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Situated in the heart of Deira, the magnificent exterior and styling makes this luxurious property a distinctive landmark. Elegant interiors along with the warmth and comfort of traditional Arabian hospitality are distinctive characteristics of this property. In fact, the moment we walked in we felt immediately at ease. Despite the modern and sleek exterior and trimmings, there is something oldworld about the property. It felt very much like a home away from home.
Restaurants The hotel has several F&B outlets. For breakfast we dined at Liwan, the all-day eatery that offers an international menu with buffet and la carte options. We highly recommend the flaky pastries and perfectly cooked eggs to kick-start your day before a day of shopping. At night we dined at Shayan, the signature Persian restaurant. Hearty, warm and comforting flavours reminiscent of Indian food, had us asking for more despite being extremely full. This elegant and comfortable eatery is perfect for an intimate dinner or even larger gatherings that places priority on conversation. The other places to catch a quick bite include Yasmine lounge and Buzz Deli and Caf – perfect stops for snacks – to tide you over the gap between lunch and dinner.
The Rooms There is a bevy of options located at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana. From single bedrooms and larger suites to full apartments replete with a kitchen and a dining room! We chose the deluxe suite. The plush bed and decadent bathroom, especially, with its glass panelled doors and expansive space, was stateof- the-art and extremely impressive.
Recreation There is plenty to do in the hotel. From the award winning spa, Zen the spa to the fitness club and pool, feeling rejuvenated is easy with so many things at our fingertips. We opted to spend a few hours at the spa. With a variety of treatments, we were at a loss as to what we should chose. The staff were extremely helpful. When I informed them that my primary problem was dry skin, she recommended I opt for the damask rose hydrating scrub. After being swathed from top-to-toe in rich oils and hydrating creams, my favourite of which was evening primrose and neroli, my skin felt like it had been hydrated inside-out. What is amazing is that it felt like that much after the treatment was done.
Other Amenities The hotel also provides excellent amenities for business travellers. A multi-lingual staff and a modern business centre make it extremely useful. A ballroom and six meeting rooms offer plenty of space for meetings and conferences, supported by state-of-the-art equipment and a team of experienced staff trained in organising professional events.
Rom Rates Rooms from Dhs650 (Single) and Dhs750 (Double) Suites from Dhs1050 (Single or Double) Above rates are subject to 10 per cent municipality fees and 10 per cent service charge. Above rates are on room only basis.
INFO: Website: www.rotana.com/ rayhaanhotelandresorts/ unitedarabemirates/dubai/ alghurairrayhaanbyrotana Tel: +971 4 293 3000