Deira continues to be the heart of Dubai’s business, culture and leisure district, according to a leading hotelier.
The Deira area, strategically located within a 10 minute drive from Dubai International Airport, is known locally as part of Old Dubai, home to the Emirate’s rich cultural attractions, and a bustling business district. The area is distinguished by its unique fusion of heritage and modernity, with an array of new developments, amid some of Dubai’s oldest and most authentic markets and experiences.
“We instantly recognized Deira as a prime location for the Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square hotel, offering business and leisure guests an experience to remember,” said Vishal Mehra, General Manager of Hyatt Place in Dubai.
“Deira offers one of the most authentic Dubai experiences, perfectly integrating innovation and technology, with culture and heritage, and is very well connected to key areas across the Emirate, including New Dubai, the World Trade Centre, and other prominent business centers. With new and exciting developments in the pipeline for the area, we are looking forward to further enhancing our guests’ experiences.”
Situated on the east side of Dubai Creek, shopping is a main attraction in Deira, with some of Dubai's oldest and world-renowned souks, open day and night, as well as a leading shopping mall offering the latest trends from top global brands. The famous Gold Souk, known for one of the world’s largest selection of gold jewelry, allows shoppers to buy quality gold, and custom made jewelry, at affordable rates, especially for those with good bargaining skills.
The Spice Souk nearby is equally enticing, encompassing an air thick with rich aromas of aniseed, cinnamon, and the expensive local saffron delicacy. There are also souks in the area offering locally produced perfumes, influenced by traditional and modern fragrances, such as Oud and international floral elements, as well as a textile market overflowing with quality silks and chiffons in every color imaginable.
“In a cosmopolitan city bursting with lavish experiences and modern high-rise buildings, Deira offers a refreshingly unique portrayal of Dubai, with insights into the city’s rich culture and heritage, giving visitors an opportunity to capture the true essence of the Emirate.” said Pranav Vohra, Director of Sales of Hyatt Place Dubai. “The conservation of Deira signifies that while Dubai takes pride in its modernity and innovation, the roots of the city are never forgotten.”
Deira is a short abra boat trip away from Bur Dubai, another prime area in Dubai, known for its modern and commercial facilities, including the Dubai World Trade Center, as well as leading business offices along the affluent Sheikh Zayed Road.
Development in the area continues to be fast-paced, with the wasl district Souq recently officially launched. The concept of wasl district is to evoke the spirit of historic Dubai. Located in the busy Naif area of Deira,the heart of old Dubai, the mixed-use development features 201 shops spanning a total surface area of 55,000 square feet. The Souq aims to serve as a tourist destination, a heritage landmark and a business hub expected to be visited by large numbers of tourists and residents alike.
Other developments include the 23.5km Deira Islands project, including four islands, the new Night Souk, Deira Mall, and the Deira Islands Towers and Boulevard with more than 2,400 apartments, retail units and a 400,000 sq ft shopping and leisure promenade.
Strategically located in the heart of Deira, Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square offers guests from all walks of life countless opportunities to experience Dubai at its best.
Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square, located amid the bustling scene of some of Dubai’s most authentic markets, and built to host important business meetings, offers free shuttle services to some of Dubai’s leading shopping malls, and the beautiful Mamzar Beach Park. The state-of-the-art hotel is strategically located just one minute away from the Baniyas Square metro station, making it ideal for guests to commute across the Emirate.
Each of the spacious 126 guestrooms comes with the signature cozy corner, Hyatt’s luxurious bed, a separate workspace, and a full range of high quality products and facilities. The hotel also features a fully equipped 24 hour StayFit gym and a swimming pool, in addition to free breakfast at the Gallery Kitchen for all guests, 24 hour food and beverage services, public computers with high speed internet, and free Wi-Fi.