How to spend a weekend at Dukes Dubai

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and treat yourself to a suite stay at this Palm Jumeirah hotel where the best of British hospitality meets beachside fun

 

THURSDAY

Arrive in good time

Turn a staycation into a long weekend by arranging to skip out of work a little early on Thursday afternoon to check in before rush hour. It’ll make a world of difference to your experience, giving you some extra time to decompress and get in the holiday mindset. Choose a Junior Suite and you’ll get access to the Executive Lounge, which comes with a host of benefits, including early check-in (and late check-out, so you can stretch your stay to the max).

Happy days

Start your break in style by popping into the Executive Lounge for Happy Hour from 6-8pm. Kick back and relax as the chefs serve a selection of canapésand house drinks.

 

Great British dining

Celebrate that Thursday feeling with a meal at the brasserie styleGreat British Restaurant (GBR), which has a glamorous evening buzz. There, you can pick from an absolutely fabulous selection of dishes with a British twist, fromhearty roasts with all the trimmings to divine dark chocolate fondant. Watch the chefs flaunting their talents at the live cooking stations and finish your evening on a high note at the bubbly bar. (Psst! Those with Executive Lounge access receive 20% off the bill at all food and beverage outlets, when dining in).

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FRIDAY

Breakfast by the beach

Throw open the curtains and head back to GBR for a buffet style breakfast before hitting the sunloungers. Make the most of the milder winter sun by splashing around in the infinity pool before setting sail in a pool float along the lazy river for some wet and wild fun.

 

Boost your mood

Dedicating some time to focus on your wellbeing will ensure your holiday leaves you feeling fully refreshed. Yoga buffs can stretch out by joining a class by the indoor swimming pool. Alternatively, get the heart rate pumping at the gym, where a fitness cross training session will put you through your paces.

Dine in style

If Indian food is your weakness, head to Khyber for dinner, where you can taste a rich North Indian palette of flavours.The first restaurant of its kind outside the flagship in Mumbai, Khyber has quite the A-list following, having played host to the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Richard Gere and Demi Moore.The Dubai outpost is great for couples and families alike. And if you’re wondering what to order, the slow cooked leg of lamb infused with spices is high rated.

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SATURDAY

Wake up, shake up

Lazy Saturday mornings aren’t complete without breakfast in bed – especially when the food is made by a taentedchef. You can have everything from fluffy pancakes to a slap-up full breakfast delivered direct to your suite, which will free up precious packing time

Be pampered

Fed and organised, the rest of the morning can be spent at Dreamworks Spa being pampered with a signature facial or massage. If you have kids in tow, drop them at Dukesy Kids’ Club (for those aged 5-12) and they’ll be swept up in a whirlwind of a welcome bag full of goodies, storybooks, activities and healthy snacks.

An easy check out

Having taken full advantage of your late check out, you can make a smooth exit thanks to the one-way transfer to Dubai International Airport offered to all those with Executive Lounge access.

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