Five rea­sons to visit: Dubai's JW Mar­riott Mar­quis

Stand­ing at a mam­moth 335 me­tres, this is one of the world’s tallest ho­tels. Be sure to leave your ver­tigo on the ground floor

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01. Abovethe­clouds While the rest of us moan and groan about poor vis­i­bil­ity on the roads, you’ll be snap happy when a foggy morn­ingde­scends onDubai. JW Mar­riott Mar­quis has the most in­cred­i­ble vis­tas to take in from ei­ther one of their two iconic tow­ers. Jagged in de­sign, the fu­tur­is­tic feel to the prop­erty is en­hanced as you whizz up and down all 72 floors at the speed­oflight.


The swanky Saray Spa has a trea­sure trove of feel-good treats – namely the UAE’s only Dead Sea floata­tion pool and a menu full of restora­tive treat­ments like the Ex­clu­sively Yours pack­age. That’s 200 min­utes of un­in­hib­ited self­care. Af­ter a treat­ment bask in the out­door pool (heated when needed) which gives you un­in­ter­rupted views of a twin­kling Burj Khal­ifa.

03. Wel­come­to­my­pad

With a stonk­ing 1,608 rooms and suites, you’d think the av­er­age space was cap­sule­sized. Not so. One word: plush. Your room or suite feels like you’re in an episode of Suits with floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows, cloud-like beds, walk-in wardrobe sand a sub­dued yet so­phis­ti­cated colour scheme of woody browns and blacks, el­e­vated by con­cep­tual art­work. As the phrase goes, this is THE( city) life.


What’ s# stay cay goals about JW Mar­riott Mar­quis is that it’s in Busi­ness Bay but not in an over­whelm­ing pocket of dense traf­fic and gen­eral chaos. You’re a hop and skip away from The Dubai Mall (the ho­tel of­fers a free shut­tle) with easy ac­cess to Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Wa­ter Canal which, as the weather is on our side right now, is per­fect for a long stroll.


JW Mar­riott Mar­quis doesn’t skimp on its of­fer­ing of fare, with 14 restau­rants to choose from. The eatery of the mo­ment right now though is Ho­tel Carta­gena. Over two floors, this Latin Amer­i­can haunt is where all the rhythm is at. It’s trop­i­cal prints ga­lore, spin­ning colour clashes and a gi­ant gold bird­cage. Don’t miss out on the braised beef cheekem­panadas.






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