The one place to stay, play and recharge this fes­tive sea­son

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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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