09.00 - Subversive design touches and unexpected indulgences collide to create an extraordinary experience at SLS Dubai – Business Bay’s most playful, luxury lifestyle property. To take a city visit straight from zero to 100, max out on privacy and exclusivity in the Presidential Suite, a grand-slam mix of soft violet and lilac tones and romantic rose-gold motifs across an open-plan space, perfectly presented by award-winning architects Aedas and interior designer Paul Bishop. The epitome of superior, contemporary living with a playful twist, it comes with double-height ceilings, an in-bedroom bathtub, its own private elevator and views from its balcony that put all other hotel panoramas in their place.
10.00 - Why spend your day lounging in one rooftop infinity pool when could do it in two? Sitting on level 75, the two magnificent adults-only pools strike it lucky with 360-degree views of the city, making them the highest infinity pools not only in Dubai, but also in the world. The perfect spot for sky-high dippers looking to make a splash, lie back, hang out with the hotel’s SLS duck as your companion, let the signature cocktails flow and soak up the Middle East’s envy-inducing winter sun.
12.00 - Come hungry to Fi’lia Dubai and you won’t regret it. The Michelin Bib Gourmand award-winning restaurant is the epitome of contemporary elegance, decked out in light woods, chic olive tones, accents of nature and kissed by the sun through the floor-to-ceiling windows. With a mindset that celebrates a genuine approach to Italian cuisine, with a hint of Mediterranean influence for good measure, the menu reads like a what’s what of artisanal food, fresh ingredients and artful finesse.
The menu is broken down into three sections – nonna (grandmother, mamma (mother) and figlia (daughter), taking hungry gatherers on a culinary journey through antipasti, pasta, risotto. seafood, steaks and delightfully-indulgent desserts. Feel the breeze on the terrace, where sun-filled lunches make way for starlit suppers with arguably the best backdrop in town.
14.00 - Once you’ve refuelled, head out into the metropolis of Dubai to see what the incredible city has to offer. Start with a journey where few have been before with a visit to the Museum of the Future, then head to Al Fahidi District to explore some key heritages sites dating back to the 18th century. Hop aboard an abra to see the souqs on both sides of Dubai Creek, then head up the Dubai Frame for a bird’s eye views of the city’s spectacular skyline.
16.00 - You’ll be hungry after your sightseeing excursion, and home just in time for afternoon tea. Put your feet up and soak in the Dubai skyline from above the city at the gloriously luxurious S Bar. Afternoon tea is done a little differently at SLS Dubai, with finger sandwiches and scones making way for lobster rolls, cream cheese and truffle toast, strawberry tart and Nutella brioche. Indulgent to the max.
18.00 - As the sun starts dipping below the horizon, head back up to the 75th floor to drink in the best Golden Hour views. Help paint the sky orange, as you sip a playful ensemble of cocktails, from an In The Clouds or St-Germain Spritz to a Sundia mocktail.
20.00 - Freshen up back in your suite and dress for a night of decadence, because dinner at Carna by Dario Cecchini awaits. The legendary Italian butcher knows a thing or two about show-stopping cuisine, and this contemporary steakhouse brings his artful skill of cooking all the way from the village of Panzano in the Chianti region of Tuscany in Italy to the dizzying heights of SLS Dubai. An evening here flits between the bar, the restaurant, a private dining room to a wine cellar, relishing in a vibrant ambience born out of Dario’s charismatic flair. Naturally nothing bar prime cuts make it onto the menu, with the finest steaks sourced from the world’s most prominent locales. Deciding what to eat might well be your biggest challenge of the day, but the Fit For A King seafood and shellfish tower, followed by wood-smoked Chateaubriand and burned cheesecake will start you off well.
21.30 - The night doesn’t end there, as you’re invited to Smoke & Mirrors – the best-kept secret in Dubai. Making its way from its first location at Mondrian Doha, the bar brings old fashioned glamour to the hallways of SLS Dubai, where one should expect the unexpected. Stroll through South America sip by sip at this hidden bar, as cocktails are enjoyed with a selection of cigars from the bar’s humidor. Try the complex offerings of a Chicharron de Calamari or the more classic Cubano and Taquito, and you’ll soon understand where this deliciously sultry and clandestine bar gets its name.
22.30 - There’s one more pit-stop before you can put head to pillow, as you call into Privilege on the 75th floor – the hottest and one of the highest nightclubs in the world. Dance, drink, meet, mix and mingle... The night is only over when you say it is.
THE NEXT DAY....
10.00 - Wake yourself from your post-revelry reverie with a visit to Ciel Spa. The epitome of warm, contemporary luxury, its soothing ambience will clear away any cobwebs and let the weight of the world melt away. Embark on a wellness journey of your choosing, with a Voya seaweed-inspired exfoliation and body treatment, a penetrative iS Clinical Facial that promises results, or a Cloud Nine treatment that will leave you in a state of bliss, giving all-new meaning to the term ‘checked out’.
WHAT: SLS Dubai
WHERE: Dubai, UAE
TEL: +971 4 607 0757