After a long flight from the UK to Dubai on an overnight flight – your body will most likely be crying out for a soft bed. While a night flight may seem like a good idea, in reality it’s not – because who can really fall asleep on a plane? With that in mind it was a breath of fresh air for our first hotel on touchdown to be located just a short taxi journey away in Dubai’s Financial District – Towers Rotana.
Conveniently located on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, Towers Rotana offers panoramic views of the ocean, the metro service is literally outside of its front door and a hive of restaurants close by. An imposing building from the outside, this mirrored block can be seen from just about every angle in central Dubai.
A grand entrance awaits you as you walk through its door with that towering block above you housing a huge total of 375 rooms, suites and apartments. As well as a total of five restaurant & bar areas.
We stayed in one of the hotels deluxe rooms, high up on the 20th floor overlooking the skyline of Dubai and the ocean visible in the background. With a generous 32sqm of space the rooms come with all of the mod-cons and some luxurious L’Occitane spa products to create your own in-room mini spa. Not to mention the sweet treats waiting for you in the room, all of which I devoured will relaxing in the bath that afternoon.
The rooms biggest feature is the window seats they come with. Big enough for two to share its the perfect place for an afternoon nap or reading a book while watching the outside world go by.
Downstairs in the lobby there’s also a gorgeous little lounge cafe called, Wraps. Here they serve up drinks, light snacks and some delicious home-made cakes. It’s a great place for catching up with friends, relaxing or simply to use as an office while travelling.
The hotel is also home to what turned out to be one of my favourite restaurants in Dubai, Teatro – an award-winning fusion fine-dining restaurant with views over the Sheikh Zayed Road. With a menu spanning dishes from all four corners of the globe, each cuisine has its own dedicated chef.
The signature wasabi coated prawns were a dream and desserts were an utter delight – especially the freshly made volcano rolls and light meringue coated baked Alaska in a passion fruit sauce. Read all about my full dining experience at Teatro Dubai.
Still rather full from the gargantuan portions on offer from the night before, we took a quick dip in the outside pool before heading to the hotels all-day dining restaurant, Flavours on Two for our morning breakfast. Served buffet style, the dining room was full with not just hotel guests – but also locals. Cooked to order pancakes & waffles, charcuterie, cheese, salads, curry and my favourite – doughnuts. My new favourite way to start the day.
We had a fantastic stay at Towers Rotana and it was the perfect place to spend our first night in Dubai. Located in the heart of the city and with fantastic transport links to explore everything it has to offer. While the hotel may not be up there with some of the big luxury seven star hotels, they offer fantastic service, quality spa products in the room (something not every hotel offers in Dubai) and one of Dubai’s best restaurants, Teatro. Did I mention its excellent value too?
Stay at Towers Rotana, Dubai from AED 550 per night inclusive of breakfast based on two adults sharing a Classic Room (excluding service charges and fees). To book or for further information, please visit www.rotana.com.
For a more luxurious overnight accommodation you can stay at Towers Rotana, Dubai from AED 850 per night inclusive of breakfast based on two adults sharing a Classic Suite (excluding service charges and fees). To book or for further information, please visit www.rotana.com.