Soaring high above Downtown Dubai is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure. This iconic tower is home to the exclusive Armani Hotel Dubai, with its own dedicated entrance to the tower. Appealing to connoisseurs who value excellence, style and elegance, and offering unparalleled levels of service based around the signature

served with signature Armani hospitality at the hotel’s elegant restaurants and meet friends old and new in the exclusive Armani/Privé night lounge. Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • retail outlets

lifestyle concept, it is within walking distance of The Dubai Mall and

Room facilities: 160 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

some of the region’s most exclusive leisure and activity centres.

coffee-making facilities • butler service

The Address Dubai Mall In the heart of downtown Dubai with unforgettable urban views. The Address Dubai Mall is located at the heart of fashionable Downtown Dubai, overlooking the Burj Khalifa, and directly connected to the Dubai Mall. With spacious rooms and one-, two- and three-bedroom residences,

international with spectacular views at Cabana. Whether you are in Dubai for a relaxing holiday, a fabulous fashion fix or bespoke event, the red carpet awaits. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • 24-hour fitness centre • club lounge

plus a tranquil spa and an infinity pool with views of Burj Khalifa,

Room facilities: 244 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

luxury is always close at hand. Indulge at the hotel’s restaurants and

station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

fabulous lounges, from French-Indian at La Porte des Indes, to al fresco

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Manzil Downtown Dubai Centrally located in the Old Town precinct of Downtown Dubai. The freshly refurbished Manzil is a stylish, contemporary boutique hotel within walking distance of Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and the Dubai Fountains. Guests can choose to dine in the al fresco Courtyard restaurant in traditional Arabic style, or the signature Boulevard Kitchen, with its focus on contemporary Levantine cuisine. Nezesaussi is a hub for sports fans in Dubai and specialises in dishes from Australia,

Modern, spacious rooms and suites are styled with contemporary Arabesque design, and overlook the Burj Khalifa or the terrace swimming pool. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants • swimming pool • fitness centre Room facilities: 197 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

New Zealand and South Africa.

The Oberoi Contemporary luxury overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa. The Oberoi, Dubai, overlooking the world’s tallest building, is a contemporary luxury hotel that embodies height, light and space and is located just minutes from Dubai Mall. Crowned by a gold leaf ceiling, the magnificent white marble lobby sparkles under the light of spectacular handcrafted chandeliers,

Watch culinary masters at work in the magnificent show kitchens at Indian restaurant Ananta and Japanese Umai, relax in the sun-dappled courtyard of Nine7One and enjoy breathtaking views from 27th-floor open-air restaurant Iris. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • 24-hour fitness centre

while the rooms & suites offer uninterrupted views of the city’s

Room facilities: 252 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • 24-hour

skyline and iconic Burj Khalifa.

personal butler • 24-hour room service

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Taj Dubai Blending touches of traditional Indian style with Dubai’s

eye-catching glass and metal conservatory, afternoon tea at the

inimitable 21st-century architecture.

Byzantium Lounge, refined pub fare at The Eloquent Elephant,

This new hotel from the acclaimed Indian chain is located in the

or dinner at Bombay Brasserie.

prestigious Burj Khalifa district of Business Bay, surrounded by a futuristic

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

vision of architectural landmarks and cutting-edge attractions whilst

• fitness centre • club lounge

close by is the Dubai Mall. The hotel has excellent dining options from lunch in your own shaded

Room facilities: 296 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

cabana by the pool to Peruvian restaurant Tesoro housed within an

Ramada Downtown Dubai Spacious accommodation with vibrant interiors and

washing machine and spacious bathrooms. Guests can also enjoy the

amazing views.

family-friendly Kenza Restaurant.

Ramada Downtown Dubai offers a stylish central stay with stunning

Hotel facilities: 1 restaurant • swimming pool • fitness centre

views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountains. Just a short walk to

• badminton court • shuttle service

the Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar, the hotel showcases excellent dining and recreational facilities, an outdoor pool, badminton court and kids’ activities. Large suites, including one- and two-bedroom apartments and a fourbedroom penthouse, are ideal for families, with fully equipped kitchens,

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown Sofitel’s striking blue twin-tower façade, superb views and central

Fusion Japanese tastes await for you in Wakame while at Chez Louis you

location reward the city traveller.

will enjoy fresh seafood prepared Lebanese style. Give in to the amazing

Sofitel Dubai Downtown has a prime location in the heart of the city, next to the Dubai Mall Metro Station and directly connected to the Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned walkway. The location offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea, Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountains and the downtown city skyline. With a spectacular rooftop terrace boasting uninterrupted views of the

views of the iconic Burj Khalifa while you enjoy your drinks at Above Lounge or if you want to have a panoramic view of Dubai, move higher up at The 31st, located on the last floor of the hotel, to enjoy not only drinks but tasteful Peruvian cuisine. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre

Burj Khalifa from the infinity pool, Sofitel blends the dynamism of Dubai

Room facilities: 350 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

with colourful creativity and French flair. The Sofitel So SPA and So FIT

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

gym feature a full range of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including treatment rooms, private baths and a deep relaxation room.

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Dubai Perfect shopping hotels

Emirates Grand Hotel This grand hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the commercial district. Situated on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road, Emirates Grand is next to the Financial Centre Metro Station, and positioned for easy access to Dubai Mall, Jumeirah Beaches and all the Downtown attractions. The hotel is well equipped for families and long stays with the choice of deluxe, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. The rooftop pool is an ideal place to relax, as is The Emirates Spa with its range of pampering treatments. Savour the best of regional international cuisine at world-class restaurants and take in breathtaking views of Dubai from the 47th-floor rooftop shisha lounge. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • tennis court Room facilities: 430 studios & suites with fully equipped kitchens

Warwick Hotel Dubai Large spacious accommodation in a prime Dubai location. Warwick Hotel Dubai is ideally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, next to the Financial Centre Metro Station. Offering the perfect balance of quality, prime location and fine facilities such as the O2 Spa & Health Club and a rooftop pool, the hotel blends gracious service with majestic surroundings. Close to Downtown Dubai, the property offers guests easy access to the city’s best attractions, complemented by gracious service and modern facilities, ensuring an unforgettable stay. Each of the 357 rooms and suites within the hotel offer guests intimate elegance and superior comfort. The hotel also offers both a dedicated dry floor and women-only floor. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • tennis court • club lounge Room facilities: 357 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana The world’s second-tallest hotel soars 333 metres above Dubai’s Downtown. Rose Rayhaan by Rotana is ideally situated on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road, steps away from the metro station and less than five minutes drive away from Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. The hotel features spacious rooms and suites with outstanding views, as well as a pool and a fitness centre. Rose Rayhaan by Rotana offers three food and beverage venues: all day dining restaurant Petals, the Rose Lobby Café and the Aquarius Café by the pool. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants • swimming pool • fitness centre • shuttle service • club lounge Room facilities: 462 rooms & suites with kitchenettes • tea & coffee-making facilities

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Shangri-La Dubai Hotel Luxurious accommodation, exceptional dining and gracious

traditional Cantonese, Vietnamese at Hoi An and fine dining Indian

hospitality in the heart of Dubai.

cuisine at Michelin star restaurant Junoon. Guests can also enjoy the

Shangri-La Dubai is located along Sheikh Zayed Road, just 15 minutes

theatre experience on the 42nd floor at The Act Dubai.

from Dubai International Airport and 5 minutes from Downtown.

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

With easy access to Dubai Mall and the city’s popular beaches, it’s well-

centre • tennis & squash courts • club lounge

placed for families and leisure travellers. The hotel offers a combination of traditional luxury and modern functionality with fantastic views and thoughtfully-selected furnishings creating an experience of unparalleled

Room facilities: 302 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

style and comfort. Fine dining includes the signature Shang Palace for

Dusit Thani Dubai Capturing the essence of Thailand in Dubai. Dusit Thani Dubai is an iconic 5-star luxury hotel that exudes Thai elegance and grandeur in the vibrant centre of this cosmopolitan city.

including signature Thai restaurant Benjarong, and an excellent health club and spa, which makes each stay a unique and personalised experience.

The hotel is strategically located just five minutes from Dubai Mall,

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

walking distance from the nearest metro station and just 20 minutes

• fitness centre • shuttle service • club lounge

from the airport. As well as traditional Thai designed rooms plus one and two bedroom

Room facilities: 321 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

suites, the hotel enjoys excellent views, a fine range of dining options,

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Dubai Perfect shopping hotels

Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre An ideal urban leisure retreat in the midst of charming ‘Old Dubai’. Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre hotel is superbly located for exploring

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • 24-hour fitness centre • tennis court • club lounge

Old Dubai and is directly connected to Deira City Centre Mall for a perfect

Room facilities: 317 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

shop and stay experience.

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

After a busy day of shopping and sightseeing, relax in the inviting outdoor swimming pool and enjoy a treatment at the luxurious spa. Top it all off with dinner with friends at one of the hotel’s quality restaurants and lounges, including fashionable La Fabrique and rooftop pool lounge Azure, with its stunning views of Old Dubai’s skyline.

Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre Residences With a sleek design and central location, this apartment hotel is

directly connected to the Deira City Centre Mall and a short walk from

the perfect home from home in Dubai.

Dubai’s metro.

Pullman Dubai City Centre Residences is perfectly positioned for

Hotel facilities: Use of all facilities at the adjoining Pullman Dubai Deira

effortless access to all the very best that Dubai has to offer, and the

City Centre

recently renovated spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments are well equipped with full kitchens and modern amenities. Guests have access to facilities at the adjoining Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre hotel, including fitness centre, swimming pool and restaurants. Pullman Residences is just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport,

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Raffles Dubai The perfect private residential sanctuary for families and

making Raffles Dubai the ultimate destination from which to explore

leisure travellers.

Dubai in style. Make the most of your visit with dinner at Tomo,

Situated in the heart of the city, the landmark pyramid-shaped Raffles Dubai is an oasis of charm and calm just 10 minutes from Dubai

Solo Bistronomia and Azur, or in your own private cabana in the resplendent Raffles Garden.

International Airport, connected to Wafi Mall and just a short drive

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

from Downtown, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

• fitness centre • club lounge

Major shopping, cultural and tourist attractions are just minutes away.

Room facilities: 252 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

Complementing the Raffles Experience is the heartfelt and gracious

• tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service • butler service

service, the luxurious Raffles spa, and casual and fine dining

Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai Find yourself transported back to the 14th century, in the realm of

activities at the Oceana Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah, including

the explorer, Ibn Battuta.

a private beach, landscaped infinity pool and lazy river. Asian, Indian,

The iconic circular entrance facade greets guests at this extraordinary hotel, and the Battuta suites are themed to reflect the countries through

Italian and Moroccan restaurants surrounding the Grand Hall offer unforgettable dining experiences.

which Ibn Battuta travelled. Architecture, cuisine and decor encapsulate

Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants and lounges • swimming pool • spa

this rich heritage, echoed in the adjacent landmark Ibn Battuta Mall.

• fitness centre • shuttle service & access to facilities at Oceana Beach

Impeccable hospitality and close proximity to the Dubai Marina and

Club • club lounge

shopping destinations ensures a memorable stay. Guests also have

Room facilities: 396 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

access to a health club and Safar Spa as well as a wide range of leisure

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel Directly connected to the Mall of the Emirates, the Sheraton offers

enjoyed over a meal at Sanabel restaurant or the relaxed Vantage

spectacular views of Dubai’s skyline.

lounge, with its al fresco terrace overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road.

The Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is a gathering place

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

for leisure travellers, families and shoppers alike. Close to the major

• fitness centre • club lounge

attractions of Dubai, this hotel is strategically located on Sheikh Zayed Road and boasts well-appointed rooms and suites. Its superior facilities include the luxurious Shine Spa for Sheraton where relaxation

Room facilities: 481 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

is enhanced with exceptional views of Dubai. City views can also be

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Experience an unrivalled, luxurious Alpine experience in Dubai at

possibilities for world-class shopping, dining and entertainment for the

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

whole family with facilities including a luxury spa & infinity-edge pool.

Ideally situated adjacent to Ski Dubai, featuring an indoor ski slope with the region’s biggest covered snow park, a stay in one of the hotels 15 ski

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

chalets will delight guests with views over the snow-covered ski slopes.

• tennis court • club lounge

The cozy, wintery ambience of the chalets is enhanced with log fires, and all suites offer personal dining salons. A favourite destination for families, leisure travellers and shoppers alike, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates offers its guests limitless

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The hotel is interconnected to the Mall of the Emirates.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Residences Dubai Al Barsha Enjoy spacious accommodation, modern facilities and a warm

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

welcome at this stylish, full-service Dubai hotel.

centre • shuttle service

Located in the vibrant Al Barsha area, a five-minute walk from the Mall

Room facilities: 359 rooms, studios & apartments with kitchens

of the Emirates, the DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Al Barsha is an ideal

• tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

base for exploring Dubai’s major attractions and beaches, and is just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The hotel offers modern facilities and spacious accommodation, including one- and two-bedroom apartments. Guests will be welcomed with the brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie upon check-in. Raise a sweat in the 24-hour fitness centre or relax and dine at one of the excellent on-site restaurants and lounges.

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Airport hotels

Dubai International Airport is now the world’s busiest airport, acting as a central hub linking every corner of the globe. In a smart business move, international hotel chains offer customers their trademark hospitality in a location that’s just minutes away from this air-travel nerve centre. The airport is surrounded by a selection of hotels – everything from upscale five-star luxury to more simple three-star options ideal for short stopovers. Many hotels offer round-the-clock, door-to-door shuttles to airport terminals, as well as to local malls such as Dubai Festival City and Deira City Centre. The Millennium Airport Hotel is ideally located for a brief stopover. Holiday Inn Express Airport offers great value for money in its simple yet practical rooms. The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre ensure that travellers don’t need to forgo luxury when opting for airport convenience.

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Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre In a resort-like setting, Le Méridien Dubai inspires interaction,

The hotel’s Méridien Village boasts culinary delights spanning the

recreation and culinary experiences.

globe. Choose from Thai food at Sukhothai, Italian at Casa Mia, Japanese

The hotel boasts an enviable location just five minutes from Dubai International Airport. In addition to the stylish guest rooms, the new

teppanyaki at Kiku, Cantonese and Szechuan at Long Yin or the fabulous Seafood Market.

196-room Royal Club wing features spacious rooms, a dedicated spa

Hotel facilities: 18 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

floor and complimentary club lounge. Guests can replenish mind,

• fitness centre • tennis courts • club lounge

body and spirit with Le Méridien’s five swimming pools and one of the largest fitness facilities in Dubai.

Room facilities: 579 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel With its unique vantage point overlooking the Dubai Creek, Jumeirah

arts programme and an eco-friendly philosophy. Don’t miss the hotel’s

Creekside Hotel allows guests to instantly connect to the city.

signature dining experiences, including the famous Latin hospitality and

In close proximity to the Dubai International Airport, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is an intimate hotel for the discerning, contemporary traveller. With spacious rooms and suites, the hotel caters to those wishing to connect to local culture and the Dubai shopping experience. It prides itself

panoramic city views at rooftop Cu-ba lounge. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • club lounge • Middle Eastern contemporary art collection

on a set of engaging initiatives that offer guests a refreshing interpretation

Room facilities: 292 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

of luxury and an authentic experience of Dubai – initiatives like a thriving

station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai Convenience is the key to the Millennium Airport Hotel. The hotel is a contemporary lifestyle choice for families and travellers

to international buffets at Gozo Garden or sports and live entertainment at Biggles British Pub.

wanting to be close to Dubai’s pulsating cultural scene but within just

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

five minutes of the international airport. Spacious guest rooms are

centre • shuttle services

complemented by first-class amenities, including gardens, a swimming pool and fitness centre.

