The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Situated on the white sands of the prestigious Jumeirah Beach, all the rooms and restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai overlook the shimmering waters of the Gulf. Arabian elegance is evident in every corner of this outstanding hotel, from its richly hued silks and tapestries to the classical tiles and woodwork.
The hotel is smaller than many of its peers, allowing The Ritz-Carlton standard of personalised service to really come to the fore. The friendly staff know every guest by name and go to great lengths to ensure your comfort, from remembering your favourite drink to spraying you with cooling Evian while you sunbathe. The luxurious rooms all have private balconies or terraces and oversized marble bathrooms. Particularly recommended are the Club Floor Rooms, which have sunny sea views, and access to a private lounge serving complimentary refreshments from early 'til late.
All children up to 12 years can join in with the hotel's kids' club activities, ranging from shell collecting to cookery classes. Children under four years must be accompanied by a parent or nanny. Grown-ups, meanwhile, may enjoy the hotel's excellent spa featuring treatments for body and soul by Carita and Belle Lucce. Otherwise, have a game of tennis, or take a dip in one of the six stunning swimming pools.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Fact File
October - April
6 hours 50 minutes
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