The in-house magazine here, Etalks, epitomizes the hotel's atmosphere of cool sophistication, quality, and money. Emirates Towers is an icon and a favorite of wealthy business travelers who consistently vote it one of the world's best. The triangular building displays acres of structural metal, with transparent walls rising up through soaring cathedral-like proportions, and gray and black marble accenting the natural light. The furnishings have sensuous curves,
contrasting with the sharp angles of the structure itself. If you don't stay here, you'll get a sense of the place at the Vu's bar on the 51st floor with fantastic views and stunning design. The dozen or so on-site reputable eateries are a magnet for resident expats. The rooms take a "less is more" approach, which can be disappointing when compared with the public spaces. The style is Scandinavian with touches of art nouveau. One floor is dedicated to women guests, with all female staff, in-room cosmetics fridges, and yoga mat and yoga DVDs.
Zabeel Rd. 2, off Sheikh Zayed Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dec 9, 2013
Rather recently (early December, '13), finally experienced the long-held goal of travelling to Dubai for business. She - and Emirates Towers - did not disappoint. Dubai arrival was via my primary business travel carrier, Singapore Airlines, this particular flight: SQ494 J. Most civilized SIN departure and DXB arrival times, with another special SQ crew. Corporate booking package included Club Junior Suite King lodging and seamless DXB "Meet
and Assist" and subsequent check-in. Suite, most satisfactory (and will confess, am most exceptionally easy to please "on the road" for work, provided acceptable quietude and broadband). My modest requirements so easily met, along with such personalized staff service (accustomed to during business travel stays at various Asian properties). Had the supreme honour of savouring the last two evenings with the loved one, who was able to coordinate Dubai weekend layover. Highly recommend the hotel's Al Nafoorah restaurant, along with her most scenic and sublime Alta Badia Bar. Effortless check-out and DXB departure for us; for me, another first: Emirates, business class. (This particular business trip did entail - in part - the aviation, airport, airline lounge, lodging, and IT industries; the ongoing opportunity to experience the "competition". No complaints; hope to return to Dubai next year. Loved Dubai - and Emirates Towers. Remain partial to our primary work/residence of Singapore - and my (our) secondary work/residence locale of San Francisco Bay Area. That said, will give the highest praise to wondrous Emirates Towers and staff. Savour your Dubai business/holiday times.