Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi – Club Junior Suite

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi lobby
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi lobby
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi lobby
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi lobby
Traditional Thai Music being played at the Dusit Thani lobby
Traditional Thai Music being played at the Dusit Thani lobby
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi glass cieling
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi glass cieling

Most people recognize Dusit Thani for it’s iconic structure on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and I admire the architects behind this hotel.  This time we stayed at their Abu Dhabi branch, very much a tall hotel which lives and breathes spirit of a true Thai like all their other hotels. The five star hotel treats with you Five star luxury and hospitality. Hospitality has been warm, inviting, caring and very much a Thai affair.

Private check-in and check-out from Dusit Club Lounge
Private check-in and check-out from Dusit Club Lounge
Private check-in and check-out at Dusit Club Lounge
Private check-in and check-out at Dusit Club Lounge

Our room was a Junior Club Suite and one of the benefits that came along was access to the Dusit Club Lounge. Club Lounge came with loads of privileges and one among of them was the Private check in and check out facility. So we didn’t have to face any queue or waiting at the public reception of Dusit Thani. Just directly walked into the privileged Club Lounge floor, checked in and got our keys right away.

separate living area - Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
separate living area – Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Club Junior Suite Elegant Switches
Club Junior Suite Elegant Switches
separate living area - Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
separate living area – Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Our room Club Junior Suite definitely felt luxurious and there was Thai in every inch of design. They very much try to keep it traditional. There is a feel of premium in every aspect of the room. Be it the bed, carpets, sofas, marble, flooring; you would feel hosted in an exquisite room of quality materials and furnishing. But suite wasn’t really spacious. It was small and compact.

Satellite television with DVD player
Satellite television with DVD player
Coffee/tea making facilities
Coffee/tea making facilities
Mini bar
Mini bar

Club Junior Suite standard facilities would include:

  • Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access
  • Complimentary daily replenishment of bottled water
  • Mini bar and coffee/tea making facilities
  • Spacious work desk with ergonomic chair
  • Satellite television with DVD player
  • Complete bath amenities (hairdryer, bathrobes, bedroom slippers and toiletry set)
  • In-room safe
  • Bedside control panel with pilot reading lights
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Selection of daily international and local newspapers and magazines
  • Pillow menu
  • Connecting rooms available upon request
  • In-room iPod docking stations
  • Luxury high thread count linen and premium amenities
  • Daily replenishment of fresh fruits in room
Club Junior Suite - Master Bed
Club Junior Suite – Master Bed
Master Bedroom - Sony Television/work desk
Master Bedroom – Sony Television/work desk

Noticed the wooden cuts of the master bed(resembles a Thai home). When it came to television entertainment, they scored an A+, it was just outstanding. Firstly they provided a host of useful and interesting channels which was worth a watch. Secondly they provided you access to complimentary high def movies and you could even find the latest ones. This was one of the best conveneince we had when it came to watching movies at a hotel. Watching movies was just a breeze here. Easy to naviagate, you could even watch a trailer before selecting the movie which was available on both televisions(Master bed and Living room).

The view from our Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
The view from our Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Our view of Abu Dhabi City from our Junior Club Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Our view of Abu Dhabi City from our Junior Club Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Our view of street lights in Abu Dhabi City from our Junior Club Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Our view of street lights in Abu Dhabi City from our Junior Club Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

The Club Junior Suite are found on higher floors of Dusit Thani and so the view we had was breath taking,  a little scary if you fear heights. Watching from a height we would find the Abu Dhabi islands on one side and the Abu Dhabi city on the other.

Fully equipped en-suite bathroom of Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Fully equipped en-suite bathroom of Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Rain Shower - en-suite bathroom of Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Rain Shower – en-suite bathroom of Club Junior Suite, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Beautiful Prayer Mat provided by Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi
Beautiful Prayer Mat provided by Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi
Complimentary genuine Apple iphone charger provided by the hotel
Complimentary genuine Apple iphone charger provided by the hotel

The prayer mat here you see was one of the prettiest I’ve seen. I also needed an Apple charger and they provided me the original Apple charger and cable unlike other hotels where they would provide me a third party charger.

