Flanked by towering palm trees and an expansive pool with its glistening blue waters, a perfect backdrop for a quick selfie, this magical haven has a mystical romance about it with its titanic archways and arabesque lanterns, leaving you intrigued to explore this enchanting beauty.
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As we entered this palace, we were escorted to the reception where the receptionist had us checked in a swift manner and off we were to our palace suite only to be surprised by a super sweet welcome gesture by the general manager and his management. Laid out on the table was a treasure chest laden with arabic dates and sweetmeats as well as a welcome note making us feel all the more ushered in.
The suite itself was a luxury of its own with with spellbinding views of the bedazzling Dubai Fountain and the iconic Burj Khalifa from the outdoor balcony and plush interiors in the lavish bedroom and spacious living room with a majestic color scheme and resplendent furnishing giving the whole suite a middle eastern aura. The ensuite bathroom is both modern and contemporary with luxurious amenities at your disposal. It also has separate bath, shower facilities and ambient lighting which can be adjusted accordingly creating a calming retreat.
We settled into our haven and i decided to give the smart iPad launch port a test drive testing its features and controls – Aptly named “Igenie”, this smart device allows you to make leisure bookings at Dubai’s most famed attractions, be it Kidzania, Dubai Ice Rink or even for a more iconic view, At the top Burj Khalifa. You can also request for room service and even housekeeping in just a matter of few finger tapping clicks at your beck and call. If you are in the mood for some tunes to sway to, you can also choose your favorite radio station. Also, browse through the various promotions the hotel has to offer for a luxurious dining experience at one of their many multi cuisine restaurants.
As the glowing sun decided to make its escape plan, we made our way to the leisure pool which resembled a calm and tranquil oasis, surrounded by tall palm fringed trees in juxtaposition with one of my favorite landmarks, The Burj Khalifa after which we relaxed in style in one of the many chair lounges enclosing the pool.Tap your feet to the laid back eclectic tunes played leaving you feel all the more energized and upbeat.
Since we were in the mood for some authentic middle eastern cuisine, we decided to explore the all day dining restaurant, Ewaan that serves a meld of arabic and mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant itself boasts resplendent archways and splendid lanterns hung from the high ceilings. Mr Jose, the restaurant manager gave us a quick tour of the restaurant gliding over the many counters. I was absolutely floored by the expansive buffet which offers a desirable amalgamation of cold salads and meats as well as assorted breads and colorful arabic pickles. There is also a dedicated seafood counter ranging from delicious king prawns to calamari and salmon to give your taste buds some tantalizing flavor.
Feast you eyes on your favorite meats and seafood at the live grill station which you can have grilled to your liking .Have your pasta cooked top notch style at the live cooking station for a more interactive experience and indulge in a light conversation with the friendly chefs who give you a quick lesson on how they get their pasta cooked to perfection.No meal is complete without dessert and i dashed off to my favorite part where sweet condiments awaited me varying from arabic desserts to international desserts which piqued my appetite.A fresh and sweet addition to the enormous buffet was the french crepe live counter flourished with various fillings and garnishes already playing in my mind what fillings to go with – a nutella and banana crepe filled with fresh fruits and whipped cream.
If you are in the mood for shisha, you can enjoy the many flavors in the comforts of your own arabesque tent at the Ewaan lounge situated outside the restaurant while taking in the panoramic views of Dubai’s best landmarks. As we retired for the night,i could not help but appreciate the beauty and lights of the city with the Dubai fountain swaying to the playful tunes and the sky lighting up with the Burj Khalifa in all its galore making it an even more magical evening.
I love getting up to the aroma of coffee and my better half who knows me best ordered me a lavish in room breakfast with the help of the igenie which gives you an option to choose from a continental breakfast, american breakfast or even an arabic breakfast with various health choices of juices and smoothies. I love the fresh aroma of crispy french toast and well done eggs with my platter of berrylicious berries hence i opted for the american breakfast and my favorite: a steaming cup of cappuccino served.
As it was time to bid adieu to this lavish palace, i was so pleased to having explored this haven which is truly beautiful and tranquil inside and out with warm smiles and top notch hospitality making me feel right at home and treasure and admire this city of hidden gems.
Surrounded by photogenic spots in the vicinity of the hotel, i could not help but admire the beautiful and unobstructed views you get to see from even inside the hotel leaving you in a blissful state of mind.