Hotel review: Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront

In between our travels around the country, my wife and I had an overnight stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. This five-star hotel is located in the Dubai Water Canal area, one of the largest waterfront developments in Business Bay, Downtown Dubai.

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The Dubai Water Canal is becoming increasingly popular as a business and leisure spot. Tourists can appreciate the proximity to prominent tourist attractions such as the Dubai Mall, which has more than 1,200 shopping centers, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

On the other hand, business travelers will find that the hotel is only 15 kilometers from Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai World Trade Center and Dubai International Airport.

hotel lobby radisson blu dubai waterfront

hotel lobby

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Staycation at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City

This is a new hotel and we were impressed upon entering the main lobby. Check in was quick and we were quickly in our room.

radisson blu dubai premium waterfront room with burj khalifa view

Premium Room

Premium Room with Balcony and Burj Khalifa Uitzicht View

The premium rooms are located on the higher floors and offer views of the Burj Khalifa and Business Bay. The 42sqm room was very clean and spacious, with a comfortable bed and plenty of pillows. The view from our room was amazing, overlooking the water and the city skyline.

It also features a comfortable king-size bed, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, desk, lounge chairs and an in-room espresso machine.

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king size bed

radisson blu dubai waterfront in the room

in the room


The bathroom has a large bath, walk-in shower with rain shower head, toilet and bidet. It is very spacious and has plenty of storage space for your toiletries.

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toiletries in the bathroom

radisson blu hotel dubai waterfront bathroom

in the bathroom

WiFi Internet

The wifi was good with a download speed of 7.5 Mbps and an upload speed of 4.6 Mbps with a strong signal throughout the room and lobby.

burj khalifa skyline from radisson blu dubai waterfront

Burj Khalifa Skyline from Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront

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view from the balcony


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront features a number of restaurants including:

  • FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar – The FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar offers the finest Midwestern traditions of open fire cooking and cocktail mixing. We had a late lunch at this restaurant with its beautiful terrace, refreshing beats and a spectacular view of the Burj Khalifa and the canal!
  • Makari – Makar is a Scottish bar that exudes style and class. It’s all about the quintessential Scottish bar, whiskey and cigars. You can relax in a comfortable chair while enjoying delicious meals and drinks to your heart’s content. We had our dinner during our overnight stay here in Makar.
  • the pantry – We had breakfast in the Larder restaurant, where local products are the focus of every dish. We were pleasantly surprised as there were plenty of options at the breakfast buffet. You can choose to dine in a modern and elegant atmosphere, or outside with a spectacular view of the Dubai Canal.
  • Abraj Cafe – Abraj is a place where you can grab a quick bite to eat and a drink in the hotel lobby.
  • Dining in Room – The hotel also offers in-room dining so you can enjoy a meal in the comfort of your own room.

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breakfast in restaurant Larder

cocktail drinks from firelake dubai

lunch and drinks at FireLake Dubai

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Grilled Red Snapper at FireLake Dubai

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Makar Scottish Bar Night

Swimming pool

Located at P3 level, the pool at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront is one of the facilities we wanted to check out. The size of the pool was a great way to cool off in the Dubai summer heat. They also have a pool bar where you can order some refreshments. We ordered a couple of cocktails that afternoon.

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pool overlooking Business Bay

swimming pool at radisson blu hotel dubai waterfront

enjoy the pool at P3 Level

Gym and fitness center

The hotel also has a gym that guests can use for free. The gym is well equipped and has everything you need for a good workout. There is also a separate steam room and sauna for male and female guests.

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fitness center

radisson blu fitness center on the Dubai waterfront

fitness equipment

Dreamworks Spa

There is also a third party spa operated by Dreamworks Spa. The spa offers a variety of treatments and services. We didn’t get to try the spa as we didn’t have much time. But I remember Dreamworks Spa is one of the best experiences we’ve had recently. They are also on the Entertainer Dubai app

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Dreamworks Spa

radisson blu dubai waterfront steam and sauna

separate steam and sauna rooms for men and women

90 Photos of Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront Staycation

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Video: Staycation at Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront Staycation

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The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront is a luxury hotel in the heart of Dubai. It offers its guests a range of services and amenities, including an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center and several restaurants. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with all the modern comforts you would expect from a five star hotel.

We had a great time at this hotel which is considered a top business hotel in Dubai. The staff were professional and courteous at all times and the room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast buffet was excellent, with a wide variety of food on offer. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a luxurious and relaxing experience in Dubai.

beautiful lobby of radisson blu dubai waterfront


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Radisson Blu brand

radisson blu hotel dubai waterfront room review

Premium Room with Balcony and Burj Khalifa View

Contact details

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront
Address: PO Box 16021 Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone number: +971 (0) 4 249 7800
Email: [email protected]

Facebook: @radissonbluhoteldubaiwaterfront
Instagram: @radissonbludubaiwaterfront

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