I booked 3 apartments for a week for me and my family in the week before Christmas. We have travelled extensively and have a philosophy that a holiday should be a holiday i.e. Accommodation should be as comfortable as home (we live in a large 5 bed roomed home). After much research I selected these apartments based on size and location. Turned out to be a perfect choice. We stayed in a 1 bed roomed apartment for my adult son; 2 bed roomed for my daughter, husband and 15 month baby; 3 bedrooms for me and my wife - on the assumption that because
We'd be spending time together as a family in our apartment we'd need more space. As it turned out this was unnecessary as all the apartments had large lounges and kitchens and the bedrooms are spacious and well appointed. The location suited us ( with a baby) well. It's quiet, easy walk to a selection of supermarkets and many restaurant options; being rights on the marina there are lovely and interesting walking options; the views are stunning and the staff were charming. Our fight arrived in Dubai at 5.30am so I booked the night before as well to ensure our apartments would be available when we arrived.
The faculties are excellent; gym, squash court, swimming pool, sauna.
There are many boating options available on the quayside. But this location will not suit people keen to spend time in the sea ........ It's a fair walk to the beach.
Alcoholic drinks are not available in any of the restaurants or shops and we wandered over to the Marriott Hotel a couple of times for sundowners on the 52nd floor (about 10 min walk along the marina).
The metro station is an easy close walk ...just a few minutes and that gives one access to most of the interesting sights and places to see in Dubai.
I've stayed in Dubai 5 times previously and in future would only stay at the Dubai Marina and not in Dubai itself. If one wanted to be close to the sea I'd consider options on Jumeirah beach.
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