Name: AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel
Location: United Arab Emirates
When your heart wants adventure and a hedonistic break, but your body needs a bit of TLC; Dubai is one of those great places that has it all – a fabulous night life, first-class shopping and an amazing restaurant scene, but also long sandy beaches, golf clubs and plenty of places to laze around and work on your tan. AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel is based right in the heart of the city of Dubai and as well as its restaurant, sports bar and gym, it has a rooftop swimming pool and offers access to a private beach club. Flights from London to Dubai take under 7 hours, your choice of airlines includes British Airways and Emirates and the hotel is then just 4km from the airport.
The hotel is funky, modern and uber-stylish but totally designed for comfort, this is one of their key phrases and it shows throughout. The service is exceptional; friendly, efficient – their hospitality stands out in a city that can sometimes have an anonymous feel. There is a metro station literally a few yards away so you are perfectly located to explore Dubai. Should business be part of the reason for your stay, the facilities at the hotel are ideal; 5 meeting rooms that can be flexibility laid out for conferences, workshops, training, or whatever your needs may be.
The 216 rooms and suites come in a variety of sizes, choose from 35 to 75 sqm. Some of the rooms are also interconnecting, a great option for families. Every room or suite includes a bathroom with both a rain shower and a bathtub, a 40-inch LCD TV, a king-sized bed, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, safe, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Sorry to be predictable, but the AVANI Executive Suites appeal most to me! They’re just huge basically! And you get the airport transfer included and I like anything that makes my travels easier. Plus, you get access to the Executive Lounge; gourmet buffet breakfast, afternoon tea selection, evening drinks and canapes – ideal!
Restaurants & Bars
In addition to the Executive Lounge, the Jigsaw Restaurant serves delicious Arabic and International cuisine throughout the day. There are live cooking stations and a wide-ranging menu that changes daily. The Spectators Sports Bar is the place go for a drink and light snack; sit back and relax and watch the big screen action.
Pool & Activities
A Junior or Executive Suite also gives you complimentary access to the divine Oceana Beach Club at the Palm Jumeirah, with its private beach, infinity pool, lazy river and shore-side gardens. There is a large, well equipped gym at the hotel as well as the rooftop swimming pool – which is open late to make the most of the views. There’s plenty to do in Dubai, shopping has to be high on the agenda; choose from Dubai Marina Mall (the world’s largest mall) or a cultural-world away the stunning Gold and Spice souk markets. And by night, you simply must head to the Marina; a 2 mile stretch where luxury rules; pick your spot and soak up the atmosphere.
To stay in comfortable, sophisticated surroundings where service reigns supreme, check out the AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel on your next trip to Dubai.
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