Al Bandar Rotana, which is connected to Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana, is a new striking landmark on the north shore of Dubai Creek, the bustling waterway that was recently extended under the multi-billion-dollar Dubai Water Canal project. A thriving hub for trade and business, the creek is the lifeblood of the city. It is where traditional buildings showcase Dubai’s heritage, juxtaposed by new modern architecture, including Rotana’s two hotels, which signal its exciting future.
Commanding a prime waterside location on Baniyas Road, which runs along the creek, Al Bandar Rotana is just a few minutes from Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Trade Centre. It is easy to reach by road, accessible from the D85 and D78, just over Al Maktoum Bridge, and close to Deira City Centre shopping mall. For guests using a GPS Navigation System, the hotel’s coordinates are: latitude: 25.25929714, longitude: 55.31912932.
Al Bandar Rotana is close to several tourist attractions including the not-to-be-missed Gold Souk and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Guests can go on a dhow cruise or also jump on a traditional water taxi (‘abra’) and travel across the creek to Dubai’s Bastakia area, a picturesque heritage site characterised by a maze of wind-towered buildings that date back to the 19th century.