Room facilities: 341 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

The hotel is well-stocked with dining options from Da Vinci’s Italian Trattoria and Tex Mex at Cactus Jacks Latino Restaurant & Bar,

Holiday Inn Express Airport Value for money accommodation less than five minutes

comfortable, modern, well-appointed rooms, and excellent value for

from the airport.

money. Get great views across Dubai with your workout at the hotel’s

The hotel offers convenience for leisure and transit travellers, with a complimentary airport shuttle bus and with easy access to the Dubai

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • 24-hour fitness centre

highway and metro.

• shuttle service

The hotel is committed to offering guests the best product, combining

Room facilities: 381 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-

convenience of location with the quality and value for which the

making facilities

Holiday Inn Express brand is famous around the world. This hotel offers

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Creekside city hotels

Dubai’s history is deeply intertwined with the activity on and around Dubai Creek. The 14km ‘creek’ is actually a sea inlet, and the first Dubai settlement was built along it. It’s here where traders and merchants from nearby nations would meet, and it’s here where Dubai’s original industries – fishing and pearling – began. The best way to explore the Creek and enjoy the historic creekside architecture is by taking a sailing tour on a traditional wooden dhow – these are especially magical in the evening, when the waters reflect the city’s illuminated landmarks. Another option is to ride in a small traditional abra – these act as frequent watertaxis on the Creek and connect the Bur Dubai side with the Deira side. Attractions along the Creek include a golf course, malls and even a wildlife sanctuary. Nearby Sheikh Zayed Road is home to many of Dubai’s skyscrapers, including some of the major city hotels. Work on the new Dubai Water Canal, an extension to the city’s Creek, is currently underway. 62

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InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel The perfect destination for a golf, shopping or leisure weekend. Located at the heart of Dubai Festival City’s entertainment and shopping districts and less than ten minutes from Dubai International Airport, InterContinental Dubai Festival City makes an elegant statement drawn from the brilliance of the pristine Dubai Creek. Famed for its signature InterContinental service, the property blends

architecture, a selection of dining options including the award-winning, French fine-dining restaurant from a three-star Michelin chef, Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, Spa InterContinental and health club and panoramic views of Dubai Creek, the Festival Marina and Dubai’s impressive skyline. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • 24-hour fitness centre • golf course

stylish atmosphere with breath-taking surroundings, including the

Room facilities: 508 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

championship 18-hole Al Badia golf course. The hotel boasts modern

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City is a radiant combination of

For the shopping enthusiast, the hotel is directly connected to the

classic comfort combined with pristine pleasures.

Festival City Mall with a wide selection of retail and dining outlets,

Located on the banks of the Dubai Creek, at the heart of Festival City and interconnected with InterContinental Hotel, the hotel offers a highquality range of amenities and activities, including a relaxing round of golf at the neighbouring 18-hole championship Al Badia Golf Club,

and offers easy access to the Festival Marina. End a busy day in the traditional European atmosphere of the Belgian Beer Cafe, with sunset views on the terrace of Zaytoun restaurant or at the aptly named Skyline Lounge.

a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an outdoor pool complete with

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

palm-lined leisure deck. Rooms and suites are sleek and well appointed,

• 24-hour fitness centre • golf course

some offering magnificent views of Dubai Creek.

Room facilities: 316 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Hyatt Regency Dubai Located on Deira Corniche, the Hyatt Regency is luxury within

The Hyatt Regency’s wide range of restaurants and lounges offers a global

walking distance of the famous gold, spice and textile souks

choice of cuisines from Arabic to Japanese. The signature restaurant is Al

and the Dubai Creek.

Dawaar, Dubai’s only revolving restaurant, offering unsurpassed city and

This iconic hotel offers guests contemporary rooms with spectacular views and an exclusive getaway to Dubai’s Arabic culture. The hotel is

Gulf views. Enjoy live entertainment at the casual Carpenter’s Bar or create your own in the hotel’s karaoke lounge.

close to many malls and attractions, including the Galleria Shopping

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Mall, the UAE’s first ice-rink and a nine-hole golf course. Top class

• fitness centre • tennis courts • table tennis • ice rink • club lounge

recreational facilities include a spa and tennis courts.

Room facilities: 421 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Grand Hyatt Dubai The Grand Hyatt is beautifully set amid 37 acres of landscaped

garden. Culinary options include Lebanese, Italian, Indian, New York

gardens featuring waterfalls, lagoons and a spectacular swimming

Steakhouse and Dubai’s only Singaporean-inspired restaurant,

pool complex.

Peppercrab. For relaxation, head to the recently renovated Ahasees

Grand Hyatt Dubai is conveniently located close to Dubai’s shopping, entertainment districts and tourist attractions, and is just 10 minutes

Hotel facilities: 13 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • indoor

from the airport. Luxury accommodation includes spacious rooms and

pool • spa • fitness centre • tennis courts • club lounge

suites, as well as apartments ideal for families and longer stays. A superb range of casual and formal dining is available at the hotel’s numerous restaurants and bars, some of which overlook an indoor

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Spa, spread over two floors.

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Park Hyatt Dubai Experience unparalleled elegance at Park Hyatt Dubai, adjacent to

The Terrace, and cuisine from the Levantine Region at Cafe Arabesque

the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

and the Shisha Lounge.

This hotel offers a number of exciting activities such as golf, tailor-made

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

spa treatments at the famous Amara Spa, a stunning 25-metre outdoor

• fitness centre • 18-hole golf course

swimming pool and private fishing and charter yachts available for hire. The location is fabulous, with all of the luxury rooms and suites

Room facilities: 225 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

overlooking the Dubai Creek and marina. Among the Park Hyatt’s dining options are Traiteur, offering French ‘bistronomic’ cuisine, Thai Kitchen,

Palazzo Versace Dubai This iconic hotel and his neo classical architecture comes from the

the world’s top artists. Naturally shoppers can enjoy a range of Versace

distinctive vision of Versace.

boutiques covering fashion, jewellery and children’s items.

Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and with its own

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

private marina, Palazzo Versace Dubai is the world’s second Versace

• 24-hour fitness centre

hotel, positioned on the Dubai Creek, just a short drive from Dubai International Airport.

Room facilities: 215 rooms, suites, residences & penthouses furnished exclusively by Versace • complimentary Wi-Fi • personal butler service

This exclusive resort features ultra-luxurious rooms, suites and condominiums, all-day dining with live cooking stations, Vanitas the Italian signature restaurant and Q’s, a jazz bar with live sessions from

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Crowne Plaza Dubai - Sheikh Zayed Road Centrally located five-star with genuinely warm-hearted service. Crowne Plaza Dubai is located in the heart of the city on Sheikh Zayed Road, offering convenient accommodation and a wide variety of outstanding dining. Major attractions are just minutes away, making this hotel the perfect choice for families and leisure travellers. The Crowne Plaza’s eclectic range of restaurants offers something for

Arabian at Al Tannour, Brazilian at Chamas Churrascaria and French Polynesian at Trader Vic’s. Families are well catered for in the hotel’s one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with separate kitchen and living areas. Hotel facilities: 13 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • club lounge

everyone. Choose from Pan-Asian noodles at Wagamama, Al Fresco

Room facilities: 568 rooms, suites & apartments • complimentary Wi-Fi

Italian, Japanese at Sakura, French Provencal at Oscar’s Vine Society,

• tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Novotel World Trade Centre Novotel is a stylish, centrally located family-friendly hotel. Novotel World Trade Centre is five minutes’ drive from Dubai Mall,

Dubai for its jazz and blues performances.

and caters perfectly for families, with interconnecting rooms all

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool

appointed with sofa beds. Novotel offers complimentary room

• fitness centre

and breakfast for up to two children under 16 years of age when sharing the room. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, a state of the art fitness centre and all-day dining at Café Cream or Entre-Nous restaurant.

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Evening entertainment can be found at the relaxed Blue Bar, famous in

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Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai With a reputation for excellence, the Sheraton Grand is a home

Link@Sheraton Cafe. For your total well-being, Sheraton Fitness

away from home in Dubai.

offers a fitness centre and rooftop pool, or find your glow at Shine

Just minutes from Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and downtown Dubai,

Spa for Sheraton.

this hotel offers spacious rooms, suites and apartments with

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

magnificent views. The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments

• fitness centre • club lounge

come with kitchens.

Room facilities: 654 rooms, suites & apartments with kitchens

Dining is a treat here with memorable cuisine prepared at a range of

• complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour

restaurants including Feast, Dawn & Dusk, the Sheraton Club and

room service

Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai Radisson Royal is an architectural masterpiece rising elegantly

rejuvenation and healing. For Italian fine dining, Tre by Roberto Rella

over Sheikh Zayed Road.

is the Radisson’s newest restaurant, while Tresind serves modern

Located minutes from Dubai Mall and Downtown, this hotel was designed with leisure and family guests in mind. In addition to culinary

Indian cuisine. MoVida Nightclub is one of Dubai’s hottest dance and nightlife venues.

delights at a variety of restaurants and a kids’ club to occupy the little

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

ones, the hotel provides excellent fitness, wellness and beauty facilities.

• fitness centre • club lounge

Relax in Spa Zen, which features a state-of-the-art selection of

Room facilities: 471 rooms, suites & apartments • complimentary

treatments, each tailored to the needs of guests and providing tranquil

Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre The Ritz-Carlton epitomises luxury and elegance behind its stylish

steam room. There’s also the seasonal Ritz Kidz kids’ club for families.

limestone facade.

The world-class range of restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton include the

Located in the heart of one of Dubai’s most vibrant areas for restaurants, nightlife and a thriving arts scene, just five minutes from the Dubai Mall

finest steaks at Center Cut, stylish cocktails at No.5 Lounge and Café Belge, the Belgian Grand Café.

and the downtown area, guests enjoy a direct walkway to DIFC and the

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

Dubai metro. This stunningly appointed hotel features indoor and outdoor

• club lounge

swimming pools, and a Ritz-Carlton Spa with 13 treatment rooms and

Room facilities: 465 rooms, suites & executive residences • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Four Points By Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road Enjoy panoramic city views from the strategically located Four

and sauna, Four Points By Sheraton offers affordable comfort and bright

Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road.

spacious rooms.

The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

walking distance from two Dubai metro stations which will take you to

centre • club lounge

the most important entertainment and shopping districts. Enjoy 360-degree views at Level 43 Sky Lounge, or explore the international dining options including Italian at Luigi’s or North African at the Moroccan Restaurant & Lounge. With a well-equipped fitness centre

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a classic highlight of Dubai’s skyline,

The hotel’s vast selection of in-house restaurants ranges from Japanese

offering panoramic views.

to steakhouses and includes legendary Hakkasan, The Ivy, Alfie’s and Al

With a convenient city location next to Dubai’s Financial Centre, DIFC, Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers easy access to some of the city’s most

Nafoorah. End your evening in the karaoke lounge or at the 51st floor Alta Badia bar overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road.

interesting sights and shopping hubs – it is just 5 minutes from Dubai

Hotel facilities: 15 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre

Mall & Burj Khalifa. The Talise Spa is an oasis of tranquillity with modern

• shuttle service • complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark

treatments to soothe and relax, while a collection of exclusive retail

and private beach • club lounge

offerings can be discovered at the Boulevard.

Room facilities: 400 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Fairmont Dubai Modelled after an Arabic wind tower (barajeel), this hotel is an

Turkish at Dokuz, contemporary Japanese at Café Sushi and the New York-

architectural beauty.

inspired steakhouse at the Exchange Grill.

A unique blend of contemporary design and urban chic, Fairmont

Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • 2 swimming pools • spa

Dubai is centrally located in the heart of the city just a short drive from

• fitness centre

Dubai’s key attractions, shopping facilities, golf courses and beaches. Superb recreational facilities range from the two ‘sunrise’ and ‘sunset’ terrace swimming pools and the health club with fitness centre, sauna

Room facilities: 394 rooms & apartments • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

and steam room, to the luxury Fairmont Spa. Global dining experiences include Dubai’s only ‘dining in darkness’ concept restaurant at Noire,

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Camel polo

For a truly unique and extraordinary sporting experience, enjoy a game of polo with an Arabian twist. Swap horses for camels and partner up for a fun match – tuition and equipment included. For more information and to book, please email our team at camelpolo@gulfventures.com.

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The Meydan Majestically overlooking the Dubai racecourse, The Meydan is a

equipment. The hotel also boasts a range of dining venues including

haven for active-minded leisure travellers.

a steakhouse, Asian and all day dining restaurant as well as the Track

Convenient for downtown Dubai and Dubai International Airport,

Restaurant in the two-tier Clubhouse.

The Meydan offers guests total serenity while remaining connected

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

with the hustle and bustle of the city. Staying fit and energised is part

centre • tennis court • nine-hole golf course

of The Meydan experience, and guests can enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational and sports facilities at the hotel.

Room facilities: 284 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Also included is complimentary access to the sophisticated Meydan Beach Club in the buzzing Jumeirah Beach area. Outdoor facilities feature the Tennis Academy managed by Tennis 360 and a nine-hole golf course with a night golf option. The roof-top is crowned with a signature infinity pool, while the 11th-floor fitness centre is equipped with state-of-the-art

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Old Dubai

New Dubai may have glass-and-steel towers reaching into the heavens, but in Old Dubai you can encounter the down-to-earth treasures and traditions that kept this city humming decades before the arrival of skyscrapers and mega-malls. Old Dubai enlivens the senses – souks sparkle with gold and silver and entice with heady scents of perfumes, spices and exotic produce. The Grand Souk Deira is Dubai’s oldest and busiest bazaar, where merchants have been selling their wares for centuries. The Gold Souk is a travellers’ favourite, and is especially busy in the evening – top tip: brush up on your haggling skills! Just beyond lies the fragrant Perfume Souk, which sells Arabian attars (perfume oils). Museums in Old Dubai explore the region’s history and culture, while heritage houses and mosques showcase the architecture of another era. The past meets the future with excellent metro links, luxurious hotels and sleek malls, and the area serves as an important business district.

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Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers This landmark hotel enjoys spectacular views over Dubai Creek. One of Dubai’s original hotels, newly-renovated Sheraton Dubai Creek has extended warm hospitality to discerning guests on the trade waters of Dubai Creek for over 35 years. The Sheraton is convenient for the Dubai metro and a short abra ride across to Al Bastakiya and the Dubai Museum. Relax beside the outdoor pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre and sauna. Dining options include excellent Italian with breathtaking

views of the Creek at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo Restaurant & Lounge. You can journey through India at Ashiana by Vineet, as well as indulge in delicious Asian cuisine at Creekside, take advantage of a poolside international buffet with Hatta and visit the oldest British pub in Dubai, The Chelsea Arms. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • 24-hour fitness centre Room facilities: 268 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai The JW Marriott Hotel Dubai offers luxury accommodation and fine

Guests can relax in the refreshing rooftop pool, work out in the

dining in the heart of the city.

fully-equipped health club or upgrade to the Executive Club Lounge

Located just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the hotel is well-placed to enjoy the best Dubai has to offer. With a fine range of on-site dining options the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai

for extra benefits. Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • club lounge

covers a whole world of cuisines, including a renowned steak house,

Room facilities: 351 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

Italian at Cucina, Hofbrauhaus German restaurant and international

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

casual dining at The Market Place.

