Best of two worlds

Dubai Marine ... all advantages of a beach resort near a city.

Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa offers the best of two worlds - the conveniences of a city hotel and the advantages of a beach resort.

Located at the beginning of Dubai's famous Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai Marine is just 10-minutes drive away from the city and the World Trade Centre and 15 minutes from the airport and the Dubai Creek Golf Club.

The hotel offers 195 well-appointed and spacious rooms, 96 standard suites, 63 junior suites, 31 executive suites besides a Presidential and a Royal suite.

The resort provides the full range of leisure facilities including a private beach, two swimming pools, a children's pool, gym, tennis and squash courts, a variety of water sports and aerobic classes.

All rooms feature individually controlled air-conditioning, satellite television, direct dial phones, mini-bar and hair dryer among other facilities while suites also have jet bath, in room fax and trouser press.

The resort recently opened its ninth restaurant, boosting the choice of dining and entertainment outlets.

Charlie's, which is aimed at the discerning diner, offers a selection of fine wines, tantalising cuisine and live jazz music, said a hotel spokesman.

Charlie's will accommodate up to 80 diners with a pre-dinner drinks and bar area.

"Charlie's will be an excellent addition to the selection of restaurants within the resort; it's stylish interior cuisine and live jazz will attract a more discerning clientele," said Dubai Marine CEO Khalid bin Hadher.

It was the third new outlet to open this year, the other additions being Sho Cho (Japanese) and El Malecon (Cuban). A fourth new restaurant is planned early next year.

The hotel also taps into the growing reputation of Dubai as a meetings and incentive market offering extensive conference and banqueting facilities including a selection of meeting rooms and a fully-equipped business centre.

For relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort's spa offers a full range of skin, body and lifestyle treatments including aromatherapy, full body massage, detoxifying algae wraps as well as other more popular beauty treatments.

All treatments are carried out by professional staff using the world famous E'Spa products.