Jumeirah Emirates Towers

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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Po Box 72127, , Dubai, 72127, United Arab Emirates

Star rating:
5 star hotel

3.8

A luxury business-orientated hotel in one of Dubai's first iconic structures.

Something of a landmark (another one), the Emirates Towers are instantly recognisable – two angular imposing steel and glass structures, seemingly facing each other as if in conversation. The towers – one for office space, the other for a five-star hotel – have just celebrated their 10th birthdays (which makes them OAPs in Dubai terms), but I still can’t help put be impressed by their size and modern design when driving past, especially when I consider what the rest of the city must have looked like when they first went up.

Location
3.4
90%
Eating/drinking
4.2
90%
Leisure facilities
3.5
90%
Service
3.6
90%
Value for money
3.7
90%
Bedrooms
3.3
90%
Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

Just off the Sheikh Zayed Road, the Emirates Towers are slap bang in the heart of the business district, just a small roundabout away from the Dubai International Financial Centre. A network of roads, carparks, gardens and water features surround the towers, while a rather high-end fashion-focused mall links the two at the base. The nearest beach will take around 10 minutes in a taxi, as would the journey to the airport.

Bedrooms

Being a decade old, the rooms – while spacious and comfortable – are a little old-fashioned in their décor, with few flashes of the 80s slipping into the shading. The views, as you would expect in a giant tower, are excellent, either showcasing the city skyline or the Palace Stables and the desert.

Public areas

On the ground floor of the hotel – just by the reception desks – sits the airy and spacious lobby lounge, furnished with comfortable seating. It’s an extremely popular spot for business meetings and is usually soundtracked by the sound of deals being made and Blackberries beeping .

Eating and drinking

On the 51st floor of the hotel tower, Vu’s Bar is a cosy, albeit slightly expensive, spot for a cocktail overlooking the city skyline. For vertigo sufferers, there’s The Agency down towards the ground floor, Dubai’s original wine bar. Of the tower’s numerous eateries, The wooden benches of The Noodle House are firm favourites among locals, with a cheap and extremely cheerful selection of South East Asian dishes.

Leisure facilities

There are two well-equipped gyms in the Emirates Towers, plus the H2O spa and a large outdoor pool.

Service

Friendly and efficient throughout. 

Who stays there

Although a few tourists do stop by, the Emirates Towers is primarily a hotel for business travellers.

 

Price advice

Room prices include breakfast, plus complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Water Park and Madinat Beach, plus shuttle service to both.

 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Business location
  • Slightly dated
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