Us media folk sometimes need a place we can call a home-away-from-home or alternatively, a remote office. Business Travellers coming to Dubai are spoilt for options when it comes to both work and leisure travel but the luxury four-star Radisson Blu right in the heart of Dubai offers something different; it really is the perfect blend of both.
Boasting an enviable location adjacent to Dubai Media City amphitheatre, a stones throw from the beach and only a short taxi ride away to not only the city’s major attractions but also important business locations, this hotel offers both convenience and amenities in abundance.
The busy entrance is testament to its popularity, as a conveyor belt of cars picking up and dropping off throughout the day. Stepping inside the Radisson Blu Hotel here in Media City reveals the property’s commitment to the global Radisson Blu brand; its modern decor and personable greeting represent the high standard of hospitality that we have grown to know, love and expect.
Sitting somewhere between a boutique and a sizeable hotel with 246 premier rooms and suites, this is a hotel that promises style and comfort whilst maximizing on its prominent position within Dubai.
Each of these spacious rooms and suites have been furnished to a high standard in a warm yet unintrusive colour palette complete with all the mod-cons you’d expect from any UAE property. Being obviously equipped with the working traveller in mind, there is a generous desk area, complimentary high-speed wireless internet and tea and coffee-making facilities for those long working nights. Not only are the beds supremely comfortable aiding in a blissful nights sleep but the walk-in shower in the bathroom is powerful enough to provoke an early morning wake-up for a day of meetings.
For those that require another level of service and facilities from their business/leisure stay, we recommend upgrading to a Business Class Room or larger Executive Suite where you can take advantage of the Business Class Lounge located on the 2nd floor of the East Tower. This secret haven offers complimentary refreshments and snacks throughout the day including breakfast, lunch and pre-dinner canapes as well as access to a private terrace where you can hold informal meetings in the open air. These Business Class Rooms and Suites feature a central king-size bed and entertainment system where you can even request DVDs helping you to switch off at the end of a long day.
Predominantly a business hotel, the facilities here really are excellent and prepared to cater for events and meetings of all sizes. There are 12 generous sized meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 150 people collectively which lends itself to being a prime conference venue, complete with cutting-edge video-conferencing technology and natural daylight streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Although more than geared up to cater for the working traveller, the Radisson Blu Media City understands that every guest needs their downtime, however busy they may be and alongside the renowned business facilities lies a wealth of leisure options. There are two outdoor swimming pools to enjoy, one based upon the hotel’s rooftop offering stunning views of the surrounding cityscape and one more quiet sanctuary on the 2nd floor of the West Tower, complete with cozy egg chairs and shaded sunloungers. Look closely you may even spot some tourists.
If you’re looking to relax even further then the resident Senso Wellness Centre is well-known in Dubai for its excellence in spa treatments. There is a fully equipped workout centre which features state-of-the-art fitness technology including Power Plates as well as a wealth of cardio and strength equipment for working up a sweat.
With five beautiful treatment rooms located off the candle lit walkway of the spa, relaxation is paramount and there are a wide range of treatments using global techniques that offer soothing comfort for weary muscles.
Doing both everything and nothing can prove hungry work and luckily the Radisson Blu Dubai Media City offers six renowned restaurant and bars to suit each and every mood and occasion. Italian eatery Certo is best known for its award-winning dishes including homemade antipasti and wood-fired pizzas which are perfect for a light lunch or dinner. The restaurant even has an excellent business lunch offer. ICON Bar & Lounge is somewhat of a Dubai institution and offers all day dining including a very popular happy hour. Live sporting events are also shown here on the large flat-screen TVs that adorn the walls and the Friday ‘FRUNCH’ Brunch is definitely one to try on your day off. A full review of that can be read on site. Another notable spot is the rooftop Tamanya Terrace where you can watch the sun go down with a cocktail whilst gazing out on the man-made wonder that is the Palm Jumeirah before enjoying entertainment that cranks up as the sun goes down.
The Radisson Blu Dubai Media City doesn’t try to be too many things to too many people. It makes the most of its enviable location and offers just the right combination of comfort, amenities and bespoke service that appeals to both business and leisure travellers alike. For those looking for a convenient, luxury base in Dubai you can’t go wrong with an international brand like Radisson and this particular hotel does little to disappoint.