Also known as the Rose Tower, the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana sits just off the Shiekh Zayed Road, Dubai’s main artery, almost equidistant between the main business district of Dubai International Financial Centre and the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa area, each less than five-minutes drive away. Taxis are extremely easy to find outside. The nearest beach is about a 10 minute cab ride away, while the airport is around 15 minutes.
The standard Classic Rooms (found on floors nine to 54) are fairly snug, with warm brown tones running throughout. Aside from the usual additions (desk, hairdryer, chair etc), there’s a kitchenette, featuring a fridge, freezer and microwave.
Eating and drinking
Despite its monstrous height, the Rose Rayhaan only offers two dining options. Petals, on the first floor, is a fairly informal restaurant, serving international-style buffets for breakfast and lunch with a la carte menu for dinner. The lobby café, Café Rose, is fairly basic, serving light snacks and pastries. Remember: there is no alcohol in this hotel.
Alongside a moderately-sized outdoor swimming pool, there’s a decent gym, plus sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room.
Friendly and helpful.
Who stays there
Given its 'no booze' policy, the hotel is popular with Arabic families who might want to avoid rowdy foreigners. Its location is also ideal for business travellers.
If you book a premium room or classic suite, there is a four nights for the price of three offer on.
- Business travellers
- Great views / scenery
- No fuss
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Incredible views
- Good location
- No Alcohol
- Few amenities