FIRST CENTRAL HOTEL SUITES
Rooms: 524 rooms, including 179 classic one-bed rooms, 13 classic two-bed rooms, 199 classic studios, 13 two-bed studios, 40 twin studios, 48 executive studios, 24 executive one-bed rooms and eight executive twin rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: Three meeting hubs with a capacity of 60-80 people, 50-60 people and 10-15 people, respectively.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, fitness centre and ladies’ salon.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, travel desk, housekeeping, laundry, Wi-Fi, safety deposit box and transportation.
Dining: Beastro Restaurant.
C CENTRAL RESORT THE PALM
Rooms: 203 rooms, including 49 superior rooms, 71 deluxe rooms, 68 premium rooms, six skyline suites and five palm suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: Business centre and meeting room with 50-person capacity.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, gym, spa, steam room, jacuzzi and ladies’ salon. Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge, travel desk, housekeeping, laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi and transportation.
Dining: Waves Restaurant (all-day dining), C Grill Restaurant and Bar, Barista’s Corner, Mojito Beach Bar and 24-hour room service.
CANAL CENTRAL HOTEL
Rooms: 127 superior rooms, 80 deluxe rooms, 58 premium rooms and 13 suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: Business centre, Canal Meeting Room (60-80 people) and Executive Meeting Room (20-30 people).
Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, gym, spa, steam room, ladies’ salon and bicycle rental.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge, travel desk, housekeeping, laundry, Wi-Fi, safety deposit box, transportation and free parking.
Dining: La Cruise Restaurant, La Cruise Terrace, Lilly’s Social House, Lilly’s Backyard Pool Bar and Barista’s Corner.
ROYAL CENTRAL HOTEL THE PALM
Rooms: 36 superior rooms, 88 deluxe rooms, 71 premium rooms and 11 suite rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: Royal Meeting Room with 15-20 person capacity.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, children’s pool, gym, spa, steam room, salon, water sports and bicycle rental.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge, travel desk, housekeeping, laundry, Wi-Fi, safety deposit box and gift shop.
Dining: La Maison Restaurant (all day dining), Ya Bahr Restaurant (Lebanese cuisine), Hush Beach (Latino street food), Choi Restaurant (Japanese cuisine), Barista’s Corner (specialty coffees) and 24-hour room service.
ABIDOS HOTEL APARTMENT AL BARSHA
Rooms: 143 fully furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each two-bedroom unit has a private balcony with seating.
Business & Conference Facilities: Two meeting rooms – Alpha and Venus – ideal for corporate gatherings, seminars, workshops, conferences, events, product launches or weddings. Combined, the two spaces can host 200 people.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fully equipped gym, male and female sauna and steam rooms, rooftop swimming pool, sun deck and jacuzzi.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi, travel desk, airport shuttle, laundry and dry cleaning service, welcome service and city tours.
Dining: MnM Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner, including international buffet), MnM Lounge (juices and soft drinks) and MnM Café (snacks and beverages).
ROYAL CLUB PALM JUMEIRAH BY ROYAL VACATION HOMES RENTAL
Rooms: 50 fully furnished and equipped apartments, with 25 one-bedroom apartments and 25 two-bedroom apartments.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Gym, beach, swimming pool and children’s play area accessible at extra cost.
Guest Services: 24-hour front office and concierge, daily housekeeping, laundry and dry cleaning.
Dining: A selection of fine dining and cafe options are a short walk away.
SHERATON SHARJAH BEACH RESORT & SPA
PO Box 79797 Al Muntazah Street Sharjah, UAE
T: (971) 6 563 0000
F: (971) 6 563 3933
Rooms: 349 rooms and suites, including deluxe, superior, premier and club rooms and suites, Emirati suite with outdoor whirlpool, Royal suite with private pool and Presidential suite with private pool.
Business & Conference Facilities: Two high-ceiling ballrooms, each with its own foyer and direct bridal room access. The total 2100-sq-metre conference facilities include a further nine meeting rooms.
Health & Leisure Facilities: 24-hour Sheraton Fitness Club with separate male and female gyms, 1100-sq-metre Shine Spa with 15 treatment rooms, steam rooms, sauna, jacuzzi and hammam, kids’ club, game room, private beach, outdoor infinity swimming pool and children’s pool.
