JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is an icon among UAE hotels – and here’s why

Feb 9, 2021

A world-class spa, decadent dining options by the dozen, and a prime location in the heart of the emirate – discover why JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is a favourite among UAE residents and tourist alike

There are plenty of hotels in Dubai. Last time anyone counted, there were 544 completed and operating hotels in the Emirate, totalling some 100k-plus hotel rooms. But not every establishment stands the test of time, and fewer still retain the local and international reputation well earned by JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.

Opened in 2013, the downtown icon is the world’s tallest 5-star hotel. Two towers standing at 355 metres tall with 72 floors, it’s a structural sight to marvel – and impossible to miss as you drive along Sheikh Zayed Road from the nearby airport.

But besides all things external, it’s what’s inside that counts when it comes to exactly why – and how – JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai has become everyone’s failsafe answer to an unforgettable vacation or a standout staycation in the UAE. Here’s why… 

Unrivalled dining outlets that cater to every taste 

Try the new wok-fried Atlantic lobster dish during your next visit to Tong Thai in JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
Try the new wok-fried Atlantic lobster dish during your next visit to Tong Thai in JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.. Image | Supplied

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is known as the Destination of Exception Taste in Dubai. And with over 10 award-winning restaurants, bars and lounges housed within its two towers, it’s a moniker well deserved. Tourist and residents often take to the hotel for dinner dates and weekend lunches, with restaurants such as Prime68, Tong Thai and Izakaya summoning crowds of eager diners, night by night. 

Located (as the name suggests) on the 68th floor, Prime68 offers panoramic views of Dubai, while serving up succulent meaty cuts. Guests can enjoy heritage beef from farms around the globe as they look upon the dazzling city lights. 

Meanwhile, culinary connoisseurs with a taste for Asian flavours are often found at Tong Thai. Whether you’re craving the street foods of Bangkok, or fancier fare unique to a particular region of Thailand, this reputable eatery has it all. Been before? There’s always an excuse to re-explore as new dishes are regularly added to the menu. We’re currently eyeing up the wok-fried Atlantic lobster…

For something with a little more zest, make sure to visit Izakaya on the fifth floor during your stay. This upbeat venue serves up sushi with an energetic spin, thanks to a live cooking show from the talented chefs and fresh wasabi prepared at your table. Noodles and teppanyaki are for the taking for the sushi shy, too. 

Three of our favourites, but still just a snippet of the fine dining and beverages outlets that contribute to JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai’s reputation among local and international foodies.

A world-class spa inspired by historic caravanserai

Saray Spa Hammam room in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai downtown
Visit the award-winning Saray Spa when you stay at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. Image | Supplied

Whether you’re travelling on business or still juggling homeschooling with Zoom calls, it can seem especially difficult to escape the stress of day-to-day life. Schedule a day at Saray Spa for your next ‘me time’ session, and you’ll feel the stress and tension instantly melt away. The award-winning spa takes its name from the historic Caranvanserais located along the old silk trade routes, where travellers would seek respite on the road – and this essence is captured within. 

Calming aromas and a relaxing ambience, the sense of serenity starts as soon as you step through the beautifully carved doors. Once inside, spa guests can enjoy a pore-cleansing steam, muscle-relaxing sauna and a dip in the invigorating hot tub. But if you really want to drift away to your happy place, then be sure to book in for a treatment. We recommend one of the authentic Oriental Hammam Experiences.

Its prime location intersecting city, Gulf and canal views 

The city skyline meets water views at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. Image | Supplied

When it comes to hotels, location is everything. Thankfully for JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, its prime location has helped secure its reputation as one of Dubai’s finest. Standing tall close to the heart of Downtown Dubai, many of the Emirate’s must-see landmarks are just a stone’s throw away, such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and more. But with the Dubai Canal also nearby, aquatic scenes cut through the city views, too. With endless shops and entertainment facilities (skiing, cinema, aquarium, ice rink) inside the nearby malls, there’s little chance of boredom when staying here. 

Supreme comfort and genuine 5* service 

Comfort is guaranteed when you spend the night at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. Image | Supplied

Endless eateries, an award-winning spa and unbeatable location are all important, but it’s the little touches and the attention to detail that makes your stay stand out – something at the heart of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. As a five-star hotel, world-class service is always at the forefront for guests enjoying a well-deserved break. Comfort comes in the form of 1,608 contemporary designed rooms and suites offering Instagram-worthy skyline views, deluxe bedding, opulent marble bathroom decor and, of course, 24-hour room service. All your expected room amenities and then some – international TV channels, luxury toiletries – make for your most comfortable stay.

Find out more about JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai here.