Just lounge around and do nothing on your vacation?
If it’s your kind of thing, your Dubai holiday can be part adventure and part hotel ‘staycation.’
When your weary self has decided to visit the City of Gold, you don’t need to be always pressured to go out and sample everything that’s on the veritable list of tourist attractions and adventures in Dubai.
Not all vacations need to be adrenaline filled and crowded with active pursuits. It can also be a relaxing respite from the daily drudgery of working ‘25-hour’ days. When you want to escape the manic metropolis and the cacophony of the urban jungle, you can simply ensconce yourself in a space that soothes your tired soul.
The grass is greener… exactly where you are.
You can already enjoy the pleasures of Dubai right at your very own courtyard.
This is not to say that you shouldn’t venture off and savor the many exhilarating delights Dubai has to offer. When you’ve satisfied your hunger for the fast and the furious, you can also choose to wind down and soak in the silent pleasures the city has to offer.
The key to this laid-back itinerary is to stay in one of the best luxury hotels in Dubai. Spending your vacation in one of the world’s busiest cities can also take its toll, and where else can you stay but in a place of luxurious comfort?
From free breakfasts to attentive service, the list of splendid services goes on and on. Here are just five of the sensational experiences you can savor within the confines of your hotel:
1. Delightful Deals
When you’re looking for a place to stay in Dubai, it would always be best to check for any special promos at your Arabian hotel.
The best hotel deals in Dubai can offer you so many perks and advantages. Not only will they give you amazing value for your money, they also come with freebies that you don’t normally get. For example, you can book for three nights and get the fourth night free.
You can also watch out for seasonal packages like Diwali offers. Depending on which hotel you plan on staying in, this package can come with a complimentary breakfast plus 20% discount in an in-house restaurant. If you have children with you, those 12 years old and below can also stay in the same room for free.
2. Relaxing Rooms
When you’ve had your fill of the towering skyscrapers, mega malls, or thrilling theme parks of Dubai, you can relax in any one of the well-appointed rooms of your chosen hotel.
Choose any one from a selection of deluxe, executive, or one-bedroom suites and be treated like Arabian royalty with top-of-the-line amenities. You can also choose the deluxe accommodations that face the impressive Dubai Museum.
For an even more languorous lounging experience, choose to stay in a penthouse or a suite located in the uppermost levels of your hotel.
This way, you can spend your time gazing at fabulous panoramic views — it could be that of the stunning Old Dubai Creek, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai desert or the Arabian Gulf — or simply soak in their luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
3. Delectable Dining
You don’t need to exert effort just to have a gustatory treat. You simply have to choose from theChinese, Egyptian, Indian, French, Italian and continental restaurants in your hotel.
If you do not want to leave the cushy confines of your room, however, you can still savor mouth-watering cuisines from around the world. Simply call for room service at any time and you can satisfy your cravings — all in the comforts of your personal chamber.
4. Soothing Spa and Salon Services
When your muscles are tired from all the sightseeing and traipsing around the Dubai metropolis, wouldn’t it be simply wonderful to get a massage?
You can avail yourself of this sensuous service at an in-house hotel spa. Booking a room with special deals can already give you a voucher for a complimentary 15-minute head and shoulders massage.
If you want a more in-depth experience, you can book a longer full-body session choosing from a variety of massage styles. You can also enjoy different kinds of facials, body treatments, and Moroccan bath using only natural products.
What’s more, you can check if your hotel can also offer you hair and nail services, expertly done by in-house beauty specialists.
5. Superb Services
Whether you just want to stay under the covers of the king-sized bed or just surf the Internet with the hotel’s free Wi-Fi, you can be assured of client-focused service from the hotel staff.
If you’re up for it, you can also use hotel recreational facilities. There’s usually a fully equipped gym, a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi bath in the best hotels. There are sundecks for when you want some sun and an outdoor swimming pool for both adults and kids should you fancy a dip.
Hotel concierge can also assist you with tour services if you’re feeling the vibe to step out and explore.
If you happen to be staying in a hotel in romantic Old Dubai, you can go to nearby Marsa Al Seef and soak in the sights. This is the newest cultural spot in the city where visitors can revel in examples of traditional Emirati occupations like boat-building, fishing, and pearl diving.
There are also art galleries and boutiques with Emirati artwork and traditional dresses are on display. Shops and cafes are also open along the waterfront if you want to just sip and chill while watching wooden dhows glide across the water.
Your hotel’s helpful team can efficiently manage all car rentals and airport transfers as well.
Home away from home
When you have exclusive access to these amazing deals, facilities, and services, you can surely find the comfort that you have been seeking. From special online deals to top-notch attention to your needs, booking the right hotel in the midst of Dubai might just be one of the best decisions you can make during your holiday.
Vacations are best spent when you are relaxed and happy. By staying in a hotel that puts you in the center of their operations, you can assuredly do just that.
Habib Khan is a seasoned Hotelier, currently the CEO of Planet Hospitality and General Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. Khan has more than 30 years of diversified international experience in the hospitality industry. He is an expert in developing, transforming, and managing hotels, with an ability to analyze and solve problems in a challenging work environment.