After an absolutely phenomenal JW Marriott stay in Mumbai, which you can read about here, I was excited to visit the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai. The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is located in Business Bay, which is the central business district of the city. A huge plus to the location is the great river walk just next to the property.
After checking in, I made my way up to my room and on the way noticed a fairly modest interior design. Once I stepped into my 55th floor room, I was immediately drawn to the impressive view. I never got sick of the view for the duration of my stay. The room was equipped with the incredibly soft Marriott bedding, comfortable seating, desk, day bed and hot water kettle. Unfortunately, there was no coffee machine in the room. The rooms were modern featuring universal plugs and the entire room could be controlled from a controller next to the bed.
The bathroom was spacious yet minimal in its design. It had a full-sized bathtub, shower stall and quality toiletries I’ve come to know from Marriott.
Thank you JW Marriott Marquis team for the dates! Overall, I did appreciate the minimal design of the space, but it didn’t scream luxury like the other JW Marriott Hotels I’ve visited in the past.
During the stay, I was able to try several food and beverage outlets which included Kitchen6, Prime68, Aqua, La Farine and Vault. The Kitchen6 dinner buffet offered a very wide variety of cuisines from several regions. The dining room at Kitchen6 was incredibly large and really had everything I needed to enjoy my evening. Not many big-ticket items on the buffet, but everything was delicious. Kitchen6 truly excelled in their service, well done staff! Make sure you read about Prime68 in my 3 Best Restaurants for Steak in Dubai article and their Vault bar in this article.
One of my favorite features of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai was the location along the Al Jadaf Canal! During the night, I was able to capture some lovely photographs of this property and surrounding area.
It was very convenient that the Marriott Executive Club Lounge was located below my room on the 37th floor. The Marriott Executive Club Lounge offers a dedicated breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapes. Although the lounge played host to lots of guests, the selection was fairly modest in its offering and setup in a self-service fashion. It was possible to place individual orders with the staff, if you could flag someone down, an area for improvement indeed.
The spa, fitness center and relaxation areas are located on the 3rd floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. During the stay I experienced all of the facilities numerous times. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of the massage at the Saray Spa. My therapist knew exactly what my body needed. There wasn’t one time where I felt uncomfortable and I would totally recommend you to treat yourself to a treatment as well. The Saray Spa even has Dead Sea Salt Bath which was a great way to relax and warm-up before my signature massage treatment. Nothing like floating completely effortless
In the gym you’ll find an extensive amount of equipment of the highest quality. Although the gym was busy, there was always enough equipment for all. I especially enjoyed the changing rooms and relaxation areas equipped with both steam rooms and saunas. This beautifully designed area was always delightfully clean and a perfect place to relax.
The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s pool is located just a few floors up from the gym. The pool looks great both during the day and night, and clearly a very popular spot for hotel guests. If you are hungry I’d recommend the calamari at Aqua, the poolside restaurant and bar.
The JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai surprised me as the experience was slightly different than I’ve experienced at other JW Marriotts around the world. Overall, the experience was positive, but my major takeaway was that it was less luxurious than other JW Marriotts. When it was all said and done, I enjoyed my stay at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai 121000 United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 414 0000