Guest Services: Sheraton Club lounge with highspeed Wi-Fi, continental breakfast and snacks, 24/7 in-room dining, shuttle bus to Dubai Mall and Sharjah Mall and travel desk.
Dining: Marasea Restaurant (seafood), Al Qubtan (beachfront restaurant with international cuisine), Gusti (international buffet restaurant), Arjwan ( Middle Eastern cuisine), Al Mahatta (Viennese coffee house) and Link Café.
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON SHARJAH
PO Box 61387 Al Qasimia Area, King Faisal Street Sharjah, UAE
T: (971) 6 513 1000
F: (971) 6 513 1098
Rooms: 225 guest rooms and suites, including classic rooms and suites, corner rooms with a balcony, executive rooms and suites, business suite, Sharjah suite and one-bedroom penthouse suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: 450 sq metres of meeting space accommodating up to 70 people. All six meeting rooms offer high-speed Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment.
Health & Leisure Facilities: 24-hour gym, sauna, steam room, outdoor pool deck and kids’ club.
Guest Services: Daily shuttle bus to Sharjah’s private beach, travel desk, concierge, car rental, foreign exchange service, safety deposit box and laundry service.
Dining: Yasmina Restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine), Cheeky Chan (Asian-fusion), Library Café and 24-hour room service.
TULIP AL BARSHA HOTEL APARTMENTS
Rooms: 90 apartments, including 48 studio rooms and 42 one-bedroom apartments.
Business & Conference Facilities: One large conference room available for meetings.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Gym and swimming pool, female and male sauna, and steam room.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, currency exchange, wake-up service, washing machine and ironing facilities.
Dining: Tulip Café (breakfast buffet), Lal Qila Mumtaz Restaurant (Pakistani and Chinese cuisine) and kitchen facilities in some rooms.
Rooms: 394 guest rooms and suites featuring views of the Dubai skyline. Spaces range from 41-sq-metre Fairmont rooms to the three-bedroom, 548-sq-metre Imperial suite. Cribs and rollaway beds available.
Business & Conference Facilities: The 33rd Executive Conference Centre provides venue space for a range of events – from corporate meetings, cocktail receptions and private dinners, to product launches and press conferences. The facility is comprised of two separate areas – Gulf with nine spaces and an auditorium, and Palm with 10 spaces – joined together by The Summit.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Wellness and fitness facilities cover over 3700 sq metres and offer two distinct experiences including The Spa with a jacuzzi and Turkish bath, and a fully equipped health club.
Guest Services: Child care (available upon request), car rental, 24/7 concierge, elevators, high-speed Wi-Fi, in-room safe, 24-hour laundry, Dubai shuttle service, mall shuttle service, parking, safety deposit boxes, shops and wheelchair accessibility.
Dining: A variety of 10 dining venues including Café Sushi, Trophy Room and the Middle East’s only “dining in the dark” restaurant, Noire.
MEDIA ONE HOTEL
Rooms: 264 rooms including six one-bedroom suites, four junior suites, 10 deluxe rooms, 242 standard rooms and two accessible rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: 10 meeting rooms, eight with natural daylight. Multipurpose areas accommodate a maximum of 180 people. Catering options and audio-visual equipment available. Exhibition and event space allows gatherings of up to 750 people.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room, temperature-controlled outdoor pool and beauty salon.
Guest Services: City tours, airport transfers, currency exchange services, laundry and dry cleaning services, car park and car rental.
Dining: Qwerty Gastro-bar, CaféM bistro, M12go espresso bar, Q43 casual bar, Mr Myagi’s Asian restaurant and Cobra Kai Asian bar.
FRASER SUITES DUBAI
PO Box 502306 Sidra Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, UAE
T: (971) 04 7772777
F: (971) 04 7772888
Rooms: 68 hotel rooms, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom penthouses.
Business & Conference Facilities: 319-sq-metre setting with three meeting areas, and smaller 40-sq-metre space with dedicated break-out area. Flexible room layouts can host up to 200 people.
