The Taj Hotels group continues its expansion into the middle east with a brand new hotel in Dubai’s Deira commercial district. The Taj Dubai is the group’s second opening in the UAE and is a direct response to the increasing number of Indian tourists visiting the country ever year.
A rise in India’s disposable income resulted in the country becoming the second largest source market for Dubai, and the Taj group has decided to cash in.
Conveniently located 15 minutes form the airport and right in the city’s cultural center and prime shopping areas, the Taj Dubai is clearly showing all the ambition required to capture the affluent market in the U.A.E. But their most powerful argument is of course, the hotel.
The wow factor here lies in the views and the feeling of absolute awe that comes form staring out from floor to ceiling windows at the tallest building in the world and being right in Deira, one of the most affluent quarters in the world at the moment.
The hotel design is exactly what you expect from the Taj. Impecable taste is on display in guest areas and rooms which brilliantly fuse contemporary and Indian styling for the signature Taj touch that the chain’s aficionados love.
Accessible by booking a suite or by invitation only, the “Taj Club Lounge” and “The Chambers” offer meeting spaces for business that are sure to sweeten deals on their own and are ideal for those wanting to make the most of Dubai’s seemingly infinite commercial possibilities, but if your’e in town to forget the office, that’s where the Taj Dubai truly shines.
The hotel puts Indian massage to the service of body and mind within the private and intimate space of the chain’s signature Jiva Spa. Techniques honed over hundreds of years are practiced by the Spa’s expert staff and includes a couples area complete with double deep soaking bath and showers.
The hotel also offers 4 excellent dining options such as the evocative Eloquent Elephant whose dark wood paneled flooring and exquisite looks look’s like it’s designed to be a slice of expatriate heaven in Deira.
The jury’s still out on whether the Taj Dubai will make it in our collection, but in the meantime, if you’re looking for that Taj Hotel vibe, then the chain’s flagships, the Taj Lake Palace and Taj Mahal Mumbai won’t disappoint.