St. Regis Dubai

A stone’s throw away from busy, noisy Sheikh Zayed Road, we wondered how relaxing a stay at St Regis Dubai could really be. As we entered the green, long driveway leading up to the elegant building, we felt more like we were in Provence headed towards a French chateaux.


The Welcome

@stregisdubai opened in 2016 on Sheikh Zayed Road, a haven of tranquility close to bustling #DowntownDubai. The valet opened the door for us after taking care of Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s in the driveway. When we entered the lobby, our eyes were drawn upwards with a grand spiral staircase, up, up towards a dazzling chandelier. It’s sophisticated, old world charm made us feel like we needed to brush up on our French… or at least speak in a French accent.


Sweet Suite

Standout: The #Bentley suite with bespoke leather finishing, colours and wood veneers that combine the glamour of#Bentley with the grace of the @stregis brand.



Read through #fashion #magazines while lounging poolside in a stylish cabana in the Rooftop Garden. Yes, Dubai’s busiest highway is literally right next to this, but you can’t hear a thing!

st regis rooftop pool


Australian full blood Wagyu steak at J&G Steakhouse is an absolute must-try. With a price tag that will raise eyebrows (about Dhs700 for this dish), you’ll want to finish your whole plate, but it will be worth every bite. Pair with a merlot to complete your decadent meal.


Be sure to check out the gorgeous #interiordesign at cafe on the first floor – a parisienne cafe perfect for an afternoon tea, canapés and gossip with your girls.

st regis cafe



Hot stone massage at #IridiumSpa is absolute heaven.


Here’s #whattopack to embrace French elegance!


St Regis Dubai Hotel Afternoon Tea


Alexander McQueen pink shirt
2,795 AED –

Trench coat
365 AED –

Pink tutu
230 AED –

Kristin Cavallari suede shoes
475 AED –

Chanel purse
31,405 AED –

Christina Debs diamond jewelry
38,480 AED –


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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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