If you’re looking for some serious rest and relaxation then the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Autograph Collection is for you.
Nestled in the heart of Dubai in the vibrant Marina area this luxurious five star hotel has everything you’d need all situated on the premises so there’s no need to go anywhere else.
Upon arrival at Habtoor you’ll be welcomed by attentive staff eager to usher you in the hotel. The courteous valet was kind enough to return our vehicle within minutes of taking it after we discovered we’d left our mobile phones in the glove compartment. Check-in wasn’t super-fast but being brought welcome drinks while sitting in the spacious lobby was more than enough of a way to keep us occupied.
Once we’d successfully checked in we headed up to our Oceanfront king room via the long and wide corridors which resembled, in our opinion, the interior of a grand cruise ship. Once in the room the view of the sea was breath-taking, as was the rest of the coastline. Amenities in the air conditioned room include a seating area, generous mini-bar, balcony and a huge bathroom with a shower that also has a bathtub.
The location of the hotel is also a huge plus point with the famous JBR within walking distance, as well as the vibrant Dubai Marina area, which is littered with bars, clubs and restaurants. The Marina is particularly lovely during sunset when the paths around the boat filled waterways are bustling with locals returning home from work and tourists seeking out some entertainment. Those with a bit of bravery can check out Skydive Dubai, which was conveniently visible from our balcony, and even if you don’t do a jump yourself it’s fun to watch everyone else parachuting into the drop zone.
However, despite all these amazing attractions nearby, guests of Habtoor need never leave their amazing resort because there’s just so much to do within the hotel. There is a kid's pool, and kids club to keep the little ones busy with water slides, plus a large selection of indoor and alfresco dining outlets that includes 16 themed bars and restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, such as Lebanese, English, Italian, Thai and Spanish. If some true relaxation is what you desire then head for the Elixir Spa and select one of 30 different facial and body treatments. Feeling more active? Then work up a sweat in the fitness centre or improve your backhand in any of the four tennis courts, two squash courts and two racquetball courts.
Excursions off the resort can be organised by the efficient concierge staff, but Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Autograph Collection is not a place you’ll ever want to leave!