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Ibis Deira City Centre Comfortable, contemporary accommodation with the ultimate in city centre convenience. Situated in the heart of Dubai’s original downtown, the Ibis Deira City Centre boasts a prime location opposite Deira City Centre shopping mall and close to Dubai Creek, the gold and spice souks. A perfect base for visitors who want to discover Dubai’s many attractions, the hotel is close to Dubai metro and less than 10 minutes from the airport. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges Room facilities: 365 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Traders Hotel Dubai Traders Hotel stands out from the Dubai crowd for comfort, charm and affordability. Located right in the heart of Dubai’s most historic and culturally diverse area, Traders Hotel is just two minutes from the Dubai metro station, close to souks and shopping malls, offering accessibility and comfort for guests in Dubai. Enjoy renowned Shangri-La hospitality and high quality amenities. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • indoor swimming pool • 24-hour fitness centre • club lounge • shuttle service Room facilities: 250 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Marco Polo Hotel Dubai Located in the culturally rich part of Dubai, Marco Polo Dubai welcomes travellers with a relaxed ambience. Perfectly located, a short distance from the airport and with easy access to the Dubai Metro, this is a great base to explore Dubai. A must-see is the old city of Deira with the historic Dubai Creek and the popular gold and spice souks. Restaurants at Marco Polo include Indian, Chinese and Tex-Mex cuisine as well as the English Pub. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • shuttle service Room facilities: 126 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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City Seasons Hotel & City Seasons Suites City Seasons has an excellent selection of guest rooms and self-

at New Season, Italian at Pasta & Pesto and an amazing sky-lit atrium at

contained suites offering comfortable and central accommodation.

Al-Nakheel Lobby lounge.

Conveniently situated close to Dubai International Airport and opposite

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre

Deira City Centre, the hotel offers large spacious rooms, while the City Seasons Suites provides luxurious premium suites including Executive, Deluxe and Seasons Suites. The suites feature separate kitchen and living

Room facilities: 180 rooms & suites • 94 premium suites with fully equipped kitchens • tea & coffee-making facilities

areas ideally suited to families and leisure travellers looking for extra space. Guests can relax in the pool and health club with sauna and spa. Exciting dining options include casual but contemporary all-day dining

Mövenpick Hotel Deira Well-placed for guests to explore Deira’s vibrant winding streets

when staying in Executive Rooms. The hotel also has a rooftop pool and

and the historic Dubai Creek area.

well-equipped fitness centre. Hotel dining includes family friendly Jigsaw

Located in one of the most diverse and culturally rich parts of Dubai,

Restaurant and authentic Indian at Options by Sanjeev Kapoor.

Mövenpick Hotel Deira is just 10 minutes from Dubai International

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

Airport, and close to the famous gold and spice souks. Also nearby are

centre • club lounge

several shopping malls and the Dubai Metro. Even with everything in close proximity, shuttle services are on offer

Room facilities: 216 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

and guests can enjoy complimentary access to Oceana Beach Club

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Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai Enjoy panoramic views over Dubai from the upper floors of this luxury hotel. Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai is conveniently located opposite the Burjuman Centre, adjacent to the Dubai Metro and just a short drive from the airport. The hotel offers guests the perfect base to explore the city’s historic buildings, museums and shopping malls. Kris with a View is the hotel’s signature restaurant on the 19th floor, with panoramic views of Dubai. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • shuttle services Room facilities: 386 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Four Points By Sheraton Downtown Dubai A relaxing and invigorating stay in the heart of ‘Old Dubai’. Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai is strategically located in Bur Dubai, close to metro stations and shopping & entertainment districts including the BurJuman Centre and the Burj Khalifa. The hotel features a health club with gym, sauna and massage treatments. Enjoy themed nights at the Eatery or catch the latest match and grab the best of English pub grub at Yesterday Pub. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre Room facilities: 250 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai Citymax is an affordable choice ideally located for shoppers looking for bargains in Dubai. With the Dubai Metro station close by, the thriving Karama shopping and restaurant district and Dubai Mall are yours to explore. There’s plenty to enjoy at the hotel with a temperaturecontrolled pool, fitness centre and restaurants including Indian, Chinese and a popular Sports Bar & Grill. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre Room facilities: 691 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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The H Dubai The H hotel is a leading spa hotel, ideal for tapping into Dubai’s

facilities with steam rooms, sauna chambers, whirlpools, rainforest

traditional tourist hot spots.

showers and relaxation lounges.

Located at number one, Sheikh Zayed Road, this deluxe property is

The hotel is famous for its multiple dining options, from Japanese

situated close to Dubai’s main leisure districts and premier shopping

Restaurant Okku to the California-inspired Delphine with Arabesque

facilities. The hotel is also conveniently located within easy reach of

influences. End the evening with a shisha in Quantum Pool Lounge or

Jumeirah Beach and ideal for those looking to tap into Dubai’s more

a drink with a view at 40 Kong on the hotel’s 40th-floor roof terrace.

traditional tourist spots, such as Bastakiya, Dubai Creek and the souks. The hotel offers luxury rooms, suites and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, complemented with extensive facilities. One of the world’s leading spa brands, the authentic Balinese Mandara Spa, is the ultimate urban retreat. This private sanctuary of serenity and bliss features specially appointed spa treatment suites and thermal and hydrotherapy

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 289 rooms, suites & serviced apartments with fully equipped kitchens • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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New Dubai

Dubai’s rapid development has seen the city limits spread well beyond the area now known as ‘Old Dubai’. New Dubai stretches south to Jebel Ali, taking in neighbourhoods like The Marina (including Jumeirah Beach Residence, or JBR), Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Hills and Jumeirah Village – and it’s still growing! This area features the highest concentration of hotels in the city. All the major chains have nabbed a prized spot on the Jumeirah Beach strip and offer everything from luxe resorts to family-sized serviced apartments. The Marina is a modern metropolis of high-rises of all shapes and sizes, snuggled tightly around the canal shorelines. At JBR, ‘The Walk’ boasts a kilometre of cafes, boutiques and restaurants and is fronted by ‘The Beach’, with an open-air cinema, beachside dining and kids’ play areas. In such a built-up area public transport is a must, so the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram work together to wind from one end of The Marina to the other.

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Gloria Hotel Dubai A wide range of accommodation options to suit families of all

Mall of the Emirates, or Dubai Marina Mall, while Dubai International

sizes, as well as long term stays.

Airport is 30 minutes drive away.

Featuring a choice of elegant one and two bedroom suites, the Gloria

Dining experiences include themed nights at La Terrasse Restaurant,

Hotel offers comfortable, functional accommodation in Dubai for

or enjoy shisha in the exclusive Le Terrasse Tent, with stunning views

families and holidaymakers as well as for long-staying guests.

over the Dubai sea front.

It is located conveniently close to some of the popular social hubs and

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

key leisure attractions in Dubai. The Dubai Internet City Metro Station is

• 24-hour fitness centre • squash courts • shuttle bus service

less than one-minute walk away, which will take you to the nearby

• club lounge Room facilities: 1,000 rooms with kitchens

Grand Millennium Dubai Enjoy panoramic Dubai city views, spacious suites and fine food at

cafe, featuring an elegant and sophisticated Art Nouveau-inspired

the Grand Millennium.

interior. Stylish rooms and suites include some spacious one- and two-

Just off Sheikh Zayed Road, between Mall of the Emirates and Ibn Battuta

bedroom apartments.

shopping malls, the Grand Millennium Dubai provides easy access to

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

many of Dubai’s famous landmarks.

• fitness centre

Savour the Asian cuisine at Toshi where you can enjoy teppanyaki and a

Room facilities: 340 rooms, suites & apartments with kitchens

magnificent panoramic view of Dubai’s coastline, while the Belgian Beer

• complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour

Café exudes the warm and cosy atmosphere of an authentic European

room service

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Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City Savour sunset views from the rooftop in the heart of Dubai Media City. This hotel places guests within easy reach of a variety of Dubai attractions and transport options, as well as shopping destinations like Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Jumeirah Beach Residence and Mall of the Emirates. With a wide array of restaurants and lounges from Italian to the contemporary Library Lounge, as well as spa and wellness facilities, the Radisson Blu is an ideal stay for leisure travellers. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • shuttle service Room facilities: 246 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Holiday Inn Express Dubai, Internet City Experience friendly service and a comfortable stay at the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City. Located in the heart of Internet City and 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the Holiday Inn Express is within easy reach of the strategically positioned TECOM area and close to Jumeirah Beach Residence and ‘The Walk’. All rooms have sleek dark wood furnishings and double-glazed windows. The Great Room lobby restaurant and bar serves international cuisine all day. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • 24-hour fitness centre • shuttle service Room facilities: 244 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Holiday Inn Express, Safa Park Combining convenience of location with the quality and value for which the Holiday Inn Express brand is famous around the world. Warmly decorated rooms welcome you after a day of shopping at Dubai Mall or a day at the beach in the newly formed Jumeirah Corniche. Holiday Inn Express Safa Park is centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai and Business Bay. Enjoy in-house dining and use of the hotel’s mini-gym. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • 24-hour fitness centre Room facilities: 171 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

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Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites Spacious suites and superb views across Palm Jumeirah and the

for Mediterranean flavours from Spanish and Moroccan to Lebanese

Dubai Marina.

and Greek, while Counter Culture is a relaxed deli café. Don’t miss the

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites is a chic, urban all-suite hotel with expansive one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments offering

sweeping panoramic views from the 52nd floor The Observatory over a drink or buffet brunch.

fully-equipped kitchens and separate living areas. It’s close to ‘The Walk’

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

at Jumeirah Beach Residences and Media City, making it the perfect

• fitness centre

accommodation venue for leisure travellers and families looking for that extra space and comfort. The hotel is home to the tranquil Saray Spa, offering a wide selection

Room facilities: 238 suites & penthouse suites with fully-equipped kitchens • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

of treatments and services to relax, heal or rejuvenate, along with a fully-equipped fitness centre and a swimming pool terrace. Dining is a pleasure at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites: AZ.U.R is the place

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Serviced apartments

Serviced apartments are the perfect solution for holidaymakers requiring extra space, or for those looking for a home-from-home holiday experience. Apartments are also ideal for longer stays and for families, as they generally feature cooking facilities and can accommodate a large number of guests in comfort (in up to four bedrooms). Apartment location is a matter of taste. Stay along Jumeirah Beach and enjoy stunning sunset views from your balcony, and be within walking distance of great shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Embrace the exclusivity of the Dubai Marina, with its cosmopolitan atmosphere and wealth of recreational facilities. Discover a prime city location with apartments in Downtown Dubai and wake to an eyeful of the iconic Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. Alternatively, select from a range of Dubai Creek apartments and enjoy views of the serene Creek, or stay in Bur Dubai to get a taste of Old Dubai in this lively, historic neighbourhood.

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Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments offers comfortable living,

well-equipped fitness centre, kids’ club and dining facilities. This is

available for short and long-term stays.

apartment living at its best in central Dubai with one- and two-bedroom

On the renowned Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of Dubai’s TECOM area,

apartments on offer.

the hotel offers convenient access to Dubai’s most popular shopping

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre

malls, with the Dubai Metro just next door.

• squash courts

Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments is a popular choice for leisure visitors

Room facilities: 1,010 apartments with fully-equipped kitchens

wanting to make the most of Dubai’s shopping malls as well as the beaches and more. First-class amenities include the Wellness Spa,

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Large suites and spectacular views out to the Arabian Gulf. Offering a mix of spacious rooms as well as one-, two- and 3-bedroom

international cuisine. There’s also casual dining at La Maison Bakery & Coffee Shop.

suites, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham occupies a prime location on

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurant & lounges • swimming pools • spa

‘The Walk’ in Jumeirah Beach Residence, where a variety of family

• fitness centre

entertainment and dining options can be found. The property is walking distance from the JBR Public Beach and Dubai

Room facilities: 194 rooms, suites & duplex suites with kitchenettes • complimentary Wi-Fi

Marina Mall. With a fitness centre, spa and swimming pools, guests can relax, work out or dine in style at the Flavours Restaurant for all-day

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Fraser Suites Rising high above the fringe of Media and Internet City with

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

unobstructed panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf.

• 24-hour fitness centre • tennis & squash courts

Ideally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Fraser Suites Dubai is close to

Room facilities: 184 rooms & suites with fully-equipped kitchens

Dubai Marina and Mall of the Emirates. With well-appointed luxury

• complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station

one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay in contemporary elegance. Active leisure travellers are well catered for with tennis and squash courts and a well-equipped gym, while families can make use of the kids’ club.

Dusit Residence Dubai Marina Gracious Thai hospitality and luxury apartments in the heart of

in-house at 32 Marina Street Kitchen and the waterfront deli house,

Dubai Marina.

Fusion Lounge, as well as pool and fitness centre facilities. Guests will

Dusit Residence Dubai Marina, overlooking the lifestyle enclave of Dubai Marina, features luxury serviced apartments that are fully integrated with comprehensive facilities and services. With one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, these exclusive serviced residences offer well designed living spaces and comfort for each guest. Residents can enjoy the dining and entertainment options available

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Dubai Serviced apartments

DAMAC Maison Dubai Mall Street Exclusive city living with personalised service and ultimate privacy

Dubai Mall Street provides the perfect location for your Dubai escape.

in the heart of the bustling Downtown Area.

A private chef or personal shopper are also available.

Just a short walk to the Dubai Mall, with breath-taking views across the

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Dubai skyline, the Burj Khalifa and the famous Dubai Fountains, DAMAC

• fitness centre

Maison Dubai Mall Street offers a selection of luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with the conveniences of modern day living.

Room facilities: 355 suites with fully-equipped kitchens

Guests can also enjoy the infinity pool, outdoor shisha terrace, all-day dining in the modern cafe and opulent Chrysalis spa services.

DAMAC Maison Canal Views With light, airy interiors and trendy design details, Damac Maison

Guests can also relax at Maison Lounge, a shisha cafe with easy access to

Canal Views is a contemporary property in the heart of Dubai.

the swimming pool.

WIth a Miami-style resort feel in one of the city’s most exciting districts,

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • swimming pool • fitness centre

DAMAC Maison Canal Views comprises one-, two- and three-bedroom

• complimentary shuttle

apartments featuring modern furnishings, separate living and dining areas and kitchens.

Room facilities: 201 rooms & suites with fully-equipped kitchens

Chic spaces include the hotel’s terrace pool deck with swim-up bar and spectacular views of either Business Bay or Downtown Dubai.

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Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence Experience luxury serviced apartment living in the heart of Dubai. Close to some of the city’s most notable points of interest, the best of Dubai is close at hand. Home comforts meet world-class luxury at these stylish one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom lifestyle apartments. Jumeirah Living’s discreet and resourceful Lifestyle Team will attend to

Relax on the sundeck beside the rooftop pool or take advantage of complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and private beach at sister Jumeirah Resorts. Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • fitness centre • Wild Wadi Waterpark and beach access at Jumeirah Resorts

every guests’ needs to ensure a luxurious stay. Enjoy in-room dining or

Room facilities: 377 apartments with fully-equipped kitchens

head to the 30th floor for a meal with a view at the club lounge.

• complimentary Wi-Fi

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments A home away from home in comfortable modern studio

Relax in the outdoor swimming pool and sauna, or challenge yourself at

apartments with all the convenience of a fully serviced hotel.

the fitness centre or squash court. An in-house restaurant, 24-hour coffee

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments is a popular choice for visitors wanting

shop and complimentary beach shuttle bus are also available.

a flexible stay in studios, two room studios, two- or three-bedroom

Hotel facilities: restaurant & lounge • swimming pool • fitness centre

apartments located in the heart of Bur Dubai, close to Burjuman

• squash court • shuttle service

shopping centre and conveniently placed for Dubai’s many shops and restaurants.

