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Named after 14th century explorer Ibn Battuta, this luxurious 5-star hotel reflects his exciting travels around the world through its architecture, decor and cuisine. All guest rooms are beautifully furnished in the vibrant colours of Morocco whilst sumptuous suites are themed around Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Southern Europe. The beaches of the Palm Jumeirah are just ten minutes away with shuttle transfers available day and night. Spend your days soaking up the sun, indulging in an impressive selection of water sports or playing endless rounds of golf at several championship courses that surround you. Opening soon at the hotel is its very own spa, offering a plethora of treatments to chase away any lingering cares. There’s also a superb state-of-the-art fitness centre, complete with rooftop swimming pool nestled under imposing Moroccan arches. Dining opportunities are plentiful including Sicilia for contemporary Italian cuisine, Shanghai Chic for splendours of the oriental world and Chor Bazaar, decorated in the style of a ‘thieves market’ and boasting three tandoor ovens. For a relaxing pre-dinner drink, look no further than Moroc, overlooking New Dubai’s iconic gate and serving delicious and exotic cocktails. Olive Tree is another lovely place to while an hour or two, located on the roof top with more stunning views.
Where is it?
In New Dubai, within walking distance of shopping malls and a ten minute drive from the beach and city centre (shuttle bus transfer available). Transfer time from airport: 30 mins.
Shanghai Chic (Yum Cha lunches and banquets), Sicilia (Italian cuisine), Chor Bazaar (Indian cuisine), Mistral (international cuisine, all day dining), Majlis Bar & Lounge, Olive Tree Rooftop Bar & Lounge, Moroc. Fitness centre with 30 metre rooftop swimming pool. Opening soon: Spa with full range of beauty treatments and massage. Laundry/dry cleaning service. Limited room service. Daily shuttles throughout the day and night to Oceana Beach Club on the Palm Jumeirah, a private beach club.
396 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, private terrace, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, telephone, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Room with king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping up to 3 people. Deluxe Room are slightly larger with king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping up to 3 people.
Half Board option: Breakfast in the Mistral restaurant. Dinner available at Chor Bazaar Indian restaurant, Shanghai Chic Chinese restaurant, and Sicilia Italian restaurant, in addition to Mistral restaurant.
All Inclusive option
Explorer All Inclusive Package: unlimited, open dining & beverage at Ibn Battuta Gate as well as daytime dining and beverage at Oceana Beach Club.