The Hotel brings the energy of DIFC and signature Four Seasons elegance into one dance floor and is designed to showcase artistic expression from every corner. As if in a high-end private club, expect the staff to know the ins and outs of the neighbourhood with perfect recommendations to suit the preferences of individual guests.
“There is something about DIFC’s energy that satisfies the artist, adventurer and aspirer within us,” says Renan Astolpho, Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre. “It is probably Dubai’s most sensorial neighbourhood; in a minutes-long stroll you can spot a towering landmark, smell and taste a culinary masterpiece, hear the buzz from a busy social spot and touch an intriguing art installation. Our Hotel channels this same energy, and our team has curated the top eight ways to get a taste for the DIFC way of life.”
1. A Dip with a View
The glass-walled pool on the roof-top deck of Four Seasons Hotel DIFC offers guests sights to admire while cooling off. The DIFC skyscrapers are scattered around waiting to be “snapped and Grammed.” The remarkable view can also be taken in from the comfort of the open-air whirlpool. An equally aesthetic cocktail selection is also on hand to contribute to the perfect downtime.
2. World-Class Dining at the Doorstep
Dubai’s evolving foodie scene is one that can excite even the most gastronomically inclined travellers. DIFC arguably has the highest concentration of notable restaurants out of all of Dubai’s thriving neighbourhoods. Every bite here can be one to write home and brag about with destination restaurants such as Zuma, La Petite Maison, Avli by Tashas, Gaia and others serving up an experience. The Hotel’s very own Mina Brasserie is a local favourite and a must-try, with a menu curated by Michelin star awardee Chef Michael Mina.
3. Galleries Galore
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,” said Pablo Picasso. For a creativity and inspiration boost, all one needs to do is become a DIFC pedestrian and stroll by the riddled galleries and art installations. World renowned galleries such as Sotheby’s and Opera Gallery along with local exhibitions, make DIFC a vibrant hub for art and culture.
4. Recovery from Travelling and Exploring
Travellers needn’t worry about airplane skin once they arrive at Four Seasons Hotel DIFC. The Hydrafacial treatments at The Pearl Spa and Wellness get rid of impurities and nourish the skin with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid for instantaneous skin recovery. The Spa has a selection of standout treatments that help guests breeze through their DIFC escapades, including the Cold Detox Massage, which offers an excellent recovery from workouts, long days in the sun and nights out in town.
5. A Glittering Skyline
Photo opportunities come by very easily in DIFC. Whether from the Luna Terrace or the intimate terrace at Penrose Lounge, Burj Khalifa sets a backdrop that can’t be ignored. Perfect for that compulsory snap when visiting Dubai, the vantages on offer will tempt even veteran residents to engage in a guilty tourist moment or two. Pro-tip: Catch the warm morning light for some shots, then enjoy a breakfast at Penrose Lounge. Magic hour at Luna Dubai is both visually and socially pleasing with a wide selection of aperitifs to choose from.
6. A Grand Grooming Session
Guests staying at the Penthouse Suite can enjoy a grooming session in true presidential fashion. With a plush leather barber’s chair, a Bond-style shave is as close as can be in the suite’s elegant living room. The concierge is on call to arrange sessions with the city’s most talented barbers and hairdressers.
7. The Flavours of Astrology
The confident Leo, savvy Sagittarius, stubborn Aries and dreamy Pisces all have something in common at Luna Dubai; a concoction that matches their personality. Lively evenings under the stars are all but guaranteed at this rooftop social space, with horoscope-inspired sips for every sign adding to the flair and Instagrammability of the venue.
8. The Calm Tropical Oasis
A stay at Four Seasons Hotel DIFC grants exclusive access to one of the city’s most coveted beach resorts. A stroll through the lush greenery to the free form pool and white sands of Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beachcan feel like an escape from the metropolis. Pro tip: Four Seasons branded coconuts served at the poolside taste as refreshing as they look.
Guests interested in staying at Four Seasons Hotel DIFC can book the Feel the Beat package for two nights or more and take advantage of AED 300 Hotel credit that can be redeemed at Penrose Lounge, Mina Brasserie or The Pearl Spa and Wellness.