JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Luxury at dizzying heights

One of the tallest hotels in the world, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is an architectural marvel.

As luxurious as it is defining, the 1,608-room property occupies a prime downtown locale near the Dubai Canal in Business Bay. Just a short distance from the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa) and one of the globe’s largest retail centers (The Dubai Mall), the towering caters to business travelers and leisure-seekers alike.

Boasting more than 15 restaurants and lounges that are as gorgeous as they are delicious, the serene Saray Spa and a spacious fitness center, this sky-high stay might just tempt you to linger in Dubai a few days longer.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • TheJW Marriott Marquis encompasses a pair of 72-story postmodern towers inspired by the trunk of a date palm tree. The interior design is just as elegant — look out for a wall adorned with hundreds of bottles just off the lobby.
  • Lined with palm trees, the large outdoor pool affords stunning views of downtown and the Burj Khalifa. Stop by after sundown to see the both the swimming hole and skyline illuminated in dazzling fashion.
  • The Dubai hotel hosts more than 15 restaurants and lounges, including a steakhouse, an Asian spot, a French-style café and an Indian fine-dining option. In essence, you could taste your way around the world without ever leaving the comfort of the posh property.
  • The Arabian-inspired Saray Spa offers a serene and gorgeous retreat within the city-center hotel, boasting 17 treatment rooms, two private hammams and a slew of hydro-facilities and relaxation areas.
  • Executive Suites are worth the splurge, offering 6,700 square feet of walk-in closets, deep-soaking tubs and separate study, dining and living areas. These roomy accommodations also include access to the exclusive Marriott Executive Lounge where you can partake in complimentary meals, cocktails and business services.

Things to Know

  • With eight boutiques within the luxury hotel, you can indulge in a little retail therapy without having to leave the property.
  • The tower is in the center of the city, close to the iconic Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Opera. It’s also a complimentary 10-minute shuttle ride from The Dubai Mall.
  • For unparalleled views, head to Vault, the hotel’s 71st- and 72nd-floor bar. Unrivaled city panoramas pair well with carefully crafted cocktails and a range of renowned cigars.
  • Fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of Club Marquis, a 24/7 health club with plenty of equipment and qualified instructors providing personal training.

The Rooms

  • The Dubai hotel’s luxurious feel is echoed through the rooms. A sleek design features leather and wood accents, a neutral color palette, plush bedding and marble bathrooms.
  • Most rooms provide views of the Dubai Canal or city skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • For those looking to squeeze in a little work, all accommodations include large desks and at least a small seating area. Suites have a separate study and full living room bathed in natural light.
  • The rooms are up-to-date with modern technology, including wall-embedded LCD televisions and iPads Minis that control temperature, lighting and electronics.

The Restaurants

  • Indulge in Instagram-worthy cheese and charcuterie platters at 24-hour La Farine Café & Bakery. The French-themed lounge is a favorite for its exquisite array of desserts, freshly baked goods, teas and the 247 mirrors that adorn the chic space.
  • Fine-dining enthusiasts can indulge in a perfectly cooked steak at Prime68, Thai favorites at Tong Thai, Italian fare at Positano or Indian cuisine at Rang Mahal.
  • For a more laidback experience, head to Garden to savor Peruvian plates from chef Edgar Hurtado. Don’t miss the colorful venue’s Wanderlust Brunch every Friday with live music and discounted drinks.
  • A one-of-a-kind sushi experience can be had at trendy Japanese eatery Izakaya, home to the famous Wasabi Girl who floats from table to table preparing fresh wasabi and reading fortunes.
  • A relaxed evening can be enjoyed poolside at Aqua or at edgy sports bar Bridgewater Tavern.

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Getting There
Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
DXB (16-22 min)  
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