Room facilities: 616 studios & apartments with kitchens • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi presents visitors with a buzzing, cosmopolitan lifestyle, endless beaches, first-class cultural attractions, gourmet dining and excellent shopping opportunities. Stroll, cycle or drive along Abu Dhabi’s famed Corniche or enjoy the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Get inspired by… architectural wonders. Take a tour of the enormous, beautiful, shimmering white Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with reflecting pools and crystal chandeliers. water-parks and roller coasters. Head to family-friendly Yas Waterworld or ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, which travels at a mind-blowing 240km per hour! relaxing local life. Stroll along the Corniche, grab a shawarma and sip a glass of sweet traditional karak as you take in the scenery.

There are grand malls, famed golf courses, modern art enclaves, palace garden concerts and that photogenic coastline. Be awed by the opulent and majestic Emirates Palace, a landmark showcasing Arabian culture at its best and one of the most expensive hotels ever built. Explore the cultural district of Saadiyat, where the Louvre and Guggenheim are to open in 2016, watch the Volvo Ocean Race or venture deep into the world’s largest desert – Abu Dhabi caters for every taste.

a dash of luxury. Hire a private yacht and sail to Yas Marina to enjoy an afternoon in the lounge overlooking the Formula 1® circuit then dine in style at nearby Saadiyat Island.

Did you know...? Abu Dhabi is surprisingly lush. Visit the ‘Garden City’ of Al Ain, kayak through natural mangroves or cycle and snorkel in Sir Bani Yas Natural Reserve.

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Let Gulf Ventures show you the beauty of Abu Dhabi, from coast to desert to oasis, cityscapes to island retreats.

side of life in this region. Visit an ancient falaj irrigation system,

Take a city tour for treasures like mosques and landmark hotels. Or, enjoy the comfort of quality 4WD vehicles and multilingual guides as you explore the majestic United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Liwa tour

the Al Ain Museum and the Hili Gardens, tour a traditional souk, view the garden city from atop the nearby Jebel Hafeet mountain, and explore magnificent palaces.

Take a trip to the legendary Liwa Desert, also known as the Empty Quarter (Rub al Khali). With its magnificent apricot-coloured sand dunes, its sprinkling of verdant oases and its star-studded night skies, Liwa is a popular and adventurous getaway. Enjoy the thrill of driving over soaring dunes, visit the villages along the crescent, as well as the fort and oasis at Qatuf. The tour includes lunch at a hotel in Liwa with an option of an overnight stay in one of the luxurious resorts.

Abu Dhabi city tour Explore the capital of the UAE, often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Emirates’. Visit the iconic Corniche, dhow building yards, mesmerising palaces and selected heritage sites. Be fascinated by the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – one of the world’s largest – or discover the wondrous architectural detailing of the Emirates Palace. A tour of Abu Dhabi is not just a journey to a city, it is a journey across time. Note: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open to visitors daily except Fridays. All visitors must be fully covered; an abaya is provided for women.

Al Ain tour

Yas Park Pass Enjoy the best of both Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor theme park in the world, and Yas Waterworld with the Yas Park Pass. Choose from either the 1-day, 2-day or Annual Yas Park Pass. Get into gear at the world’s only Ferrari branded theme park, featuring the world’s fastest roller coaster – Formula Rossa. Then take on the capital’s largest water park, with over 40 rides, featuring the Middle East’s longest suspended rollercoaster with onboard special water effects.

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City hotels

Lift the lid on Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, and you’ll be amazed by its multifaceted charms. It’s a chic mix of indoor and outdoor, historic and modernist, artful and sporty. The wow factor comes from many angles – from big events, stunning places of worship, and one of the most expensive hotels ever built. Abu Dhabi’s city-based hotels put you right in the middle of the action. They’re the ideal location from which to explore cultural sites such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or to experience traditional Emirati retail life at the city’s souks. Whatever your preferences for culture or leisure, Abu Dhabi is a city with endless opportunities, welcoming visitors with its renowned Arabian hospitality.

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Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Jumeirah at Etihad Towers sets the standard for unprecedented

for everyone, or guests can simply enjoy high tea with a view at the

luxury experiences in Abu Dhabi.

Observation Deck at 300 – the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi.

Allow yourself to absorb the inspiring beauty of world-class contemporary design, dramatic sculptural forms and seamless detail,

Also available is the Club Executive Lounge, with private check-in and complimentary snacks and beverages.

enhanced by sweeping views of the Abu Dhabi coastline and the

Hotel facilities: 12 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

Corniche. Designed with your comfort in mind, each room and suite is

• fitness centre • club lounge • private beach access

a private haven featuring contemporary amenities and stunning ocean views. The modern and artistic decor creates a relaxing atmosphere, coupled with genuine hospitality and personalised service.

Room facilities: 382 rooms & suites • 199 serviced residences with kitchen facilities • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffeemaking facilities

Guests can enjoy a range of exceptional leisure options, including a fully-equipped fitness centre, swimming pools and the luxurious Talise Spa. The impressive range of dining choices offers a culinary experience

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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche The Sofitel luxury experience combines Arabic opulence with a

The Sofitel So Spa and So Fit gym feature a full range of services, facilities

French touch and stunning views of the Corniche.

and equipment, including a Turkish hammam.

The Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche is situated in the city’s heart, just metres

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

away from the seafront and near the cultural centres of Saadiyat and

centre • club lounge

Yas Island. Enjoy the views at Silk&Spice with a taste of Thailand or at Corniche

Room facilities: 282 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Restaurant for a blend of French elegance and Arabic traditions in the buffet. End the night with shisha and live jazz music at Grills@Chill’O.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort A true urban resort close to tourist attractions, yet a tranquil spot

offers an exciting dining experience from Italian to Spanish, Mexican to

perfect for guests seeking relaxation.

international cuisine to suit everyone.

The Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort is known for its architecture

Hotel facilities: 11 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

and ideal location on the Corniche.

• fitness centre • club lounge • private lagoon

The shopping and commercial districts are within walking distance

Room facilities: 272 rooms & suites

and the international airport, Saadiyat and Yas Islands are all easily accessible. Within the resort, guests are invited to relax on the hotel’s sandy lagoon or at the large pool area with swim-up bar. The resort also

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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi A luxurious stay on the Corniche with butler-service as standard. Part of the iconic Nation Towers, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is located in the heart of the city on the spectacular Corniche, just minutes from the Marina Mall. The private beach is accessible from the hotel via an underground, air-conditioned tunnel which takes guests directly to the Nation Riviera Beach Club, known for its legendary weekend barbeques. The hotel

exclusive butler service for the best in five-star treatment. Dining is a pleasure at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi: from the Cabana Bar & Grill on the beach to Italian at Villa Toscana, there’s something to suit all tastes. After dinner, share a shisha and admire panoramic views from the Azura terrace. Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • helipad • library • private beach

features elegantly-appointed guest rooms and suites occupying the

Room facilities: 283 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • 24-hour

33rd to the 49th floors, with most offering captivating views of the

room service • butler service

Arabian Gulf. Relax in the hotel’s Remède Spa, fitness club, private beach or in one of the swimming pools. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s

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The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa A fine choice for a golfing and leisure holiday in Abu Dhabi. Located on Abu Dhabi’s largest golf course, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is designed to preserve and enhance wellness. The retreat offers a true sense of tranquility but with ease of accessibility to the airport, city, Saadiyat and Yas Islands and even Dubai. Golf, the trademark Heavenly Spa and several dining options are available on site at the resort. Warmly decorated rooms with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the golf course, re-energise every guest. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • golf course Room facilities: 172 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Hyatt Capital Gate Hyatt Capital Gate is located in an iconic building – known as the ‘Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi’. Well placed for family or leisure travel, only 15 minutes from the international airport, this is one of Abu Dhabi’s premium addresses, with spacious guest rooms. Outstanding dining options include the Mediterranean 18°, the pastry counter at Profiterole or enjoy fine views from the Lounge café and the casual bar at Privé. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 189 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffeemaking facilities • 24-hour room service

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi presents a fresh and innovative architectural design within its prominent glass tower. Rooms are infused with Thai elegance and touches at this luxury hotel, centrally located close to the Eastern Mangroves, the city’s lush natural habitat, the Corniche and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Dining options include authentic Thai, succulent steaks and international specialities. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • children’s play area • shuttle service • club lounge Room facilities: 533 rooms & serviced apartments • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities

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Rosewood Abu Dhabi Inspired by the unmistakable style of the Arabian Gulf, Rosewood

Dining at this new city landmark showcases some of the world’s most

Abu Dhabi brings sophistication to new heights.

exciting cuisines, from Cantonese at Dai Pai Dong and Spanish at

Located on Al Maryah Island, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is an ultra-luxury family and leisure hotel featuring spacious guest rooms and round-theclock personalised butler service. Guests will discover stunning views of

Catalan, to Italian at Aqua and Lebanese at Sambusek. After your meal, relax with shisha at Smoke or experience the soothing ambience of Hidden Bar.

the turquoise waterfront and a full spectrum of dining venues that create

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

an unforgettable gourmet experience in the capital.

• fitness centre

With a warm and sophisticated residential style, this 34-storey tower

Room facilities: 189 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

delivers a unique interpretation of Middle Eastern architectural elements

station • tea & coffee-making facilities • butler service

with comfortable furnishings and warm colour palettes representative of the region’s rich history. For those searching for rejuvenation, Rosewood Abu Dhabi offers a serene escape with an enchanting spa, a state-of-theart fitness centre and world-class amenities.

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Beach hotels

Beaches and beach clubs can be found all over Abu Dhabi, including on its two showpiece islands: Yas and Saadiyat. Saadiyat Island is Abu Dhabi’s signature destination, designed to become the world’s largest cultural institution. Most of the large hotels and resorts have private beaches and facility-laden beach clubs, where an abundance of food, drinks and water sports are on the menu. There are also numerous public beaches, including the newly expanded and extended waterfront Corniche, with its white sandy beaches and wide, Mediterranean-style promenade. You can hire sunlounges and beach umbrellas here, but get in early! It caters to all with three separate sections: families, singles and the general public. Come dusk, the Corniche promenade is a popular spot with locals wanting to wind down and catch up with friends – hire a bike and cruise the strand, stopping for a shisha for true local flavour.

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The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, this is the city’s premier

Dining is a culinary delight. Savour Southeast Asian flavours at Sontaya;

beachfront and leisure address.

re-visit the original St. Regis New York at 55&5th, The Grill; or enjoy

The Mediterranean-styled design of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

beach dining at Turquoiz.

evokes the natural beauty of its beachfront setting. Served by a dedicated

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • indoor & outdoor swimming

team of butlers, all guest accommodations are sea-facing, overlooking

pools • spa • fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • golf course

turquoise waters or the resort’s golf club. Leisure activities cater for all the family, with four outdoor pools,

Room facilities: 377 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • butler service

the Sandcastles Kids Club and the expansive Iridium Spa.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is an exclusive sanctuary of

the Mediterranean. A wide variety of pampering can be found in the

contemporary luxury.

exclusive sanctuary of Park Hyatt’s signature Atarmia Spa. The hotel also

Located on a 9km stretch of environmentally protected, natural sand

includes a Camp Hyatt kids club which features its own swimming pool.

beach on Saadiyat Island, the resort is adjacent to Saadiyat Beach Golf

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

Club and just a short drive from the Abu Dhabi Corniche. The hotel

• fitness centre • tennis court

features a stunning swimming pool in a beautiful garden setting. Diverse restaurants offer something for all tastes: the Park Bar & Grill serves steaks from the charcoal grill; there are all-day-dining and Arabic

Room facilities: 306 rooms, suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

specialties at the Café; while the Beach House serves dishes from across

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Emirates Palace With its enchanting beauty, Arabian architectural delights and

Emirates Palace features an extraordinary range of cuisines, including

private marina, Emirates Palace goes beyond 5-star luxury.

authentic Emirati at Mezlai, Lebanese at Diwan L’Auberge or Italian at

Located on Abu Dhabi’s most beautiful 1.3km private beach and surrounded by 100 hectares of lush greenery, Emirates Palace offers beautiful views of landscaped gardens or the Arabian Gulf from your private terrace. Sumputously-appointed rooms and suites are serviced 24 hours by a dedicated butler service. Active guests are well catered for, with a selection of swimming pools, a water sports centre and tennis courts, while the Emirates Palace Spa

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Mezzaluna. The world-renowned Hakkasan features modern Chinese fare. At Le Café, sample the signature 24 carat gold Camel Burger or try a Camelccino made from local camel milk. For the ultimate indulgence, sip a gold-sprinkled Palace Cappuccino. You can also savour a cigar or cocktail at a suave lounge like the Havana Club. Hotel facilities: 14 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centres • tennis courts • football • rugby • cricket pitches

offers a wide range of treatments providing an unforgettable level of

Room facilities: 392 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

indulgence and luxury.

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Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri A spectacular beachside setting and luxuriously-appointed rooms

villas. The hotel also boasts superb leisure facilities including

with modern Arabic furnishings.

Shangri-La’s signature CHI spa, a state-of-the-art health club,

This chic hotel epitomises the Shangri-La ethos of luxury, style and excellent hospitality. A winding waterway leads to Souk Qaryat Al Beri

and an outstanding range of restaurants with wonderful views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

and the resort’s sister property, Traders Hotel. Abras are on hand to guide

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

guests around the hotel.

• fitness centre • yoga room • private beaches

Opulent accommodation options include rooms and suites with private

Room facilities: 379 rooms, suites & villas with private pools &

balconies or terraces, to serviced apartments and sumptuous 4-bedroom

apartments with kitchens • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities

Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri blends contemporary style with

Rooms and suites feature stylish decor and comfortable furnishings,

comfortable furnishings.

fully equipped with features for a memorable stay.

The hotel is ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri complex, which

Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool

includes the Shangri-La Hotel, Shangri-La Residences, Villas by

• fitness centre • private beach

Shangri-La and a souk which hosts a variety of shops and restaurants, all connected by a waterway.

Room facilities: 301 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Relax at the hotel’s outdoor pool or private beach or take advantage of the wonderful spa facilities at the luxurious CHI Spa located at the neighbouring Shangri-La Hotel.

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Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is built on the rich cultural

Other features include the Kasara club lounge, fitness centre (including

traditions of the Anantara resorts.

a ladies-only gym) and salon.

This grand waterfront hotel and marina offers guests an exotic location

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

but with easy access to Abu Dhabi’s urban charms. Leisure travellers

• fitness centre • Turkish hammam • club lounge

can enjoy outstanding dining, including contemporary Thai cuisine and international buffets, or embark on a sensual journey in the extensive Anantara Spa. Guests can also enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddling

Room facilities: 222 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi in suites • tea & coffee-making facilities

through the mangroves. Arabian design features extend from the rooms and suites to the rooftop lounge, pool deck and Turkish hammam.

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi Traditional hospitality meets modern elegance at Beach Rotana,

Trader Vic’s. Benihana offers a live Teppanyaki experience while Prego’s

a hotel perfectly poised by the sea.

specialises in Italian fare. If you’re a steak lover, visit The Rodeo Grill.

Offering a wide array of stylish rooms and suites, Beach Rotana caters for

Hotel facilities: 11 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

the most discerning guest. Serviced hotel apartments are also available

• fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • water sports • club lounge

for longer stays.

