Need To Know
196, including 25 suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability (and a charge). Earliest check-in, 3pm. Facilities are available for those checking in early or checking out late.
All common areas are wheelchair accessible and guestrooms are fitted with specially adapted bathrooms. If you need to direct a taxi there, tell your driver it’s behind the new Dubai Mall near the Burj Khalifa. If you’re staying in a higher room category, you’ll get a private-limo transfer and an escort from the Address’ private airport lounge right to your room.
At the hotel
Spa and beauty salon, swimming pool, 24-hour gym, ballrooms, library, CDs/DVDs to borrow, free valet parking, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, kettle, Nespresso machine, Acqua di Parma toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
All the hotel's rooms are modishly styled with contemporary muted colourways 'inspired by the landscapes of Arabia' (stone, sea, sand, sunset). Spa Suites and Tower Suites have outdoor terraces, which are lovely in the cooler months. Spa Suites are our favourite option for cooler months, as their terraces have daybeds, dining tables and an alfresco soaking tub.
The temperature-controlled outdoor infinity pool is a scimitar-shaped sweep, taking in five levels and incorporating a dedicated kids’ pool. Canoe-like wooden sunbeds canoodle in pairs around its curved edges.
Sunglasses – in fact, pack two pairs, because you’ll go crazy without them. Pashmina/cashmere wrap – essential when the air-con’s on full blast. Swimsuit: you’ll want to do at least one circuit of the pool’s circular channel.
Smoking rooms are available, otherwise smoking is only permitted in outdoor public areas. The Spa has nine treatment rooms – including a couples’ suite – and features a full range of Espa therapies, massages and treatments for both Mr and Mrs Smith.
Cots for babies and extra beds can be added to Premier Garden Rooms and above; there’s a separate children’s pool, and kids’ entertainment at Qix Club on the third floor.