A Perfect City Break at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Oct 27, 2020

A Perfect City Break at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel

Now that the world is slowly coping up with the COVID-19 situation - safety protocols have been implemented here and there - Ed and I have also learned to embrace the new norm. Recently, we started to spend more time outdoors for a natural dose of Vitamin D which I believe we are deficient with by now. And being home buddies and couch potatoes for several months, we finally opted to break away from the mundane household routine with hotel staycations.

Last week, we spent a night at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel. Freshly reopened and launched with an ALLSAFE label, we were confident that we'll experience a much-needed city break with peace of mind.

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel Review

Checking-in at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel

Located in a prime spot in Deira, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel offers convenience and comfort for both tourists and UAE residents. It is connected to City Centre Deira shopping mall and the metro station is a quick stroll away.

We were warmly greeted upon arrival. No handshakes but with the soft pashmina being wrapped around our necks, we felt welcomed and secured. The implementation of safety measures is very much evident in the hotel lobby. Everyone is wearing facemasks. The temperature is being checked right at the doorway. Hand sanitizers are placed in relevant locations. And all guests have to fill out a health declaration form. 

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel lobby
Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel lobby 

checking in at Pullman Dubai Hotel
Welcomed at the lobby by Guest Experience Manager John

artwork and t-Lounge at Pullman Hotel Dubai
Elegant artwork and t-Lounge

seating area at Pullman Hotel Dubai lobby
Sleek seating area decked up with a sophisticated color scheme 

Staying in a Family Room at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel

Our room was upgraded to a spacious Family Room on the 6th floor.  It was sealed with an ALLSAFE sticker; a guarantee that our room has undergone extensive cleaning. We were surprised by a bed decorated with rose petals and towel swans. The romantic setting is perfect as we just celebrated our wedding anniversary the prior week.

Other room features that we loved are:

  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Partial view of Dubai Creek
  • Plush beddings
  • Fast and free internet access
  • Well-lighted bathroom
  • Complete bathroom amenities (No need to call housekeeping for dental kits!)

Pullman Hotel Dubai sanitized room
Our room is ALLSAFE sealed.

romantic set up in Pullman Hotel Dubai room
Romantic set-up

contemporary furniture in Pullman Hotel Dubai room
Contemporary furniture

spacious family room in Pullman Hotel Dubai
The family room is spacious! It even has a sofa bed.

Lady in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Just busy beating stress. ;)

bathroom amenities in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Bath essentials

Chilling at Azure Pool and Lounge

As seekers of sunshine, we spent a good amount of time at Azure Pool and Lounge. Cabanas and sunbeds are arranged around the swimming pool. With the bar offering light bites and refreshing drinks, Azure is the ideal spot to unwind and soak up the sun!

swimming pool in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Pool deck and sunshine!

Azure pool and lounge in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Azure Pool and Lounge

Lady in Pullman Hotel Dubai swimming pool
Indeed, life is better by the pool.

View from Azure in Pullman Hotel Dubai
View from the other side of Azure

city view from Azure in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Cityscape! Spot the Dubai Metro?

An hour of pampering at Fit and Spa

For tired and over-worked muscles, a rejuvenating massage is a matchless reward. Fit and Spa Lounge located on the hotel's 7th floor came in handy with its customized massages and treatments. Walking into this spotless urban sanctuary was like leaving all the stressors behind. The ambiance is tranquil, the aroma is amazing, the staff is accommodating. 

Ed and I had our massages in different rooms as couples room is not available in the facility. Nonetheless, we happily met at the reception after one hour; fully revitalized and each with an amazing story to tell about the spa journey!

Here's my story: 

Elsie, my massage therapist, is professionally trained. She applied the right amount of pressure on my worn-out muscles, focused on the tight knots in my shoulders, and took extra care of my lower back where I have spondylolisthesis. I informed her about my underlying condition before the treatment. She used hot stone to knead the tensed areas and soothed them out with a cool balm.

The massage bed is also worth mentioning. It is comfortably warm and cozy that I could easily doze off to sleep! With the exceptional experience, I am not surprised why Fit and Spa have won several awards!   

Fit and Spa in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Urban Sanctuary!

massage room Fit and Spa in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Subtly-lit treatment room at Fit and Spa

Al Fresco Lunch in Medley

We have dined in Medley several times in the past, but it was mostly for theme night buffets. During our staycation, we opted to have lunch on the terrace. The weather was inviting and Medley's terrace is perfect for al fresco dining. 

Medley is currently offering a 3-course lunch. The set menu is diverse and it changes daily. For 85 AED, we found it of good value. The salads are fresh and in a hefty serving size. For the main course, Ed had mixed grill while I ordered pasta. I loved the pesto dish but it was the meat skewers that stood out. Juicy and grilled to perfection, I couldn't help but take some chunks from my husband's plate! To cap off our lunch, we had creme brulee and a lemon-based dessert.  

Medley restaurant in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Al fresco dining in Medley

salad in Medley restaurant Pullman Hotel Dubai
Buffalo mozzarella salad 

mixed grill in Medley restaurant Pullman Hotel Dubai
Mixed Grill

dessert in Medley restaurant Pullman Hotel Dubai
Too pretty to eat dessert!

Dinner at La Fabrique

Apart from Medley, another dining option at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel is La Fabrique. I was skeptical about trying it out at first because it's a sports bar and I'm not really into sports, but there's actually more to it!

We went to La Fabrique for dinner. The bar is so chic and stylish. Screens are placed in every nook for sports fans. Given that it was a weekday, we were amused to see the place almost packed while social distancing is still observed.  

We settled in a corner couch and indulged in pub grubs and hearty dishes. Ed and I loved the Barbecue Beef Back Ribs. It's fall-off-the-bone and oh-so-flavorful! We would actually go back to La Fabrique just for it! And next time, we'd surely bring our friends as it is a great venue for get-togethers! 

La Fabrique bar in Pullman Hotel Dubai
La Fabrique sports bar

stylish bar in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Such a stylish place to grab some drinks with friends, right?

food in La Fabrique in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Drinks are best paired with good food! And La Fabrique has a lot to offer!

Barbecue back ribs in La Fabrique in Pullman Hotel Dubai
Our favorite: La Fabrique's Barbecue Back Ribs!

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel is an excellent choice for quick city breaks. Guest safety is one of the strongest points of the hotel, especially during this time of health crisis.  Whether you book a full staycation or visit the hotel for a meal or for a spa treatment, the experience will be worthwhile! 

To know more about the hotel and to book your stay, 

Hotel Location Map

We were invited to stay at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel. 
Opinions in the blog post are my own.

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