Health & Leisure Facilities: 25-metre outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, children’s wading pool and sun deck, gym, tennis and squash court, aerobics room, kids’ club, steam room and sauna, and Armonia spa.
Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge and security, CCTV surveillance, guest lounge, daily housekeeping, airport limousine transfers on request, travel and tour desk, daily newspapers, currency exchange services, secure car park, 24-hour doctor on call, child care service, laundry and dry cleaning, hairdressing salon and convenience store.
Dining: Aqua Café (buffet breakfast and international menu), Serai Lounge (coffee, tea and pastries), AB’s Absolute Barbecues and 24-hour room service.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, DIFC
PO Box 482032 Gate Village, Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai, UAE
T: (971) 04 372 2222
F: (971) 04 372 2020
Rooms: 341 guest rooms, including 38 Club rooms, 80 suites and two Royal suites. 124 serviced Executive residence apartments.
Business & Conference Facilities: 2575 sq metres of meeting space. The 1400-sq-metre Samaya Ballroom is divisible by four, with 10 additional meeting rooms. Modern business and banquet amenities.
Health & Leisure Facilities: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Y-12 salon, 24-hour fitness centre, and indoor and rooftop swimming pools.
Guest Services: All rooms equipped with internet and work area, including a remote connectivity unit. Housekeeping attention twice daily.
Dining: Café Belge (European), Cara (international breakfast and lunch buffet), Center Cut steakhouse, Sunken Garden (Arabic tapas), Cake patisserie and Lobby Lounge & Terrace.
KEMPINSKI HOTEL MALL OF THE EMIRATES
Rooms: 393 rooms and suites, including Executive suites, corner suites, Executive Tower suites, one- to three-bedroom ski chalets and a Presidential suite with views of Dubai and Ski Dubai.
Business & Conference Facilities: Nine banquet and conference rooms, indoor and outdoor breakout areas, four office spaces and a business centre. Dedicated event staff.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Outdoor infinity pool, K Wellness Health Club, spa, and direct access to Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai and Magic Planet.
Guest Services: All essential services, including a personal shopper and airport transfer.
Dining: Salero Tapas and Bodega (Spanish cuisine), Aspen by Kempinski (European cuisine), Olea ( Levantine cuisine), Mosaic Chill (international options) and drinks at Noir.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, DUBAI
Rooms: 302 rooms comprising deluxe, Horizon deluxe, Horizon Executive, Horizon Premier, one-bedroom suites and Presidential suites, with the choice of a view of the Burj Khalifa or the sea.
Business & Conference Facilities: Four meeting rooms with seating capacities of four, six, 12 and 16. Nasreen, Yasmin and Arjawan function rooms, which have a capacity of 50-60 people each. Al Bader ballroom can accommodate 396 people, and Al Nojoom ballroom has a capacity of 462.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, swimming pool, jacuzzi, aerobics studio and private Horizon Club health club with an infinity swimming pool.
Guest Services: Tourism desk, airport transfer, car rental service, laundry and valet, foreign exchange services, and Arabic coffee and dates upon arrival.
Dining: Dunes Café (international cuisine), Lobby Lounge, Hoi An (French-Vietnamese), Shang Palace (Chinese), Junoon (Indian), Don Alfonso (Italian), Balcony Bar and iKandy Ultra Lounge.
BURJ AL ARAB
Rooms: A total of 202 deluxe, deluxe twin, Panoramic and Club one-bedroom suites; deluxe, Presidential and Royal two-bedroom suites; and Diplomatic three-bedroom suites. Gulf sea views.
Business & Conference Facilities: Five conference suites. Al Falak two-tiered circular ballroom, Assawan amphitheatre, Marina Garden, Palm Garden and Tameen Majlis reception area.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Talise spa, gym, five indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, aerobics studio, private beach and Sinbad’s Kids Club. Guest Services: All essential services, including welcome service, city tours and airport transfers.
Dining: Al Mahara, Al Muntaha, Al Iwan (Arabic), Majlis Al Bahar (Mediterranean), Bab Al Yam (European buffet and à la carte), Sahn Eddar (international), Junsui Restaurant (East Asian) and Skyview bar.
