I love Dubai. I never thought I’d say that, but after my last layover, I think I dig it.
It’s HOT, it’s sunny, it’s a city, it’s a desert and there’s a beach too!
I had a long transit (layover) for 12 hours when I was traveling from Male, Maldives to Honolulu, HI, and I chose to stay at the Park Hyatt Dubai for some R&R. It was close to the airport, within 15 minutes, and still in a lovely location, on the Dubai creek. And it was Ramadan when I flew in so the airport and hotel were empty. Perfect, I can rest!
The hotel was beautiful. Superbly appointed, and the architecture was thoughtful. My room was a Park King. I had a view of the creek and in the distance, I could see Burj Khalifa! The room was spacious and I loved the little delicate touches like the calla lily on the desk and the etched glass in the shower.
The bathroom was large and I loved the soaking tub! What a beauty!
I sat on the small lanai and watched the Seawings Dubai planes come and go from the creek!
And the view from afternoon into the evening was so peaceful.
I will surely be back as one day was definitely too short!
Verdict = Thumbs Up!