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The Fairmont Dubai

April 15, 2015

During my incredible Dubai visit last week, one of the hotels we stayed at was the five star Fairmont Dubai!

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Owned by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Fairmont is classy, chic and very close to everything you need. The decor is very glam and elegant, with just touch of Moroccan inspiration.

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Around the corner of the building is the stylish Cavalli Club, and on the road outside, a strip lined with coffee shops and food places. Not forgetting that the hotel is within walking distance to the Dubai Metro.

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Irina and I buzzed with excitement (and fuelled with Costa Coffee). We couldn’t resist exploring the streets of Dubai at 11pm at night after we checked in.

The Fairmont Dubai is the first property for the Fairmont brand in the Middle East.

It has 394 rooms, 200 of which are standard rooms. On the 34th floor there are six penthouses and a 500 sqm suite – that’s bigger than my first house – including the garden!

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The hotel itself houses the new Catch Dubai Restaurant (which I’ll tell you guys more about in my Places to eat in Dubai Post coming up next week), the Noire Restaurant, which is the one and only dining in the dark concept in the Middle East, as well as a number of other places to dine.

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You’ll also find The Spa, a fully functional Health Club and two amazing, outdoor terrace swimming pools.

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The Murals in the Sunrise were requested by the Sultan Sheik, and from the top of the hotel, on an overcast day, the fish create the illusion of movement.

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The Fairmont staff are amazing! They even arranged our coffee to go when we were rushed to head out on our adventures.

I guess you could say the hotel is a little businessy, but I like that, especially when you’re going to Dubai on Business.

I stayed in one of the suites, on the 26th floor and I’m telling you guys, I could’ve stayed there for weeks!

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The suite was incredibly comfortable, with loads of cupboard space and an Ironing board (just in case).

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My suite had a beautiful lounge area, separate to the bedroom with a little office area, which was a great space to blog. That’s where I did my Burj Al Arab and Arabian Nights posts.

I especially loved the Nespresso machine with complimentary pods, since I am a self confessed coffee snob!

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When I checked in, these gorgeous designer chocolates were in my room to welcome me…

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My view from the 26th floor was absolutely exquisite. Day and night, it was worth opening the curtains just to take in the city life beneath me.

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The Fairmont is a fabulous spot! I’ve stayed at the Grand Hyatt before and this time, I also got to stay in the Madinat Jumeirah, but I have to admit that the Fairmont is my fave hotel in Dubai!

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Thank you so much to the Fairmont for my incredible, flawless stay! I can’t wait to come back and visit again!

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Guys, stay tuned for more on my incredible Dubai visit.

I have a ton of content that I cant wait to share, so I’ll try to include everything in more detail throughout the month of April, sneaking in a bit of Dubai into my regular posting schedule.

xoxo
Dimi

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  • Melli

    Wow absolutely stunning hotel!! How much does it cost to stay there?

    • It was a beautiful hotel indeed!

      I believe a room starts at 999 AED per night (about R3 260) and a one bedroom suite (which is where I stayed) starts at around 1499 AED for a night (about R4890) or 1599 AED per night with breakfast (about R5210)