Set 1 km from Dubai International Airport, this upscale hotel is also 9 km from Dubai World Trade Centre and 14 km from the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.

Refined rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers, plus floor-to-ceiling windows with garden or pool views. Upgraded rooms have terraces and access to a club lounge; suites add living rooms. Room service is available.

Parking is free. There are 18 bars and restaurants, including a classic Irish pub, a breezy open-air lounge and an intimate steakhouse, plus a conference centre, a gym and a spa. There’s also a garden and an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees.

"Great location, lovely swimming pools, nice gym and spa, great conference facilities, nice restaurants and 24 hr room service - all as expected of this type of hotel. The corridors and rooms are dated and carpets etc could do with some freshening up. Other than that, little to complain about. It was a good stay and I will gladly stay again."