Conrad Dubai Review

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Introduction: Maldives an Ocean Paradise
Etihad First Class Lounge JKF Airport
Etihad First Class Apartments New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) A380
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Etihad Regional Business Class Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Conrad Maldives Arrival Lounge and Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Conrad Maldives
Around Rangali Island
Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Leeli Lounge Male Airport
Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai (DXB) B777
Conrad Dubai
Around Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai
Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW) B777
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Conrad Dubai

We had reserved two nights at the Conrad Dubai. Main reason being we had another free night certificate that we needed to burn and we wanted to spend more than a day in Dubai instead of just a several hour stopover.

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Conrad Dubai entrance/checkin

Upon entrance the lobby was very large with enormous ceilings.  The front desk was straight ahead after some large seating areas on the side and a floral arrangement in the middle.

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Conrad Dubai lobby

There was quite the wait to checkin.  All four agents were busy and there were a few especially difficult guests at the counter that took a very long time!!  Besides that there were the people/guests that instead of lining up behind me thought it was the process to get right behind one of the checkin guests.  After a while I would let them know that line started behind me and eventually there about four guests behind me before it was our turn.

The front desk agent apologized for the wait and I let him know its not his fault and it wasn’t a problem.  He was courteous and professional and upgraded us to a King Deluxe Suite I believe.

King Deluxe Suite

We arrived to our room and I could tell it would be nice as it was a back corner room with no doors immediately next to it.  We walked in and found quite the spacious accommodation!

We immediately went to find the closet to drop our stuff and took a look at the bedroom first.  A decent size bedroom with two large windows looking out onto the city.
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Conrad Dubai bedroom

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Conrad Dubai bedroom

There was a very comfy bed flanked by nightstands and the room also had two chairs.  Off to the side was a vanity area and below the wall mounted TV was a dresser for storage.

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Conrad Dubai bedroom

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Conrad Dubai bedroom

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Conrad Dubai bathroom

Just off the bedroom was a hallway that led to the bathroom.  Suprisingly there was no separate bathtub, just a shower. In a suite I generally expect a tub but not a big deal.  Baby would have to shower with mom or dad to get clean.

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Conrad Dubai bathroom

The shower was nice and had good water pressure and temperature control.  We called housekeeping for Shanghai Tang shower amenities shortly after being in the room. There was a water closet area and aside that sat a bidet.

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Conrad Dubai shower

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Conrad Dubai shower

The suite also had a control pad tablet that housed all the room commands for the lights and shades and whatnot.

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Conrad Dubai room controls

Just off the bathroom was a fair sized closet that fit our stuff fine.

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Conrad Dubai closet

Upon entrance to the room there is an open foyer of sorts.

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Conrad Dubai foyer

Just off the foyer is the living are of the suite. It was large consisting of a dining table with four chairs and another separate seating area with couches in front of the TV.

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Conrad Dubai living room

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Conrad Dubai living room

Everything was nicely appointed and put together.  Not much noticeable wear or tear.

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Conrad Dubai living room

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Conrad Dubai floor plan

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Conrad Dubai entrance hall

Upon entrance and straight ahead down a hall was another half bathroom.  It seemed sort of secluded and out of the way (I forgot to take a photo of it but I did include a snippet of the bathroom in my video walk through).

FULL ROOM WALKTHROUGH BELOW:

 

 

Not long after checking in did we decide to head the elevators to check out the Executive Lounge!

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Conrad Dubai elevators

 

Executive Lounge

The Executive Lounge was several floors below us (I forgot our floor number!) but it didnt take long to arrive.

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Lounge welcome desk

We waltzed right in to check it out.  It wasn’t very populated around 2-3pm as they just have complimentary beverages and small snacks.  However for breakfast and dinner they go all out with some fairly nice warm dishes along with complimentary beer and wine.

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Conrad Dubai Executive Lounge

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Views from the lounge

The only time it was crowded was for the dinner hours were it was about 75% full in my estimation.

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Complimentary afternoon snacks and beverages

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My wife grabbing some fruit for the baby

There was some decent views of the town from the lounge except that the windows were quite dirty. However its a nice spot to watch a sunset.

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Conrad Dubai ExecutiveLlounge

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Some snacks

 

Food and Beverage

Our first night day we decided to just order some room service.  That seemed to be a theme on this trip, that on our first day in a new city we just ordered room service at the hotel.

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Arabian platter

I had the Arabian Platter, wow it was good!  My wife went with a much safer wrap of some sort with fries.

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Service was very good and everything was presented nicely and placed on our table to our liking.  This was the extent of our food at the resort outside of the executive lounge.

 

Purobeach Club

I decided just to take a peek at the outdoor pool at the Conrad Dubai.  I didnt actually spend any time here but just wanted to see what it was all about.

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Purobeach at Conrad Dubai

Its not a typical hotel pool.  They tried to turn it into a bit of a beach club vibe.  There were a decent amount of people hanging out in the sun loungers and a few in the pool.  The music was going pretty hard and there was a bar area with a nearby lounge for people looking just for drinks and conversation.

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Purobeach pool

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Purobeach pool

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Purobeach seating

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Purobeach bar

It looked inviting if you were in a party mood but not really relaxing to me.  Its a very nice spot though if your looking to try to beat the Dubai heat!

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Purobeach drink menu

 

PointsPinnacle Breakdown

We decided to burn a free night certificate here that was to expire in a few months.  We also needed to book another night as our flight departed at 2:45am.  I wanted to make sure to have a room so that we can sleep until midnight and then depart for the airport.

The first night we paid a cash rate of around $160.  After our room service and taxes the bill was around $225.

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Our cash rate for the first night (around $160USD base rate)

Our second night was complimentary with the free night certificate (or $95 which is the annual fee on the Hilton Reserve card).  Rooms were also available on points but I didn’t want to burn 70,000 points for a $160/night room.

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Our second night we redeemed a free weekend night certificate from our Hilton Honors Reserve card

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Could have also redeemed 70,000 Hilton points but I would rather pay $160

Overall we found this to be a nice hotel, much like our Conrad stays in other cities.  It seems in general Conrad’s tend to be an above average value in my opinion, whether with points or cash the value proposition is nice.  I find them nicer than most Westin’s and in line with some low end Ritz-Carlton properties.

Have you stayed at the Conrad Dubai?  What were your thoughts? Let me know if you have any questions.

 

-PointsPinnacle


 

 

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