Review: InterContinental Dubai Marina


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The InterContinental Dubai Marina is the perfect hotel from which to explore Dubai; not only are you based in the heart of the exciting marina area, but you are close to some of the major landmarks, such as Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Media City and within walking distance of the gorgeous beach too! Dubai is well served with flights from London and with a journey time of around 7 hours, this is one of those great destinations where you feel a world away, but it doesn’t take you very long to get here.

Style & Character

The design of the hotel is just what you’d expect from Dubai; ultra-modern, ultra-stylish, and ultra-luxurious. Contemporary sculptures, flashes of color, and fabulous lighting installations add a unique twist. The hotel offers 9 restaurants and bars, with a Michelin-starred chef and expert sommeliers in attendance, plus it has an outdoor pool, Spa, and Health Club.


There is a choice of classic rooms, executive rooms, or suites. All the rooms are spacious, modern, and impeccably designed and include the usual amenities you would expect, plus complimentary Wi-Fi. The executive Club rooms give access to the Club InterContinental Lounge, which offers light dining and drinks. But of course, it’s the suites that offer guests the most luxurious package, simply lavish in space and design. They have surely got to be the room of choice if you’re not overly budget conscious. Ask for a room with a balcony with a view of the Marina – perfect to wake up to and extra fabulous by night.

Service & Facilities

The triangular-shaped outdoor pool is a delight, with inviting loungers, a magnificent view, and the promise of a fabulous cocktail; this is relaxing Dubai-style. The hotel’s Spa can also help with relaxation, and I’d recommend booking a treatment after you’ve indulged in shopping or sightseeing to melt any tension. Using ESPA products, the trained therapists offer a personalized treatment package to ensure you leave a rejuvenated version of yourself.

The tram stops right outside for exploring this amazing city, so it’s very easy to hop on and off. There are also taxis outside constantly if you prefer a slightly more comfortable ride! Dubai Marina Mall is only a 15-minute walk away, and for a taste of the more traditional Dubai, the souks are an experience like no other; the sights, sounds, and smells of these amazing markets will stay with you long after you return home. Jumeirah Beach is only a short walk from the hotel, and of course, the Marina area is fabulous – truly the place to be and the place to be seen, this vibrant 2-mile stretch of luxurious hotels and restaurants comes alive at night.

Food & Drink

With nine high-quality, stunning restaurants and bars to choose from, the problem will be finding time to visit them all! The range is diverse and includes a deli, a gin bar, a social dining restaurant, an a la carte cosmopolitan restaurant, and a shisha lounge, to name a few! The food and service have a truly international flair, and it’s no exaggeration to say that you will probably find whatever takes your fancy is on offer here.


This is a super hotel from which to explore the fascinating city of Dubai; with its fabulous location in the heart of the Marina, you can see exactly why the InterContinental Dubai Marina is known as the ultimate lifestyle and dining experience!

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