• private beach

Relax at the private beach or enjoy leisure time at Zen the spa, the

Room facilities: 413 rooms & suites • 152 serviced apartments with

fitness centre and the Club Rotana Lounge. Sample German cuisine at

kitchenettes • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Brauhaus, seafood at Finz and exotic French Polynesian island dishes at

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The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal Adjacent to the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque, The Ritz-Carlton is a

spa and fitness facilities or relax in a poolside cabana for the day.

magnificent retreat.

Tempt your palate with international dining options in the Venetian

Designed in a crescent shape with interiors based on the classic Renaissance period, this luxurious resort gives the effect of a grand palace. Along with spacious rooms and suites, the hotel offers one and two-

Village, including authentic Asian, Lebanese and Italian cuisines, plus The Forge, an American-styled steakhouse. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • 24-hour fitness centre • club lounge • private beaches

bedroom villas with terrace, living area and butler service. Indulge

Room facilities: 532 rooms, suites & villas with kitchenettes

yourself in the Ritz-Carlton’s luxurious 2,000-square-meter beachfront

• tea & coffee-making facilities

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi Striking, contemporary architecture and a prime

The hotel offers a variety of world class restaurants to suit every taste

beachfront location.

including Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse & Grill, as well as indoor and

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr boasts a fine location at the mainland gateway

outdoor pools and two private beaches.

to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi. The highest level of comfort

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • 24-hour

and elegance is delivered throughout its rooms and suites, including

fitness centre • water sports • paddle boarding • kayaking • snorkelling

the ultimate exclusive lifestyle hotel experience with Fairmont Gold

• shuttle service

and spectacular views of the Abu Dhabi Creek and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Room facilities: 369 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

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Yas Island hotels

Two of Abu Dhabi’s biggest attractions offer a well-polished contrast: while Sadiyaat Island woos visitors with enriching cultural diversions, Yas Island is a recreational playground and hub for high-powered events. Yas Island has been labeled the ‘Arabian Monaco’ and hosts some of the UAE’s most notable events. For an exhilarating experience, visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (the world’s first Ferrari theme park) to discover the history of the Italian sports car and ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster. Tee off on the greens of the Yas Links Golf Course, witness the Abu Dhabi Formula 1® Grand Prix live from the grandstands, get wet and wild at the futuristic Yas Waterpark, or see top international artists in concert. There are plenty of slower-paced diversions, too: Yas Beach and Yas Mall can fulfil your beachgoing and shopping needs, and the yacht-filled Yas Marina has waterside strolling and al fresco dining.

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Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Grand Prix motor racing meets high-tech contemporary design at

bar, or stroll straight from the hotel onto the golden sands of Yas Beach.

the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi.

Additional facilities include a state-of the-art fitness centre, luxurious

Straddling the Yas Marina Formula 1® Grand Prix Racing Circuit, this is Yas Island’s landmark hotel. The hotel is unique for its futuristic LED grid-shell design, and for its exciting location where you can watch high-speed races and practice laps daily. Rooms and suites are spacious, stylish and fitted with custom furniture, mood lighting and designer fabrics. All feature floor-to-ceiling

ESPA spa with steam room, and free shuttles to nearby attractions. With a stylish array of dining options, including seven restaurants, bars and lounges, there’s a taste here to please every traveller. Hotel facilities: 11 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • complimentary shuttle to all Yas Island attractions & facilities

windows with views of the marina, the racetrack or the sleek curves of

Room facilities: 499 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

the hotel’s colour-changing grid-shell.

• docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities

The resort is naturally full of luxury features for the leisure traveller: relax beside one of the two pools, enjoy sunset views from the rooftop

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Centro Yas Island Classic lifestyle hotel on Yas Island. Conveniently located within the southern district of the spectacular Yas

Guests also have access to restaurants and lounges at the nearby Yas Island Rotana hotel.

Island, Centro Yas Island is just a few minutes away from the Yas Marina

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

Circuit, Yas Links Golf Club, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu

centre • tennis court • shuttle services

Dhabi, Yas Beach and Yas Mall. Centro Yas Island offers meticulously designed rooms to maximise

Room facilities: 259 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

space, light and efficiency, as well as offering the latest technology and in-room entertainment options and contemporary classic furniture where comfort and aesthetics are key.

Park Inn by Radisson, Abu Dhabi Yas Island Enjoy beach vibes in affordable style at the Park Inn on Yas Island. A short drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Park Inn offers guests convenient access to the city centre and nearby attractions. Golfers can schedule tee times at the adjacent Yas Links Golf Club or the nearby Saadiyat Golf Course. After an active day, retreat to one of the well-designed rooms or suites with superb amenities and views of the Yas Marina Circuit or the Arabian Gulf.

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Guests may wish to enjoy the swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis courts or spend the day at Yas Waterpark or Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with the family. Guests also have access to restaurants and lounges at the nearby Radisson Blu Hotel. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • tennis court Room facilities: 204 rooms & suites


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Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi-Yas Island A dynamic hotel, close to all the fabulous Yas Island attractions. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi-Yas Island is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 25 minutes from the city centre. Restaurant and lounge bars offer the perfect meal for any occasion and all rooms have exciting views, many with private balconies overlooking

Nearby attractions include the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park, Yas Water World and Yas Mall. All are accessible via the complimentary Yas Express shuttle. Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • squash courts Room facilities: 428 rooms & suites

Yas Beach, Yas Marina Circuit or Yas Links Golf Course.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island State-of-the-art, stylish accommodation close to Yas Island

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

attractions.

centre • tennis court

Strategically located, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island is a short

Room facilities: 397 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport and just 20 minutes from the

• tea & coffee-making facilities

city centre. A wide selection of leisure facilities are on offer at the hotel, with a large swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis court. The spa offers five treatment rooms, with a wide range of signature indulgences. Close by are Yas Island’s fine leisure activities, from golf and a water park to Yas Marina and Yas Mall.

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Al Ain hotels

The ‘Garden City’ of Al Ain is a breath of fresh air, renowned for its oases, parks and tree-lined avenues. Bordering Oman, the city retains a traditional Arabic ambience and takes pride in preserving the country’s heritage. History can be explored at the Al Ain National Museum (the oldest museum in the UAE), or at the Bronze Age forts of the Hili Archaeological Park. Drive to the top of Jebel Hafeet, 1,250 metres high, for sweeping views over the city and desert surrounds. At the mountain’s base, soak tired feet in the hot springs at Green Mubazzarah or try white-water rafting, kayaking or surfing at Wadi Adventure park. Quality family time can be enjoyed at Hili Fun City theme park or on a night safari at Al Ain Zoo. Al Ain hotels and resorts are just a 75-minute drive from Dubai or 90 minutes from Abu Dhabi. Want to feel like a local? Two tips: cheer on the local Al Ain football team (one of the UAE’s best), and relax over a coffee-shop shisha in true Emirati style.

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Abu Dhabi Al Ain hotels

Danat Al Ain Resort Luxury resort nestled amid lush greenery in Abu Dhabi’s eastern desert region. Danat Al Ain Resort is a lavish resort featuring three swimming pools, a fitness centre, day spa, beautiful gardens and extensive facilities for special events. All rooms have a private balcony with views of the garden, swimming pools or Jebel Hafeet. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • rugby pitch Room facilities: 216 rooms, suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi• tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Al Ain Rotana Al Ain Rotana provides a luxury stay in Al Ain’s downtown area. The hotel is convenient to Al Ain’s commercial district and only minutes away from major tourist attractions. With a lush garden landscape, large pool and children’s facilities, the hotel is perfect for families and leisure travellers. Dining and entertainment venues include Trader Vic’s for a taste of French Polynesia, Min Zaman for Arabic, Zest for all day international dining or Moodz for a lounge bar experience. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • squash & tennis courts Room facilities: 246 rooms, suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Hotel Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet is a unique mountain oasis resort at the top of Jebel Hafeet. At almost 900 metres, the hotel features the ultimate in comfort and tranquility in a lush green, spectacular setting. Offering refined architecture and a magical location, guests can enjoy dining with breathtaking views of the city. To keep all members of the family occupied, there is a fitness centre, 3 swimming pools with water slides, mini golf and a kids playground. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • fitness centre • mini golf • squash • volley ball Room facilities: 124 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities

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Desert retreats

Do you secretly dream of desert-island getaways? It’s possible to fulfil them on Abu Dhabi’s offshore islands. One of the best places to combine luxury and adventure is on the exotic Sir Bani Yas Island, a wildlife sanctuary where a host of species (including the endangered Arabian oryx, sand gazelles and even African giraffes) roam freely. It begins with a water-taxi or seaplane journey to reach the island’s luxurious resorts, and continues with wildlife drives, nature walks, kayaking through mangroves or snorkelling colourful reefs. Discerning travellers seeking an authentic ‘Arabian Nights’ experience should add the Liwa desert to their itinerary. Here, in the Rub al Khali (the ‘Empty Quarter’), you can find a luxurious sanctuary surrounded by the evocative landscape of endless desert dunes. Take a sunset camel ride or 4WD tour to appreciate the vastness of the world’s largest sand desert.

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Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort provides a luxury oasis and embraces

catered for at the kids and teens clubs. Choose from a variety of world

the epic adventures of this mystic landscape.

cuisines in the resorts’ diverse restaurants and lounges including

Located 120 minutes from Abu Dhabi Airport in the legendary Liwa

Ghadeer, for shisha and Mediterranean food with sunset views.

Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world,

Guests can also enjoy a barbecue in the privacy of their villa or in

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a true oasis. Recline by the plunge pool

the desert under the open skies. Alternatively, watch the sun set over

outside your own private villa, enjoy a camel ride or guided desert walk

the seemingly never-ending sands from the Suhail steakhouse and

over sun-soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally

rooftop lounge.

in front of you.

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool

Enjoy relaxing treatments at the world-class Anantara Spa, swim in the

• spa • fitness centre • tennis court • desert activities • archery

freeform infinity-edge pool while desert wildlife grazes in the shade

• desert fat biking • desert walks • desert sailing

below, workout in the fully equipped fitness centre or enjoy a game of tennis in the middle of the desert. Children and teenagers are well

Room facilities: 206 rooms, villas & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

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Anantara Resorts at Sir Bani Yas Island On the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just 9km off the coast of Abu Dhabi and reached by water taxi or jet services, Anantara operates a resort and spa, plus two collections of luxury villas. Intrepid travellers are offered an unforgettable island escape in one of the region’s most spectacular destinations. Exotic wildlife and sublime relaxation are an irresistible combination – be inspired by the range of activities on offer, enjoy dining at all five restaurants on the island, or simply relax by the pool. Resort facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centres • kids club • nature & wildlife walks & drives • water sports • horse riding stables • tennis • archery • mountain biking

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Desert Islands Resort & Spa is the perfect place to discover a new

for a more intimate dining experience, ask the hotel to arrange your

passion while surrounded by a naturally beautiful landscape and

“Dining by Design” in the tranquillity and privacy of the desert. You can

exotic wildlife.

also book a villa stay for the family and enjoy a completely private pool.

Long known for its natural and rugged beauty, the resort provides a

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

luxurious island escape on the verdant haven of Sir Bani Yas Island.

• fitness centre • tennis court • wildlife safaris • horse riding • archery

Enjoy wildlife walks, kayaking through the mangroves, mountain-biking

• watersports • kayaking • mountain biking • library

and horse-riding. The hotel’s inspirational spa is an oasis of tranquility while rooms boast expansive views over the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy seafood, Arabic, international restaurants or Al Shams for gourmet snacks or,

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Room facilities: 64 rooms, suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities


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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort African-inspired haven embraces the wonder of the enchanting

Hotel facilities: 1 restaurant • swimming pool • guests have full access

Arabian wildlife and natural beauty.

to all facilities throughout all Anantara resorts on Sir Bani Yas Island

Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort offers an exceptional deluxe experience

Room facilities: 30 villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-

for guests. The luxurious villas offer the perfect place to escape while

making facilities

watching gazelles and peacocks grazing the savannah from your private terrace.

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort Inspired by the simplicity of a traditional Emirati fishing village,

Hotel facilities: 1 restaurant • swimming pool • guests have full access

these luxury villas offer an alternative island holiday experience.

to all facilities throughout all Anantara resorts on Sir Bani Yas Island

Located on the picturesque shores of Sir Bani Yas Island, guests can

Room facilities: 30 villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-

soak up the magnificent views across the crystal clear waters of the

making facilities

Arabian Gulf and watch elegant flamingos as they wade along the shores of the lagoon.

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Northern Emirates If the road less travelled intrigues you, or you like your travel a little less highoctane than diving into a thriving metropolis, then the Northern Emirates can serve up a great variety of UAE treats. Cultural Sharjah is rich in museums and theatres, but it’s also a shopper’s delight with magnificent souks famed for their Arabian architecture and traditional trinkets. You can explore the historical sites of Fujairah Fort then cool off in the crystal clear Indian Ocean, or get behind the wheel of a 4WD and explore the Hajar mountains. Feeling energetic? A round of golf in Ras al Khaimah or a day splashing around with the family at Iceland Waterpark should fit the bill.

Get inspired by... the art of Sharjah. Explore Sharjah’s arts area, with impressive galleries featuring Arabic contemporary art. local market treasures. Pick up some bargains – pretty rugs, jewel-like fresh fruit – at the Fujairah Friday market. promenading the corniche. Sashay along Ras al Khaimah’s Al Qawasim Corniche, then explore the Old City and souk that showcases artisan crafts. wadi bashing. Hit the highway in Fujairah and head to Wadi Wurayah for A-grade wadi bashing and spectacular waterfalls. the literary scene. The Sharjah International Book Fair happens early November, attracting thousands of literary types.

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Banyan Tree Al Wadi Located in tranquil and eco-rich Wadi Khadeja with a backdrop of

Facilities include ‘The Rainforest’ hydrotherapy spa circuit, a world-class

the Arabian Gulf and the magnificent Al Hajar Mountains.

falconry mews, horse and camel stables and access to the Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree Al Wadi rests amid 100 hectares of private nature reserve

Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort private beach.

in Ras Al Khaimah. The elegant fortress-like facade of the resort holds

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • spa • fitness centre • yoga

true to traditional Arabic architecture, blending harmoniously with

• activity centre

desert dunes and comprising poolside villas, including tented villas that emulate the nomadic tent style of Bedouin tribes.

Room facilities: 101 villas with private pools • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities

Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach Live out your Arabian dreams as you sail to the exclusive Banyan

dedicated Banyan Tree Spa with six treatment pavilions, as well as a

Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort by boat from the coast.

beach restaurant.

Less than one hour from Dubai International Airport, Banyan Tree Ras

Hotel facilities: 1 restaurant • swimming pool • spa • water sports

Al Khaimah Beach Resort feels a world away. Each of the meticulously designed villas lets you enjoy the freedom of a personal pool and the beaches of the Arabian Gulf at your doorstep. Tented villas emulate the nomadic tents of Bedouin tribes, creating a feeling of pure romance and relaxation. Guests have access to the

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Room facilities: 32 villas with private pools • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities


Northern Emirates Hotels

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Inspiration from the decadence of Arabian palaces combined with

An impressive array of dining options includes the Marjan Arabic

the splendour of the Waldorf Astoria brand.

restaurant, where you can enjoy shisha outside with stunning views

This calming luxury retreat in a beachfront oasis is just 60 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport. The hotel’s palatial rooms and suites offer stunning views of the 350m private beach and the azure Arabian

over the sea. The US steakhouse-styled Lexington Grill features grills, steaks and seafood. Savour the artistry of Japanese cuisine at UMI or enjoy a traditional high tea in the Camelia Lounge.

