The hotel is the first five-star luxury property at Dubai Creek Harbour
It could be said that the bustling metropolis that Dubai is today began at Dubai Creek. Stretching inland from the Arabian Gulf for 14.5km, the waterway was the emirate’s first major port and historic commercial hub. Today, it is a prominent feature of Old Dubai, separating the touristy downtown area of Bur Dubai from Deira, where the famous souks for gold, spices and perfumes are located.
And now, a new landmark looks set introduce another facet of appeal to the area as a luxury destination. Opened early this month, Address Grand Creek Harbour is the first five-star luxury hotel at Dubai Creek Harbour.
Thanks to its location, which straddles the waterfront and the city, the property offers the perfect balance of a relaxed, resort-like experience and the glamour and convenience of an urban accommodation.
The 223 rooms include four categories of showpiece suites – the Executive, Skyline, Panoramic, and Presidential Suites. Each comes with magnificent views of the city and the creek, as well as its own balcony. The most spacious of these suites is the three-bedroom Presidential Suite, the perfect home away from home for a family holiday.
Guests of the suites and the Club Rooms get access to the exclusive Club Lounge, where they can enjoy a lavish breakfast laid out in the morning, afternoon tea at midday, and canapes in the evenings. On the expansive terrace, panoramic views of the city beckon. This is also where you’d find facilities for business meetings.
For a resort-like experience that will help you wind down after a day exploring the city, head to the spa. Here, a comprehensive menu of treatments based on a holistic approach to wellness will ease those knots away and soothe any aching muscles. Standouts include an ice machine and treatment beds by Gharieni, the manufacturer of premium, high quality spa equipment.
The infinity pool is probably the social centre of the hotel. An adults-only area, this is prime location for watching the sunset from a sun lounger with a cocktail from the Luma Pool Lounge in hand. Meanwhile, the kids can make their own fun at the adjacent kids’ pool and splash pad.
Dining is admittedly not the hotel’s forte. In addition to the Luma Pool Lounge, the property has only two other dining venues – The Restaurant, its main establishment cum all-day dining venue and The Patisserie, which serves afternoon tea, baked goods, and coffee. Yet, with Bur Dubai, which has a reputation for being a food paradise nearly on its doorstep, and the vibrant Dubai Creek district around it, there is perhaps no need for culinary ambition at the hotel.