There’s a case to be made that if you want to get to the heart of the new Dubai, this is the place to go. The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai is sandwiched between the sprawling Dubai Mall and the enormous Burj Dubai, which will be for a time the tallest building in the world — and if there’s a city where bigger is unquestionably better, it’s got to be this one.
Not for the Address, then, the subtle pleasures of the intimate little boutique hotel. It’s shorter than the Burj, but not by a whole lot, its 196 rooms and suites standing as high as sixty-three floors up. The look is contemporary luxury, and the services and amenities are encyclopedic to match: thoroughly wired, 24-hour everything, and no convenience spared, right down to details like in-room espresso machines and Acqua di Parma bath products.
And what it lacks in some kind of kitsch local color it more than makes up for in international culinary appeal. Restaurants include Chinese and wide-ranging pan-global options, and the sky bar, all the way up on the sixty-third floor, serves cocktails and snacks with a vertiginous view of downtown Dubai.
Downtown Burj Dubai, Dubai
971 4 4368817
The photos displayed on this page are the property of one of the following authors:
This travel guide also includes text from Wikitravel articles, all available at View full credits
This travel guide also includes text from Wikipedia articles, all available at View full credits