Sea beyond, as well as the mountains and golf course. Although a haven

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools

for couples, the Waldorf Astoria also offers a kids club for families, with a

• spa • tennis courts • golf course • helipad • boutique stores

waterpark close by. Drift into blissful relaxation in the spa or float in one of the two outdoor

Room facilities: 346 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

pools. The Mediterranean pool cafe ensures you won’t have to venture far for refreshment. If you’re feeling active, you’ll enjoy the tennis courts and 18-hole championship golf course.

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Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa Discover an award-winning beach resort oasis on the northern tip

can workout in the fitness centre, enjoy a game of volleyball at the beach

of the Arabian Peninsula.

club or visit the water sports centre for activities such as sailing and

Ras Al Khaimah, the most pristine of the Emirates, is only 60 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport. The resort sprawls over 1.5km of

one of seven swimming pools.

private white-sand beach, offering the perfect destination for a family

Hotel facilities: 10 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

getaway. Each of the guest rooms and chalet suites features a balcony or

• fitness centre • beach volleyball • water sports • dive centre

patio with sunset and Arabian Sea views. Some rooms offer direct access to the beach with a private garden area. Within the resort is a world-class range of international onsite restaurants, from rodizio-style Brazilian dining to beachside fare, and Asian specialities to Italian fine dining. Some restaurants, including the all-day buffet Maarid, offer a special children’s buffet. Active travellers

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Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah Enjoy the longest private beach on the East Coast with the Hajar

The hotel has a number of accommodation options to suit a family’s

Mountains as a dramatic backdrop.

needs, as well as a great kids club.

Located just 90 minutes drive from Dubai and 40 minutes from Fujairah

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

City, Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah is set on more than 500m of private

• fitness centre • dive centre • private beach

beach. Laze by one of five outdoor swimming pools, including two children’s swimming pools or indulge in one of the many signature

Room facilities: 257 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

treatments available at the spa. Guests can experience on site water sports activities or discover exotic marine life from the world-class dive centre.

Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa Designed in a colonial style, this elegant resort offers an

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

experience that is pure indulgence.

• massage cabanas • dive centre • water sports

The Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa is a modern retreat set off to perfection

Room facilities: 250 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

by the natural beauty of the Hajar Mountains and Indian Ocean. Relax

coffee-making facilities

and enjoy the private sandy beach, with water sports facilities, diving and deep-sea fishing on offer. Explore new tastes at the gourmet restaurants, including beachside Waves, Mozaique, Tabu and Sharkey’s Beach Bar. Discover sublime sensations at Zen the Spa at Rotana with a wide choice of massage and treatments.

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Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah An exclusive retreat, Le Méridien Al Aqah creates a cosy, romantic

Baywater Beach Bar and Baywater Pool Bar are perfect by day. Tea & Dates

atmosphere and ensures maximum privacy for its guests.

is the airy lobby café, serving pastries, cakes, sandwiches and salads.

With an elegant, contemporary feel, the spacious, newly refurbished sea-facing rooms are luxuriously furnished and equipped, complemented by personalised hotel service that is second to none. Situated at the foot

Relax in the large freeform swimming pool or Spa Al Aqah, or get active with the fully-equipped fitness centre, squash and tennis courts, dive centre and water sports, including sailing, boat trips and fishing charters.

of the Hajar Mountains, this striking hotel occupies an amazing

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

beachfront location.

centre • squash & tennis courts • dive centre • water sports • club lounge

Dining options include the signature Taste restaurant, serving al

• shuttle services

fresco Thai cuisine; authentic Indian at Swaad; Sapore Italian restaurant;

Room facilities: 218 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

all-day dining at Views Restaurant; and Gonu Bar & Grill on the beach.

coffee-making facilities

Le Méridien’s top-floor bar, Astros, overlooks the Indian Ocean while

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Hilton Sharjah The Hilton Sharjah is designed for comfort and convenience with popular Sharjah attractions close at hand. Near the heart of the Emirate along the magnificent Khalid Lagoon, Hilton Sharjah is just a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and 25 minutes from Sharjah International Airport. Popular Sharjah attractions, including Al Majaz Waterfront and Al Qasba Entertainment Zone, are situated close by. Elegant guest rooms are complemented by excellent spa and health facilities. Dining is a delight, with breakfast at Mojo’s, snacks at the Pool Terrace or one of the hotel lounges, and sumptuous Iranian cuisine at Shiraz. Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • 24-hour fitness centre • squash court • shuttle buses Room facilities: 259 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities

Citymax Hotel Sharjah Affordable Citymax Sharjah is ideally located in downtown Sharjah. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Sharjah’s airport and 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this hotel is set in the bustling streets of Sharjah, where guests can experience a variety of restaurants, art galleries, museums and the aquarium. Venture down to Khalid Lagoon for a gentle stroll or enjoy shopping at City Centre Mall and Gold Souq in Sharjah. Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants & lounges • fitness centre Room facilities: 239 rooms • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities

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Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort An enchanting coastal sanctuary for weekend breaks and

You’ll savour Asian-influenced seafood at Safi. Interact with chefs at

beach escapes.

live-cooking stations in Mediterranean-themed Vista. Vibrant Lebanese

A short drive from international airports in Dubai and Sharjah, Ajman Saray overlooks turquoise waters and ivory sands. The rooms, in cream and golden tones, are opulent and spacious. Relax by the pool or spend family-time at the private beach. Float on air after a spa treatment, or challenge yourself with a workout.

cuisine is on the menu at Mejhana and for informal dining, visit the Bab Al Bahr Beach Bar & Grill. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre • sauna • water sports • squash courts • shuttle buses Room facilities: 205 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • coffee machine • 24-hour room service

Kempinski Hotel Ajman The stunning five-star Kempinski Hotel Ajman is set on one of the

Active guests can choose from jet-skiing, wind-surfing or fishing, and

most beautiful private beaches in the Emirates.

there are several golf clubs located nearby. Various excursions are

Just 30 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport, the Kempinski is a charming blend of Arabian architecture and a fine touch of contemporary living in the luxurious rooms and suites. The hotel has first-class amenities, from a wide range of international restaurants,

available, upon request, to attractions such as the Ajman Museum, Sharjah Blue Souk, a desert safari or a guided trip with Dubai City Tours. Complimentary shuttle buses run to and from major tourist destinations and shopping malls daily.

cafes and bars, to an entertaining bowling centre, expansive fitness

Hotel facilities: 11 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool

centre, water sports and three pampering spas.

• spa • fitness centre • bowling alley • water sports • shuttle buses Room facilities: 180 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

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Oman Thanks to its authentic Arabian charm, Oman is quickly gaining attention as a must-see destination for travellers. Its mosques, souks and hundreds of ancient forts are turning heads, but it’s the outdoor adventures that surprise many first-time visitors: stunning secluded beaches and quality water sports; sprawling desert dunes; off-road driving in canyon-dotted mountain landscapes; awe-inspiring caves. These experiences are gifts offered to visitors alongside a warm and smiling welcome – Omanis are known across the Middle East for their generosity, hospitality and kindness.

Get inspired by… exciting desert safaris. Waheeba Sands are glorious for dune activity: 4WD drives, sandboarding, desert camping and camel rides. mountain explorations. Enjoy cool breezes in Jebel Akhdar, the ‘fruitbowl of Oman’, and take in breathtaking views of the highest peak on the Arabian Peninsula. historic Bahla Fort. The ancient city of Bahla houses a magnificent UNESCO-protected fort dating from 1000 BC, plus a long-standing tradition of making clay pots. the green turtles. The sandy beaches of Ras AI Jinz are renowned as a nesting place of the endangered green turtle. On a night tour, you can get close to this natural phenomenon. Take a trip to the lush green areas of Ras Al Jinz and Ras Al Hadd to observe the annual turtle nesting (June to August).

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Oman tours & attractions

Oman is easily accessible by road from neighbouring Dubai, or via a short flight to Muscat or Salalah. The destination offers travellers luxurious comfort amid rugged mountains, panoramic beaches and empty deserts. From the grand forts, exquisite palaces and mystical souks to the undulating dunes, freshwater wadis and miles upon miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, Oman is a destination heavy on charm, tradition and natural beauty. Let Gulf Ventures show you the highlights.

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Muscat This tour of Muscat is a fabulous highlights package that gets you straight to the cream of the sightseeing crop. Embark on a tour of the incredible Grand Mosque, or learn about Oman’s history and development at Bait Al Zubair Museum. After driving along the Corniche to visit the fish market and the colourful Mutrah Souk, make a photo stop at the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos: the magnificent Al Alam Palace is flanked by the 16th-century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. Note: The Grand Mosque is open to visitors daily except Fridays. All visitors must be fully covered; an abaya is provided for women.

Muscat & wadi bash Taken in all the wonder of the Muscat tour but feel like adding a bit of adrenaline to your trip? Then why not bolt on a bit of wadi bashing? This tour is the best of both worlds – you get to see all the city’s highlights but then you can go a little more off-road by transferring to a 4WD vehicle and exploring the scenic valley surrounding Muscat, crossing wadi streams and climbing mountains that offer stunning views.


Muscat coastal cruise

intricately hand-carved khanjars (daggers). The historic town of Bahla is

Start your cruise from the Marina Bandar Rhowda, sailing to the open

encircled by a winding wall and is famous for its pottery as well as a large

waters off Muscat and watching pods of dolphins swimming alongside

fort now included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Jabrin Castle, built in

the boat. Unwind by snorkelling in the crystal waters and cruising along

the late 17th century and the finest of Oman’s castles, became a seat of

the beautiful city coastline, where you can spot lots of different species

Omani learning. Originally used for cattle displays, it features incredible

of fish and even turtles or small sharks. An added bonus is the excellent

ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings. En route to

view from the water of some of Muscat’s historical sites.

Muscat, visit the pretty village of Birkat al Mauz, situated at the base of

Jebel Shams, Oman’s Grand Canyon Drive in 4WD vehicles to the foothills of the Jebel Akhdar range,

Jebel Akhdar (‘Green Mountain’) and enjoy a walk through its oasis and date plantations.

with a stop at the Nizwa Souk, famed for its antiques and silversmiths.

Frankincense Trail – west of Salalah

Take some stunning photos of the 17th-century Round Tower Fort

Begin your journey with a visit to the sacred treasure of the tomb of

before heading to Wadi Nakher, located in the depths of Oman’s deepest

Nabi Ayoub (Prophet Job), which lies high in the Jebel Qara mountains.

canyon. Visit Misfah, a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings.

On the ride down you can enjoy spectacular views of the rolling plains,

En route to Jebel Shams, stop at the terraced farming village of

mountain landscapes and emerald-green pastures. Stop at Mughsail

Wadi Ghul and enjoy the views from the highest peak in the Jebel

Beach and visit the famous blowholes in the limestone. On the way

Akhdar highlands.

back to Salalah, be enticed by the aromas from the frankincense trees

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that dot the landscape.

Drive through the spectacular western Hajar mountains to Nizwa, famous for its Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, as well as the souk with its Friday cattle auction, ornamental silver jewellery and

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Muscat

The classic city of Muscat has all the features you would expect of a modern Arabian capital: glorious mosques and museums, buzzing souks, an impressive Sultan’s Palace. With no skyscrapers, it raises cultural expectations with its beautiful new Royal Opera House – a concert here is a highlight of any visit. Where Muscat also delights is in the treats on its doorstep: the natural wonders of Wadi Abiad, the hot springs of Nakhal, camping in the greenery of Nizwa or the desert dunes of Waheeba Sands, and the outdoor adventures of the Hajar mountains.

Get inspired by... exploring Muscat’s markets. The Old Muttrah Souk is a treasure trove of jewellery, local crafts and sweets. The nearby Fish Market has oceanfresh fish, every day. contemporary religious architecture. Admire the splendid modern Islamic architecture of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and the enormous Persian carpet in its rich interior. marvellous marine life. Take a local fishing boat from Bandar Khiran to a secluded private bay: snorkel to see the turtles and reef sharks, then camp overnight on the beach. Al Alam Palace. Historic architecture meets contemporary royal design: the modern, blue-and-gold Sultan’s Palace is flanked by the 16th century Mirani and Jalali forts.

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More than two million people flock to Muscat for the annual month-long Muscat Festival (beginning mid-January), celebrating all things Omani.


Muscat Hotels

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa nestles against the dramatic backdrop of the interior mountains and spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman. Exclusively located on a sweeping bay, this luxurious resort comprises three hotels set on 124 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens – guests can make use of all resort amenities. Resort facilities: 22 restaurants & lounges • Al Mazaar Souk with 3 restaurants • Mahhara beach front restaurant • swimming pools • lazy river • spa • fitness centre • mini golf • tennis courts • camel & pony ride • Splashpad • GameZ • Adventure Zone • dive centre • water sports • turtle nesting observation

Al Waha Hotel

Al Bandar Hotel

Al Husn Hotel

Al Waha is Oman’s first dedicated family hotel. It is the largest of the three hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa and each room provides guests with sea view or sea-facing perspectives. The name Al Waha means “The Oasis” and has been designed such that the hotel’s several swimming pools form an oasis incorporating many date palm trees. The architecture of Al Waha is traditional Dhofari, from the southern region of Oman.

The name Al Bandar translates as “The Town”, a name reflected in the architecture of the hotel. Inspired by old Muscat, featuring buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies, Al Bandar is the resorts focal point.

Al Husn, which means ‘The Fort’, offers Shangri-La’s highest level of service, amenities and privileges to the most discerning of travellers. It’s rooms are amongst the largest and most luxurious in Oman, with an inviting décor inspired by royal Arabian palaces and accented by authentic Omani artworks. Guests can enjoy access to the private 100-metre beach, the complimentary mini bar, daily complimentary afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails and canapés.

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Room facilities: 180 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Grand Hyatt Muscat Grand Hyatt Muscat is a striking illustration of Arabic architecture situated in the heart of the diplomatic quarter. Majestic surroundings and traditional Omani hospitality combine for a truly unforgettable stay on a pristine stretch of palm-tree-lined beach in the capital of Oman. Rooms and suites offer Arabian-style interior design with views of the Gulf of Oman or the Hajar mountain range. Outstanding recreational facilities include the pool and tennis courts. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • tennis court • club lounge Room facilities: 280 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Crowne Plaza Muscat An elegant seaside hotel ideally located in Oman’s thriving capital. Crowne Plaza Muscat enjoys a spectacular setting in 10 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in Muscat’s Qurum Heights area. You can relax with drinks under a sunshade on the immaculately groomed sands of the hotel’s private beach, accessible exclusively to guests. Malls and parks, as well as restaurants and the café-lined promenade on Qurum Beach are close at hand. Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • club lounge Room f acilities: 200 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat Ideally located in the heart of Muscat’s commercial centre, just a few minutes from the beach. The Radisson Blu Hotel’s friendly and attentive staff will make you feel welcome as soon as you step inside. The décor is warm and inviting and each restaurant has its own theme and identity. The outdoor garden swimming pool offers a serene and scenic viewpoint. The hotel is conveniently situated near local shops and restaurants. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness centre • club lounge Room facilities: 153 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel A secluded resort set against a dramatic backdrop of

It combines the splendour of Arabic architecture with contemporary

rugged mountains.

style and sprawls around more than 80 hectares of lawns, shrubs and

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, lies on a secluded private

palm trees.

beach amid an emerald green oasis with 200 acres of lush beachfront

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • fitness

landscaping, overlooking the glittering azure waters of the Gulf of

centre • tennis courts • water sports • snorkelling • private beach

Oman. From the majesty of the 38m-high lobby with crystal fountain, this five-star hotel is well deserving of its reputation as the ‘Jewel of the Sultanate’.

