In the centre of Dubai Creek Harbour, Address Grand Creek Hotel is located 15 minutes from Downtown Dubai and is within close proximity of the city’s heart. Near the hotel is the newest viewing deck that is open to the public as well as a lovely promenade that follows around the Creek, perfect for a stroll.
Setting the Scene
Stepping into the lobby of Address Grand Creek Harbour itself is a sight to behold. I’m greeted by a sleek marble expanse that exudes elegance, highlighted by a deep emerald-green marble bar and an awe-inspiring crystal chandelier that stretches the length of the space.
The lobby, with its ample plush seating, a freeform crystal chandelier, and floor-to-ceiling windows, offers a chic retreat from the desert sun. Bold flower arrangements complement lively piano music, adding to the overall elegant atmosphere as my very swift check-in followed.
The quick check-in experience was incredibly efficient and hassle-free. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I was impressed by how smoothly the process went. The staff was well-prepared and guided me through the check-in steps swiftly. Within just a few minutes, I had my room key in hand and was on my way to my room. This convenience definitely set a positive tone for my stay, and I appreciated not having to wait in long lines or deal with unnecessary paperwork.
In our deluxe room, the allure of Dubai’s waterfront charm unfolds before our eyes in a remarkable way. As we step inside, a world of opulence awaits, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to enhance our experience.
Bathed in the gentle glow of the city’s shimmering skyline, the room’s large windows frame the iconic silver towers, casting an enchanting spell that leaves us mesmerised. We love the white marble bathroom featuring a freestanding bathtub and the king-size bed with crisp linen sheets, so marshmallow-soft that we cannot wait to slip in.
To welcome us in style, the team has adorned our room with a fragrant cascade of rose petals, creating an atmosphere of sheer romance and indulgence. The air is suffused with their delicate fragrance, setting the stage for an unforgettable stay.
As we sink into the plush comforts of our carefully curated furnishings, our gaze naturally drifts to the exquisite welcome amenities that await. A selection of handcrafted macarons, with their vibrant colours and delectable flavours, tempts our senses, offering a delightful taste of Dubai’s culinary artistry.
Resort Amenities and Facilities
The 223 accommodations pamper guests with expansive marble bathrooms featuring separate showers and deep-soaking tubs, ideal for unwinding after a day of exploring. And the hotel’s sparkling infinity pool, surrounded by shaded loungers and cabana-covered daybeds, provides a serene escape with some of the most breathtaking skyline views.
What sets this place apart is its thoughtful design, providing spacious gathering areas like the private Viewing Point bridge that offers Instagram-worthy vistas over the water. The blend of modernity with Middle Eastern charm is evident in the chic spa, while the guest rooms draw inspiration from the harbour’s shimmering blue waters, creating a serene and inviting ambience.
I had the pleasure of dining at The Restaurant, Address Grand Creek Harbour’s signature dining venue. I highly recommend starting the gastronomic adventure with the Boston lobster bisque, a rich and exquisite delight, followed by the yuzu-marinated yellowtail tuna tartare, which was a burst of refreshing flavours.
The saffron risotto is another must-try. The saffron-infused rice was flawlessly cooked, striking a perfect balance between creaminess and a satisfying bite. Each mouthful was a symphony of flavours, with the saffron infusing a subtle yet distinctive aroma and taste. The saffron risotto was elevated using high-quality ingredients, making it a main course that I savoured with every bite.
But that’s not all; Address Grand Creek Harbour has more culinary surprises up its sleeve. Their Shakshouka is a delightful Middle Eastern adventure. This dish typically features poached eggs in a spicy tomato and pepper sauce, and the one here lived up to its reputation for bold and robust flavours. It was an authentic and delicious experience that I heartily recommend to anyone who appreciates diverse and savoury flavours.
Moving on to breakfast, The Restaurant’s bountiful buffet is an experience in itself, accompanied by breathtaking harbour views. The variety is astonishing, with artisan cheeses paired with an array of local honey and even a build-your-own doughnut bar, making breakfast a delightful and indulgent affair.
When it’s time to unwind poolside, the Luma Pool Lounge offers an idyllic setting. As the day transitions into night, it transforms into a swanky Mediterranean restaurant. I was treated to mouth-watering mezze, perfectly complemented by cocktails and shisha service. It’s a blend of flavours and ambience that’s nothing short of perfection.
For those seeking an elegant touch, the daily afternoon tea at The Patisserie is a must. With a wide selection of international brews served amidst the gentle tinkling of live piano music, it’s a sophisticated and tranquil affair, all while enjoying breathtaking waterfront views.
As I step into the serene oasis of the spa, a sense of calm immediately washes over me.
My therapist, with a welcoming smile, guides me to my private sanctuary, where the scent of essential oils hangs in the air, promising relaxation beyond measure. The warm embrace of heated stones on my back starts the journey, melting away tension with each glide. It’s as though the cares of the day are being gently swept away.
The therapist’s skilled hands move with a graceful rhythm, a symphony of kneading and rolling that takes me deeper into relaxation. I find myself surrendering to the moment, the outside world fading into insignificance. The aromatic oils blend seamlessly with the soothing touch, adding another layer of tranquillity.
Minutes slip away unnoticed as I drift into a state of pure bliss. The therapist’s touch seems to intuitively find every knot and ache, coaxing them into submission. Tension is replaced by an overwhelming sense of serenity, and time itself seems to stand still.
As the massage gently comes to an end, I slowly awaken, feeling lighter and more revitalised than I have in a long time. It’s an hour that transcends the ordinary, leaving me with a profound sense of peace and well-being. The spa experience at Address Grand Creek Harbour is nothing short of exceptional, a true escape from the everyday.
While the ambience and food of the property is exceptional, what made our stay special was the genuine warmth and hospitality that enveloped the hotel. From giving you a blanket if they see you feeling cold to remembering your favourite coffee, service is thoughtful and heartfelt.
The staff are genuinely gracious and go the extra mile to make your day to restaurants that are true masterclasses in gastronomy, this one is truly like a dream. With its old-world charm ensconced in unmistakable luxury, Address Grand Creek Harbour glows from within, with a lovely golden warmth, a unique quality among the ever-expanding empire of Dubai hotels.
Address: Ras Al Khor – Dubai Creek Harbour – Dubai