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Last weekend, we explored the spectacular Doubletree by Hilton Business Bay hotel that is in the most central part of Dubai.
With Dubai growing at a rapid rate since the 70’s, it is now a hub for travellers and holidaymakers from all over the world. With the discovery of oil in the UAE, Dubai have been building the most illustrious landmarks and record breakers throughout the city on a monthly basis.
Two new record breakers are the expansion of Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis hotel and also the new World’s highest infinity pool at the Address Beach Hotel.
Every attraction in Dubai has been created with the utmost precision and imagination, keeping in mind the potential of its unique explorers. The infrastructure of the Palm Jumeirah is sure to take your breath away while the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa would tower over your dreams, all of which you can explore.
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A little breakdown of the Doubletree by Hilton Business Bay hotel
The Bay Square hotel is in the heart of Dubai, nestled on the Dubai Water Canal near the Burj Khalifa and downtown.
The perfect location for any part of town with Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and DXB Airport being under 20 minutes away.
Rooms offer views of Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and the Burj Khalifa, and the Family Suites offer peace of mind with the privacy of two rooms and a spacious living area.
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Arrival at Doubletree by Hilton Dubai Hotel
We drove to the Doubletree by Hilton Business bay hotel and utilised the extremely friendly valet staff at the entrance.
From our meeting with the valet staff to checking in with the helpful Hanna at the front desk, we both felt very welcomed and this was a great start to our stay.
With a short journey to our room, we were blown away upon our entrance to the room.
The Hilton Clean & Sanitised sticker was on the door and as we opened the door, the room was HUGE! We were extremely impressed by the layout and also the incredible views from our room.
We have stayed in quite a few hotels in the UAE and around the world, but this hotel had thought of every detail to make the guests feel welcomed.
One big detail that we can’t miss out, was the two warm cookies on arrival and then the amazing desserts that were brought to our room – Every detail was spot on.
Our King Deluxe Room With Burj Khalifa View
We had been told great things about our room before we had arrived by friends but even those recommendations didn’t give the room justice. The views out of our room were incredible and even had me getting up early one morning and just sitting in the chair with a coffee, admiring the views.
Local Area To The Hotel
The Doubletree by Hilton Business Bay Hotel is based in the perfect location to get around the city. Business Bay is a hot spot for hotels, restaurants and bars that line the streets and are all the very best in each cuisine.
This is a prime position for a short walk to Downtown Dubai and Dubai Mall. We walked to Dubai Mall and the foot of the Burj Khalifa to see how long it would take and it was only a 10-minute walk.
During the most beautiful time of the day, sunset has the sun’s rays bouncing off all the buildings and this whole area of Dubai really is quite spectacular. Room prices start from 285 AED to 1,384 AED on the hotel’s website directly https://www.hilton.com/book/rooms based on 2 adults. The hotel also has Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites, Corner Junior Suites, Family Suites, Burj Suites and Two-bedroom Burj Suites.
Facilities – Doubletree by Hilton Business Bay Hotel
With the hotel having to stand out from the crowd, it has some of the very best facilities that a hotel can provide, such as:
- Outstanding Fitness Centre – equipped with TechnoGym
- Many onsite restaurants
- Skyline outdoor pool
- Meeting rooms and Business Centre
The bright and airy ‘My Square’ restaurant that caters for guests all day is located on the floor above the reception.
We had made a few reservations throughout our stay at this restaurant (Mostly for Iftar) and then just turned up for breakfast.
As we had the half board package, we had breakfast and dinner on the two-night stay that we were there. We were able to sample a lot of the delicious food that was on offer.
On arrival, I headed to the ‘Bay Club’ that can be found on Floor 2, where the pool is also located. It is a perfect place to relax, unwind with some friends and family. I ordered the nachos and a mocktail of the waitresses’ choosing. Both the meal and drink were very impressive and left an extremely happy human.
The Bay Club has regular events throughout each week and is a spot where you can find yourself and some pals having a great laugh inside or outside.
View From Our Room
With the hotel being situated in the prestigious end of town, you have some of the high-class buildings all around. We could see the spectacular Burj Khalifa in the daytime and night time, with its impressive light show every 30 minutes after 6pm.
If facing the opposite side, you will be facing the incredible skyline of the Business Bay area. This view is where the sun rises and you can get some impressive morning views.
Time To Get To Places (Minutes to drive)
- JBR (25 mins)
- Souk Madinat (20 mins)
- Downtown (10 mins)
- DXB Airport (20 mins)
- Palm Jumeirah (20 mins)
- Al Maktoum International (35 mins)
- EXPO site (40 mins)
The hotel has some of the best transport links in the UAE which makes it such a great stay. You are quite literally a 5 minute drive from the main artery of Dubai – Sheikh Zayed Road.
The Dubai tram and monorail stations are a short taxi ride away from the hotel and can get you all around Dubai for a low price. Dubai International Airport is just a 20minute drive away, with the city’s second airport, Al Maktoum International, and the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 site easily accessible within half anhour by taxi.
If you are really looking for a great stay, with world class facilities and amenities, then both Anya and I (Patrick) highly recommend booking a stay at The Doubletree by Hilton Business Bay Hotel.
Addition To Our Stay – Laguna Water Park Dubai
With our arrival to the hotel, we were extremely looking forward to seeing what food was going to be on offer for us to enjoy for Iftar during our stay, which was during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Once we arrived on our first night stay, the buffet Iftar was incredible. There was so much food on offer and we took our time in trying every single dish.
With our stay, we also were given Laguna Water Park tickets. Neither of us had ever been to the Water Park that is located only a 15 minute drive from the hotel.
We both had so much fun and really were impressed with the facilities there.
It is the perfect place to bring the family and spend the day floating around the lazy river or flying down the many water slides.