ATLANTIS THE PALM
Rooms: Deluxe, ocean deluxe, Palm beach deluxe and family deluxe rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: 14 meeting rooms, three ballrooms, two boardrooms and Royal terrace accommodating up to 2000 guests.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, salon, fitness centre, yoga classes, water park and kids’ club.
Guest Services: Concierge, personal attendants and all other essential services.
Dining: 23 restaurants, including Ossiano (seafood), Nobu (Japanese), Bread Street, Seafire Steakhouse, Yuan (Chinese), Ronda Locatelli (Italian), Levantine (Lebanese), Saffron (Asian buffet), Hakkasan (Chinese) Kaleidoscope (international buffet), Asia Republic, The Burger Joint, Shawafel (Arabic street food) and Barazura cocktail bar.
Rooms: 252 rooms and suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: 12 meeting rooms and a 560-sq-metre ballroom.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Gym, outdoor swimming pool, indoor lap pool, spa and fitness centre.
Guest Services: 24-hour personal butler, in-house movie collection and complimentary high-speed WiFi.
Dining: Nine7One, Ananta, Lobby Lounge, Lobby Bar and 24-hour room service.
PO Box 124405 Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, UAE
T: (971) 04 435 5555
Rooms: 182 rooms and 51 suites. Signature suites include the Royal suite, which has its own private pool, and the Bentley suite.
Business & Conference Facilities: Six meeting rooms and one ballroom. Wedding or convention space for up to 700 guests.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Iridium Spa, outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Live entertainment at La Perle water theatre next door.
Guest Services: Valet, internet and private helipad. Dining: J&G Steakhouse, Brasserie Quarter (French cuisine), St. Regis Bar, Sidra, Cafe Fleuri and a champagne lounge.
RAMADA CHELSEA HOTEL AL BARSHA
Rooms: 299 rooms, including 277 deluxe rooms, 11 junior suites and 11 executive suites.
Business & Conference Facilities: 250 people can be accommodated for a floating function and seating is available for a capacity of 175 people in theatre style. Five fully equipped rooms can accommodate 20-225 guests for seminars and meetings.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, health club, swimming pool, jacuzzi and aerobics studio.
Guest Services: Concierge, city tours, airport transfers, safety deposit box, free Wi-Fi, car park, currency exchange and laundry service.
Dining: Spice Indian restaurant with live entertainment, Seasons (all-day dining), Szechuan Palace (Chinese cuisine), Mezz (Arabic restaurant with shisha) and Centre Circle bar.
MERCURE GOLD HOTEL
Rooms: 184 rooms including standard and superior rooms, and 55-sq-metre executive suites. Rooms have a mini-bar, wired internet, and coffee and tea facilities.
Business & Conference Facilities: One 68-sq-metre conference room with internet connectivity, natural daylight, overhead mounted LCD projector and audio system. Maximum capacity of 60 guests in theatre set-up. 24-hour business centre.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Health Club, outdoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre.
Guest Services: Free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas, airport transfers, complimentary transfer to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and La Mer Beach, and secured underground car park.
Dining: Senses restaurant (24-hour international dining) and Liquid Lounge (live music, pool table and darts).
ROYAL CONTINENTAL HOTEL
Rooms: 168 rooms, including 84 superior king rooms, 56 superior twin rooms, 18 deluxe rooms, 9 suites and a 143-sq-metre Presidential suite. Three wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Business & Conference Facilities: Executive Lounge and Al Diwan conference room, which can accommodate up to 60 people.
Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa, health club, steam room, swimming pool, ladies’ salon, jacuzzi, billiards, table hockey and table tennis.
Guest Services: Prayer room, travel desk, concierge, airport transfer, secretarial services, babysitting, car rental, laundry, currency exchange services and souvenir shop. Dining: Oasis (all-day dining), Wake & Bake Café (light snacks) and 24-hour room service.
Arabic is the official language, although English is the most widely spoken language in Dubai. Public signs are often written in both Arabic and English. Other languages in common use include Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, Persian, Chinese, French and Russian. Taxis are generally the most reliable form of getting around in Dubai, and the booking apps Uber and Careem are popular. The minimum fare is Dh12 ($3.27) and it costs around Dh108 ($29.40) to cross the city. The metro and tram also connect most areas.
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