2. Stay 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast and receive a 48-hour ticket for City Sightseeing Dubai (incl. a ticket to the Dubai Aquarium)
Everything about this hotel is enormous! Well, it is the world’s tallest hotel tower, standing 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It has more than 1,600 rooms and suites to choose from. The lobby is a jaw-droppingly cavernous space – even by Dubai’s standards. The decadent Saray Spa is so vast that the long and winding entrance way alone echoes the 4,000 miles of the Silk Road trade route stretching from Asia to the Mediterranean travelled by ancient Bedouins. Forget double height ceilings- the Indian restaurant, "Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar", is set in a richly decorated dining room of reds and burnt oranges with Ochre murals and must have a ceiling that is at least triple height with the room being dominated by giant ornate columns.
Set in the Business Bay area, the iconic looking hotel spans two huge towers with views to the Burj Khalifa. Its proximity to Downtown and Business Bay makes it an ideal choice for business travellers. Indeed, although the staff were perfectly friendly and accommodating to families and young children, this hotel is much more suited to child free couples and business travellers who can appreciate the sleek modern fittings and sensuous furnishings to the full. JW Marriott Marquis suites and rooms are modern and elegant in design with an emphasis on space, luxury and comfort. Of course every room features state-of-the-art technology including LCD TVs, iPod stations, wireless internet and touch screen room controls. The colour palette used in the suites and rooms is neutral and natural – typically business-hotel like. And as is to be expected from the world’s tallest hotel, most rooms offer far-reaching views of the fast-paced city of Dubai. The swimming pool is set high up on a roof terrace away from the traffic noise far below and even has underwater speakers for those who don’t want to miss a beat! Disappointingly, WiFi was only free in the hotel lobby area so expect to pay if you want to get online in your room or poolside.
Spoilt for choice with no less than 12 restaurants and bars to choose from, we dined at the hotel’s Indian restaurant, 'Rang Mahal by Atul Kochha'. It is run by the world’s first Michelin starred Indian chef – Atul Kochhar and is the winner of the Best Indian Restaurant 2015 (TimeOut Dubai). The theatre kitchen showcases the glowing hot tandoor and charcoal grills where each dish is expertly prepared. The vast restaurant is echoed by the size of the menu with many tempting dishes to choose from – all designed for sharing. The service was impeccable and the dishes were velvety, smooth and oh-so more-ish. Our starters of roasted aubergine (fragrant and light) and hand-shredded lamb masala (succulent and rich) were a real treat for the taste-buds. We followed this with Butter Tossed Lobster in Malai curry and the Nine Gems curry of selected simmered vegetables all accompanied by some raita and Indian breads.
The Saray Spa in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is a world class luxury spa and a real haven of calm spanning the entire third floor of both towers-. The Hammam treatments are worthy of a Sheikh or Sheikha and all treatments are inspired by healing influences and botanicals from the Far East. All products used at the spa come from an exclusive line only found at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai in the UAE.
Deluxe Rooms start from AED 750, our Corner Suites start from AED 1,050 (excl. taxes) per night