4.5
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What We Love

  • Jaw-dropping views of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa
  • Shopping is right on your doorstep: The hotel is linked to the Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned walkway
  • The very French welcome ("Bonjour" from all staff) in the heart of Arabia
  • The infinity pool is surrounded by cabanas and loungers

What To Know

  • A $6 tourist tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • It's very close to a major highway, but you can’t hear the traffic
  • Breakfast can get very busy on weekends — get there early
  • The air conditioning is decidedly enthusiastic, so be prepared
  • Because it’s a new property, taxis drivers might be unfamiliar with the location

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Upscale addition to Dubai’s downtown skyline flanked by the world's tallest building and the world's biggest mall

The Look

Pure glam from the get-go. The lobby is all crystal installations hanging from the ceiling and curvy seating. The glitter and the wow factor continue in the swirling carpets that lead to the rooms and the restaurants, with each having its own distinct identity: rainbow sherbets in all-day eatery Les Cuisines, Asian inspiration in the Green Spices and cozy banquettes in the Red Grill. Meanwhile, the Mosaic pool bar is all about cocktails and those skyline views.

Bed & Bath

The guestrooms are more at the business end of design, with modern lines, and earth tones punctuated by bright white and chartreuse. As you’d hope, the focus is on the vista, with some rooms offering an up close view of the Burj Khalifa and others overlooking the impressive downtown skyline. Both are spectacular, especially at night. The bathrooms run the length of the suites and are tricked out with dark tiles, white marble and glass, plus freestanding tubs and Lanvin toiletries. The bedrooms feature a dressing area, a wide-screen TV with international channels, and the famed Sofitel MyBed, which is all kinds of comfy.

Beyond

With a spa and a stunning fifth-floor infinity pool surrounded by cabanas and a pool bar, this hotel administers just the right dose of relaxation — which you’ll need in this action-packed city. The food front is seriously impressive too, as the three restaurants are good enough to tempt you to stay in instead of venturing out to the big names such as Zuma, Gaucho and La Petite Maison, which are all nearby. Les Cuisines is the most family-friendly of the trio, with an open kitchen and a vast breakfast buffet complete with French pastries and Middle Eastern honeys alongside egg stations, freshly made waffles and international dishes.

In the Area

For shoppers committed to spending, the hotel has an air-conditioned corridor that leads right to the world’s biggest mall, the Dubai Mall, which offers everything from a multiplex and cafés to an aquarium and an ice rink, as well as hundreds of stores. The beach is a 10-minute taxi ride away, and almost everything in Dubai is within an easy 30-minute journey, so take your pick from water parks, desert safaris, skydiving and, of course, more shopping.

How to Get There

Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Sheihk Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 3925 Reviews
Outing
Reviewed 18 hours ago

Great place to chill out, I had a wonderful time with my friends at this hotel. The room was luxurious and well appointed also I want to thank all the reception staff especially mr Khaled gomaa to his way in talking, his amazing Smile which make us happy all the time, when we check in he upgraded us room and gave us a beautiful suite with panoramic view of the ocean, city and the Burj Khalifa. Really, he made all the effort to make us feel the best experience ever. We will for sure recommend this hotel to our family and friends.

Great réceptionist
Reviewed 18 hours ago

It was my first time To stay in sofitel everything was fantastic,checking inn was done in a proffetional manner thanks To ms stella and jamuel who were very helpful with information about Dubaï,thé rooms where so Nice with thé view of burj khalifa everyone was welcoming and thé breakfast buffet was amaizing japanese food was so delicious too,looking forward To another amaizing stay at sofitel

More than expected with smile
Reviewed 18 hours ago

this hotel has it all. The shear size or the rooms in this place is unbelievable the upkeep and maintenance is without a doubt top notch keeping it out of sight we spent almost 6 days every person was friendly outgoing and always had a smile on their face like Khaled from reception .I am not sure which was more enticing the rooms or nice the people its all a blast to do and well worth the time and money it will take to get through fabulous time special thanks to the house keeping team Hazem has good manner with nice smile while he serve you defiantly I will come back soon >>

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Reviewed 19 hours ago

I visited Sofitel Dubai Downtown for Breakfast at le cuisine. Great food and very helpful staff specially thanks to chef suneel for delicious omlate and his excellent service and also notable was hamza who made the experience excellent .. really enjoyed and really appreciate the management to hire those staff..
Al in all this hotel was an amazing and perfect place to stay!

Mr Mohsin Khan .
Reviewed 22 hours ago

I had a very good experience on my early morning arrival at this hotel , he was very pleasant & polite , i could have asked for any better service .
He knew his job & was very proud to be of assistance , thanks very much .

Ross S from Australia.