What we love
Great, friendly and efficient service is what stood out the most during my stay.
Setting the scene
An intimate luxury beach resort in the heart of the marina district with outstanding shopping, dining and beaches all within easy reach, it's the perfect spot to experience the magic of Dubai. Set over just six levels on a lush 350-acre estate, the fashionable Ritz Carlton Dubai is perfect for families. With a dedicated Ritz Kids club, excellent restaurants, fantastic ocean views and a private beachfront location, it brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Dubai.
Each of the luxury rooms features a private balcony or terrace facing either the Arabian Gulf or the pool. The Ritz-Carlton offers guests 55 Deluxe Rooms, 60 Club Rooms and 33 Suites. All spacious and beautifully appointed, the rooms are designed to promote utter relaxation, with sumptuous feather beds, plush bathrobes, marble bathrooms, mesmerising rain showers, signature Ritz-Carlton essentials and state-of-the-art entertainment systems. Upgrade to the Club Level and receive exclusive access to an intimate lounge with amazing sea views, superb culinary presentations throughout the day and a dedicated concierge service.
Dubai's fine dining restaurant scene is recreated in one space inside the Ritz Carlton, with a choice of six exceptional restaurants and lounges. Immerse yourself in flavours of the East at Blue Jade, where you can enjoy authentic Asian dishes and sample exotic delicacies from the raw bar and sushi station. Splendido is truly splendid; a New York-style diner with tasty Italian fare. Amanseena is a magical Bedouin village under the stars featuring traditional regional specialities, music, board games and shisha; a wonderful Arabian ambience to remind you where you are in the world. Morning coffee or afternoon tea is a delight in the impressive Lobby Lounge and the intimate, stylish Library Bar is a sophisticated venue to retire for a little quiet time - the cigar menu is especially impressive.
Even though the Ritz Carlton, Dubai boasts a prime location next to the Emirates Golf Club and the nearby shopping malls, there's plenty to do at the hotel - you hardly need to leave. 5 swimming pools include a vast adult pool with swim-up bar, and a thoughtfully shaded children's pool complete with water slide - hours of splashing fun to be enjoyed here! Rejuvenate your body and mind at the wellness spa, which features nine multi-purpose treatment rooms, 3 private rooms, each with its own terrace, aromatherapy-infused steam rooms and a dedicated hammam scrub area. Hot and cold plunge pools and the outdoor lap pool are an invigorating way to start the day. The fitness centre is well equipped for a workout, or guests can take part in group classes - or sign up for the personal trainer. Other energetic facilities include floodlit tennis courts and glass-backed squash courts, whilst adventures such as sand-skiing, desert driving, paragliding, show cruises, sailing and falconry tours can be arranged by the Concierge. If you've come to Dubai, you're probably partial to a spot of shopping; there's 2 luxury outlets at the hotel or the cosmopolitan JBR Walk (Dubai's only beach front promenade of luxury shops) is merely footsteps away.
Children are very welcome at the Ritz Carlton Dubai and there is a dedicated 'Ritz Kids' club for 5-12 year olds. Activities are designed around four key pillars: water, land, environmental responsibility and culture - anything from arts and crafts about coral reefs and forests to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, hand-painting and treasure hunts. Sports such as tennis and golf are also available for youngsters.
The Dubai International Airport is just a 30-minute car journey away from The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.
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