Taj Group’s latest inauguration, Taj Dubai is at the heart of the glamour

Surrounded by the fascinating sites of the Burj Khalifa, the dancing fountains and the expansive Dubai Mall, the Taj Group finally brings Indian hospitality and all its goodness to this prestigious city with the opening of the Taj Dubai and its 296 rooms of luxurious suites and club rooms, world famous Bombay cuisine curated restaurant and traditional Indian spa treatments.

Being a part of the Taj Group of Hotels, where no two properties are the same and range from palaces to beach resorts to business hotels, yet have a similar underlining Taj trademark, the Taj Dubai too blends in modern luxury with traditional Indian craftsmanship. Set up for business and leisure travellers, the sleek exterior is a contemporary design and gives way to the classic lobby set up. White paneled walls, a glimmering chandelier and brass accents are the primary features that attract the attention of guests as they enter, which is further accented by the backlit sandstone lattice screen backdrop at the reception. The lattice screen adds familiarity to the lobby since it has its place at a lot of other Taj properties. The overall color theme speaks of subtle royalty and elegance with its toned palette.

The rooms are spacious and have different ranges of opulence and auspiciousness – from regular club rooms, to junior suites, to luxury suites. The Presidential Suite and the Maharaja Suite are the crème de la crème of the hotel, each having its own charm focusing on different luxuries. If going by traditional Taj standards, guests can expect something on the lines of this, this or this. Every room is decorated in artwork that strikes a balance between Indian and local cultures that are complimented by pure fabrics and linens. The corridors all through the hotel are adorned with handicrafts on specially commissioned ancient government mint paper to enhance the Indian hospitality trademark.

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The multiple restaurants serve all kinds of cuisines and harp on the versatility of the Taj hotels. Dining experiences include, an all-day dining Peruvian themed Tesoro that has intricately carved timber screens; al fresco Kui which sits guests in a garden deck terrace decorated with grey stone, timber furniture and bronze fabrics and provides uninterrupted views of the Burj Khalifa; Taj honored traditional afternoon-tea and evening-cocktail Byzantium Lounge with Indian inspired lacquer and silk accents; and the vintage European inspired gastro-pub The Eloquent Elephant with metal window frames, timber floor and gas jar light fixtures. The spa center, Jiva Spa, has curated treatments for healing, rejuvenating, relaxing and re-energizing the body and draws its core from the rich Indian heritage and wellness therapies.

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The spotlight feature of the Taj Dubai is the Bombay Brasserie that is making its debut in the Middle East after having a world-wide presence, especially in cities like London and Cape Town. The restaurant is the Taj Group’s very own and has built its reputation from its culinary experiences of Indian cuisine right from Mughal times to the colonial rule to current tastes. The food is supplemented by the brocade designs, Mughal paintings and bold colorful palette.

Besides the extravagant gastronomy choices, exclusive members of the Taj Group can enjoy the Chambers, a private club for frequent guests where membership is by invitation only and is hard to come by. This is the first Taj property that has the members club outside India. The Taj Dubai, joins the other 112 Taj hotels all over the world, known for redefining opulent living bringing with it a strong presence of the Indian culture.

Burj Khalifa Street,
Dubai, UAE,
PO Box 8489

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