Room facilities: 250 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

InterContinental Muscat Between the majestic Al Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman,

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

this ‘resort within a city’ offers stunning views.

centre • tennis courts

The InterContinental Muscat Hotel is set in 10 acres of palm gardens and

Room facilities: 258 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

is conveniently located in the heart of Muscat’s residential, government

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

and diplomatic quarter. The hotels Palm Beach Club provides a wide range of sporting activities, an 800 sq m state-of-the-art fitness centre with sauna, steam bath and lap pool, and an aerobics studio with a programme of classes.

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Salalah

Oman’s second city is historically famous for its frankincense trade. Frankincense trees line the roads here, and their aromatic resin is used in perfume and incense – hence Salalah’s evocative title as the ‘perfume capital of Arabia’. As well as heady scents, this petite city is known and loved for its tropical fruits (especially coconuts) and for its picturesque coastline. Salalah’s biggest surprise is its relatively cool, tropical climate. The monsoon season, known as the Khareef, arrives between June and September and sees the surrounding countryside become lush and green. The sight of cattle herds grazing in verdant fields beautifully captures the unexpected side of travel in Oman.

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Get inspired by... the monsoon beauty. During the Khareef, visit Wadi Darbat for its lush green landscapes and waterfalls. ruins fit for a queen. The secluded ruins at the inlet Khor Rori evoke a sense of history – they are believed to be the palace of the Queen of Sheba. a fleet of nocturnal turtles. From September to December, there are opportunities to observe the annual turtle nesting at night. wildlife in the water. Take a cruise from the nearby city of Taqa to spot dolphins and whales in their natural environment.

Did you know...? You can go diving around small coral reefs here in Salalah, or you can take a trip with one of the local fishermen to explore some of the area’s sheltered coves and sea caves.


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Salalah is Oman’s answer to a tropical, outdoorsy getaway spot, with miles of palm-fringed sandy beaches, agreeable weather and a multitude of natural beauties and attractions. Add to that a bustling, fruit-laden market town and sky-scraping mountains, and your camera will be on overdrive. The jewels of the sea shine brightly here – whales and dolphins are often spotted bounding in the water, and sea turtles nest in their tens of thousands from September to December. Water sports are plentiful, with divers and snorkellers plunging the warm waters to see coral and treasures below. Mughsail Bay is home to one of Oman’s finest beaches, plus impressive underwater caves. History buffs will enjoy discovering the archaeological sites of the ‘Frankincense Trail’, which vividly illustrate the trade in frankincense that flourished in this region for many centuries. Those craving picturesque relaxation can luxuriate (or birdwatch) in the verdant greenery of Wadi Darbat.

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Salalah Hotels

Hilton Salalah Resort Set on the shores of the Indian Ocean, with tranquil views of the

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • fitness

Arabian Sea and the dramatic Dhofar mountain range.

centre • tennis court • dive centre

Beachfront Hilton Salalah Resort is a relaxing retreat surrounded by

Room facilities: 147 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi in public

vibrant bougainvilleas and lush green palm trees. Families will revel in

areas • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

the warm welcome and the many child-focused facilities. Couples will be swept away by the romance and will appreciate the convenient location. There are plentiful activities here, including the health club and massage centre, outdoor adult and children’s pool, sub-aqua dive centre, two floodlit tennis courts, beach pavilions, and an outdoor kids play area.

Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah overlooks the Indian Ocean from a

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

long stretch of pristine beach.

• fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • golf driving range • dive centre

The resort spreads across 45 acres of lush tropical garden and enjoys an ideal location for leisure travellers and families. Just 10 minutes’

Room facilities: 153 rooms, suites & family villas • complimentary

drive from Salalah International Airport and seven minutes from the city

Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

centre. The resort offers a range of activities and evening entertainment such as the themed buffets, entertaining guests with Arabic music. A favourite with the locals.

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• water sports

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Salalah Rotana Resort Traditional warm and friendly Omani hospitality awaits guests at

Arabesque Lounge & Terrace. Indulge in treatments at Zen the Spa, a

the Salalah Rotana Resort.

retreat of tranquility and calm, while children play at Flipper’s Kids Club.

Set along the shores of the Indian Ocean, Salalah Rotana Resort is built

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

around lagoons, water features and manmade canals, creating an

• fitness centre • tennis courts

unforgettable architectural experience. The resort has been carved from desert rock as the hotel rises out of

Room facilities: 400 rooms & suites • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

the water making it part of the spectacular landscape. Fantastic dining options include Saffron, Silk Road, The Beach Restaurant and the

Salalah Marriott Resort Facing the beaches of Salalah Cove with Jebel Samhan mountains

The resort offers spacious rooms, suites and beach chalets with sea,

as a backdrop.

pool and mountain views.

The Salalah Marriott Resort is located on the idyllic shores of the Arabian

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

Sea in Oman’s Dhofar region. Revive your senses at the Frankincense Spa

• fitness centre

by Chavana, with unique treatments and massages. This Mirbat resort, 80km from Salalah International Airport, is the ideal

Room facilities: 237 rooms, suites & beach chalets • tea & coffeemaking facilities • 24-hour room service

retreat for a family vacation, group holiday, honeymooner’s getaway or leisure travellers wanting to explore nearby diving and snorkelling sites.

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Musandam

The Musandam enclave is a gem, a detached northern pocket of Oman surrounded by the UAE and the deep blue sea. Some consider it the home of the Gulf’s most spectacular scenery, thanks to its peaks plunging 2,000 metres into the surrounding waters – indeed, Musandam has been called ‘the Norway of Arabia’. The essential activity here is a boat cruise around the khors (fjords or inlets), visiting remote fishing villages and playing spot-the-dolphin. Inland views are just as impressive, with mountain peaks beckoning eager explorers.

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Get inspired by... cruising the coast. A cruise on a traditional dhow is the perfect way to view the rugged coastal inlets and watch playful pods of dolphins. camping al fresco. There are plenty of amazing diving locations, as well as secluded bays where you can pitch a tent under the stars. historic Khasab Fort. With its four stone turrets and crenellations, the imposing 17th-century Khasab Fort stands photogenically by the harbour. Inside is a worthwhile museum. wadi bashing. A 4WD tour will help you explore the wadis and rugged landscapes of the interior.

Did you know...? When you take a drive into the mountains, you can follow dramatic high roads not only to spectacular scenery but also to rock formations and ancient rock art too.


Musandam Hotels

Six Senses Zighy Bay Six Senses Zighy Bay offers dramatic views of the Hajar Mountains

The Six Senses Spa offers nine treatment rooms, including two Arabian

and access to a beautiful beach.

hammams. The resort also has two vast pools, one freshwater main pool

Set in a secluded fishing village on the headland of the Sultanate of Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula, guests can arrive by speed boat into the private marina, by 4WD vehicle, or whisked in as a tandem paraglider! Individual service is a focus here, where contemporary private villas

and another saltwater pool. Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa Room facilities: 82 villas with private pools • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service • personal butler

blend traditional Omani style with modern luxuries, each with 24-hour personal butler service and private infinity pool. Dining options include Spice Market, Summer House and Sense on the Edge, a stunning restaurant experience high up in the magnificent mountains. Guests can also sail on a private dhow and enjoy canapés at sunset.

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Jebel Akhdar

For a breath of fresh air even in soaring temperatures, make your way northwest of Nizwa to Jebel Akhdar, the central section of the Hajar mountain range that’s home to the highest, wildest terrain in Oman. In Arabic, Jebel Akhdar means ‘Green Mountain’ and it’s more than apt: this magnificent range can be compared with any of the hill stations of the world, and its high-altitude wadis and terraces produce prize fruit and the rare rock rose. One peak highlight is Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun, around 3,000 metres): don’t miss panoramas of the spectacular grand canyon that lies beneath its rim.

Get inspired by... balcony views. Oman’s most famous hike is known as the Balcony Walk – it takes in incredible views of the Wadi Ghul grand canyon below Jebel Shams. a weekend wind-down. Join the Omanis on their weekend mountain pilgrimage – many come here to camp and enjoy barbecues. mountain produce. Pomegranates from the region are prized – try them, alongside other mountain produce like apricots, peaches and walnuts. the gift of the goat. Locals sell visitors the area’s traditional black-andred rugs, or smaller trinkets made from the fleece of long-haired goats.

Did you know...? Jebel Akhdar’s mountain roads are sealed for easy driving, but they’re steep – and access beyond Birkat Al Mouz is restricted to 4WD vehicles only.

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Jebel Akhdar Hotels

Alila Jabal Akhdar Perched 2,000m above sea level, this eco-resort hotel overlooks a

views of the cliffs and mountains. This is the perfect base for exploring

dramatic gorge, with awe-inspiring views.

the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while

Alila Jabal Akhdar is located in the central section of the Hajar Mountains, 150km from Muscat International Airport, accessible only by 4WD vehicle. Committed to an eco-friendly future, the resort is designed to respect the environment and created to fit harmoniously into the site, preserving the natural beauty of the region. Alila Jabal Akhdar combines a minimalist style with the warm and colourful Jebel Akhdar ethnic influence.

staying in the height of sumptuous comfort. A haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking a retreat from the desert heat in the summer. Hotel facilities: 2 restaurants • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre Room facilities: 78 suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffeemaking facilities • 24-hour room service

Blending the traditional elements of Omani construction techniques with locally inspired contemporary architecture, the emphasis is on comfort and relaxation, from the intimacy of private courtyards and heated outdoor and indoor pools to spacious rooms with enchanting

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Qatar

Qatar and its capital, Doha, are moving in leaps and bounds but are still rich in tradition, boasting historical sites par excellence. Doha’s warp-speed transformation and futuristic skyline will have fans of contemporary architecture swooning; shopping abounds and a scenic Corniche embellished with al fresco cafes beckons. Explore further and you’ll find a sophisticated country rich in cultural attractions and major sporting events, as well as a landscape that swerves from undulating desert to salt flats to Palm Tree Island and biosphere reserves.

Get inspired by... Qatar’s cultural life. Visit the magnificent Museum of Islamic Art then check out the traditional local crafts at the Al Koot Fort or take in a concert in the Amphitheatre at Katara Cultural Village. the sound of the sand. That’s right. Qatar is home to one of the world’s ‘singing dunes’ – head out and hear the song of the sand. the Pearl-Qatar. Shop in high-end boutiques and dine in a variety of restaurants at The Pearl-Qatar, an impressive artificial island built on an old pearl-diving site. unique market stars. Explore the cafes and cultural traditions of Souq Waqif, making a beeline for the feathered stars of the Falcon Market. the desert’s crystal flowers. Venture deep into the desert and hunt for ‘desert roses’ – delicate, rose-shaped crystal formations.

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Doha is home to some major tourist attractions, including stars such as Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art. The centuries-old Souq Waqif was close to ruin before a major restoration breathed new life into this bustling hub that is still an intensely traditional market, despite the facelift. Now you can wander its restored nooks and alleys, shopping for local crafts and antiques, scents and spices. Relax in one of the pretty cafes and watch the business of Doha life go by. Then, for something quite different altogether, explore the stunning Museum of Islamic Art, designed by famed architect I.M. Pei and sitting on the edge of Doha Harbour. Both modern and Islamic, this impressive complex was established in 2008 and is host to an epic collection of Islamic art, as well as live jazz concerts, a park (with weekly bazaar) and some excellent restaurants and cafes.

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The St. Regis Doha This Doha landmark continues the St. Regis tradition of luxury

and the largest Presidential Suite at 720 sq metres. Horizons are

which started in New York in 1904.

being broadened at the hotels selection of award winning signature

Conceived from a distinctive legacy and crafted for modern connoisseurs who desire the finest experiences imaginable, The St. Regis Doha exemplifies the tradition of uncompromising elegance and bespoke

Relax in the Olympic-size pool or experience the luxurious Remède Spa, with 22 treatment rooms.

service. Steeped in Middle Eastern mystique, The St. Regis Doha is a

Hotel facilities: 11 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

modern landmark in Qatar’s capital and presents majestic interiors

• private beach

styled in modern opulence overlooking the Arabian Gulf’s tranquil blue sea close by. Among the standout amenities are the signature St. Regis butler service available to all guests, the highest number of suites in Qatar

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restaurants and lounges including two Gordon Ramsay restaurants.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Doha The hotel boasts panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, the

Excellent recreational facilities include a world class spa and

impressive West Bay Lagoon and Lusail Islands development.

access to the marina.

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, located in the prestigious West Bay Lagoon

Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

district just 10 minutes from downtown Doha, is a delightful island

• fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • club lounge

resort respite from the bustle of the city centre. This is a five-star hotel that expertly bridges the past with the present

Room facilities: 374 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

to unveil a magnificently crafted experience, one that is well-suited to leisure travellers.

Sharq Village & Spa Traditional décor is inspired by the life and culture of ancient

an escape to commune with nature. Amenities include an infinity

Qatari tribes.

pool with a swim-up bar and the luxurious Six Senses Spa with 23

Situated on a coastline famous for dazzling sunsets and a beach that

treatment rooms.

has enchanted visitors for centuries, Sharq Village & Spa is a beautiful

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

blend of traditional architecture with the very latest in modern comforts

• indoor souq • private beach

and amenities. The resort features secluded inlets, shaded walkways and intimate

Room facilities: 174 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

courtyards providing enchanting places for a romantic stroll or simply

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Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel This contemporary leisure hotel is directly connected to City

and indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre, and the Saray Spa.

Center Mall and walking distance from the famous Corniche.

Delight in some of the most spacious hotel rooms in Doha offering floor

Towering above the West Bay District, this contemporary hotel’s unique

to ceiling windows with sea or city views.

location features panoramic views of the Doha Skyline, Arabian Sea

Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

and the Corniche. Connected to the city’s most vibrant shopping and

centre • club lounge

entertainment district, the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is centrally located in Doha’s West Bay business district and only 30 minutes from Hamad International Airport. Unwind and recharge in the

Room facilities: 579 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

choice of award-winning restaurants, shisha lounge, an enticing outdoor

Oryx Rotana Doha A unique blend of traditional Arabian hospitality, opulence and

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

contemporary luxury.

• fitness centre

Oryx Rotana Hotel Doha, perfect for leisure travellers, is located close to

Room facilities: 400 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

Doha’s Old Town. The hotel is famous for its sky-lit atrium, an award-

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

winning design. The hotel’s high standard of amenities and recreational facilities are specifically tailored to the discerning traveller. Oryx Rotana Doha also has an excellent range of dining options and spa facilities and is ideally located for shopping and sightseeing excursions in Doha.

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W Doha Hotel & Residences Casual glamour meets urban energy at W Doha Hotel & Residences. At this modern sanctuary above the city, peering out over the Arabian

like the super-relaxing Blissag and red carpet-revered Triple Oxygen Treatment.

Gulf, signature style and vivid interiors set the scene for unforgettable

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

days and nights. In the West Bay of Doha, the hotel offers insider access

centre • club lounge

to the hottest shopping, buzzing nightlife and the ultimate culinary destinations in the city.

