One of the best things about living in Dubai is all the completely different places you can visit with just a small drive.
Whether it’s the breathtaking dunes in the desert, the relaxing beaches, the bustle of the business districts, the peaceful public parks, or the area like Bastakiya with the inspiring Arabic architecture; there is so much to see and do depending on your mood.
This is why I love staycations in Dubai – after a 20 minute drive I feel like I’m staying in another part of the world! Needless to say I was delighted to be invited to spend a Thursday night at the new Park Regis Boutique hotel in Jumeirah.
We arrived early on a Thursday evening to find a beautiful hotel that looked more like an elegant villa with 21 rooms. The rooms are spacious and have a unique nautical theme, with lovely, comfortable furniture and well designed fixtures. We had a balcony view which was perfect for sitting outside to relax after a busy day of working or exploring – depending on your needs! It’s always great to see a Nespresso machine in the room; Ricky is always delighted with this as the taste is so much nicer than instant coffee.
The hotel is well located close to Burj Al Arab (across from Umm Suqeim park) and just a quick stroll away from the beach. Jumeirah is an area that I haven’t explored much, especially this part – so we loved spending an evening wandering around here. The highlight of our stroll was definitely our visit to the famous ‘Bu Qtair‘ seafood restaurant, one of the remaining Dubai foodie institutions that we had yet to try (we loved it and I will have a separate post on it soon).
Joined on to the hotel is the contemporary Balkan themed restaurant 21 Grams. We had our breakfast there and loved the eastern European twist on poached eggs (done with tomato and spicy pepper) as well as our first try of Polenta, which is a corn meal porridge type dish that was infused with delicious flavours. It was my first time to visit a Balkan themed restaurant and I loved the experience. This is definitely a place you could come to get some work done or grab a tasty bite.
With the Dubai Marathon kicking off on the Friday morning, my weekend was truly an example of those magic times you can have here.
I would thoroughly recommend the hotel to anyone traveling for business or looking for a nice break from the hustle and bustle of every day life. With the location giving so much to see and do nearby, along with the comfortable modern design of the hotel, it’s the perfect place for me.
I must also give my thanks to the wonderful staff in the hotel and restaurant, who were extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Thanks to everyone at Park Regis!
Park Regis Boutique Hotel
Jumeirah Street, next to Umm Suqeim Park, Umm Suqeim 2
+971 4332 2277