Dubai Marine resort on a roll

The elegantly furnished rooms at Dubai Marine resort.

The Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa has undergone many changes over the past year to further enhance its facilities and services offered to guests.

An independent five-star boutique hotel, the resort says it is working with other players in Dubai's hospitality industry to strengthen the emirate's position as the world's fastest growing upmarket tourist destination.

The resort says it offers "a perfect setting for both corporate and leisure guests" following extensive renovation and refurbishment.

The resort says it started its Executive Club Programme at the end of 2000, tailored to suit the needs of businessman.

"We modernised our business centre and improved the conference and banqueting facilities as well as our services at the front desk," said a spokesperson.

Earlier last year, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa joined more than 8,000 clubs worldwide to become the official Spinning Centre providing the world's number-one group training programme.

"Guests can join classes of creative movement dance, ballet, kick-boxing, belly dancing and aqua aerobics. Kid Zone specially designed for children contains classes such as Capoiera, Street-Ache or children kick-boxing," said the spokesperson.

Dubai Marine Spa completely renewed its treatment programme in spring last year and in addition to the already well established E'SPA beauty line, the spa launched a new range of products and treatments from world famous Guinot which helped to widen not only the range of services but also the clientele.

Over the past year, the resort has opened two new outlets bringing the total to nine specialist restaurants.

One of the latest additions has been El Malecon, the eclectic Cuban restaurant with its 5-piece band and individual atmosphere.

The other new outlet is Charlie's, a jazz bar and restaurant, offering an excellent selection of fine wines, tantalising cuisine and live jazz.

The resort offers 195 rooms and extensive facilities for both leisure and business guests. There is also a fully-equipped business centre and conference halls.