Rove Hotels

Listen up backpackers, urban explorers, young professionals, travellers and the like. We need to talk! So, there’s a new a hotel in Dubai and I have been meaning to visit Rove Hotels in Downtown Dubai for such a long time since I have heard about its opening a few months ago. Rove Hotels is a collab between the leading global property developers in UAE – Emaar and Meraas. They will soon open their next hotels in Jafiliya and Deira, adopting its design and interiors to its environment. The downtown one is its first. The awesome thing about it is the concept, the new clashes beautifully with the old. It is urban contemporary with a twist of arabesque interior. It is hip, young and trendy – you will find so many hashtags on the wall, stationaries, pens, paper cups, etc., living up to its millenial image. Atworks and paintings done by local artists can be seen everywhere and just before you take the lift on your left side is the locker area, where you can leave your stuff while you roam around the city and collect it before your flight or before u leave the city. Parking is very spacious.

I am a big fan of huge spaces and windows, white walls and minimalism. The moment I stepped in their hotel, I told myself – this is it, I can identify to it immediately!

It offers a lot of cool new features and amenities, such as the Noor Alhaya Laundry, it is a 24 hour self service laundromat – the first of its kind here in Dubai. It made me want to hang and chill in this room. So good, it made me visited it twice. Also, it smells so good and clean!

On the Mezzanine Floor –  you will find their unique, fresh and colorful meeting rooms. Following their concept of self service, the meeting rooms can be arranged by yourselves according to the setup that suits you best.

The Pitstop is an area where you can have your casual meeting or just hang with your colleagues and work together.

The prayer rooms are on this floor as well as their swimming area and the gym.

I was booked in a 01 Rover room for one night. The room was clean and simple and it had a huge window but get this – my room’s view was really spectacular! It was facing the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. WiFi is also free. So, if you ever feel like exploring around downtown, this hotel is the best choice for it!

The Daily is the place to be when you need to unwind and dine. I highly recommend their best seller, The Energizer – their green and refreshing smoothie packed with energy boosting celery and green apple. Also, this is where The Bench Brunch happens every weekend, AED 99 per person.

 

As their tagline goes, “There’s no place like ROVE.”

 

For more info, contact ROVE HOTELS at:

Tel. no: +971 4 561 9000

Email: info@rovehotels.com

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Website: http://www.rovehotels.com

Visit Ras Al Khaimah

June 23, 2016

I had the privilege to be invited by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority team to experience their sumptuous and delightful variety of tasty Arabian dishes, desserts and refreshing Ramadan drinks at the Al Marjan tent situated in the heart of Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah last June 23th.

I live in Dubai and I still don’t have my own driver’s license so I asked them kindly if they can arrange a pick up and drop off for me which they happily did. I was picked up by RAK and SUN at exactly 5:30pm, in Dubai. We arrived in Al Marjan tent just a bit early for Iftar. The tent was set up in a traditional arabesque way. Gorgeous Ramadan lantern on top of the middle isle of the tent. The best part was the traditional entertainers, playing oud  and adding that middle eastern vibe, to top it all off. The ambience was perfect for those who will break their fast with their families and friends or simply dining out. Personally, I liked their lamb ouzi and their jalab 🙂 in short I had a food coma after stuffing my face with all the tasty food in front of me!

After the Iftar, I was invited to stay in Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort  for one night. I was welcomed at the hotel desk by their friendly staff, Rechid. He informed me everything about the facilities of the hotel and handed me a tourist map, mini guide of the hotel and a voucher for meal and even asked me if I wanted to book for a spa/massage for the next day. He gave me a free membership of Hilton Honors where you can earn rewards, free stays, endless destinations, exclusive stay benefits and more. Another hotel staff by the name of Joseph, helped me with my luggage to my room.

Lobby Lounge

June 24, 2016

Hilton Al Hamra itself is situated between the Arabian Peninsula and Hajar Mountains. Their luxurious rooms have the panoramic view of the sea. I was lucky that my hotel room was booked in one of them. I knew, I was in for a treat ❤

My view from my room
My view from my room
panoramic view from my room
panoramic view from my room

I had my breakfast and lunch at Al Shamal restaurant. They are serving international cuisine. Although I had an option to have my lunch in any outlets in the hotel such as the Al Jazeera (Lebanese cuisine), Le Chalet (light meals, a-la-carte specialties) and Scirocco (modern public house). I wanted to visit Trader Vic’s Mai Tai as well but they only open from 5pm. I should’ve stayed longer. Next visit, for sure I will!

 

I did an hour of Oriental Massage in their state of the art spa and it was the most relaxing thing I did during my stay. Many thanks to April for the rejuvenating massage, my sore and tensed muscles were all gone now. In the morning, I went to their private beach, caught some tan and enjoyed the cool water of Arabian Peninsula. I wished I could swim though 😦

The guests have the option of going to the pristine white sand of the resort’s private beach and or soak up the sun at the two temperature-controlled pool or in my case, I mostly stayed in their jacuzzi 🙂

I was also able to view their Presidential Suite, thanks to Alison for showing us around the hotel.

Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite

My stay will never be complete without the beautiful and friendly hotel staff and of course the General Manager of Hilton Al Hamra, Mr. Gherardi. I was treated like a QUEEN!

Everything you need for a staycation and a home a way from home is already here in Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort. Many thanks for having me. I highly recommend it to the tourists, expats and even the locals to visit Ras Al Khaimah whenever you are in the UAE and while your at it, stay and relax in Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort.

 

Panoramic view from Presidential Suite
Panoramic view from Presidential Suite

For more details/reservations, please call or get in touch:

Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort, Vienna Street, Al Jazira Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Telephone number: +971 7 244 6666

Fax Number: +971 7 244 6677

Email Address: reservations.hamra@hilton.com

Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/hilton-al-hamra-beach-and-golf-resort-RKTAHHI/index.html

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiltonalhamra/