The world-class facilities of Emirates Grand Hotel in Dubai provide Emirates Vacation Club with an innovative concept in residential club membership.
Dubai is becoming a magnet for tourism in the Middle East as travelers from across the world search for a unique destination which combines luxury and sophistication with excellent service, great shopping and recreational activities in a warm weather climate. This distinctive city within the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is beginning to establish itself as a global tourism destination and Emirates Vacation Club is poised to welcome those visitors coming to the Middle East region.
Emirates Vacation Club features exclusive private residences at the Emirates Grand Hotel, situated in the heart of Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road. The Emirates Grand Hotel is a magnificent 4-star boutique hotel, with generously proportioned chic residences and trendy amenities such as an 8,000 square foot spa, access to private chefs and 24-hour room service.
The winner of Perspective Magazine’s “Best Timeshare Resort Award – Europe & Middle East Region”, Emirates Vacation Club owners can enjoy a fully-serviced luxury Dubai residence as an alternative to tying up a large amount of capital in a second home. Shared ownership of the luxurious rooms at the Emirates Grand Hotel through Emirates Vacation Club eliminates the burden of managing a second home, providing personal flexibility and enhancing holiday options. Emirates Vacation Club Chief Operating Officer Ashraf El Zarqa says the combination of the services of a world-class hotel with a private vacation residence is key to the project’s success.
“The club operates as a private residence club, where your vacation home in Dubai is complimented with the services of the hotel; daily housekeeping , room service, concierge and of course the pool, sauna, tennis courts and restaurants,” said El Zarqa. “You own your home in Dubai for 99 Years. You can split the weeks, exchange with Interval International, you can store your personal belongings for
your next trip, you can accumulate it, rent it, and put it in your will.”
Emirates Vacation Club sells four weeks (28 nights) as a fractional purchase with special benefits and prices, as well as standard timeshare weeks for those travelers looking for less vacation time – all for the right to use until the year 2109.
“Dubai is now considered a fashionable area of tourism around the world. When the name of Dubai arises, everyone says ‘Oh, I have heard about it and would love to go there’ or they say ‘I go there 3 to 4 times a year’,” added El Zarqa. “Do you want to experience sky high dining on the top of the world’s highest building? You can at the Burj Khalifa. Do you want to dine underwater surrounded by marine life? You can at the Burj Al Arab 7-star Hotel. Do you want to ski in the middle of the desert? You can at the Mall of the Emirates. Do you want to shop for the best fashion brands and many other various international brands under one roof? Then go to the biggest mall in the world at the Dubai Mall. Do you want to enjoy fantastic weather where you can enjoy, for at least six months, the beach and much more? Dubai offers everything and in style.”
Burj Khalifa tops the list for the tallest skyscraper in the world at a height of 2,717 ft. Part of the new development called Downto own Dubai, the tower is the address to some of the most elite hotels, shopping centers, residences and offices in the world. Ski Dubai is a ski resort inside the Mall of Emirates, the largest mall in the world. Featuring 22,500-square meters of ski area covered in snow all year round, the indoor ski resort has various ski jump slopes and play areas to entertain children and adults alike. Water sports enthusiasts have different types of water activities available to them – sailing, fishing, windsurfing, water-skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Dubai’s Wild Wadi water park is also home to the highest water slide outside North America. On land, visitors can play golf on championship courses or take a horse ride in the desert.
Dubai is an exciting new destination, a city where Eastern traditions and adventures and Western lifestyle blend together harmoniously. These attractions, along with sensational beaches, luxurious waterfront marinas, elaborate shopping outlets and active nightlife options make Emirates Vacation Club a great way to encounter all that Dubai has to offer.
“Everyone loves Dubai because of what is available here and for the fact that it is a safe and secure country. Since we opened last year, we have owners from more than 37 nationalities already,” said El Zarqa. “By 2012 we should be opening another two resorts, one in Dubai and another one in Sharjah (40 km from Dubai) and by the end of this year the board (of directors)will decide about the long term plan and budget needed for opening one resort every two years, if not less.”
Emirates Vacation Club provides the standard of excellence that vacationers are looking for from high-quality accommodation options. The well-appointed residences include fully equipped modern kitchens, large living room lounge areas, spacious bedrooms with a king-size bed in the master bedroom, luxurious bathrooms and dining areas that can comfortably seat up to four people.
The amenities, through the association with the Emirates Grand Hotel, provide outstanding services that will pamper you as you relax and enjoy your holiday. Features such as a rooftop swimming pool, jacuzzi and restaurant on the 47th floor, fitness center, saunas for men and women, steam rooms, beauty salon, tennis courts and the spa on the 45th floor set Emirates Vacation Club apart from ordinary vacation lodgings. Add in the conveniences of concierge service, all-day dining, laundry services, high-speed internet connection, 24-hour security, business center and a 24-hour in-house doctor and all of your needs will be met during your stay.
Dubai is easily accessible, being one of the world’s leading intercontinental transit centers. Dubai International Airport, ranked as one of the busiest in terms of transit passengers, is recognized as one of the world’s most modern airports where more than 135 airlines operate and link the U.A.E. to more than 210 worldwide destinations.
“In the U.A.E. we have no accessibility issues. Travelers from all over the world are able to get an entry visa on arrival for about 40 U.S. dollars,” added El Zarqa. “Airlines such as Emirates Airlines, the award-winning airline now flying to over 110 cities in over 60 countries across 6 continents, will be able to help you with your visa prior to your arrival.” A modern city with timeless tradition, Dubai offers just about everything that a holidaymaker is looking for in a destination. When combining the shopping, nightlife, dining options, unique architecture and outdoor activities of the city with the grandeur and affluence of Emirates Vacation Club, this is a vacation option that is not to be missed.