The Emirates Stars Hotel Apartments, Baghdad Street 52905, offer the chance to experience living like a local in the heart of one of the most vibrant and busy parts of Dubai. Dubai International Airport is just a few minutes’ drive away, and can also be accessed via the underground metro service, with the nearest station, Baniyas Square, being just a short walk away. From here, the rest of Dubai can be explored, but the surrounding streets themselves are more than worth exploring on foot, with attractions within walking distance including the traditional Gold and Spice Markets. At these markets, stall holders offer their wares in a manner which has been unchanged for literally hundreds of years and haggling for the best possible price is positively encouraged.
Business and leisure travellers alike will be pleased to book into Emirates Star Hotel Apartments, via the Thinkhotels website, since the 156 spacious and stylish rooms offer the promise of a genuine home from home. Each of the suites boasts an en suite bathroom, a living and sleeping area and, most importantly, a fully equipped kitchen enabling guests to enjoy complete freedom and flexibility. The advantage of a kitchen area of this type, containing an electric oven, a microwave, a refrigerator, a toaster and all of the cookware and crockery required to prepare and enjoy food, is that it means guests can enjoy total freedom of movement, able to come and go as they please and make use of the delicious fresh produce available in the shops surrounding the hotel.
Whilst the flexibility of the apartment style accommodation is doubtless highly attractive, it becomes even more so due to being backed up with the facilities and services of an upmarket hotel. These include a 24 hour multilingual reception desk, a currency exchange, a coffee shop which is open round the clock, babysitting services and a chef who can be hired for private dining functions. Business travellers can take advantage of facilities which include free WIFI throughout the hotel and a multi-function conference room capable of dealing with 30 delegates at a time, whilst those in search of relaxation will be happy to know that the hotel offers a steam bath, a sauna, spa treatments and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Those guests who are keen on seeing as much of the city as possible will be pleased to learn that the hotel offers free shuttles running to and from several beaches and shopping malls. The beaches nearby include Al Mamzer Beach and Jumeira Public Beach, and the malls to be sampled include the Dubai Mall, which sits next door to Burl Khalifa, the world’s tallest free standing building, and the Mall of the Emirates which, as well as hundreds of shops, is home to a stunning indoor ski resort. If all of this excitement begins to feel a little exhausting then guests could relax by taking a short stroll down to Dubai Creek and enjoying a trip in a traditional Dhow on the cooling water.