Conrad Dubai

King Deluxe Corner Room im Conrad Dubai

We spent our summer vacation 2019 in the United Arab Emirates. For our time in Dubai we chose the Conrad Dubai. In the low season we were able to book this luxury hotel very cheaply. You can find out in our hotel rating whether the price is also reflected in the quality and service.

Eingang zum Conrad Dubai
Entrance to Conrad Dubai

Arrival and check in

After our relaxing stay at Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah (our hotel review) we drove to Dubai with our rental car. The drive to downtown Dubai took about 1 1/2 hours. On the way we met a herd of dromedaries that had to stay on the road.

Dromedar in der Wüste
Dromedary in the desert

The Conrad Dubai is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai's main multi-lane artery. We drove down a side street directly in front of the hotel lobby. Again, we used the free valet service and were able to go straight to the lobby for check-in. Our luggage was then brought directly from the car to the hotel room. The World Trade Center metro station is also opposite the hotel. So you can also get to the hotel by public transport without any problems.

Eingangsbereich des Conrad Dubai
Entrance area of ​​the Conrad Dubai
Lobby des Conrad Dubai
Lobby

As Hilton status guests, we had the choice of checking in either in the impressive lobby or the Executive Lounge on the 24th floor. We decided to check in directly in the lobby. Registration was quick, easy and friendly. However, there was no upgrade to a suite even when I explicitly asked for it and it stayed with the King Deluxe Corner Room, which was already visible online.

King Deluxe Corner Room im Conrad Dubai

We were upgraded to a King Deluxe Corner room on the 34th floor with city and ocean views. The spacious room had an entrance area with a direct view of the surrounding buildings. The corridor ran along the large window front. On the right it went through a small dressing area into the bathroom. Unfortunately, this area is quite narrow, especially when the closet doors are open.

Blick vom Schlafbereich in den Flur
View from the sleeping area into the hallway

In the bathroom there was a large double sink with a huge mirror, a bathtub and a rain shower. The toilet and bidet were in a separate area. Everything was tiled with light yellow marble and was therefore very light-flooded. The highlight was the large window from the bathtub towards the king-size bed. There was also a TV set into the wall by the bathtub.

Badezimmer im King Deluxe Corner Room im Conrad Dubai
Bathroom in King Deluxe Corner Room

The main room had a king-size bed, a large TV, and two armchairs with a stool. An extra bed was set up for our son. As we had a corner room, two sides of the room were fully glazed and we were able to enjoy a great view over Dubai. Unfortunately the windows were quite dirty. A control unit on the bedside table allowed us to control both the curtains and the light in the room.

King Deluxe Corner Room im Conrad Dubai
King Deluxe Corner Room im Conrad Dubai
Blick in das Badezimmer im Conrad Dubai
Glance into the bathroom
Ausblick über Dubai
View over Dubai

The minibar was housed in a dark chest of drawers, which merged into the desk. On the bedside table was a radio alarm clock that was getting on in years and didn't have a Lightning connector. On the television there were only two German channels, DW and Arte. However, you can connect your iPad/iPhone via AirPlay. The very loud air conditioning was annoying.

Minibar
Minibar
Inhalt der Minibar im Conrad Dubai
Contents of the minibar
Willkommensgruß im Conrad Dubai
welcome

Breakfast in the restaurant I'll dance

As status guests we were able to have breakfast in the restaurant free of charge I'll dance walk. This is on the sixth floor of the hotel. The dining room was nicely furnished with individually partitioned seating areas. However, I could imagine that it will be quite crowded here in the high season.

Restaurant Ballarò
Restaurant Ballarò
Außenterrasse des Restaurant Ballarò
Außenterrasse des Restaurant Ballarò

The selection at the buffet was enormous. There were several large counters with numerous options from regional and international cuisine. We were also impressed by the selection of bread, fresh fruit and pastries. The juices were in 0.33 bottles with a straw.

Auswahl an Brot und Gebäck
Selection of breads and pastries
Jogurt-Buffet
Jogurt-Buffet
Saftbar
Juice bar

Executive Lounge im Conrad Dubai

As a Hilton Honors Diamond guest, we always have Executive Lounge access. This is located in the Conrad Dubai on the 24th floor and was open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. during our stay. During this period there are free (non-alcoholic) cold and hot drinks and snacks. The lounge offers a great view, plenty of comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere. Unfortunately we found the air conditioning to be quite cool. Very special was the always very friendly and courteous staff.

Eingang zur Executive Lounge
Entrance to the Executive Lounge
Sitzmöglichkeiten mit Ausblick
Seating with a view
Getränkeangebot in der Lounge
Drinks offer in the lounge

Breakfast was served in the lounge from 6am to 11am. If the rush in the main restaurant is too big, there is a comfortable alternative. Freshly squeezed juices, coffee specialties and egg dishes, such as Eggs Benedict with salmon, were served to us directly at the table. Yoghurts, bread, rolls and everything else that we need for breakfast was available at the buffet.

Frühstücksbuffet in der Lounge
Breakfast buffet in the lounge
Frühstücksbuffet in der Lounge
Breakfast buffet in the lounge

Almost immediately after breakfast, afternoon tea was offered from 12 noon. In addition to drinks, small canapés or pastries were served here until 5 p.m.

Kaffeeautomat
coffee machine
Canapés zum Afternoon Tea
Canapés zum Afternoon Tea

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., hot dishes, salads and various desserts were served during happy hour. Since alcohol is also served during this period, children under the age of ten are not allowed. For us incomprehensible and an absolute minus point for the Conrad Dubai. Of course we accept that the United Arab Emirates is a predominantly Muslim country. But when there is alcohol at the pool bar during the day, we don't understand this double standard. Perhaps a separate area in the executive lounge would be a solution.

Buffet während der Happy Hour
Buffet during happy hour
Auswahl an warmen Speisen
Selection of hot dishes
Desserts zum Abendessen
Desserts for dinner

Pool & Spa im Conrad Dubai

For a luxury hotel in Dubai's CBD, the Conrad Dubai has a great pool. Nestled in a tropical garden, there are several lounge chairs, cabanas, and a poolside bar. In our opinion, however, the area is a bit too small for the size of the hotel.

tropische Poolanlage im Conrad Dubai
tropical pool complex at Conrad Dubai
Entspannung in einer Cabana
Relaxing in a cabana

In addition to the pool, there is also the Conrad Spa and the 24-hour fitness center on the sixth floor of the hotel. However, we did not visit either of them.

Conrad Spa
Conrad Spa

Hotel Info

Address:Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Website:Hilton Worldwide*
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConradDubai/
Online booking:Ebookers* or Hotels.com*

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Review of the Conrad Dubai
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4.5

Summary

Our stay at the Conrad Dubai will be remembered positively for a long time. The rooms were very spacious and attractively designed. A big plus was the executive lounge. The selection of food and drinks was very good for a hotel in this price range and the staff was extremely friendly! However, we are still very disappointed with the "No kids during happy hour" rule. Especially since no one in the hotel was able to justify them.

Christian

My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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  1. Benjamin Goldzahn

    I would like to book a room in the luxury hotel for the next holiday. I'm also very interested in a corresponding holiday in Dubai. Thank you for sharing the many impressions and experiences you have gained during your luxury holiday there!

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