Park Hyatt Dubai

A green hideaway set smack in the middle of Dubai’s old town overlooking the Creek – and just 2 km from Dubai’s airport – the Park Hyatt Dubai is a destination in and of itself. It’s got acres of rolling hills ideal for a round of golf or a round of drinks as you admire the scenery. One of the oldest hotel establishments in our young town, it’s also one of the finest. It’s reviewed for Holidays in Heels by girl-about-town Anita Buys, a lovely South African presenter, moderator and inspirational woman.
Check out Anita’s blog: for a dose of fashion and fun in Dubai!
The Welcome

Meet me in the hotel lobby!


This beautiful resort is big enough to cater to those looking for a quiet time with a friend or those attending a big blow-out wedding – tiara and all. Anita says: “I’ve experienced quite a few firsts at the Park Hyatt Dubai. This hotel has so many beautiful memories, that every time I visit, I feel so nostalgic. My very first time at the hotel was for my friends wedding. I was one of her bridesmaids. It was an intercultural marriage, so relatives of the bride and groom flew in from all over the world, which made for such a diverse reception.  I’ll recommend this hotel without a doubt, I love visiting a resort that feels like a destination on its own. You never have to leave the hotel because you’re too entertained by all their amazing activities.”
With an 18 hole golf course, 25 meter pool and eight different restaurants to choose from, you’ll find yourself hard pressed to leave the resort at all.

The exterior looks like a glass boat sailing on the Creek

Sweet Suite
The rooms in this sprawling resort are a calm sanctuary. They are decorated in muted tones and offer sweeping views of green golf courses or of the Creek. All rooms have free wifi and floor-to-ceiling windows so you can look out over the pretty view and compose poems 😀
The hotel has an exciting Boardwalk BBQ Donut experience. Anita says: “My adventurous dad booked a boat for 5 (the family) and we sailed around Dubai Creek while having a BBQ on the boat! We chose to sail off in the evening, so we could watch the sunset… #OnlyInDubai ;)”
The 18 hole golf course is a major drawcard for avid golfers or those who love a hotel set amid rolling hills – we really miss this kind of scenery in Dubai. It’s hard to believe this quiet oasis is right in the middle of one of Dubai’s busiest parts of town. Kick back with a fruity drink facing the golf course and skyline at sunset – no better way to end the day…
There are some amazing choices for foodies at the Park Hyatt Dubai. Anita says: “The restaurant QD’s is one of my favorite places to go for lunch/dinner while overlooking Dubai’s Deira Creek.”
Cafe Arabesque has traditional Arabic food so you can sample local flavours (mmm saffron rice and lamb stew!), while The Terrace has sunset views and yummy bites ideal for impressing a date. You’ll be hard pressed to decide what is more striking at award-winning French restaurant Traiteur: the small plates bursting with flavour or the dazzling architecture.

Strike a pose at Traiteur



Saved the best for last. The award winning Amara Spa is all flowers and wood, open air rain showers and bathtubs fit for two. They also have some of the best trained therapists in town.

Outdoor rain shower = heaven on earth

Anita says: “At the Amara Spa, I treat myself to their signature Swedish Massage every now and then and always make sure to ask for the lovely Balinese massage therapist Julie.”
What to Pack
Anita’s breezy, feminine look is spot on during a stay at the beautiful Park Hyatt Dubai. Enjoy!
Afternoon at Park Hyatt Dubai


Self portrait white lace cocktail dress
1,265 AED –

Christian Louboutin stiletto heel pumps
3,105 AED –

Alice Olivia leather hand bag
1,725 AED –

Lana taper earrings
10,560 AED –

Kate Spade oblong scarve
325 AED –

Smith Cult moisturizing lip gloss
85 AED –

Marc Jacobs fragrance


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Sara Hamdan

Welcome to a magazine editor’s guide to luxury hotels and what to wear when you’re there! My work has appeared in: The International New York Times, Rolling Stone, Variety and CNN Travel. I’ve held editorial roles at VIVA Magazine, Dubai Magazine and Stylist Arabia.  Now, I freelance for the likes of Google, CNN and Savoir Flair!

Editing travel pages was always my favourite part of working for lifestyle magazines. I started this blog out of a love of beautiful hotels that provide the fairytale escape of a day as a princess where breakfast is a buffet and chocolates appear on my pillow.

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