Mvenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta

Mvenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta

This pretty hotel pays tribute to the great adventurer, Ibn Battuta
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Mvenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta
The Grand Hall with its stunning lanterns

This is a hotel that surprises you at every turn. A wonderful mix of the traditional and the contemporary, the Mvenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, Dubai has everything a modern traveller looks for – state-of-the-art amenities, plush interiors, fab restaurants and an international vibe. It may be tucked away in a corner of Dubai, off Jebel Ali but when it comes to facilities and luxury, it is second to none. And that's just one of the reasons why you should discover this superb hotel in the Discovery Gardens area!

The Interiors Mvenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate is an ode to the Arabian lifestyle and architecture. What seize your attention first as you enter the Al Bahou – the Grand Hall and lobby area – are the 88 Arabic lanterns hanging down from the 50 mt high ceiling. True to its name, every corner of the hotel has incorporated some bits of the famed 14th century adventurer Ibn Battuta's journeys. For instance, the lamps are inspired by his Chinese sojourn. Similarly, the elevators have little maps representing each of his destinations around the world.

The Restaurants and Bars

Moroc Bar & Lounge The Moroccan style bar has traditional interiors with a modern touch and opens to a beautiful terrace, ideal for some shisha and drinks. It has a ladies night on Tuesday with three free drinks from 8pm to 10pm.

Shanghai Chic The Chinese restaurant in the lobby offers Cantonese meals in the Yam Cha tradition – where a waiter passes by your table with a trolley of dishes for you to make a choice. Shanghai Chic also offers Bottomless Dim Sum Basket on Wednesdays – servings of dim sum platters and two drinks for Dhs199.

Chor Bazaar This is a contemporary Indian restaurant that serves desi khana with flair and style. The must-try is the thali.

Sicilia This Italian restaurant serves delicious pizzas and pastas using the freshest of ingredients.

Mistral This all-day dining restaurant features live cooking stations and a lunch buffet inspired by Arabic cuisine.

The Rooms The Moroccan influence is evident in each of the spacious 396 rooms while the suites are themed on the African, Asian, Middle Eastern and southern European countries visited by Ibn Battuta. The suites make a luxurious statement, decorated in warm, neutral tones and boasting of rich upholstery, a wonderful balcony and traditional dcor elements. A privacy blind leads to the bathroom fitted with a separate bathtub and a walk-in rain shower. The spacious two-bedroom Royal Suite is tastefully decorated with ornate works of art and exudes a rich, ber luxe feel. In the Batutta Suite, a massive wood work cabinet occupies pride of place in the living room as does a pair of Babush (a replica of Ibn Battuta's shoes) and a Tagine jar that bring a touch of history!

Relaxation The Safar Spa at Mvenpick Hotel Ibn Battua Gate Dubai is the place to head to after a hectic shopping trip. The spa offers Clarins facial treatments, body massages and specific treatments. The spa also has regular European, Balinese, Reflexology and Deep Tissue massages. If the outdoors attracts you then be sure to head to the Oceana Beach Club which can be reached from the hotel in just 10 minutes via a complimentary shuttle bus for guests. Or simply relax at the rooftop pool that offers fabulous views of the city.

Room Rates The Executive Suite is priced at Dhs1,480 while a Battuta Suite is priced at Dhs1,930. A regular Superior Room is priced at Dhs805

Safar Spa Treatments The Clarins Aromatic Facial Treatments and Body Treatments is priced at Dhs480

Mvenpick Hotel Ibn Battua Gate Dubai Adjacent to Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall Tel: +971 4 444 0000