The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront is no normal hotel and will surprise you from the moment you arrive. Kilted doormen welcome you to the grand lobby with striking interior design. The friendliest bunch of hoteliers you could ever wish to meet, coupled with numerous tasteful quirks will ensure a five star experience like no other in Dubai. Let’s find out why this hotel stands out.
Luxury without the stuffiness. Five star service without the pretention. Friendliness with the right amount of respect. This hotel is full of character and lovable eccentricities, starting with the Scottish flag flying high and proud at its door. Its 432 rooms and suites offer enviable vistas of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Canal and Business Bay district and have mattresses fit for royalty (the same ones as the Queen of England)! There are large outdoor terraces dotted around the hotel, swimming pools with a kid’s club, the high-end Dreamworks Spa and two hair salons. For slurps and treats choose from FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, the Larder, Abraj Café, Republic & Co. Lounge and Gotha Nightclub Dubai. Oh, not forgetting the hotel's design is exquisite, with its 132 chandeliers.
If you were paying attention, we mentioned the doormen in kilts earlier on. Well, that’s because of Makar, a Scottish snug bar on level one of the hotel. In Makar you can relax in an authentic, Scottish homely atmosphere with reclaimed Highland copper, dark woods and Chesterfield leather sofas. Of course, there’s and enormous selection of whisky as well as lots of other Scottish drinks imported directly to Makar. Not only that, but there’s cigars too! For food you can choose from Scotch eggs, whisky-cured salmon, sausage rolls, Aberdeen Angus burgers and beer-battered haddock. A true Scot, Matthew leads the team here and always offers the friendliest of welcomes, especially during happy hour where it’s two for one.
Behind every great team, is a great General Manager. David is a proud Scotsman and another lover of kilts. He is known as the friendliest GM in Dubai and leads by example throughout the hotel. There are no sirs and madams in this hotel. The team speak to everyone using names and offer genuine hospitality with just the right sprinkling of informality. These local exerts will fill you in on where to go, what to do and how to do it. Personalized service aligned perfectly to your needs, wants and desires.
The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa is within walking distance as is the Dubai Canal. Also, right next door is the Opus, a head-turning building that resembles a glowing cube with a void at its centre, designed by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The world’s largest mall, the Dubai mall is three minutes away by car. Otherwise, you can stroll along Jumeriah Beach, visit Dubai Marina, meander through JBR, head up to the Dubai Frame or spend a day at one of the many amusement parks. This hotel's location simply could not be better. There’s always something exciting to do in Dubai.