Complimentary Mocktails at Dusit Thani Club Lounge
Complimentary Mocktails at Dusit Thani Club Lounge
Dusit Club Lounge evening snacks from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge evening snacks from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge evening snacks from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge evening snacks from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge evening snacks from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge evening snacks from 05:30pm to 07:30pm

Dusit Club Lounge evening snacks from 05:30pm to 07:30pm

Dusit Thani Club Lounge Buffet section
Dusit Thani Club Lounge Buffet section
Dusit Club Lounge desserts from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge desserts from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge desserts from 05:30pm to 07:30pm
Dusit Club Lounge desserts from 05:30pm to 07:30pm

So when it came evening we made sure we didn’t miss the evening special at Dusit Club Lounge, which was the complimentary Evening mocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 17:30 – 19:30. But they strictly don’t allow any children in here during this time. I specially loved their Eclairs and mango mousse from the desserts. From the mains except for the Sushi’s nothing gave me a wow effect. They are also willing to make you something if you are looking for something in particular.

DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre
DFiT Fitness Centre

The Fitness Center at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is one of the best I’ve seen. Spacious, lots of high tech equipments, class rooms and ofcourse the usual steam room, sauna. The thread mills are sophisticated and has lot of interesting features for fitness enthusiasts. There was even a dedicated bicycle classroom session. They also have yoga classes. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi definitely has the best in class gym facilities for a hotel. The good news is that their Fitness Center is also accessible to the residences and not just limited to hotel guests with different monthly packages and benefits.

Typical hallway at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Typical hallway at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi from the Top
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi from the Top
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi from bottom
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi from bottom
Looking UP from Dusit Thani Lobby
Looking UP from Dusit Thani Lobby

One of my favourite part about going between floors was using their glass elevator where we have a wonderful view of the floors while we go up and down the hotel. The height is a little worrying when you look down from the hotel hallway from higher floors. I was more comfortable looking down the floors inside the elevator rather.

Dusit Club Lounge - interiors
Dusit Club Lounge – interiors


Breakfast at Dusit Club

Fresh juices for Dusit Club Lounge breakfast
Fresh juices for Dusit Club Lounge breakfast
Croissants at Dusit Club Lounge Breakfast from Breakfast from 06:30 – 10:30
Croissants at Dusit Club Lounge Breakfast from Breakfast from 06:30 – 10:30
Club Lounge - Live cooking station for breakfast (06:30 – 10:30)
Club Lounge – Live cooking station for breakfast (06:30 – 10:30)
French Toast at Club Lounge from 06:30am to 10:30pm
French Toast at Club Lounge from 06:30am to 10:30pm
A typical coffee provided at Dusit Club Lounge
A typical coffee provided at Dusit Club Lounge

Complimentary morning breakfast was always available at the Club Lounge from 06:30am to 10:30am. There would be a stretch of croissants and bread as soon as you enter for breakfast. The LIVE cooking station was busy making eggs the way we wanted. French Toast and pancakes were made fresh for us with plenty of toppings available. If there is something they could improve, I’d say they need to serve better tasting coffee. Since Dusit Club Lounge access was only to privileged guests (depending on the type of room) there wasn’t many people so you could quietly read the early morning newspaper and enjoy your breakfast.

