The Oberoi, Dubai Celebrates first anniversary with the 'First Time For Everything' Package

Dubai, U.A.E., 11 June 2014: It's a world of firsts this week at The Oberoi, Dubai, the first Oberoi hotel in the U.A.E, which is celebrating its first anniversary on 15 June 2014. The Oberoi, Dubai, a jewel in the crown of Business Bay, Dubai's central business, commercial, retail and residential hub, opened its doors on 15 June 2013. To commemorate the occasion the hotel is offering both first-time and loyal guests a special ‘First Time for Everything’ package designed to showcase the best that The Oberoi, Dubai has to offer. Special celebratory menus and an interactive dining experience will be available at Ananta and Umai on 15 June as well as a Festive Friday Birthday Brunch at Nine7One on 13 June.The ‘First Time for Everything' package includes accommodation in in a luxury suite, offering 2,150 square feet of space with timber floors, hand-tufted carpets and original artwork by Mrinmoy Barua, a spacious living room, a dining area for six guests and floor to ceiling windows with a private balcony overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

The package includes: welcome drinks served in the suite; a personalised welcome amenity; packing and unpacking service; breakfast for two at Nine7One, the world cuisine restaurant, and two 60 minute treatments at The Oberoi Spa, the first 24 hour spa in Dubai. Signature therapies include Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodhara, an ancient Indian therapy using warm, medicated oils which flow from a specially designed copper vessel onto the third eye to calm the mind and restore balance. Guests can also enjoy a private yoga class with Ms. Priyanka Chowdhury, the hotel’s resident yoga instructor. Priyanka has represented India at the Yoga Olympics and is a gold medallist.

The anniversary offer also includes a candlelit dinner with Champagne on the private balcony of the luxury suite with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and a one-to-one masterclass with award-winning Executive Chef, Dirk Haltenhof. Guests who are interested in understanding more about the ancient world of tea ceremonies can opt for a workshop with Umai’s resident Kung Fu Tea Master, Crystal.

Dubai is one of the most exciting and dynamic destinations in the world. Experience the destination in style from the comfort of one of The Oberoi, Dubai’s BMW 7 series with complimentary Wi-Fi. A four hour private tour and chauffeur service is included in the anniversary package. Optional extras include a private tour of the local art scene at Al Quoz, just a few minutes from the hotel, a trip on the ArtBus which takes visitors to different art venues around the city or a Desert Safari with a twist in a vintage Land Rover, offering guests the chance to experience a taste of Dubai as it was 50 years ago.

Every guest at The Oberoi, Dubai enjoys the convenience of in-room check-in and access to a butler 24 hours a day, complimentary daily yoga classes and use of the gymnasium, open 24 hours a day, and the infinity swimming pool.

The Oberoi, Dubai is situated in a central location with easy access to all of Dubai’s landmarks including The Dubai Mall, one of the largest malls in the world with over 1,200 stores and home to an aquarium with 33,000 living animals, an ice skating rink and Kidzania where children can experience the world of grown-ups by role-playing as pilots, surgeons, firefighters, chefs, mechanics and television hosts. Upon request, guests who wish to ‘shop until they drop’ can take advantage of the hotel’s ‘Shopping Butler’, who will collect bags from The Dubai Mall and can provide advice on the best boutiques, special deals or arrange for a personal shopper or stylist to provide consultancy services.

The hotel is also in close proximity to Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre. Complimentary shuttle services are provided for all guests in the hotel’s luxury minibus.

After a long day sightseeing or shopping, guests can relax in The Lobby Bar where the hotel’s friendly and talented mixologists will create a bespoke cocktail or sample the hotel’s signature drink - ‘Cuatro Meses Mojito’- made with Anejo gold rum infused with sesame and raisins for four months in an American Oak Barrel, fresh lime juice, demerara sugar, spearmint, crushed ice topped up with soda water. Guests can enjoy sunset cocktails at Iris Restaurant & Lounge, winner of Time Out Dubai’s Award for Best New Bar, on the 27th floor of the hotel.

After cocktails guests can enjoy their favourite shisha in the tranquil surroundings of The Courtyard or sample the delights of this traditional Middle Eastern ritual for the first time as part of their Dubai experience. There are 37 tempting varieties of shisha to choose from, including traditional tastes such as apple and grape or unique flavours with a twist such as chocolate and mint, café latte, cardamom or guava.

Rates for the ‘First Time for Everything’ package start from AED2,099 per room per night, excluding municipality and tourism dirham fees and service charges. Valid until 28 December 2014 for a minimum three night stay, subject to availability and terms and conditions.

Mr. Karim Bizid, General Manager of The Oberoi, Dubai, will be personally handling the bookings and arrangements for guests choosing the anniversary package. To make a reservation, please call +971 4 4441444 or email

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About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

The Oberoi Group, which was founded in 1934, operates 30 five star hotels, a Nile cruiser and a motor vessel in the backwaters of Kerala under the luxury 'Oberoi' and five-star 'Trident' brands in several countries. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts was recently voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure in the World’s Best Awards, 2013. |

About The Oberoi, Dubai:

Located at The Oberoi Centre, The Oberoi, Dubai is a contemporary luxury hotel that embodies height, light and space. The hotel overlooks the iconic Burj Khalifa and each of the 252 rooms and suites have floor to ceiling windows which afford spectacular views of the city’s skyline. The hotel enjoys a central location and is a few minutes’ drive from Downtown Dubai and The Dubai Mall.

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