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UAE’s Best Business Hotels

16 Apr 2019 by Business Traveller India

Dukes Dubai

Located in the hub of all things extravagant, Dukes Dubai outshines its neighbours at Palm Jumeirah with its British roots branching out across the district. With a stunning view of the Dubai Marina skyline, the hotel offers luxury spaces for corporate associates to host meetings and events. Offerings include an assortment of bespoke services catering to diverse tastes that blend in with elegant facilities like seven British-styled meeting rooms and banqueting spaces that can accommodate 10 to 150 guests. Combined with audio visual equipment, the hotel also provides complimentary business centre facilities and daily delegate packages. dukesdubai.com

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi is a landmark in itself that reflects the best of Arabian hospitality. Spread over its own stretch of private beach, the hotel is the ideal location for hosting meetings and events. With venues exceeding 7,000 sqm, Emirates Palace boasts conferences and meeting spaces that can hold up to 2,400 guests. In addition to, auditorium and ballroom, the hotel offers guests to choose from 40 meeting rooms, six terraces and a mix of pre-function areas. It also offers an incredible outdoor space ideal to host galas and dinners. kempinski.com

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl

A five-star gem, cocooned in the West Corniche district of Abu Dhabi, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl boasts ease of access from the business hub and central districts of the region. The hotel gives meetings and events a touch of contemporary finesse in how they’re executed with its range of personalised service and facilities that include rewards and offers. Apart from options that include boardrooms, ballrooms and convention spaces, guests are also provided with innovative planning tools like the Hyatt Event Concierge App, Envision Database and Automated Diagramming & Collaboration tool amongst many others. hyatt.com

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai 

Surrounded by the cosmopolitan locale of the city, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai brings together convenience and class. Connected to Mall of the Emirates, the hotel offers guests the opportunity to explore the culture of Dubai like no other. With special offerings for business travellers, that include exclusive limousine transfers with in-car wifi, Kempinski leaves nothing to the imagination. It offers guests to choose from 17 event venues for meetings and other corporate gatherings — amongst banquets and conference rooms, the hotel also offers office rooms, VIP boardrooms and meeting rooms with access to the terrace. Additionally, a business centre is also available for the satisfaction of the guests. kempinski.com

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Nestled lavishly in the midst of the business and financial districts of the city, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai fashions hospitality to the tastes of delegates and business travellers. It has a huge capacity to host MICE guests,  making it the ideal space to engage in corporate rendezvous. The twin towers in Business Bay on Sheikh Zayed Road provide world-class amenities to meet the needs of all business travellers. Spread over 7,332 sqm of indoor and outdoor event space, the property houses two ballrooms, 32 flexible meeting rooms and outdoor venues that look over downtown Dubai and the extended Dubai Water Canal. ‘Meetings Reimagined’, is a new initiative strategy launched by Marriott International that is set to revolutionise the event industry. marriott.com

Palazzo Versace Dubai 

Palazzo Versace Dubai combines  Italian panache and lush Arabic features. With striking elements of grandeur and hospitality, the hotel welcomes business associates to indulge in meetings and events. Lush landscaped gardens with unique water fixtures run across the Palazzo Versace, surrounding its dynamic meeting spaces. The Gala Grand Ballroom, a contemporary option for hosting events, has a seating capacity of up to 900 guests in varied settings. Alongside a pre-functioning foyer, offerings also include a business centre with three meeting rooms. Milano, Roma and Venezia are three additional meeting rooms that are fully equipped and can hold upto 50 guests. palazzoversace.ae

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Blending French charm with Arabian finesse, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche attracts business tourists from the world. The hotel offers guests exclusive and elegant spaces to choose from to host conferences and events — The Crystal Ballroom, designed to impress with Swarovski chandeliers and private access, the ideal location for board meetings, summits and galas as it can accommodate over 500 people.

