However, this five-star luxury hotel offers a complete leisure experience with world-class shopping and an unrivalled Alpine experience, featuring the world's third largest indoor ski resort and the biggest covered snow park.
The 480,000 square feet property is destined to become a landmark of luxury and innovation, attracting business and leisure travellers both locally and from across the region.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates also boasts the country's largest hotel rooms, with 395 deluxe rooms and suites including 15 ski chalets, all designed and built with luxury and comfort in mind. The conference wing features 15 conference rooms with the latest technology and built in video conferencing.
Business as well
Extended business services are offered at the futuristic Business Centre located at the conference wing with high speed wireless internet connection, translation service, international telephone and fax as well as a comfortable lounge for quiet reading and browsing.
A well equiped health club, Ayurveda wellness centre, beauty treatment rooms, infinity swimming pool and tennis court provide for complete relaxation for guests. Says Michael Henssler, General Manager:
'With a unique combination of superior facilities and innovative features, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is positioned to become the leading business and lifestyle destination in the region. Strategically located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates offers guests unrivalled access to world-class shopping and entertainment through Mall of the Emirates, and is close to major business centres, including the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City.'
Concierge and Personal Butler services, as well as baby sitting, valet parking, room service, laundry and dry-cleaning, shoe shine, on-call doctor, multi-lingual staff, security, limousine and currency exchange are available. In addition, a Shopping Butler service will help guide you through the Mall of the Emirates – which is admittedly one of the largest shopping malls in the world.
An array of cafes and restaurants offer different atmospheres for guests to experience throughout the hotel: 24/7 is the hotel's all day dining restaurant and offers specialties from regional and international cuisine. Then there is Aspen Cafe, overlooking Ski Dubai, and the 1897 Bar, Mosaic Pool Bar and the Vitamin Juice Bar at the Fitness Centre.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is managed by Kempinski Hotels whose prestigious portfolio comprises five-star properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. Each offers superior standards of service combined with a distinctive style reflecting the individuality of the property and its location.
No doubt there will be well-heeled guests who find the prospect of a ski chalet in Dubai uniquely appealing, and they should not forget to the Ski Dubai complex itself which really does offer an authentic skiing experience even when temperatures soar to 50C in the summer!