The always-scorching city of Dubai is a year-round, one-stop shop for sun, sand, shopping and spa…
But when temperatures soar to the high 30s Celsius and over, as they do for most of the year, we’re never outdoors for too long before scrambling for sweet, air-conditioned shelter.
Chicly fitting the bill is the Vida Downtown, a contemporary cocoon in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, providing stylish respite from both the heat and the bustle. Fitted in calming greige, each of this foxy flopspot’s chambers feature free WiFi and flat-screens, Nespresso machines, well-stocked minibars and walk-in rain showers.
Step outside your suite, and the French/Italian fash magnet bistro La Serre boasts an elegant, white linen-ed affair upstairs, while the boulangerie and casual downstairs caff heave all day. Take chilled tipples at the vibey Stage 2 bar, and don’t forget to dive in for a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool. Cool blue!
Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Old Town, +971 4 428 6888, vida-hotels.com