1 night at Vida Downtown Dubai | #Review #DubaiHotels

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I couldn’t help but smile as I packed my carry-on bag; pyjamas, jeans, toiletries, bikini and running shoes. I was checking into Vida Downtown for a staycation, it’d been an exhausting week and I was looking forward to a much needed break. Conveniently located in Downtown Dubai, Vida is within walking distance some of Dubai’s most icons buildings including the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai mall and The Dubai Opera.

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As a tourist, you can easily plan a week full activities around your stay at Vida Downtown. However as a Dubai resident, I had only one mission: Completely unwind and relax within Vida’s offerings.

On arrival I was immediately impressed by the white contemporary interiors of the hotel lobby; sleek white furniture, marble floors and uniquely designed light fixtures.

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Checking in was a breezy process and 15 minutes later, I was sprawled on the double bed of my deluxe hotel room. The room was compact and chic reinforcing the well designed features displayed in the lobby. I particularly impressed by the porcelain bathtub and glass shower, so much so that I took a relaxing soak before heading down to dinner at the 3in 1.

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I wolfed down my Grilled salmon and sautéed veggies while taking in the night-time view of the hotel’s terrace and pool, I knew I had to come back for a dip the next day. Before bed, I took a walk around downtown and I don’t know if it was the walk or the all the pillows I stuffed around myself but within minutes I’d fallen into a deep sleep.


I woke up refreshed and headed to the gym for early for a quick workout session. The gym was impressive by “hotel gym standards” with useful equipment and weights allowing me to fit in a small circuit. Luckily no one was there when I got there so I was out 30 sweaty minutes later.


I have to say, no stay at VIDA is complete without a visit to the pool. It’s private cabanas and poolside bar is instagram goals. As it was the peak of Dubai summer, I was only able to fit in a few laps before going back to my room to order breakfast. It’s worth pointing out the room service was excellent with fantastic meal options and themes; it was one of the highlights of my stay.  At 12pm, I checked out without any hassle and the promise of a return visit.

Vida is currently running staycation deals: 
Stay 2 nights and save 10%
Stay 3 nights and save 15%
Stay 4 nights and save 20%
U By Emaar members will get an additional 10% off on Best Available Rate and earn Upoint

For hotel reservations, please contact:
Telephone: +971 4 423 88 99 or email reservations@vida-hotels.com


Vida Downtown
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
The Old Town, Downtown Dubai
PO Box 114788, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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