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The one place to stay, play and recharge this festive season
mid the urban jungle which is Business Bay, there’s a five-star home-away-from home filled with festive offerings, making it a one-stop staycation spot for the holiday season. JW Marriott Marquis won the postcode lottery with its prime real estate in the heart of the city, meaning you get epic panoramic views over Dubai, whilst being a stone’s throw from The Dubai Mall, and just a cab ride from
the arts of Al Quoz, the beaches of Jumeirah and the rousing entertainment at Dubai Opera. But the best part? Once your day is done, you get to retreat to luxury afterwards.
If you’re after an all-singing festive staycation, book the hotel’s Penthouse Suite. Designed with space, comfort and luxury in mind, it rides high on the ‘wow factor’ – minimalist furniture, sleek architectural lines, melt-into bedding, and unrivalled city views. For a New Year’s Eve with a difference, the Penthouse Majlis is the destination du jour.
For food lovers after a dinner destination to see in the celebrations, reserve the top table at the multiple award-winning Prime68. Lauding over the city on the 68th floor, as well as presenting breath-taking views, you can enjoy truly sublime cuts of meat which can be then customised to your every whim. Shaved black truffle over your sirloin? Yes, please. Then toast the New Year at Vault where the bar’s mixologists are reliably on hand to create something suitably bespoke and celebratory. Plus, with its views of the city skyline, you’re in prime position to see the night’s firework festivities unfold around you at the stroke of midnight.
For the morning after the night before, when relaxation and revitalisation are called for, the beautiful Saray Spa is the perfect place to retreat. It’s one of the few spas in Dubai that uses locally-sourced and natural ingredients in order to pay homage to its Arabian heritage. Unwind with a dip in the palm-tree lined outdoor pool, or book in for a VIP Rejuvenation treatment in the VIP Suite, with its private hydrosoak tub and steam room. Possibly the best way to undo festive excess.
For those looking to host festivities at home with a slice of JW Marriott Marquis’ five-star quality on the side, then pre-order one of the hotel’s incredible traditional turkey dinners (Dhs850 for 10 people). Think mapleglazed, with apple, celery and chestnut stuffing, and prepared by the hotel’s chefs, it takes the stress out of the festive prep and allows you to indulge at leisure. Rooms from Dhs750 a night; Jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
Prime68 offers one of the most elegant settings in which to eat the city’s best steak With views of Burj Khalifa, JW Marriott Marquis is the perfect New Year’s destination
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