It doesn’t matter how much you love living in Dubai, the summer can be a drag - especially, if you don’t have the time to go abroad.
Luckily, you don’t have to. In fact you don’t even have to drive more than 20 minutes down the road to escape the city and feel like you’re a million miles away from work and stress.
Park Hyatt Dubai are offering three, four, and seven night stays, for as little as Dhs500 a night until September 30. Time Out checked into Dubai’s most chilled-out spot to find out more.
Everything about the Park Hyatt is relaxing, from the quietly professional reception staff, to the well-informed porter who takes you to your room. There’s just something that makes you exhale and leave the world behind, the moment you step through the door.
We stayed in one of the Park Hyatt’s suites, all soft neutrals and raw silks, complete with a huge lounge area, a bed that you never want to get out of, and one of the coolest bathrooms we’ve ever seen. We hate to sound pretentious, but you can sense that time was spent designing the space, to make it as zen as it could possibly be. The view over the creek even makes one of Dubai’s most common sights, seem special.
But there’s more to a stay at the Park Hyatt than chilling in your suite. Venture outside and you are greeted by, in our opinion, the best pool in Dubai. Swathed in palm trees, with loungers soft enough to laze the afternoon away on and chilled waters you can happily spend the day bobbing in – without fear of being splashed by kids. That’s not to say it’s an adults-only spot, it’s just that even the children we encountered at the Park Hyatt seemed to be a cut above. No, really.
For a pool alternative, head down to the Thai Kitchen, the hotel’s signature Asian eatery, for Friday brunch. The food, an extensive menu of Thai dishes, including a great range of veggie options, is delicious, and you can accompany it with wine, beer or soft drinks to take you through to a relaxing afternoon - head down to The Terrace post-brunch for sundowners.
Whatever you’re looking for in a break, be it relaxation, or great food, you’ll find it here. It’s one of the only places in Dubai that makes you feel like you’ve really got away, without leaving the city.