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The Shangri-La Dubai Review (5-Star Luxury Hotel)

Shangri-La Dubai review

The Shangri-La is renowned around the globe as a luxury hotel chain. We stayed at the Shangri-La Singapore branch last year and were blown away with their service. We went back for more this year and tried out the Shangri-La Dubai for two nights, and this is what we thought!


1. Our Room

Shangri-La Dubai review

Our room was gigantic and comfortable, with a huge bed so perfect I swear it cured our jet-lag within one night (we'd flown in from the Philippines)

Shangri-La Dubai review

There were plenty of treats in our room: fruits and the most beautiful little sweets, this was a real plus as we arrived quite late at night and were starving!

Shangri-La Dubai review

I loved that there were postcards available to colour in!

Shangri-La Dubai review

The view from our room was fascinating, by night it looked like something from a science fiction film. By day you could see the incredible buildings and the desert!

Shangri-La Dubai review

Our room also had a massive bath and a great shower... it was basically everything we expected and more: comfortable, spacious and suitably equipped for the perfect night's sleep.

2. The Rooftop

Guests at the Shangri-La Dubai can enjoy the pool and jacuzzi on the roof.

Shangri-La Dubai review

You can also go outside here, we definitely recommend that you do this at sunset, for obvious reasons:

Shangri-La Dubai review

3. The Location

Shangri-La Dubai review

The Shangri-La Dubai is in a great location, just a five minute walk to the subway which can take you to most of the touristy spots in Dubai.

Shangri-La Dubai review

One stop over is the Mall of Dubai, where you can find every shop you've ever wanted to visit, and more.

Shangri-La Dubai review

We're not really into malls, but in Dubai it's something else - there are many malls and most are filled with fascinating shops. Plus they're inside (obviously) so you can avoid the heat!

4. Breakfast

Shangri-La Dubai review

Our absolute favourite thing about the Shangri-La Dubai was the breakfast. It was incredible! I don't think we've ever had such a good breakfast in our lives. The choice was extensive and, of course, luxurious: little cakes, olives, figs, passion fruits, hummus, juices, coffees and much more from all corners of the globe: Indian, Chinese, Western, and more!

Shangri-La Dubai review

I fell in love with the hummus and the olives, and then I fell in love with one of the chefs - upon hearing I am vegan, he made me a special Indian vegan pancake. It was so delicious. Continuing in that fashion, the staff we met at the Shangri-La were lovely and from all over the globe: Filipinos, Africans (sorry not sure exactly where), Indians. All were friendly and kind.

5. Getting to Shangri-La Dubai

There are many ways to get to the Shangri-La from the airport: they do their own pick-up, you can grab an uber, you can take the tube. But first you have to get to the airport! If you're coming from South East Asia we recommend Cebu Pacific Air, we flew with them from Boracay to Dubai and it was great. 

Shangri-La Dubai review


Wrap Up: The Shangri-La Dubai

Shangri-La Dubai review

Our stay at the Shangri-La was comfortable and relaxing. We were absolutely blown away by the breakfast, it was the best we've ever had and was truly luxurious. To book your own stay head on over to their website or find them on Hotels.com. By the way, we have made a video about learning Arabic during our visit, in case you're interested in some useful phrases to get by -- enjoy! :)



Disclaimer: Travelling Weasels were invited as guests of the Shangri-La, but as always all opinions are our own. We would never recommend something we haven't personally tried and loved. If we don't like something, we tell you. 

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