Staycation: THE ADDRESS DUBAI MALL

A few weeks ago I was invited by The Address Dubai Mall for a full-board staycation (yes, including a massage! Yippee) and I was really excited about it.


I was given a Burj Suite with a view of the Emaar Square. It would have been nicer if my view was the Dubai fountain and the Burj Khalifa, but the receptionist said that the rooms on that side of the hotel were already fully booked or had a view of the on-going construction (yes, I asked :P). You can however choose these options when you book your room there.




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[caption id="attachment_3181" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Staycation The Address Dubai Mall travel blogger hotel mydubai dubai uae My very comfy bed. Lovin the small details (and the chocodates beside my pillow)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3175" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Staycation The Address Dubai Mall travel blogger hotel mydubai dubai uae My full board room (with full functioning kitchen and washing machine)[/caption]

My room was huge for a solo traveler/staycationer (if there is a such word). It was complete with a fully functioning kitchen and laundry. It is ideal for someone who is looking to stay longterm such as for business or if you are staying with a family.


It was spacious and clean. Even though I didn't get the Burj Khalifa view, I am not complaining about my view (see photos below).


I loved the personal welcome touch. I saw a welcome note on my coffee table with my name on it, my A/V entertainment system was personalized (with my name on the screen)  and whenever I called the reception, they immediately addressed me with---yes, my name! I think it adds to the whole experience. Even with these simple touches, you'll feel extra special. I surely did.




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[caption id="attachment_3183" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Staycation The Address Dubai Mall travel blogger hotel mydubai dubai uae The view of the Burj Khalifa from my room's balcony[/caption]

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First in my itinerary was to go to the spa. The Address Dubai Mall boasts about its luxury spa treatments and I must say that they were amazing. I am not easily pleased when it comes to massages: maybe because next to eating and sleeping, a massage is the one thing that I think about 24/7.


Like everything else, it seemed that everyone knew who I was as they all addressed me by name.


I was escorted to the changing room complete with shower. I think they will also have a sauna and steam option soon because I saw a sign about it but didn't find it. (There was a room under construction though). After a quick warm shower, I waited for my massage therapist in the lounge where you can just chill and have a cuppa. That itself was relaxing already. The only problem was you don't know when the massage therapist will come. In my mind I was wondering if there was a bell that I should ring or if I should shout 'I am ready!'. But within a few moments, my massage therapist Hamza arrived and escorted me to my room (that avoided a very embarrassing scene). He explained all about the treatment. He said that the Oriental massage is their specialty and so I chose to have that.




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[caption id="attachment_3178" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Staycation The Address Dubai Mall travel blogger hotel mydubai dubai uae A very relaxing lounge area.[/caption]

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It was very relaxing and soothing. It was not too soft yet not too hard and very flowy. Can I have another round please?...I think a massage should be a daily requirement for everyone like breakfast haha.


After that soothing massage, I prepared for an Iftar buffet. I asked my friend Zara to join me cause it is a bit sad to eat a buffet alone (right?). It was a good time also to chat and catch up. This was the day when my blog about 'What Young Filipinos can Learn from Traveling' started to go viral and Zara was helping me to proof-read it (yheap I know that "sometimes" I make some grammar mistakes :p).


NA3NA3 was very busy during iftar. I remember last year when I visited and tried their Iftar, it was almost empty. This time though you could hardly see any empty seats. The food was great and aside from the typical Arabic selections, they also offered a lot of international varieties.




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[caption id="attachment_3185" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Staycation The Address Dubai Mall travel blogger hotel mydubai dubai uae I must say a perfect dinner[/caption]

The Address Dubai Mall is pretty much part of Dubai Mall. There are several access points that connect the hotel to the mall. I normally go through the passage way from Bloomingdale. For short-term visitors, this fact is awesome and very helpful. Location-wise you can already see a lot of what Dubai can offer. Aside from a huge shopping mall you can also visit the Dubai Fountain, Dubai Aquarium and the 'not-to-be-missed'  The Burj Khalifa. If you don't fancy dining in the hotel restaurants, Dubai mall offers a lot of F&B outlets as well.




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The following day, I woke up earlier than usual to try the fitness gym. I thought of going for a swim but I opted to go to the gym instead. The Address Dubai Mall has an outdoor pool and offers a cabana (which serves some juices and canap├ęs) which is good to experience if you are in a group.


The fitness gym is conveniently open 24/7. It has all the latest gym equipment including a sauna and a spa.




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[caption id="attachment_3189" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Staycation The Address Dubai Mall travel blogger hotel mydubai dubai uae Luvin all the up to date equipment[/caption]

After going to they gym and before checking out, I filled myself up with a buffet breakfast. It has an array of fresh detox juices and cold cuts. Perfect for my gym body hahaha... I took time to eat and relaxed a bit before heading back to my room to prepare to head back home.




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[caption id="attachment_3192" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Staycation The Address Dubai Mall travel blogger hotel mydubai dubai uae My morning must haves to start my day right[/caption]

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It was a great experience. I normally book hostels and Air BnB during my travels but compared to the rest of the world, part of Dubai's culture is the glitz and the bling, so this hotel is a good introduction to Dubai's luxury lifestyle without breaking the bank.


If you are visiting during the summer, The Address Dubai Mall offers a lot of discounted rates. So if you are a budget traveler and want to experience a well deserved R&R, I recommend booking The Address Dubai Mall.



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