Selection of daily international and local newspapers and magazines at Dusit Thani Club Lounge
Selection of daily international and local newspapers and magazines at Dusit Thani Club Lounge
Dusit Club Lounge - Dedicated Business Centre with computer stations and facilities
Dusit Club Lounge – Dedicated Business Centre with computer stations and facilities
Private room in Dusit Club Lounge
Private room in Dusit Club Lounge
Dusit Club Lounge Boardroom
Dusit Club Lounge Boardroom

Dusit Club Privileges:

  • Complimentary high speed Internet access
  • Butler Service
  • Access to Club Lounge with indoor and outdoor seating areas
  • Private check-in and check-out: In Room / Club Lounge
  • Exclusive Breakfast from 06:30 – 10:30
  • All day refreshments served at the Dusit Club Lounge from 06:30 – 23:00
  • Evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 17:30 – 19:30
  • Dedicated Business Centre with computer stations and facilities i.e. facsimile, scanning and ticket confirmation. Printing services will incur an extra cost.
  • Use of the Club Lounge Boardroom for 2 hours per day (subject to availability)
  • Selection of daily international and local newspapers and magazines
  • Complimentary one pay-movie per day
  • Late checkout until 14:00

Breakfast at Urban Kitchen

Special drinks for Breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Special drinks for Breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Fresh Juices for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Fresh Juices for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Yoghurts and museli for breakfast at Urban Kitche, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Yoghurts and museli for breakfast at Urban Kitche, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Live station - French toast getting ready for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Live station – French toast getting ready for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Real honey for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Real honey for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Waffles and pan cakes for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Waffles and pan cakes for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Eggs your way from Live cooking station at Urban Kitchen
Eggs your way from Live cooking station at Urban Kitchen
Fresh Croissants and breads for breakfast Urban Kitchen
Fresh Croissants and breads for breakfast Urban Kitchen
Dim sums for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Dim sums for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Salads for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Salads for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Cold cuts for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Cold cuts for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Cheese and dry fruits for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Cheese and dry fruits for breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Breakfast at Urban Kitchen
Breakfast at Urban Kitchen

Ofcourse as you can see the real breakfast happens at their all day dining restaurant called the Urban Kitchen. Primarily serving international cuisine along with LIVE cooking stations for different kinds of eggs, waffles, pancakes. They had a neat collection of asian specialities and love the full blown collection of their fresh croissants which was tasting fresh and just out of the oven. They do have a wide range of fresh juices but they also serve specialty drinks like the date and banana smoothie which wasn’t as great as I expected.

Kids swimming pool
Kids swimming pool
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi swimming pool Terrace
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi swimming pool Terrace
Outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool with sun deck / Pool Bar
Outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool with sun deck / Pool Bar
The view from Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi terrace
The view from Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi terrace

On their terrace they had their temperature controlled swimming pool. They had a mini version for kids as well. Kids swimming pool came had a bonus which was a mini water fountain to play with. Also loved the Cabanas that was provided for all the guests using the pool. Luckily they were not always occupied you could always get one. Even though you have a scenic view from the terrace you don’t have direct access to the view from the Cabanas but just the sky and the pool.


Lunch Buffet at Urban Kitchen

Roast Beef and Pizza at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks

Roast Beef and Pizza at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks

Salads at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Salads at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Sushi at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Sushi at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Salads at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Salads at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Cold appetizers at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Cold appetizers at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Biriyani with pickles at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Biriyani with pickles at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Hot appetizers at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Hot appetizers at Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Lamb and chicken curry
Lamb and chicken curry
Urban Kitchen Interiors
Urban Kitchen Interiors

Urban Kitchen Interiors

Live Mexican station t Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Live Mexican station t Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
LIVE pasta station
LIVE pasta station
Lunch at Urban Kitchen
Lunch at Urban Kitchen
Desserts for Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Desserts for Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Desserts for Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
Desserts for Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
My plate of Desserts for Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet - AED 151 per adult without drinks
My plate of Desserts for Urban Kitchen Lunch Buffet – AED 151 per adult without drinks
Mocktails at Urban Kitchen drinks menu
Mocktails at Urban Kitchen drinks menu

We ended our stay at Dusit Thani at Urban Kitchen with their Saturday Buffet. The pastas made from the LIVE stations were amazing. The mexican dishes were enticing. The pizzas were also very much commendable. In short we had a lovely staycation at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. Click here to visit the official page of Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. Click pictures below to see them in full screen view:

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