Located between the tallest building and the largest shopping centre in the world, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre brings the elegance of the American 60s to the unique metropolis of the Arab Emirates.
As a guest in one of the 275 rooms and suites, you will be looked after by your personal concierge, who is immediately on hand to answer any questions or solve any problems at the touch of a button. The rooms – which occupy the 27th to 55th floors and offer a breath-taking view of the Dubai skyline – embody in a modern way the flair of Fifth Avenue and other icons of New York life in the Swinging Sixties.
The Waldorf Astoria DIFC is a true oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the financial centre with all its international corporations, sights and businesses. From the very first time you enter the exclusively furnished hotel, you will be impressed by the stylish ambience and forward- looking service full of intuition.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre
The hotel’s restaurants also skilfully reflect the mix of old and new world. The rooftop lounge takes you to St. Tropez in the south of France, while the hotel restaurant Bull & Bear offers an exciting and new interpretation of international cuisine. After a long day of shopping, a trip into the desert and watching the light spectacle of the Dubai Fountain, the spa of the Waldorf Astoria DIFC entices with pleasant massages and high-quality cosmetic treatments. Here you can switch off from the hustle and bustle of the city like no other place in Dubai. Finish off the perfect evening at the Peacock Alley Bar.
The luxury hotel is not only one of the top locations for an overnight stay on your next trip, but also the ideal starting point for a food tour through the most exciting restaurants of the city.
Special food tour through Dubai
Dubai is home to many excellent restaurants, many of which are just steps away from the Waldorf Astoria in the city centre. Food blogger Samantha Wood – also known as Foodiva – has made it her business to provide guests from all over the world with some insider tips as well.
You should definitely not miss the Depachika Food Hall on your personal food tour. The Depachika Food Hall on Palm Jumeirah is a paradise for gourmets and is located in the new Nakheel Mall in Dubai. This is also very popular with the locals and is not overcrowded by tourists.
Inspired by Japan’s famous food hall in the basement, numerous traders and chefs offer their delicacies here. Mainly homemade, established concepts, including “The Lime Tree”, known for its famous carrot cake. Salmontini offers a variety of smoked gravlax and Greek specialties such as a wide variety of olives can be found at “Little Greece”. Unusual bread creations such as turmeric bread can be found in the 1762nd district of Salmontini. You must also try one of the best chocolate croissants in town.
In the near future there are also wine tastings planned, which will change Dubai’s food scene. Not hungry, but in the mood for aromatic coffee? This is what gourmets drink at Boon Coffee, created from the best beans directly from Ethiopia. Ibn Al Bahr should also not be missed: the Club Vista Mare project on the east coast of Palm Jumeirah has many restaurants. This Lebanese restaurant on the banks of the palm tree is not only popular with mezze lovers, but also claims to have the best seafood in town. With generous fresh platters and customer favourites like cashew nut shrimp and fish curry, these decadent looking dishes are both healthy and satisfying.
Further information is available at www.waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
You can read this and many more interesting reports in the Eat & Travel Magazine Summer Edition 2020.
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