Where: Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah.
The Lowdown: This distinguished beach resort overlooks the tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf, but it’s not just the views it is famous for. Well-reputed for its services, the Waldorf’s hospitality goes as far as providing a personal concierge to each guest.
Stylish Eats: Get ready to indulge in an extravagant culinary journey. From a decadent selection of afternoon teas, to delicious brunches and dinners, Waldorf Astoria has something to quench every craving.
Peacock Alley: This elegant lounge, named after its sister eatery in New York, specializes in finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and pastries, all served among the space’s Instragram-worthy décor.
Mezzerie: For those who love a taste of the world, this elegant restaurant should fit the bill. Featuring arabesque details and calming interiors, Mezzerie serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets with a focus on international cuisine, inspired by the spices used in the region. The secret garden brunch, held every Friday, is one not to be missed.
Social by Heinz Beck: This contemporary Italian restaurant is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck. Its relaxed atmosphere and sophisticated surroundings make it a must visit any day of the week, but ladies should make sure to head down on Wednesdays, where they’ll find an innovative three-course set menu plus a complimentary glass of grape or sparkling.
Wellness and Spa: Beat the heat with the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Spa’s cooling summer treatment from renowned facialist Anne Semonin. The stress-relieving Signature Massage concludes with a lifting ice facial that leaves your skin with a youthful glow and radiance. Those in need of a pamper will also find a Himalayan salt stone sauna, aromatic steam room, herbal sauna, showers, and waterbeds. Finish the relaxing day off with a dip in the temperature-controlled pool or at the private beach.
Suite Talk: The palatial 100sqm suites at the Waldorf Astoria come with a separate living room and all-marble bathrooms. With a backdrop of the Arabian Gulf, the grand balconies are furnished with luxurious seating arrangements. Selected suites also offer access to the exclusive Waldorf Astoria Lounge, which provides complimentary breakfast and refreshments.
Insider’s Tips: Book before September 30, 2018, for the “Unforgettable Retreat” package, which includes a one-night stay with breakfast, and access to the steam room, sauna, pool, and all spa facilities.
Vogue Verdict: Waldorf Astoria offers the mini-break you’ve been looking for, with a laid-back, rejuvenating ambience.