Our first hotel for the trip was the Fairmount Dubai. Fairmount is the series of hotels all over the globe, and while I have heard of it, I haven’t stayed at any prior to this visit. I was incredibly impressed with this stunning hotel, its service, restaurants and location. I was also treated like royalty all the way, and if I had to go back to Dubai, this would be the hotel that I would go back to.It is located in Downtown Dubai on one of the main roads, called Sheikh Zayed Road, so you are close by to the World Trade Centre and the Dubai Mall.
Everything runs super smoothly at the Fairmount Dubai, from the check-in which took all of 5 minutes to their restaurant service. You get treated to a welcome drink while in the lobby, and there are chocolates,dates and fruits waiting for you upon arrival in the room. I stayed in the suite, which includes a huge lounge overlooking the city with an office and a Nespresso coffee machine(6 capsules a day are complimentary along with lots of bottles of water and a plate of fresh fruit).
And the second room is the bedroom with a massive bed and bathroom.
The view from the room is spectacular, and even though this is a boutique hotel, that sense of luxury is definitely there.
All in all the hotel is 34 stories high and contains almost 400 rooms ranging from a single room all the way up to the penthouse suite. The penthouse suite is of course luxury all the way. There is also a conference area with meeting rooms and a dinning area where you can have lunch between your meetings .
Of course Fairmont Dubai is also home to one of the best spas, a gym and not one but two pools- you have the sunset and the sunrise pool, as the sun shines in different directions throughout the day.
One of the highlights of the hotel for me is its dinning options. We had buffet breakfast at The Cascades every morning which contained everything and anything. In terms of diners, Fairmont Dubai has some of the worlds best restaurants, there is 8 in total on the property.
Noire is its “dining in the dark” concept restaurant, where you eat in complete darkness! It’s all about the senses there and the food is served to you all cut up already so you can eat it in little bites. The food ranges from sea urchin down to the more traditional lamb, and this is something worth trying! Another highlight for me was the Catch restaurant that just opened(you can read more about that in my Where To Eat In Dubai post).
Overall I had an amazing experience at The Fairmont Dubai. A night there starts from R2800 and up, which is pretty much the same price you would expect from the Johannesburg options such as The Hyde Park Hotel and 54 on Bath. I loved that it’s located in the heart of the city, but you still feel like you are on holiday while visiting it.