The Address Dubai Marina

From the moment we were offered refreshing towels and peach tea upon check-in, I knew The Address Dubai Marina would fulfil all the dreams of relaxation that we had been having during our dusty adventures in Oman. We were checked in promptly and whisked up to our room. My eyes lingered on the deep bath and the bed that I knew I would never want to get out of, but there was really only one thing on my mind at that moment - the infinity pool on the fourth floor. So although it was a bit too late for sunbathing, we headed down to have a look. When we stepped out what we saw was breathtaking. There was a large infinity pool surrounded by sun loungers and other seating with the marina skyline jutting up around it. We dipped our toes in and the water was gloriously warm. Lots of people were still around the pool catching the last rays of the day, but we opted for a drink at Shades, the restaurant next to the pool. Well, at least that's what we thought we would do. We were promptly handed menus and decided on two Tiger beers and then waited to order. And waited. And waited. Rather annoyed, we eventually stood up and walked away. This could have soured our experience but then one of the guys working at the pool, Allen, called out to us. He had seen us leave because we couldn't get service and he wanted to make things right. He insisted we have a seat and brought us mint lime juice and snacks on the house. As we sat there sipping away, we noticed the most secluded, romantic table tucked away by the pool. We asked if we could book it for that night and Allen promptly booked it for us.
The pool

The pool

Fast forward two hours past a sumptuous bath to dinner time. The table was on a red carpet and set to perfection. Roses and candles were brought out to set the mood and the staff were very attentive. We ordered tapas to start and Arabic style grilled chicken as a mains. The food was delicious, particularly the lamb kofte, and it was magical to watch the sunset and then see the city lights come on. Truly a night to remember!
Dinner at Shades

Dinner at Shades

The location of The Address Dubai Marina is perfect for those seeking a relaxing getaway. There is a seven kilometre promenade with lots of restaurants so those wanting a bit of exercise can choose a restaurant a bit further away. Or if you are more inclined to just roll from bed to bath to sun bed, you can eat at the hotel or the Dubai Marina Mall, which is connected to the hotel. If you manage to drag yourself away from the hotel, you can walk a little ways down the promenade for some spanking views of the Marina skyline, including the Cayan Tower twisting its way skyward. All of this makes it the perfect location to escape other more hectic areas of Dubai.
Now that's an infinity pool!

Now that's an infinity pool!