Checking-in is not merely an acknowledgement of your arrival, it is a rite of passage to discovery. A few weekends ago we checked into the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, graciously welcomed with Million Bhat smiles from the grand lobby which boasts the 3rd highest hotel atrium in the world, to the prestigious Dusit Club Lounge.
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake! ☕️ With an exclusive all-access pass to the Dusit Club Lounge you can start your morning with a healthy breakfast, snack on some delicious pastries throughout the day, and enjoy cocktail Happy Hour between 5-7pm. Now this is the life!
This weekend’s cold and damp weather is perfect for a lazy day indoors curling up to a good book. Even in the age of e-books, I still love the ritual of leafing through pages and taking in the distinct smell of a brand new novel. It’s all very therapeutic! Take me back to Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi where you can claim a secluded spot and sink into the plush chairs at the Club Lounge, and let the stories unfold.
Whenever we travel, we become very much like children thrust into a new world wide-eyed and innocent with feet that never tire of exploring. We’ve been traveling with Frey since he was 7 months old, his passport probably stamped more times in 2 years that most toddlers. But even if our trip takes us just a stone’s throw away, he absolutely loves stepping on to brand new ground.
When in Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, bask in a blanket of natural light at the Sky Dome. I was absolutely enthralled by the geometric 10-meter high skylight that spans across the hotel’s lavish function area. Imagine standing beneath a glass paneled ceiling that changes color based on the time of day!
The best kind of breakfast is in bed. Whether you’re in the mood for a power-packed protein rich breakfast to kickstart your day such as Pepper Steak on a bed of mashed potatoes with bacon bits and a side of baked beans; or a sweet beginning to indulge your morning cravings like fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes topped with fresh berries and maple syrup, the in-room dining a la carte options at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi leave nothing to be desired.
Whoever invented the romantic notion of ‘breakfast in bed’ didn’t think about jam stains on the sheets and breadcrumbs on the pillows. But one does get a free pass if you’re checked in to a luxurious suite at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.
“The sun’s out but the breeze is rather chilly. Taking a breather by the pool before I take the plunge. I’ll also probably throw in a little siesta.” – That’s my subconscious talking. What I’d rather be doing right now! With the weather at an all-time low in the UAE lately (yes, it rained in the desert and snowed in the mountains), taking a dip in the pool is probably the last thing on your mind! Good thing the Breeze Pool at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has amazing temperature control so it’s nice and warm when you’re underwater. But just keep a towel close at hand because once you emerge the wind bites with a vengeance!
A true moment of zen happens when you surrender your worries outside the door and step into a sanctuary of unperturbed thoughts. From the pool to the spa, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi had my R&R down to a tee.
“Tiny is her stature, mighty is her roar. She is a lioness in complete control of her kingdom.” – J. Iron Word. Letting down my golden mane in the Royal Suite because I was given the keys to the kingdom.
My dapper little gentleman Frey soon made himself comfortable. Like any fashion conscious mom I’ve liberally stocked my son’s closet with shoes in a multitude of colors and styles, but if he had it his way he’d prefer to be barefoot all the time!
In other news, I had a three-way conference with myself in the lavish walk-in closet of the Royal Suite. On the left corner, the evil one writhing with closet envy telling me I need this in my life , and on the right, the practical one helping me make a sound decision to get rid of some things or just quit getting new stuff!
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the cutest one of all? My handsome prince loving the mirror inception after stepping into the impressive walk-in closet at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. And just like mama, this was his ultimate favorite room in the Royal Suite (for different reasons, obviously)!
On the lap…or rather, table of luxury. From the plush fairy dust chairs, to the golden interior furnishings, and the grand light fixtures, this opulent dining room is a regal setting to host an extravagant feast fit for a queen at the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Royal Suite.
The color purple is a balance of the stimulus of red and the calm of blue. That’s probably why I felt like teleporting the entire living room into my apartment because it stimulated my fancy and made me feel like I could live there for the rest of my days. This would have fit right in with the purple curtains in my bedroom! And about that rotating TV stand? Yes, please!
Life never fails to surprise us in the sweetest of ways. And every sweet surprise is a blessing in disguise. Thank you Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi for opening your doors and your hearts, making us feel right at home away from home.