With the infinitely tall Burj Khalifa on its doorstep, The Address Downtown is within fifteen minutes of Dubai International Airport, but located on the central Emaar Boulevard, the city’s main attractions – including The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centre – are on it’s doorstep.
Dubai is the city where modern luxury and manmade splendour is unparalleled. Everything is bigger, better and more glossy than anywhere else and The Address Downtown is in pride of place to take full advantage of these accolades, with a view of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building, and synchronized, dancing water jets in the Dubai Fountain the best way to describe this urban masterpiece is ‘seriously cool'.
From breakfast in the comfortable lobby lounge Risala, where the menu includes traditional Arabic mezze, to the poolside Zeta restaurant with its seafood menu and spectacular views of the Dubai Fountains, to Fazaris – the restaurant where a fusion menu offers Asian, Indian, and Arabic influences against the warm, neutral tones of a Mediterranean inspired interior; the choice at The Address in terms of dining is, as you would expect – all encompassing.
At sixty-three stories high, with 196 luxuriously decorated rooms and 626 serviced residences, The Address Downtown certainly holds its own against its towering neighbours. Interiors are cool and seductive with high ceilings, a neutral palette offset by coloured lighting, large open spaces and of course, designer furnishings in every room.
In a world of such opulence, it is no surprise that there are several choices when it comes to food and drink, and while all areas have a running theme of ultra modern décor, they still manage to create very different vibes. The chilled atmosphere on the terrace of the Latin-inspired Calabar terrace sipping South American cocktails, is one way to enjoy after dinner drinks, but the real jewel in the Address’s crown is the Neos sky lounge with Art Deco interiors, and panoramic views of the city from its prime position on the 63rd floor.
The rooms start with the 55 square metre Deluxe Rooms and range all the way up to the 200 square metre Tower Suite, space is clearly one of the assets this hotel has to offer. That coupled with a neutral palette of Arabian patterns, Acqua de Parma products, and panoramic city views from the balcony that fill the rooms with natural light, make for an oasis in a buzzing urban desert.