2020 January 15 06:00
48 hours in Dubai – A business trip
Take in the city’s impressive skyline, dotted with towering skyscrapers, as you land into the bustling Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest! Be greeted by your private chauffeur in Arrivals before being whisked away to Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, a convenient 5-minute drive away. Urban and adorned with nearly 500 pieces of Middle Eastern art, the hotel is a popular choice with its state-of-the-art meeting rooms and convenient location. Before heading to your first appointment, pop into Plumeria for a healthy breakfast so you can begin your day just right.
Whilst in the area, explore old Dubai and its ancient charms at the heritage village of Bastakiya and Dubai Creek, a thriving neighbourhood waterfront filled with exciting local finds. Don’t miss visiting the revered wonders of Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai’s oldest building, as well as Dubai museum, a cherished showcase of the growing city’s rich heritage. Be sure to catch a traditional Abra for an unforgettable experience of drifting through the waters of the creek on one of the nation’s oldest means of transport.
With the city’s diverse F&B and hospitality scene, many come for business, but stay for the leisure. Picking the best after-work spot can be difficult with so many worthy options vying for your attention. However none can prove to be more convenient than the one right back at your hotel. Boasting unhindered views of the twinkling city panorama, Cu-ba Rooftop Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a light swim or after-work drinks. Like any iconic destination, Dubai looks especially stunning at sunset and there’s no better way to appreciate it than at happy hour, with a chilled beverage in hand overlooking the skyline whilst perched on one of the city’s best rooftops. Top off your night with an easy dinner at Nomad, serving the best in international cuisine. Pro tip: try an Arabic mezze platter or a juicy burger!
A delicious plate of fluffy waffles drizzled in your favourite syrup and served with fresh fruits sounds like an ideal way to begin any morning, but especially one filled with meetings. Begin yours on the right note with breakfast at Mundo in Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Advantageously located near Downtown Dubai and the Dubai International Financial Centre, locally known as DIFC, the hotel is a popular spot for everything corporate. An icon of the city’s skyline and a beacon of Dubai’s business district, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a structure sure to inspire and spark your creativity. Don’t forget to snap a shot of this cosmopolitan beauty.
Escape your day’s duties for a quick but indulgent lunch. Stop by Alta Badia to find fresh and fascinating flavours through the restaurant’s rich and rustic Italian cuisine, inspired by the Alta Badia region in Italy. Look out the ceiling to floor windows and appreciate your vantage point on the 50th floor of the hotel, overlooking Sheikh Zayed Road and its noted landmarks. Later, meet your client in Daefi Lounge to talk business over Afternoon Tea and delightful treats, or perhaps just a velvety cup of rich espresso. Be sure to ask for the barista’s recommendation and get your afternoon caffeine fix just the way you like it.
Celebrate a successful trip and host your clients for dinner at one of the city’s must-visit dining options when you choose from at Zuma or Cipriani Dubai, both famed for their unbeatable ambience, unique food and mixology. Book a table in advance and dress to impress. Conveniently located in the DIFC area, let the hotel’s chauffeur guide you to your dinner. Alternatively for a quiet evening in before your flight back home, indulge yourself with some well-deserved repose at Talise Spa. Pro tip: Try the flotation pool to destress and re-energise yourself.
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