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We were staying in one of the hotel’s superb spa suites. These are designed to
be the ultimate in tranquillity. We loved the room as soon as we stepped into it.
It was decorated in exquisite natural colours, which created a mood of refined
luxury. The design of the living area was utterly chic, and the relaxing private
terrace was just what we were looking for.
The views from this terrace were simply stunning. The Address Downtown is
known to have some of the best views in Dubai. You can look out over the Old
Town and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa tower. At 828
metres and over 160 stories tall, it’s an inspiring and magnificent structure.
As you might expect, the room was fitted to utterly luxurious standards, with
a large flat screen television and complimentary wireless internet access. The
bathroom was superbly designed, with double vanities, marble floors and
charming mosaic finishes. Gorgeous dark wooden Venetian blinds divided the
bedroom and bathroom, allowing glorious natural light to stream through. Our
favourite thing of all about our suite, though, was the exquisite outdoor spa
bath. There really is no finer way to relax and let your cares float away.
The Address Downtown’s fantastic array of restaurants also allowed us to dine
in style. You can read our detailed review of the exquisite Chinese cuisine at
Hakuma restaurant on page 198. We also had a brilliant meal at Fazaris, which
offers an exciting blend of Japanese, Asian, Indian, Arabian and Mediterranean
cuisine. The outdoor pool restaurant, Zeta, and Saha Café, a lake-side coffee
shop serving Arabic mezze and shisha, also looked brilliant.
And alongside these restaurants are some exquisite lounges, where a truly
refined and luxurious atmosphere prevails. We had a particularly great time at
Calabar, which has a vibrant Latin-inspired theme. The Address Downtown
also boasts a magnificent sky lounge, Neos, on the 63rd floor, and a lobby
lounge called Risala. We were also delighted to have access to the truly
sumptuous Club lounge on the 7th floor. Moreover, the elegant new Cigar
Lounge looked truly stylish. It’s sure to become one of the must-be-seen places
for the city’s elite trendsetters. Witnessing this stunning array of restaurants and
lounges, it was easy to understand why the Address Downtown sums up its
philosophy as, ‘Where life happens’.
One of our most memorable experiences at the Address Downtown was a visit
to the hotel’s spa – a wonderfully relaxing space. It has separate male and female
changing and relaxation areas, and there are a total of eleven private treatment
rooms, all with rain showers. We opted for the private suite for two for our
treatments. The spa also boasts a steam room, luxurious showers and the
exquisite Oriental Room, where Thai and Shiatsu-inspired treatments can be
enjoyed.
Guests at the address downtown are also very well catered for regarding active
pursuits. There are in total over 1,000 square metres of swimming pools, shared
between five separate, tiered pools. After a wonderfully relaxing couple of days
and some exquisite meals, some exercise classes at the hotel’s modern fitness
centre were just what we wanted to get us back into the swing of things. There’s