We often associate luxury hotels with holidays abroad or in another Emirate.
We rarely entertain the idea of an escape that’s 20-minutes down the road, but let’s just take a moment and look at this objectively: checking into a resort in the city you live in can be a hassle-free way to switch off and really relax. No getting lost on the way there, no currency exchanges, you know the dos and don’ts of region and roughly how much an Aperol Spritz will set you back.
With that said – particularly the latter point –, keeping scrolling to see inside our girly staycation at The InterContinental Dubai Marina.
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On arrival, we swiftly made our way to the rooftop pool, which overlooks Marina Mall and the JBR skyscrapers. We cooled off in chilled water, drank a few Aperol too many and topped up our tans before heading back to our spacious hotel rooms for a (walk-in) shower and get ready for dinner.
The hotel occupies the award-winning Marina Social, which is where we headed for dinner and indulged in one of the most delicious lamb shanks you could ever order. Post-Iftar, we headed down to Ginters, the resident cocktail bar that specialises in a multitude of gin from all over the world. We had a couple of nightcaps before heading back up to our room and sleeping like babies on those big, squishy hotel beds.
The next morning, we had a quick bite at the all-day dining breakfast room before heading out for a morning of activities planned by the InterContinental Dubai Marina. As part of the hotel’s ‘Curated Experience’ initiative, guests can enjoy a personal photography session around the city. We met with Mo of @AlphaSpotting and embarked on an Insta-friendly tour of the Marina.
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Back at the hotel, we swiftly made our way to the pool for round two of tanning and Aperol. We scored ourself a late check out of 4pm, so we had a leisurely lunch in Accents, sharing burrata, pizza, a burger and the most delicious spicy beef – and a bottle of Reisling, of course.
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Thank you to the InterContinental Dubai Marina for hosting this review
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