Glamorous Dubai – Introduction


The ride from the airport to the Radisson Royal Hotel took about fifteen minutes and I arrived at the hotel just after 07:00, I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to wait until the check-in time, as I arrived very early. For the first night, I redeemed my Club Carlson free night certificate at the Radisson Royal Hotel, which is a five-star hotel and one of the most luxurious Radisson hotels in Dubai. I ended up staying at three Radisson hotels in Dubai, all of the ‘top’ and best ones.

Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai

Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai

Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai

Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai

Check-in was extremely quick and the front desk agent acknowledged my Club Carlson Gold status and informed me that my room had been upgraded to a Deluxe Room on the 38th floor with a view looking towards the gulf. A friendly bellhop showed me to my room and explained all of the features.

Lobby

Lobby

Hallway

Hallway

My ‘Deluxe Room’ was very nice, basically while the room is average size, it was a corner room, so I had a nice view of the gulf and the other tower of the building.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

My room was very nice and featured a large bed, sofa, and several comfortable chairs. There was also an extensive minibar and a large TV.

Bed

Bed

Bed and TV

Bed and TV

Bed

Bed

Sofa

Sofa

Phone

Phone

A writing kit was located on the small desk, along with an in-room dining menu. I had a look at the menu and the prices were actually quite reasonable for a more exclusive hotel.

Writing Kit and Menu

Writing Kit and Menu

There were also two complimentary bottles of water, a tea kettle, two mugs, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and sugar.

Water, Coffee, Tea

Water, Coffee, Tea

The minibar selection was extensive and featured a selection of snacks such as candy, chips, nuts, chocolate bars, cookies, etc.

Minibar Snacks

Minibar Snacks

Minibar Snacks

Minibar Snacks

Along with the usual drinks, was alcohol, and delicious juices.

Minibar

Minibar

The delicious juice was priced at 25 AED = ~$6.8 USD, which for a hotel, was quite reasonable.

Minibar Menu

Minibar Menu

The view from the room was looking out towards the gulf. Visibility in Dubai was only about ~5km, this is due to the fact there is lots of sand, dust, and the constant heat (day and night around ~40 degrees C).

View

View

View

View

Both the room and the bathroom were very clean and modern. The bathroom was divided into two parts – the shower/bathtub and the toilet/bidet.

Bathroom

Bathroom

The amenities of the bathroom consisted of a shower cap, vanity kit, sewing kit, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Bathroom amenities

Bathroom amenities

Bathtub

Bathtub

Shower

Shower

Bathroom

Bathroom

My favourite part of the hotel was the pool – it was awesome. There was one big pool and a smaller pool, the bigger pool also had a jacuzzi ‘built in’ to it, so the same water was in the pool and the jacuzzi. There were several lounging areas located around the pool where people could relax and take in the sun. I was busy exploring the city during the day and decided to swim a bit before going to sleep, so I went there around 20:00.

Pool

Pool

Pool

Pool

Pool

Pool

Pool View

Pool View

All in all, a great Radisson hotel in Dubai. This one was my favourite out of all the three that I stayed at. The location of the hotel is awesome, just five minutes away from downtown and most of the major attractions in Dubai. The Radisson Royal Hotel is probably the best Radisson hotel in Dubai from all of the others, when I looked at the prices it was the most expensive from all of the other ones, at about 700 AED per night = ~190 USD. I had a nice one night stay at the hotel, the facilities were clean, the service was great, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.