The hotel’s meeting rooms are equipped with high end technology, and there is also a full-service business centre. The Magnifique Meetings Planner, a Sofitel offering helps manage and plan the conferencing needs of the guests and comes packaged with various catering options to make the meeting more than just a corporate gathering. sofitelabudhabicorniche.com

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai 

A 42-storey wonder set in one of the most enthralling spots of the city, opposite the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Shangri-La Hotel, in Dubai combines traditional landscapes with modern amenities, the hotel catalogues a varied mixture of ballrooms and meeting spaces for guests to choose from. Paired with a specialised events management team, Shangri-La Hotel provides The Al Nojoom Grand Ballroom and Al Bader Junior Ballroom that overlook the Arabian Gulf — for large and intimate gatherings. Alongside, the contemporary ballrooms there are seven additional function rooms that are equipped with top-notch audio-visual technology. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have also introduced a unique meeting and events loyalty programme for business professionals which allows them to earn and redeem points for various conferences and gatherings. shangri-la.com

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Bridging the gap between Al Maqta and Mussafah, that stretches into the capital city of Abu Dhabi, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri is lavishly built against the gushing waters of a beachfront that spreads over a kilometre. An unparalleled hospitality getaway for business tourists, the hotel provides exclusive luxuries for guests by offering them personalised services, individual recognition and special benefits at a privileged retreat, the Horizon Club. Shangri-La Hotel specialises in setting up events to the likes of their visitors and their needs allowing them to hand pick spaces that would best meet their desires, these venues include five meeting areas : Al Nojoom a spectacular events ballroom and four meetings rooms exclusively built for corporate purposes Nisreen, Narjess, Arjawan and Yasmin, all of which are fitted with high end technology and facilities. shangri-la.com

Taj Dubai lobby

Taj Dubai

A fine concoction of spirited India and contemporary style, Taj Dubai offers guests a unique selection of business spaces —  available to host intimate and exclusive corporate gatherings. The Opera Ballroom, divisible into three sections comes fitted with ceiling mounted LCD projectors and drop down screens. With a fixed boardroom table, the Tremelo Boardroom has a capacity of 10 persons along with a wall mounted 65” LED TV. The Allegro and Crescendo meeting rooms, each hold a capacity of  18 persons in the boardroom. Additionally, The Taj Club Lounge —  an exclusive meeting space for guests staying the Taj Club Rooms and, The Chambers —  a members only club for elite business travellers, makes it easy to entertain guests. tajhotels.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is the one-stop destination for business travellers to explore the delicate dynamics of venues constructed specially for meetings and corporate events. With over 2,600 sqm of event space, the hotel offers guests to choose from outdoor and indoor settings that include the Samaya Ballroom which is one of the largest in Dubai, alongside eight salons which can host up to 80 people. With a committed Meetings Concierge service and exclusive catering services, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is the ideal place for all business gatherings. ritzcarlton.com

The Oberoi, Dubai

Overlooking the Burj Khalifa, The Oberoi Dubai puts together venues that are exclusively styled to equip guests with top-notch facilities to organise meetings, conferences and events. Along with nine meeting rooms that are fully furnished with cutting edge technology and services, The Oberoi’s Grand Hall which is divisible into three sections is a lavish space that can accommodate upto 540 people. The hotel also offers outdoor venues for the guests to choose from, these include The Courtyard, The Yoga Deck and The Poolside. Additionally, complimentary high speed wireless internet alongside Business Center Services are also available for the guests. oberoihotels.com

The St Regis Abu Dhabi

The St Regis Abu Dhabi offers a total event space of 1,721 sqm. There is a stylish Ballroom, five boardrooms, and five supplementary meeting rooms designed with cherry-wood millwork panelling walls, grand chandeliers and tufted wool carpets. Corporates can participate in customised team-building exercises. For some rejuvenation, there is Remede Spa offering bespoke treatments. The hotel houses nine F&B offerings. The highlight is the exclusive Helipad Sunset supper experience under which guests can enjoy delectable cuisine on the highest active helipad in the Middle East. thestregis.grandluxuryhotels.com    

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Waldorf Astoria is situated in the exquisite city of Dubai on the Palm Jumeirah island. With an impressive sea facing façade, the resort’s offerings include a spectacular range of relaxing amenities and facilities for guests to relish in. Business guests get the opportunity to indulge in naturally-lit spaces to organise and host all corporate events. Venues include the Grand Ballroom and eight meeting rooms that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The resort also allows guests to stay connected to their offices during their stay through a 24-hour business centre. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com

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