Sleeping With A Million Dollar View

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – skyline

Dubai is a city I have always dreamed of visiting, and tonight Explorason gets to dream as he is suspended out over Dubai!

Dubai has of course always been known for its incredible evening skyline. A city that comes alive at night, and the beauty of the evening sky is mesmerising.

So when we checked into our room at Towers Rotana, Explorason was delighted with the relaxation area that looked out across Dubai.  This was a million dollar view.  Where else in the world could you sleep suspended above the traffic, and literally watching the world go by?

This was a ten year olds dream of one of the best beds in the world!

Made all the more perfect when room service laid out slippers on a mat by the bed!

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – Night bed looking out to the city lights

In the daytime it looked more like an exotic veiled secluded area.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – the relaxation area by day

It was perfect for him, and I was really pleased that he was content to sit whilst I could enjoy relaxing with a complimentary travel magazine and some lovely fresh fruit.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – I enjoy some relaxation time

Our lovely room at Towers Rotana was really modern and it was only a few steps from the Metro station, so that was great too.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – a beautiful place to stay

We found a real mix of guests here. The health area is in the building behind,

It had a well equipped Bodylines Fitness Centre, a dance room, and there are a wide range of classes that are available. So if you stay here make sure to ask for the times as there is a lot going on.  If I remember rightly there was even kick-boxing or martial arts, but do check on that.

Outside the Bodylines Fitness Centre area is a great pool. We used it on the first night and it was about 9:00 p.m.  I loved the warm jacuzzi pool on the side, while Explorason had a swim.  At around 10:00 p.m. we finally left and it was of course a lovely time of evening to see the lights of Dubai from the pool roof top area.

In the day this also has a bar and food can be ordered at the cafe – even in Ramadan.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – Bodylines Fitness Centre

On one of the upper floors there is a business floor at Towers Rotana.  For a little, extra guests can enjoy a private breakfast, all day finger food, and an place to relax or meet in the secluded areas.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – executive level

Downstairs in the lobby of Towers Rotana is also  stylishWraps Café and coffee shop.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – Ground Floor Wraps Café

Being only 5 minutes walk to the Metro Station, and then only one stop to the Dubai Mall, we headed out to explore more of there first.

After we exited the Metro, if you turn right and head down some steps, there is a shuttle bus that took us right to the front of the Dubai Mall. Saves a lot of walking.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Mall Entrance

There is a whole area in Dubai Mall just for the lover of shoes.  The entrance is graced with a giant colourful shoe.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Mall Shoe Emporium

And in the Souk Market area is the famous Dinosaur skeleton.

A beautiful sight to behold, and it came from USA to grace the world’s largest Mall.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Mall – Dinosaur in the Souk area

Large camel statues adorn the Souk Market entrance at Dubai Mall. And opulence is all around in wonderful stores that seem to branch off in all directions.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Camel in the Souk area of Dubai Mall

And being the end of Ramadan, finally the food is displayed and there is even camel chocolates!

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Mall Camel chocolates

We catch up here with friends from Australia.

They have kindly brought us the famous Australian spread ‘Vegemite’, and we are delighted.  We meet and explore the Dubai Mall for a while and get to see the giant indoor waterfall.

This stretches out over a vast sea and over several floors.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Mall Waterfall

There is so much to see at Dubai Mall. We seem to use this as a meeting point quite a few times during our Dubai stay.

I love this photo of Burj Khalifa which is right next door.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – The Dubai skyline with Burj Khalifa

The Towers Rotana is centrally located.  It was great as we managed to get to the Dubai Creek in the day time.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Creek

We crossed in a traditional Abra boat for one Arab Emirate Dirham – about 30 cents! This is a ‘must do’ if you go to Dubai.

Across Dubai Creek is the Spice Market and the Gold Souk. We meandered in and out of the stores and bought a lovely gold little coffee pot ornament, a flag, and a glass etched block of the Dubai skyline for Explorason – a very apt reminder of how he slept here each night at Towers Rotana.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Gold Souk

After the Gold Souk we ventured back and enjoyed the twilight along the Dubai Creek.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Creek evening skyline

One evening we came back to the restaurant and bar area at Teatro at Towers Rotana.

It is a really stunning restaurant and well worth a visit. The entrance transfixes you with candle light.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – Teatro

And downstairs it also boasts ‘Longs‘ – this is the longest bar in the Middle East and wraps around in a big loop.

Being Ramadan I didn’t head down there, because children are not allowed in the evening, but it was a very busy place indeed.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – Dessert Bar at Flavours on Two

So on the other two evenings we headed to Flavours on Two. Each night has a different dining theme, and also where I enjoyed a lovely glass of African wine at the bar.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – enjoying a glass of wine at Flavours on Two

Explorason thought the chocolate fountain for dessert was a perfect ending to the evening.

Being Ramadan it is important to note that only certain places serve alcohol, and also restaurant opening times do change.

But here at Towers Rotana food and drink is available. Just inquire with reception as to where and when etc.

In the mornings breakfast was also served in Flavours on Two.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – selecting Breakfast at Flavours on Two

On our last morning we were up early for breakfast so the restaurant Flavours on Two was fairly empty. Ramadan had ended and it was a day of celebration here in Dubai.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Towers Rotana – Early Breakfast at Flavours on Two

On this last day we head back to Dubai Mall to the giant aquarium area. We are to meet our USA friends that have just flown in.

We will join with them on our next exciting chapter of our travels.

We are off to Uganda to help in a remote community where they have built a medical centre and a school.

Explorason has decided to be the first white boy in the school, so please watch put for our next article on that.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Dubai Mall aquarium

We don’t leave Dubai until 2:00 a.m so it was great to have a late check-out and we wish we had longer at Towers Rotana.

It really has been a fabulous place to stay and helped to make our time in Dubai so special.

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Accommodation Name: Towers Rotana

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai.   P.O. Box 30430, Dubai, U.A.E.

Telephone: +971 4 343 8000   Fax: +971 4 343 5111

email: res.towers@rotana.com

Web-site: http://www.rotana.com/towersrotana

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Date stayed: July, 2015

Child friendly: Yes

 

 

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