Located beside Dubai Creek, the inlet from the sea that was the centre of Dubai’s trading past, the Park Hyatt is a lush oasis in the heart of old Dubai. The gardens are filled with palm trees heavy with green, ripening dates, and the hotel is adjacent to the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club further adding to the feeling of an escape from the busy city outside.
All the rooms look out over Dubai Creek, either from their balcony or terrace, wonderful in the cooler months when it’s comfortable to sit outside and take in the view. Even the standard rooms are spacious (starting at 58m²) with neutral tones adding to the relaxing ambience of the entire hotel. I was lucky enough to have a terrace and enjoyed sitting outdoors, gazing out towards the Creek and admiring the yachts crowding the marina.
The hotel is situated in bustling Deira, making it ideal to explore the souks and heritage area. Browse – or buy – at the gold and spice souks then take an abra (traditional water taxi) with locals to the other side of the Creek for the textile souk, Dubai Museum and heritage area. Don’t forget to haggle in the souks, it’s expected and all part of the fun.
Golfers will think they are in heaven with the fine course right on the hotel’s doorstep. Perfect for experiencing one of Dubai’s outstanding golf courses without trailing across the city to do so.
Being just a few minutes from Dubai’s main airport, Park Hyatt is an ideal spot for those on a short visit who want to experience the traditional side of Dubai and still retreat to luxury at the end of a day; or those who want to split their holiday between beach and city locations.