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Marriott Opens New Hotel in Dubai

Marriott has opened a new 165-room Courtyard by Marriott Green Community in Dubai. This is the first Courtyard by Marriott brand in the UAE.
Located 40 kilometers from downtown Dubai, the Courtyard by Marriott Green Community Dubai offers unique dining experiences, leisure facilities and innovative banquet facilities. Opening rates are available from AED 490.

The design was conceived by Mr. Jamal Darkan of ARC International and locally adapted by Mr. Khaled Karagoly from Spoerry & Dewan. The interiors were designed by Mr. Pierre Bories from Palm Architects. This contemporary, low rise hotel is situated in the 67 picturesque hectares of Green Community covering landscaped parkland and an abundant crystal blue lake. The open plan design is accentuated by dramatic lobby interiors and bright yet subtle colors. Abundant natural light creates a unique design statement. The theme for the interiors of Courtyard, Dubai is avante garde, spacious, comfortable and efficient.

Ed Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott International, said, “This is a huge stride for Marriott International within the region and we are very excited about the opening of the first Courtyard by Marriott in the UAE and second in the Middle East. After the Courtyard hotel in Kuwait, this wonderful property will surely add to the success of all the other Marriott hotels in the region.”

Elaine Watson, general manager of the property said, “Introducing a targeted, niche brand like the Courtyard to Dubai is extremely exciting. Designed by business travelers for business travelers, the Courtyard by Marriott Green Community Dubai will provide a much needed lodging opportunity for companies within Jebel Ali Free Zone, Internet and Media cities and the Dubai Investment Park.

“Its leisure facilities also make it the perfect choice for sports enthusiasts visiting the Autodrome, while its restaurants, will provide a recipe for success among residents of the Green Community,” she further added.


The 165 generously sized rooms and suites include 81 King size, 74 Double/Double, 4 Junior and 6 Executive suites. Tastefully furnished, all rooms are equipped with broadband instant internet access, an executive-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safes that can accommodate standard sized laptops individual climate control, two-line telephones, voice mail messaging and interactive television.

Lakeside view, crisp white sheets, cozy duvets, fluffy down pillows, specially designed reading lights, oversized mirrors and abundant natural light filtering through windows creating the ambience of a personal residence.

More than 555 square meters have been dedicated to the hotel’s banquet and conference offerings. The 435 square metre pillarless Ballroom, can be partitioned into three different sections, and can accommodate up to 500 persons in theatre-style seating. Three meeting rooms offer additional opportunity for conferences, seminars, smaller meetings and workshops. State-of-the-art audio visual equipment, computer connections and internet availability provide an office away from the office, while the surrounding Green Community provides the perfect break-out environment.

The hotel’s leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, childrens pool and Jacuzzi with a pool bar offering light snacks and beverages and a well equipped fitness centre with Nautilus equipment.