The Dubai EDITION opened its doors in November 2021 as a welcome addition to Marriott’s luxury portfolio in Dubai.
This boutique luxury property has an ideal location, situated in the bustling heart of Downtown Dubai and directly opposite from the Dubai Mall.
After some delightful encounters with the EDITION brand in the last few years, I couldn’t resist trying out the newly opened Dubai location during my recent trip to the United Arab Emirates.
The Dubai EDITION – Booking
A night at The Dubai EDITION typically costs between 1,500–1,800 AED ($560–670 CAD). Rates are slightly higher during peak season in December at around 2,000 AED ($745 CAD), and during the summer season, when temperatures soar, the cost drops to around 900 AED ($335 CAD).
If you’re looking at a Marriott Bonvoy redemption, you’ll have to part ways with between 80,000–100,000 points per night for a stay here.
Due to the concurrent Formula One race in the UAE and the World Cup in Qatar that were happening during the time of my visit, cash rates were even higher than usual.
In lieu of paying the exorbitant cash rates, I opted to book on points and redeemed 82,500 Bonvoy points for a one-night stay. With our valuation of Bonvoy points at 0.9 cents per point (CAD), I was pleased with the value of my redemption against the astronomical cash prices.
It’s worth noting that The Dubai EDITION participates in Marriott STARS, which is Marriott’s preferred partner program. By booking the hotel through Marriott STARS with an authorized travel agent, you can receive additional benefits at the same rate you’d pay when booking directly with the hotel.