This sprawling Ritz-Carlton resort has the look of a tranquil Moorish villa, complete with a private beach. Despite the feel of a luxurious retreat, there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance and a subway station less than a mile away.
The good stuff: Tell us about your room.
The experience is slightly Arabic-inspired, from the rose macaroons served upon arrival to the geometric Islamic carvings on the guest room screens. The color palette leans toward yellow, beige, and bronze, with dark wood trim.
We crave deep, restorative sleep. They got us?
The mattress toppers are extremely comfortable.
How about the little things, like the mini bar or the shower gifts. Does all this end up in your suitcase?
Rooms have Bang & Olufsen sound systems, updated iPhone docks, and Nespresso machines.
Please tell us the bathroom won’t let us down.
Marble bathrooms have TV screens and if you’re staying in a suite, huge rainfall showers. Toiletries are Asprey.
Perhaps the most important topic of all: Wi-Fi. What’s the word?
Wi-Fi is free in public areas and everywhere for Ritz-Carlton Rewards members.
Staff: If you could give someone a trophy, who would get it and why?
The service is personalized, yet professional.
Something stands out from other services and features? Whether it’s childcare, gyms, spas or even parking, whatever interests you.
Splurging in the Club Lounge means that in addition to the daily breakfast and lunch, you’ll also be treated to Lebanese wine, mezze, and frozen “chicha” meringues.
Conclusion: Is it worth it, and why?
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop in Dubai with beach, dining, shopping, and relaxation all under one roof, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the best options in town.