Who doesn’t love a holiday any day, any time of the year but sometimes it is just not feasible to take a few days off and that’s why we staycay to keep our sanity in check! Last weekend, I packed my overnight (well I say overnight but with 5 outfit changes) bag and checked into Manzil Downtown Dubai.
Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, this is an upscale lifestyle boutique hotel designed for the culturally attuned and socially networked. And since it is a locally born hotel, you know you are going to experience true Arabian hospitality at its best – from the uniforms to the lavish Middle Eastern cuisine to the beautiful Courtyard for the most popular ‘sheesha’ place in Downtown.
The boutique hotel has 155 standard King rooms, spaciously laid out in 32 sq m, with Burj Khalifa or pool views, as well as 56 Twin Rooms and eight Burj View Suites with balcony spanning 48 sq m. Connected room provision is provided for families. Tastefully adorned, and cosy yet spare, the rooms feature 42 inch LCD TVs, IPTV system for room service, web browsing and music, complimentary Wi-Fi, media hub and tea and coffee facilities are standard.
EAT AT MANZIL DOWNTOWN DUBAI
The Courtyard lends social energy and serves cuisines from the wider Middle East with hubby-bubbly in a laid back, friendly setting.
Boulevard Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant that serves food from across the Middle East, freshly prepared in an open plan kitchen, in addition to authentic Emirati desserts introduced by an Emirati chef. Go for the Friday Levant brunch – packages include AED 295 inclusive of all alcoholic beverages and AED 195 for soft drinks.
Short for New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, Nezesaussi serves as the ultimate sports hub in Downtown Dubai, and serves food from the tri-nation countries.
Fümé, a truly unique concept, offers uncomplicated, delicious food with an international twist, served in a unique vintage-style setting.
I honestly didn’t want to leave because it felt like home away from home!
Reservations can be made through www.VIDA-hotels.com.