Hotel Dubai 133 Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 23335, Dubai
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
It is located on Sheikh Zayed road, a major highway through
the commercial centre of Dubai, on the same block as the Crowne
Plaza and Rotana hotels, near several well known restaurant
chains such as TGI Fridays, McDonalds etc not to mention office
blocks containing many international companies.
The hotel appears very new, stylish, modern; it is two towers,
about 38 floors high, which join together at about the 23rd
floor so it looks (to musicians!) like a squat tuning fork
! The electronic room keys are in the same shape, which is
a nice touch!
Our room was on the 26th floor; when we stepped out of the
lift we discovered that the rooms are arranged off a balcony
that runs around a central indoor atrium which starts at a
cocktail lounge on the 24th floor. So from here upwards you
would look down onto the 24th floor lounge, and up to the
ceiling above the 36th floor. Quite impressive.
The room itself was very nice too. The layout seems at first
just standard; enter into a small hallway with the bathroom
to one side, continue into the room which is rectangular with
the bed on one side.
Well in the case of the Dusit, somewhat creative, with hints
of Thai culture. The bed is king size, with a firm but comfortable
mattress. Opposite the bed is the TV cabinet which also houses
a kettle and tea/coffee making facilities - hooray. The cups
and teapot are on a wooden tray, with the bottom covered in
rattan weave. There is one easy chair with foot rest next
to a round, glass topped table. All of the furniture is made
of a dark, richly coloured wood. The lamps are all wood, coloured
cold with splashes of red.
There is a rooftop swimming pool on the 36th floor with
fitness centre next to it. If you prefer a beach, Jumeirah
is 15 minutes away and the hotel has access to one of the
beach clubs (or maybe its own beach club). There is also a
beauty salon, gift shop, a florist, meeting rooms, banquet
or conference rooms, a ball room, business centre and a travel
Internet and email facilities can also be arranged in room
through the “smart TV” but these are at additional