Ideally located in New Dubai, the 5 star Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel reflects the travels of the 14th-century explorer of the same name, with eclectic architecture, décor and cuisine. The hotel is perfectly situated just 30 minutes' drive from the international airport, 10 minutes' drive from the beach and within walking distance of the Battuta Mall.
Each of the spacious 396 rooms at Ibn Battuta Gate is beautifully furnished in colours and styles of Moroccan influence, while suites are themed on the African, Asian, Middle Eastern and southern European countries visited by adventurer Ibn Battuta. Amenities include a 40-inch flatscreen TV, internet access, telephone and private bathroom with rainfall shower.
Take a workout in the fitness centre at Ibn Battuta Gate or enjoy a round of golf at one of the numerous courses. An array of water sports are on offer at the nearby beaches, such as power boating, jet skiing, waterskiing and paragliding. For animal lovers, horse riding is a favourite and, at the resort, guests can indulge in some well-deserved pampering at the spa.
The majority of dining options at Ibn Battuta Gate are centred around Al Bahoo (the Grand Hall), tempting and tantalising guests with their delicious sights and smells. Watch the chefs at work behind the windows of the kitchen at Shanghai Chic; enjoy a pizza from the oven at Sicilia; be tempted at Pastane, or be enticed by the three great tandoor ovens in Chor Bazaar. If you can't decide, visit Mistral, the all-day international restaurant.