A sneak peek at some of Dubai’s luxury properties that are worth checking into on your next trip the city.
A great hideaway
Hotel Hyde is probably Dubai’s best kept secret. Located in Downtown Dubai, in the very prestigious Business Bay area, the property is perfect if you like your privacy and space. Hyde spells bespoke hospitality and the interiors have been developed and conceptualized by Ciarmoli Queda. The hotel which overlooks the Dubai canal offers a panoramic view of the neighbourhood from every room. The long French windows ensure that you get a spectacular sight of the water from every angle. So be it, while sipping coffee in their spacious balconies, lying down on your bed, and looking ahead, or working out at their gym or even swimming outdoors in their intimate pool, it is so soothing, especially after a long day. The location is perfect since it’s a few minutes’ walk from Dubai’s bustling Downtown area. The hotel, which opened in November, has a boutique-like vibe with an artsy lounge area filled with artworks by Beirut artiste Nayla Kai Sarofim, Finnish artiste Dasha Pears and Dubai-based photographer, Marta Lamovsek.
The best part about staying at the Hyde is that you don’t really need to step out and have all the fun at this cool property which boasts of famed restaurants like Cleo which specialises in Mediterranean cuisine. If the weather permits, it’s a great place to sit outside and enjoy the promenade view over a well-curated meal.
There is also the famous modern Japanese restaurant Katsuya by chef Katsuya Uechi, where you can savour delectable Japanese eats. If you are looking for a night of fun, you can head to Hudson Tavern, a speakeasy-style bar cleverly camouflaged behind dark curtains leading to a funky locale which specializes in specially curated drinks by their inhouse mixologist along with a delicious American menu.
The party can continue as long as you wish coz at The Hyde the party never stops. As their General Manager Luke James succinctly states, “Hyde Dubai epitomises everything it is to be a lifestyle luxury hotel- vibrant public spaces, thriving restaurants and bars that ensures that the hotel is a haven for Dubai residents and international tourists alike.”
25 hours of fun
The beauty of Dubai is that it offers spaces for varied age groups and interests. If you are a millennial or even young at heart, the place to check out is the 25hours Hotel One Central located at the Trade Centre off Sheik Zayed Road. It is well located right next to the Dubai International Financial Centre and recreates the journey of the ancient Bedouins and their rehabilitation into the modern world. It boasts of 5 individualistic restaurants and bars like the hip Monkey Bar. You can literally travel the world eating cuisine from India to the Beer Gardens of Bavaria. From a stunning rooftop pool to Dubai’s first mixed-used outdoor sauna and a large co-working space, where you can hang out and retire at one of their rooms at night, this is ideal for those who like to be surrounded by people and a buzzing vibe.
Like we mentioned, Dubai is teeming with hotels that cater to every kind of demand. For those with opulent tastes, the place to check out or rather check into would be SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences in the heart of the Downtown district. The property offers an unobstructed view of the Burj Khalifa and the gorgeous Dubai Creek. And when you take an elevator ride to the 73rd floor of this building, you will be stunned by the sight of the two infinity pools that offer a 360-degree view of Dubai, and you can dine at their signature culinary restaurants like Filia, which serves authentic Italian food. Steak lovers can head to the contemporary steakhouse, Carna by Dario Cecchini. From a café house like Ella Mia to the fascinating cigar Lounge, Smokes and Mirrors, you will never leave this venue unsatiated. And if all that eating fills you up, you could stay at one of their many branded residences designed by award-winning architects Aedas and interior designer Paul Bishop. SLS Dubai offers luxury at its sophisticated best.