Taj Dubai

Business Traveller (India) - - DESTINATIONS -

BACK­GROUND Part of the Taj Ho­tels Palaces Re­sorts Sa­faris’ port­fo­lio, Taj is the In­dian hos­pi­tal­ity group’s lux­ury brand in the UAE.

WHAT’S IT LIKE? On en­ter­ing the prop­erty, you walk into a liv­ing-room styled lobby. In­di­vid­ual work desks are manned by re­cep­tion­ists. To the right are lifts that go up the rooms. To the left is another sofa seat­ing area and a dis­play cabi­net with her­itage items from the UAE and from In­dia. Keep­ing in step with In­dian hos­pi­tal­ity, guests are greeted with a san­dal­wood-bead neck­lace and a dot of san­dal­wood paste on the fore­head.

WHERE IS IT? It is lo­cated in the Burj Khal­ifa precinct, a five-minute drive from the Dubai Mall. Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port is at a dis­tance of 15km from the prop­erty.

ROOMS We stayed in the Lux­ury Ju­nior Suite and were wel­comed into the room with marigold flower ar­range­ments on the floor. The liv­ing room and the bed­room are sep­a­rated by a jali mesh. A bas­ket with as­sorted fruit was ar­ranged on the cof­fee ta­ble. The mini­bar with a cof­fee ma­chine is neatly placed in­side a wooden cabi­net with other ed­i­bles and wine glasses. Since the work desk tucked into the cor­ner faces the wall, I pre­ferred to work at the four-seater din­ing ta­ble in the mid­dle of the liv­ing room that has two large floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows over­look­ing the city be­low. The bath­room with a separate shower and bath­tub is equipped with Molton Brown toi­letries. The walk-in closet is big enough to hold a sin­gle bed, and has two large lug­gage racks on ei­ther side.

FOOD AND DRINK Te­soro is where the ex­ten­sive break­fast buf­fet is spread out. Au­then­tic In­dian cui­sine is served in Bom­bay Brasserie. Miss Tess is an Asian street-food restau­rant con­cept with flavours from China, Korea, Thai­land, Viet­nam and Ja­pan. For a drink or two, head to the rooftop Tree­house, The Elo­quent Ele­phant gas­tro pub or the art deco-style Byzan­tium Lounge.

MEET­INGS Both meet­ing rooms have a max­i­mum ca­pac­ity for 20 peo­ple. The board­room can hold up to ten del­e­gates. For larger groups, there is the ball­room and out­door pool deck with ca­pac­i­ties for 320 and 120 peo­ple re­spec­tively. The pre­func­tion area can hold 120 peo­ple. LEISURE This prop­erty has Taj’s Jiva Spa with a range of treat­ments. There is one large out­door swim­ming pool. The gym is fit­ted with TRX equip­ment.

VER­DICT Ser­vice at the prop­erty is im­pec­ca­ble, with the staff go­ing out of their way to ful­fill your de­mands. Its lo­ca­tion and in-room ameni­ties make it ideal for the busi­ness trav­eller. Neha Gupta Kapoor

Guests stay­ing in the Lux­ury Ju­nior Suite are wel­comed with marigold flower ar­range­ments on the floor

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