If you are looking for a luxury five star hotel experience right in the heart of Dubai’s Financial District, then look no further.
The Ritz Carlton, DIFC lives up to the Ritz Carlton name with their well trained staff, stylish clientele, beautiful marble interior, and extensive fresh flowers throughout the property.
The hotel’s prime location is perfect for a business traveler, a resident in need of a staycation, or anyone looking to enjoy a luxury city break. Only 20 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes to Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa. If that’s not enough, it’s even walking distance to some of the trendiest restaurants in town; La Petite Maison and Zuma, to name a few.
Choose to stay in either one of their spacious hotel Rooms, luxurious Suites or lavish Executive Residences. We stayed in their inviting Two-bedroom Executive Residences and were greeted with a fresh bowl of fruit, chocolates and macarons on our arrival.
Each room has it’s own bathroom, featuring Asprey branded amenities, a double vanity, a rain shower and a plush Italian marble bathtub. As for closet space, they’ve definitely got you covered! A large walking closet in the first bedroom with enough room for all your belongings, making you feel right at home.
The kitchen is equipped with the finest chinaware, a Nespresso machine, and a fully stocked refrigerator. So if you need a break from all the restaurant dining and crave a home cooked meal, you’ve got the best range of WMF cookware to help you out.
BREAKFAST in Bed
Finding it a struggle to get out from under the 400 thread-count linen? No problem. Dial Room Service and tuck into a variety of options from their expansive menu!
Breakfast is the most important AND our favourite meal of the day. So it was a very tough decision but we narrowed it down to these healthy and satisfying options.
LUNCH at Café Belge
Step back in time to the Golden Era of the 1920’s at this elegantly designed Belgian café. The art deco interior, vintage posters, luxurious marble flooring, bronze railings and rich wooden booths add an unmatched character to this café. Listen to the smooth jazz sounds of Louis Armstrong playing in the background while you enjoy the Belgian inspired hearty dishes.
We started off with the Roast Beetroot Salad to share and the Grilled Salmon served on a bed of asparagus à la flamande; a true specialty! Our lunch ended on a sweet note; the classic Belgian waffles with Speculoos ice cream are a MUST!
COFFEE at Cake
The smell of freshly brewed coffee and fresh pastries will draw you into this very cute & cosy cafe. It’s the perfect place to catch up on some emails, phone calls, or meet up with some friends. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, wonderful selections of savoury and sweet options to satisfy any cravings.
Tip I: Cake is open 24 Hours – so have your cake & eat it too!
It’s what they call a hotel within a hotel.
Other than access to a private Concierge service and complementary Wifi, sit back with your glass of wine and savour the view of the Dubai Skyline from the 13th floor. Choose from a variety of fresh food and beverage options available daily.
To gain access to this exclusive Club Level Lounge you must be a Club Level guest. At check in, make sure you register the guests who you wish to have access to this private Lounge.
Tip II: They have the BEST cookies: chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, or how about both?
I mean, who wouldn’t love to work up a sweat with this view?
There are two Fitness Centers within the property, one at the Hotel and one at the Residences, next to the Rooftop Pool. Both are fully equipped with the latest LifeFitness cardio and strength training machines. Both are open 24 hours daily, so you can get your workout done at anytime that suits you.
Tip III: Cool down after your session with a cold eucalyptus scented towel.
Without a doubt, the view from the Rooftop Pool is our favourite in the entire property! Take a refreshing dip, soak up the sun rays and cool down with a freshly made cocktail while overlooking the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
We had a wonderful stay at The Ritz Carlton, DIFC and look forward to coming back very soon!
Eat well | Travel often,