Your Palm Jumeirah holiday pad

WT Writer
Dec 9, 2018

If you’re seeking a home away from home in one of Dubai’s most prestigious neighborhoods, the Sky Collection at DUKES Dubai may be just the ticket


Year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, top-notch dining and entertainment for all ages – Dubai is a coveted weekend staycation spot. If you’ve a large family to please and find yourself returning to the emirate time and time again, choosing a hotel apartment over a guestroom or suite could be the better option.

The Sky Collection of fully-serviced studios and one-bedroomapartments at DUKES Dubai team the benefits of staying at a five-star hotel with the comfort of a ‘home away from home’ feel, so you can stay for longer. Located high-up on the 16th and 17th floors, the tastefully furnished apartments offer spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, framed by the Dubai Marina skyline, with some boasting a glimpse of one of Dubai’s latest landmarks, the Ain Dubai Ferris wheel.

Sky Studios (for up to two people) have a stylish kitchenette while the Sky One Bedroom Apartments (for two adults and two children) also feature a separate lounge and dining area, along with a balcony for admiring those stellar views. What’s more, staying in the apartments comes with a host of added extras, such as regular housekeeping services and daily breakfast in the executive lounge. If you can’t get through day without a cup of strong coffee, you’ll be pleased to know there is a Nespresso machine in every apartment, as well as a washing machine in all of the one-bedroom apartments so you can keep your packing to a minimum.

Access to the hotel’s impressive collection of restaurants and top-notch leisure facilities means there’s plenty to keep you occupied for weeks on end. Make the most of the private beach and soak up the winter sun before floating along the lazy river and taking a dip in the infinity pool. Dukesy Kids Club, for ages 5 to 12, welcomes little holidaymakers with a focus on edutainment (the bookable cooking classes are very popular) along with a special menu full of healthy and nutritious food. And while they’re being taken care of, you can focus on your own wellbeing by catching a yoga class by the indoor pool.

Reunite for dinner at the award-winning Great British Restaurant (GBR), which is a firm favourite for its classics with a twist, from hearty roasts with all the trimmings to dark chocolate fondant. For an evening full of entertainment, food and fun, West 14th steakhouse never fails to deliver, with excellent cuts of prime beef and delicious seafood to feast on, sports on the big screens and a live soul band, Soul Time, ramping up the ambience. Alternatively, make your way to the 15thfloor to experience authentic North Indian flavours at Khyber, which is a winner among A-list foodies and promises a memorable evening full of sleek service, good music, and stunning Marina skyline views.

Guests have been known to stay for more than a year in these sophisticated apartments, which goes to show that it’s all too easy to feel settled there. Whether you want to rent one out on a long-term basis as your go-to spot for long weekends in the UAE, or simply want to try a new way of doing things on your next family trip, it’s time to reach for the Sky.

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