Kempinski Urban Escapes: Gateway to Luxury Shopping in Dubai

Three elegant Kempinski hotels connected to Dubai’s premier shopping destinations are perfectly poised for retail escapes

Among the constellation of beautiful Kempinski havens in Dubai, a trio of urban resorts provides exclusive access to the city’s leading shopping destinations. Following the rebrand of Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai and Kempinski Central Avenue Dubai, travellers staying with Kempinski can now immerse themselves in unrivalled luxury hotel experiences with direct connectivity to both Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. Together with Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, these immaculately presented Kempinski properties boasts almost 820 rooms and suites, 11 dining outlets and three legendary spas where the rigours of retail can be soothed. From leisurely weekend breaks to shopping-fueled urban escapes, Kempinski is the ideal retail therapy partner in Dubai.

“Our portfolio of three urban resorts connected to Dubai’s iconic malls makes Kempinski the preferred partner for anyone heading to the city for weekend shopping breaks and family escapes,” says Amanda Elder, Chief Commercial Officer, Kempinski Hotels S.A. and Member of the Management Board. “With these three exquisite hotels and our collection of award-winning dining venues and spas, we are able to place our guests at the heart of the shopping experience in Dubai.”

SHOPPING WITH THE STARS: DUBAI MALL

The two newest additions to the Kempinski constellation in Dubai are Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai and Kempinski Central Avenue Dubai, formerly Address Boulevard and Address Dubai Mall respectively. Both offer guests unparalleled access to the world’s largest retail emporium, where luxury brands from around the world are gathered alongside smart dining concepts and a collection of leisure attractions including Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, a glittering gold souk and a 22-screen cinema.

Shoppers are spoiled for choice with more than 1,200 retail outlets including branches of Galeries Lafayette and Bloomingdales, and 200 luxury brands in the exclusive Fashion Avenue district, as well as more than 200 restaurants, cafes and culinary concepts.

Situated within Dubai Mall itself, Kempinski Central Avenue Dubai is an architectural marvel with 245 luxurious rooms and suites, allowing guests to maximize time spent enjoying the city’s most breath-taking experiences. In addition to upscale shopping and leisure options in Dubai Mall, guests can enjoy sky-high views of the city from At The Top viewing deck on the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa, savour culinary delights at world-class restaurants or explore the cultural richness of Souk Al Bahar, where classical architecture meets contemporary shopping and dining.

Steps away, Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai is ideally situated for travellers seeking a refined escape amidst the dynamic energy of the city, with 196 well-appointed rooms and suites and direct access to Dubai Mall. Surrounded by iconic landmarks including Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa, as well as entertainment experiences and an abundance of dining and shopping options, guests can effortlessly immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of the city.

MALL OF THE EMIRATES: THE ORIGINAL HOME OF LUXURY

Kempinski has been synonymous with shopping in Dubai since Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates opened in 2006. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of the city, the hotel’s elegant lobby leads directly into Mall of the Emirates, which was the largest mall in the world when it opened. Today, Mall of the Emirates boasts 700 shops from the world’s most famous luxury brands, gathered together under one beautiful roof alongside dozens of cafés and dining outlets, a 14-screen VOX Cinema and the world’s largest indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai.

As well as 375 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, the hotel offers guests front-row views of Ski Dubai from dining venues including Aspen Café, Salero Tapas & Bodega and Levantine speciality restaurant Olea, as well as its collection of one- to three-bedroom Aspen Ski Chalets, which have stunning views of the slopes. Two outstanding new restaurants, the modern brasserie Eugene Eugene and Xu, with Southeast Asian flavors and Chinese inspired cuisine round off the variety of culinary options. 

Tailor-made experiences designed to help guests make the most of their time at Mall of the Emirates include personal shoppers and stylists and two VIP lounges, Cle d’Or and The 9. Personal stylist packages range from two-hour express sessions to a full-day makeover experience in which professional stylists will help curate a new wardrobe based on each guest’s personal style and needs. Mall of the Emirates also offers a unique Digital Concierge, a complimentary service enabling guests to coordinate via WhatsApp with a dedicated concierge who will collect items from anywhere within the mall and deliver them to guestrooms within four hours.

After a long day in the mall or on the slopes, guests staying at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates can book in for a revitalising treatment at SENSASIA Stories Spa paired with afternoon tea, burn off extra calories at the Technogym-equipped fitness centre or savour a sundowner by the pool on Mosaic Chill terrace.

“Kempinski is the quintessential hotel brand for anyone coming to Dubai for its world-class shopping or to enjoy the award-winning family friendly attractions of these two spectacular malls,” says Amanda Elder. “With four Kempinski hotels already welcoming discerning guests in Dubai and two standalone Kempinski Residences on the horizon, Europe’s oldest hotel company is synonymous with Dubai-style luxury living.”