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Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk: A taste of Franco-Egyptian charm and sophistication

Dubai is world renowned for its unparalleled hospitality offering, with a plethora of city and resort hotels unveiling remarkable opportunities for leisure filled relaxation, unique dining experiences and sheer fascination by design. The recently opened Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is one such presentation of sophistication, timeless elegance and an experience that will leave you yearning to extend your stay.

Upon walking through the gold framed doors, it becomes immediately apparent that one is set to enjoy a distinctive experience, as the lobby area reveals a marriage between modern French art de vivre and ancient Egyptian heritage, coupled with an infusion of the culture of the UAE. You simply cannot miss the gold falcon perched above the check-in encounters, with its wings spread wide as if to welcome you. Adorned with a gold pyramidion and in the shape of an obelisk, representative of the Luxor Obelisk currently in Paris, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk majestically thrones in the heart of Dubai, ushering you into what you will call home for a little while.

Unsurpassed design aesthetic

Entering the doors of a 5-star luxury property in Dubai is almost always a promise of uncontested luxury, with each hotel vying for its top spot in the rankings for design and hospitality. Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk holds its own, delicately revealing iconic Egyptian symbols that are echoed in Art Deco lines, which come to life exquisitely orchestrated by the elegant touch of the French art and way of life.

How best to describe that first walk through the doors of Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk? You can expect to be captivated by Franco-Egyptian sophistication, as you are greeted by what seems to be an entry into an ancient Egyptian temple, with statues of Horus on either side of the fountain and Anubis statues guarding the impressive golden gate. The artistic ceramic flooring is an intriguing illustration of the Nile river, with the décor carrying a host of stories to tell behind each installation.

You cannot miss the imposing nine meter-wide and four-meter-tall golden falcon, symbolic of the pride of the United Arab Emirates and the country’s national bird. Upon the completion of your check-in, which is so graciously undertaken by welcoming front office staff, you are immediately, seemingly magically, taken through a visual presentation of Valley of the Kings and Queens in Luxor, Egypt, thanks to the immense pillars that showcase hieroglyphics of timeless serenity. French art deco and luxurious charm steps in, uniquely blending in with the eminent Egyptian themed surroundings. Two magnificent stained leaded glass chandeliers inspired by French Tiffany Lamps and handcrafted in Egypt, hang imposingly from the ceiling, each weighing a mammoth 3 tonnes each!

A luxurious stay awaits you.

Modern, chic, and spacious, dressed in neutral tones and luxurious finishing, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk houses 498 luxury guestrooms and suites as well as 97 furnished and serviced apartments. The hotel goes as far as to offer butler service in 68 suites, an added specialised touch for the most discerning of guests. If it is a short city break or extended stay you are looking for while in Dubai, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk boasts luxurious, well-appointed rooms that showcase the best-in-class Art Deco lines and contrasting textures. As you leave the elevator and walk towards your room, the textured wallpaper and patterned carpets that were installed to reflect the Arabian desert, will capture your attention. Floor to ceiling windows offer a stunning over Dubai’s glistening skyline as you enjoy your coffee to start your day or a night cap from the in-room mini bar.

Each room offers delightful comfort as much as it does conveniences such as complimentary WIFI, 24-hour in-room dining, spacious working areas that do not infringe upon your space for rest, coffee making station with a Nespresso Machine and a stunning bathroom to treats you to a separate bath and shower, complete with Lanvin or Hermes amenities.

Gastronomic experiences to tantalise your tastebuds

Brasserie Bouloud grants guests sheer indulgence in the essence of gastronomie francaise, in a unique concept by Daniel Boulud, renowned Chef-Owner of a variety of award-winning restaurants dotted across the globe in Washington DC, Miami, Palm Beach, Toronto, Montreal, London and Singapore. Inspired by the French art de vivre, Brasserie Boulud is Daniel Boulud’s very first restaurant in the Middle East, serving up a distinctive French contemporary cuisine experience, rooted in tradition right in the heart of Dubai.

Taiko Dubai

A contemporary Asian cuisine concept and bar conceptualized by Chef Schilo van Coevorden, Taiko Dubai is the brand’s first international opening, awarding guests an opportunity to take their tastebuds on a journey through the tastes and textures of the Far East. Offering the same cuisine as Taiko Amsterdam, one of Amsterdam’s most popular restaurants, Taiko Dubai is in fact the first time a Dutch chef’s restaurant concept as expanded to the Middle East. A reservation at Taiko Dubai will guarantee you a delectable selection of unique specialties such as waygu biryani and watermelon sashimi, and the renowned live drum performance that takes place four times a week to entertain you as you navigate your way through the menu.

The Nine for your British Gastropub experience

The Nine opens its doors to guests looking for a signature British neighborhood casual pub experience, except at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, patrons can partake of the ancient Egyptian influence in both design and atmosphere. The Nine’s menus will tantalise you with the best of traditional recipes and home cooked comforts, naturally infusing contemporary twists on such British cuisine staples such Fish & Chips and Bangers and Mash. Accompanying the food menu is the wine list offering organic and biodynamic options as well as a gin trolley, where guests can craft their own favorite cocktail for their enjoyment.

French teatime indulgence at Bijou Patisserie

A meal at Bijou Patisserie is a must experience, especially the French inspired Le Goȗter afternoon tea which offers guests a unique combination of flavors created with passion and served in a sophisticated jewelry box, unlocked with a special key. Guests will delight in savories and sweets such as Croissant with Brie cheese, rocket, honey and figs compote, Lorraine quiche with turkey bacon and cheese, Chouquette with sugar pearl, Madeleine with orange and lemon to name a few. Bijou Patisserie is an all-day dining café style establishment with an intimate ambiance, situated in the hotel’s lobby for your convenience and pick up of a grab-and-go snack.

Pool side relaxation at Soleil Pool and Lounge

Because a good pool side vibe never hurt anybody! Soleil Pool and Lounge on the hotels 6th floor sets the stage for a decadent Mediterranean and Levantine inspired menu, carefully crafted cocktails and varied shisha flavors for that afternoon chill with friends and loved ones. With a glimpse of the nearby buildings and skyline on one side, and a striking view of the hotel’s Obelisk architecture from your sunbed or luxury cabanas fitted with privacy curtains, showers as well as a jacuzzi, Soleil Pool & Lounge is all about whisking guests away to an immediate sensory overload and good vibrations.

Conveniently located in close proximity to nearby attractions

Connected to Wafi, one of Dubai’s premium shopping and leisure destinations, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is just 10 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, the World Trade Centre (WTC) and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as well as major cultural and tourist attractions including Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Frame and La Mer beach.

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