With its original architecture, many comfort and uncluttered decoration, the Emirates Towers is one of the best hotels for a stay in the city center.
This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
In the city center, on Sheik Zayed Road, 6 miles away from the airport. Allow 5 minutes to reach the commercial area and 10 minutes to reach the airport.
Flower of the business hotels in Dubaï, the hotel Emirates Towers is located in one of the two towers dominating the city center. Its twin houses offices. Comfortable, luxurious and high tech, this hotel will be appreciated by couples who want excellent accommodation with originality. For shopping and getting out and about, there is a shopping complex adjoining the hotel. There is a free shuttle to the beach every 30 minutes which goes by the Jumeirah Beach Club (which belongs to the same group as the Emirates Towers). This high class hotel is ideally located if you wish to discover Dubai and make a journey, with reasonable prices compared to the hotels on the seaside.
Since 2000, the 51 floors of the Emirates Towers have dominated the center of Dubai. A flower of post-modern architecture, more modest than the Burj Al Arab but very competitive, this hotel is a huge tower of glass ending in a pike. The bright lobby ends with three panoramic lifts with surprising views of the city. In the center of the lobby are midnight-blue velvet lounges. For shopping lovers, the hotel is connected to a shopping archway where there are restaurants, bars and various shops. Sport lovers can enjoy the body shaping facility in the fitness center which also has a swimming pool (150 m²), a sauna, a hamam and jacuzzi.
The hotel has 400 rooms : "deluxe", "tower room" and "club executive". None of them has a balcony and all have views on the city. The difference between the three classes is the level of the services and the size of the accommodation (fruits basket in the room, reserved lounges with newspapers). However note that the "deluxe" rooms are quite comfortable and large (44 m²). They are furnished with a very pleasant lounge corner with a deckchair-like sofa. The furniture is modest with fine lines, combining varnished wood, glass and steel. The facilities are complete : air-conditionning, safe, minibar, satellite TV and telephone with fax and Internet access plug. In the bathroom, there is a bathtub, a shower stall, a hair-dryer and welcome products.
The Emirates Towers has 13 bars and restaurants. There is one especially famous wine bar offering 51 kinds of wine in a warm setting with wooden tables and rustic beams. For the breakfast, try the lounge on the 42nd floor : it has a very pretty view. Furnished with beige cloth armchairs, it is plain but relaxing.. The buffet has everything from cereals to easy-over eggs, arabic specialities and small home-made breads. For lunch, you must try the Italian restaurant where there is an excellent buffet: salads, pastas, seafood, meat and fish, with sauces. The other a la carte restaurants offer Asian, Oriental or even English cuisine. You have a lot of choices! Allow 30 to 90 euros for a meal.
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