An Ode to the Past - Caesars Palace and Resort at Bluewaters Island
To give you an idea about the resort’s exclusivity, there are only two in existence – one in Las Vegas, and the other here in Dubai, which we will talk about. Caesars Palace and Resort epitomizes luxury, opulence and grandeur of the erstwhile years. The resort is a faithful rendition to the times of ancient Rome – offering visitors the chance to explore the spirit of the old city like never before.
Located in the heart of the recently launched Bluewaters Island, the Palace beautifully combines ancient ethos with contemporary style to appeal to a mass audience. So, let’s talk about the Palace in detail.
Situated on the manmade island of Bluewaters, off the coast of JBR, the resort is easily accessible from all corners of the city. The nearest metro station is DMCC – which takes you to the Bluewaters Island in roughly 10 minutes. The Hotel offers spectacular views of the Ain Dubai and the Arabian Sea. The Palace is part of the larger Caesars Resort, which offers a plethora of luxuries and amenities for people of all tastes.
The first and only Caesars Palace outside of the US, the resort reflects Dubai’s vision of projecting itself as a lifestyle destination. As a throwback to the classic era, the Palace features exquisite artefacts and relics that capture the spirit of the old city.
Caesars Palace - Design & Aesthetics
Whilst the Hotel does not offer gaming, there is still plenty to indulge yourself into. Upon arrival at the resort, one can instantly feel the royal aura in the surrounding. Having characteristic neutral tones and Roman era relics, the resort features giant bust, horse sculptures, ancient war memorabilia, chariot-like bathtubs with Lorenzo Villoresi Firenze toiletries, a theater, high class dining options and more.
The Palace’s interior follows a slick Gold and White color theme with contemporary appointments. Wooden décor and plush upholstery are prevalent throughout; with Roman era paintings and sculptures placed in all corners of the Hotel.
The quiet passageways of the Hotel are reminiscent of a grand palace, where everything is calm and quiet. The hallways are decorated with antiquities – with furniture, carpets, walls, all adding to a royal experience. As far as hospitality is concerned, the staff at the resort is meticulously trained to offer the best in class in terms of service and hospitality.
You can choose to spend your evenings overlooking the gargantuan Al Ain or soak up the sun on the beach right outside. The resort includes Rotunda – which offers a plethora of exciting activities to partake; such as seafaring, movie theaters, artefact viewing, and of course, the beach.
The Resort – Leisure Activities
Rotunda is one of the major attractions at the resort. The 500-seat venue is enclosed by a huge pantheon-like dome. The theater features a host of programs – ranging all the way from gladiatorial acts to stand ups and more. As one of the most unique architectural achievements in Dubai, the venue celebrates the glory of ancient Rome like no other.
The resort offers numerous options to pamper yourself, including Qua Spa, which lets you indulge in a variety of signature facial and body treatments to various luxury massage options. It’s also a great place to lose some calories, as the warm quartz bed of the Japanese Iyashi Dome uses ultra-modern infrared technique to burn up to 600 calories per session.
Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel is one of the key attractions at Caesar’s. The wheel can accommodate up to 400 people and offers scintillating views of the city. Operational since October, the Ferris wheel is billed to be one of the hottest attractions in the city once it opens in October, 2021.
For kids and teenagers, ROAM is the place to be. A social hub, the arena features a host of high-tech virtual reality experiences. Popular adventures at ROAM include Roman Numeral Scavenger Hunt, List O Rama, Caesars Hunt, and the popular Race Around the Empire.
For kids interested in learning about gladiatorial battles and the way of the Roman soldiers, the Empire Club is the perfect option; as it has plenty of physical games such as, Gladiator Training, Roman Games and Building challenges.
For families staying at the Palace, kids avail complimentary entry to Mattel Play Town Dubai, Laguna Water Arena and Green Planet.
For those seeking peace by the sea shore, the 450 meter private beach is the perfect place to unwind or take a dip in the pristine waters; while the Infinity Pools take the experience of a private pool up a notch. Caesars Palace also has two temperature-moderated infinity pools. They are perfect for families since it includes a mini kids pool.
In terms of dining options, there is something to satiate every taste bud. At Venus Pool and bar, patrons can get a taste of mouthwatering delicacies from all around the world. What’s more is visitors can get enjoy spectacular vistas of the Jumeirah Beach coastline. For lovers of cocktails, the Neptune Pool and Bar is the place to go. Offering a variety of cocktails, whiskeys, vodkas and wines; you can grab your favorite drink and lay down near the poolside for a blissful experience.
The highlight of the resort in terms of eating options is without doubt Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. As the brainchild of the acclaimed chef, the restaurant not only offers delectable food, but presents a chance for patrons to go head to head in a cooking competition. Some of the best dishes on the menu include Wellington beef, eggs in purgatory and sticky toffee pudding. Kids eat for free at the restaurant.
Last but not least, you have the Havana Social Club, which brings Latin American flavors to the shores of Dubai. The exquisite food is beautifully complimented by live music and poolside sitting arrangements for a mesmerizing experience. The restaurant has a special vegan and gluten- free menu for the health conscious.
Caesars Palace and Resort combine the glory of ancient Rome with modern contemporary options like no other. It is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. The options are endless; with something available to suit everyone's palate.