Room facilities: 442 rooms, suites & residences • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • 24-hour room service

Escape to a wonderland of tension-taming facilities at Bliss spa. This urban retreat offers a signature menu of over-the-top services

InterContinental Doha-The City An icon of modern design in the exclusive West Bay area. Perfectly situated close to all major areas of interest, the stylish and

Hotel Facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • fitness centre • club lounge

modern InterContinental Doha-The City stands tall amid the action

Room Facilities: 758 rooms, suites & residences • tea & coffee-making

of the city.

facilities • 24-hour room service

With its close proximity to Doha Golf Club, Katara Cultural Village and the City Centre Mall, InterContinental Doha-The City is the perfect place for leisure stays. Exciting and innovative dining and entertainment outlets and a rooftop swimming pool overlook dazzling West Bay. A mix of casual and fine dining can be found at the hotel’s extensive restaurants.

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Four Seasons Hotel Doha Times change but Four Seasons dedication to perfecting the travel

of the Arabian Gulf, the hotel is 30 minutes from Hamad International

experience never will.

Airport, and mere minutes from the city’s upscale shopping malls.

This resort-like waterfront city hotel offers luxurious touches that echo the essence of what you want as a traveller: comfort, service and beauty for all five senses. Cool off in the grotto pools or enjoy a dining experience in a soaring outdoor tent. Here, anything is possible. Four Seasons Hotel Doha is the most prominent landmark on Doha’s sparkling coastline. Rising on its own private beach, with stunning views

Five-star facilities at the Four Seasons include a high-class spa and wellness centre, swimming pool complex, private beach and excellent kids club. It makes the ideal stay for families and leisure travellers. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • tennis & squash courts • private beach Room facilities: 232 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Meliá Doha The modern and stylish Meliá Doha is the region’s first Spanish-

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa

style hotel.

• fitness centre

The hotel is in West Bay, just 20 minutes from Hamad International

Room facilities: 317 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

Airport and close to Doha’s shopping district. Guests of Meliá Doha will

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

be immersed in culture, excitement and a whole new side of the Middle East. Enjoy the first-class facilities, where elegance is combined with contemporary Spanish style. Amenities and service will exceed the expectations of discerning guests.

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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara A destination within a destination, all set on an exclusive

The resort’s culinary experiences celebrate indigenous traditions coupled

13-hectare island that boasts its own marina and reefs.

with an exciting variety of creative juices and exotic mocktails. Replenish

Fusing sophisticated Arabian design, plush comforts and Anantara’s signature amenities, every room comes with the allure of a captivating sea view. Live the dream of an exclusive island hideaway, whether you’re escaping for romance, quality time as a family or indulgent relaxation. Each day at Anantara comes with an invitation to do it all or absolutely nothing at all, in paradise surrounds. While fascinating area excursions reveal the splendours of ancient Arabia, the hypnotic wonders of the desert, cosmopolitan shopping highlights and a vibrant maze of souk traders can be reached when staying at the Banana Island in Doha.

body and mind with delicious, nutritious spa cuisine. While away a lazy pool day with tropical refreshments and tasty light bites. Savour menus that showcase the Middle East’s coveted spices and exotic ingredients, as well as discerning world flavours that you won’t find anywhere else. Sample the secrets of master chefs, feeling a soft sea breeze drift over the deck as you dine by the sea and under the stars. Hotel facilities: 8 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • tennis court • beach volleyball • dive centre • bowling alley & cinema • golf course • helipad • water sports • private marina • private beach Room facilities: 141 rooms, suites & villas • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

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Kuwait

The city and coastline sparkle in the oil-rich city-state of Kuwait, but the desert interior holds more than just oilfields. The perfect way to get your bearings is to visit the landmark Kuwait Towers – the elevated, jewel-like spheres here offer sweeping panoramas. Follow this with an in-depth exploration of the streets down below: museums, mosques and teahouses. Fascinating museums get to the heart of what makes Kuwait tick, while original bazaars showcase Bedouin arts and crafts. Evening relaxation can range from the mild (shisha at a teahouse) to the wild (dune bashing and camel riding on a desert safari).

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Get inspired by... Tareq Rajab treasures. The Tareq Rajab Museum holds a breathtaking private collection of antiquities: Islamic arts, costumes of sheikhs and shepherds alike, as well as important manuscripts. a history lesson. Kuwait House for National Works is a memorial museum that gives insight into the country’s unsettled past and the sacrifices of the Kuwaiti citizens. beachside sunrises. Enjoy a coffee as the sun rises over the ocean at Al Kout Beach and Al Kout Mall. shopping bliss. Shopaholics will love 360 Mall, Kuwait’s largest mall, while Souk al Mubarakiya caters to traditionalists. offbeat reflections. Call ahead to reserve a time to visit the House of Mirrors – this remarkable private house is covered in mirror mosaics, inside and out.


Kuwait Hotels

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa This impressive hotel & spa combines luxury and innovation with

Help yourself to the colourful buffet at the Garden Café or enjoy an

elegantly appointed rooms, suites and villas.

authentic taste of Italy at Olio. Sample the exotic flavours of the Middle

Ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s downtown, airport and major attractions, the hotel’s beautiful sandy beach, jetty, outdoor swimming pools and kids splash area ensure guests

East at Arabesque, where guests can dine on some of the finest Arabic delicacies in Kuwait. Refresh with a quiet cup of tea or coffee at the Tea Lounge and enjoy low key dining at Mint.

an exceptional retreat. A destination in itself, the huge Talise Spa has

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

two elegant private suites and 23 treatment rooms. It also offers the

• tennis courts • billiards & table tennis tables • club lounge

exclusive Himalayan Salt Room. You’ll find restaurants to suit every taste

• private beach

– from delicious seafood at Salt, to mouth-watering steaks at Pepper.

Room facilities: 408 rooms, suites & villas • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking station • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

The Regency Kuwait In one of Kuwait’s most prestigious hotels, a collection of tasteful

Hotel facilities: 4 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • fitness

rooms and suites await.

centre • ladies lounge • private beach

The Regency Kuwait is just a 15-minute drive from Kuwait’s

Room facilities: 203 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

International Airport and close to the main downtown district of Kuwait

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

City. Guests can enjoy spectacular views over beautifully landscaped gardens, beaches and the Arabian Gulf. Dining options include the international buffet restaurant or a la carte Italian. For recreation, visit the beach or pools, while ladies can retreat to the exclusive Ladies Lounge – a unique private sanctuary.

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Bahrain

Bahrain proves that good things come in small packages – and when that small package is an island surrounded by clear, shallow waters, visitors have cause to celebrate. Bahrain’s name means ‘Two Seas’, and the island has a unique selling point as the birthplace of pearl diving. Fans of city life will find Manama, the capital, rich in retail opportunities and cultural institutions; elsewhere you can explore history in the forts, archaeological sites and museums. Desertisland dreams can be fulfilled with excursions to offshore islets, and adrenaline can be kicked up a notch at the Bahrain International Circuit, host to Formula 1® action each April. Al Manamah

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Get inspired by... archaeological treasures. The UNESCO-recognised Qalat al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort) stands sentinel on the waterfront, guarding history dating back to 2300 BC. watery playgrounds. Perfect family entertainment can be found at the Lost Paradise of Dilmun water park, or the indoor-outdoor Wahooo! Waterpark. perfect natural pearls. Bahrain’s pearling trail is a fascinating UNESCOlisted area, producing prime example of these beautiful heritage sea jewels, ready for crafting into luxurious accessories. wandering wildlife. Animal encounters are encouraged at Al Areen Wildlife Park, a reserve full of birds and animals native to the Gulf region. the Gulf’s oldest museum. The kingdom’s pride and joy is the iconic Bahrain National Museum, the oldest in the Gulf. Here, 4,000 years of heritage and history are showcased.


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The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain The perfect blend of sophistication and resort-style luxury. The hotel is located on a private beach on the island’s north coast, just 3km from Manama city centre, so guests can enjoy the excitement of

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • outdoor swimming pools • whirlpools • Royal Spa • water sports • Royal Sporting Club • marina • club lounge • private beach

Bahrain local culture before retreating to the tranquility of this resort

Room facilities: 245 rooms & suites • Club Level rooms with club

paradise. Enjoy world-class culinary diversity at any of the resort’s nine

lounge access • secluded seafront villas with private swimming pools

international dining venues and discover the elegant and nurturing

• complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour

ambience of the sumptuous spa. Just steps from the door, guests can

room service

enjoy the accessibility of a 37-slip marina and an array of water sports.

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Set on a broad coastline of Arabian Gulf beaches, Sofitel Bahrain is

Hotel facilities: 9 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

ideally suited for swimming and water sports.

• fitness centre • club lounge • private beach

The resort is a 30-minute drive from the Bahrain International Airport

Room facilities: 262 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

and 20 minutes from the city centre. Bahrain International Circuit

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

(Formula 1®) is just five minutes away. The hotel’s deluxe rooms and suites combine comfort and elegance with cutting edge technology, and offer breathtaking views across the Arabian Gulf. Don’t miss a treatment at the stylish Thalassa Sea & Spa or a dip in the resort pool.

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The Domain Bahrain The Domain Bahrain is defined by its superb service provided by

Hotel facilities: 6 restaurants & lounges • indoor swimming pool

dedicated Domain managers and butlers.

• spa • fitness centre • club lounge

The Domain is centrally located in the capital, Manama. Guests are

Room facilities: 131 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi

invited to enjoy the Domain “members club” style and experience

• tea & coffee-making facilities • butler service

and can rest assured that the professional team will provide gracious, customised service. The property features a cutting-edge urban spa and fitness club which covers two floors, as well as an indoor rooftop infinity pool with retractable roof. Visitors will appreciate the superb on-site restaurants.

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Located on the northeastern waterfront, Four Seasons Hotel

stunning city views and is set on a five-hectare private island, accessed

Bahrain Bay is a soaring architectural statement on its own

by causeway, boat or water taxi, with facilities including a spa, swimming

exclusive island.

pools, plus 3 signature dining venues by Wolfgang Puck.

Conveniently located, this unique urban resort blends innovation and

Hotel facilities: 7 restaurants & lounges • swimming pools • spa

relaxation. Bahrain Bay is destined to become the new downtown.

• fitness centres • jogging track

The Four Seasons is ideally placed only five minutes from the diplomatic

Room facilities: 273 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • docking

quarter. Relax and enjoy the convenience of easy access to shopping,

station • 24-hour room service

history, the Royal Golf Club and Formula 1 racing at the Bahrain ®

International Circuit. Unparalleled in design, the 68-storey tower offers

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The Westin Bahrain City Centre An urban retreat located at the heart of Manama, the property

Hotel facilities: 5 restaurants & lounges • swimming pool • spa • fitness

offers guests tempting dining options and a superb spa.

centre • club lounge

The hotel affords guests the opportunity to sample the Westin well-

Room facilities: 200 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea &

being promise when staying for leisure or a family holiday. The hotel is

coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

directly connected to Bahrain City Centre, the island’s most popular retail and leisure destination, and a short distance from Bahrain International Airport. Discover multiple options for indoor-outdoor dining.

Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre Le Méridien is directly connected to Bahrain City Centre, a well-

kids club, and spa with the city’s largest Turkish hammam to help you

known shopper’s paradise.

relax and revitalise.

This contemporary designed hotel celebrates the islands revival of

Hotel facilities: 3 restaurants • swimming pool • spa • fitness centre

the prestigious Le Méridien brand. Directly connected to Bahrain’s City

• Turkish hammam • club lounge

Centre, the hotel features timeless design that pays homage to its Parisian heritage across its multiple rooms and outlets.

Room facilities: 260 rooms & suites • complimentary Wi-Fi • tea & coffee-making facilities • 24-hour room service

Hotel guests are perfectly placed to visit local attractions such as Al Fateh Mosque, Manama Souk and Bahrain National Museum. Top class facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre,

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Travel insurance For peace of mind and an ultimately worry-free holiday, dnata Travel provides the perfect solution.

Coverage available

Cover Type

Standard individual Comprehensive individual

Standard family Comprehensive family

Annual cover Executive cover

Eligibility

Standard/Comprehensive cover

Residents of UAE only

Executive cover

Residents of GCC & Afghanistan

Coverage comparison* Coverage

Standard Cover

Comprehensive Cover

Executive Cover

Cancellation Missed departure Travel delay Curtailment Baggage delay Personal baggage Personal money Passport assistance Emergency medical expenses Repatriation expenses Personal accident Personal liability Legal expenses Mugging/Assault/Robbery Kennel/Cattery fees cover Hijack Winter sports Golf cover Home burglary whilst travelling

Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered Not covered USD 450 USD 40,000 USD 10,000 USD 13,000 Not covered Not covered Maximum USD 700 Not covered Maximum USD 700 Not covered Not covered USD 10,000 per policy

USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 300 USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 5,000 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1,000,000 USD 10,000 USD 20,000 USD 1,000,000 USD 50,000 Maximum USD 700 USD 300 Maximum USD 700 Optional Optional USD 10,000 per policy

USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 500 USD 5,000 USD 1,000 USD 6,000 USD 750 USD 750 USD 1,000,000 USD 10,000 USD 35,000 USD 1,000,000 USD 50,000 Maximum USD 700 USD 300 Maximum USD 700 Optional Optional Not covered

Emergency assistance and medical services include: • 24 hours assistance & emergency services

• Dispatch of medication and medical supplies

Evacuation & repatriation

Legal referrals

• Accommodation & transportation arrangements

Lost document advice & assistance

Companion ticket Medical expenses & referrals

Emergency message transmission, translation & interpreter services

Advance of emergency personal cash

Insurance premium per person rate Period of Cover

Standard (Individual)

Standard Family (1 adult + 2 childrenˆ free)

Comprehensive (Individual)

Comprehensive Family (1 adult + 2 childrenˆ free)

Executive Worldwide

1-5 days 1-28 days 6-9 days 10-15 days 16-22 days 23-31 days 29-45 days 32-45 days 46-62 days 63-92 days 93-180 days Annual Cover

AED 99 AED 150 AED 370 AED 520 AED 700 -

AED 111 AED 220 AED 370 AED 520 AED 700 -

AED 199 AED 252 AED 607 AED 710 AED 1,217 -

AED 211 AED 326 AED 607 AED 710 AED 1,217 -

AED 133 AED 181 AED 252 AED 326 AED 366 AED 455 AED 607 AED 710 AED 1,217 AED 862

Executive Worldwide (Excluding USA & Canada)

(Cover for 1 adult + 2 childrenˆ) AED 100 AED 152 AED 189 AED 252 AED 252 AED 326 AED 407 AED 455 AED 914 AED 862

Annual multi-trip cover Period of Cover

Annual Comprehensive Cover: Individual

Annual Comprehensive Cover: Family (2 adults + 4 childrenˆ free)

AED 862

AED 1,521

Annual Multi-Trip (Max. up to 180 days)

Annual Executive Cover: Family (2 adults + 4 childrenˆ free) AED 1,521

AED 1,521

Annual multi-trip cover features •

Covers multiple trips

Policy valid for 365 days

Each trip - maximum of 62 days

Includes worldwide coverage including USA & Canada

Maximum travel allowance of 180 days

Includes 21 days complimentary winter sports coverage

• Annual Family Cover available for family of 2 adults and maximum 4 childrenˆ

Ideal for frequent travellers

* Coverages are subject to change. Travel insurance is operated and underwritten by RSA Insurance, a company authorised and regulated by the UAE Insurance Authority. Please refer to the policy document for details of inclusions & exclusions. ˆ Children are below 16 years of age. For full details of your benefits, please call dnata Travel on (+971) 4 389 8333. 156

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