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For those looking to take their family to see the magnificent new city which is Dubai, let me recommend a place for you to stay.

The Radisson Blu in Dubai Marina The outdoor swimming pool on the Radisson Blu's third floor terrace


What to look for

We've recently been lucky enough to take the family holiday to Dubai, so I'll let you know what we looked for when choosing our accommodation, and see whether that corresponds with what you are thinking about (or it may just give you an idea about some of the things to look for in your Dubai holiday).

The first thing to think about is roughly where in Dubai you want to stay. 'The Palm' is very prestigious, but staying here means it is hard to get around, as you travel up and down the Palm's trunk each time. Also, we wanted to be near the Metro station so we could easily get around the length of Dubai. It's nice to walk around (mainly in the evening, as the temperature in October is 35°C during the day), but Dubai has a bit of a reputation as a city for cars, although the powers that be are changing their ways with the marina development. The last thing we wanted from the location is to be near a supermarket. Eating out (especially with a family in tow) all the time can cost a small fortune, so we prefer to eat out occasionally, and to have an assortment of food and drink to hand too.

The location which fitted the bill was Dubai Marina.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is one of the newer developments in the ever increasing city of Dubai. Surrounded by towers, a short walk from the beaches and with a promenade all around the sides, Dubai Marina is a modern location for your Dubai experience.

The marina is also home to various boating excursions, restaurants and a large air-conditioned mall - which also includes a Waitrose! For those who wish to cycle around, Next Bike have a variety of stations for you to cheaply rent a bike for an hour or two.

Dubai Marina This is Dubai Marina

Radission Blu Hotel and Apartments

After choosing the Dubai Marina for the location which would suit our needs, we needed to find our accommodation. Ideally we were looking for an apartment, which sleeps 4 people, and has its own swimming pool (you need to cool off after a few hours exploring). Oh, and as we don't have money to burn, price was an important factor too.

We chose 'The Radission Blu Dubai Marina' as our base. You never really know whether you've made the right choice until you get on holiday. However, it turns out we'd struck gold with the Radission Blu. Location wise, the Radission Blu is a 5 minute walk from the nearest Metro station; a 2 minute walk from the marina, and a 10 minute walk from the mall and the beach.

Our apartment was extremely spacious and meticulously clean. The balcony also had views over the marina.

Dubai Marina views from our Radisson Blu apartment We booked a marina view - so had good views of the Dubai Marina from our apartment
What was particularly splendid though is the swimming pool. I assumed the pool would be packed, what with whose soaring temperatures; this wasn't the case - and most of the time we had the pool to ourselves.

Making the most of the swimming pool at Radisson Blu Dubai Making the most of the swimming pool at the Radisson Blu in Dubai Marina

Stay at the Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu in Dubai Marina is definitely somewhere I'd stay again - and is somewhere I'd recommend you have a little look at (especially if you're looking for the same things as us in your holiday).

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