Hip, Funky, Trendy and Ever so Groovey!

In a part of Dubai there is an area called Media City.  Named for no good reason other than free lance journalists rent desk space in the area,  it is a dollop of high rise tower blocks that overlook the marina at Mina Seyahi home of the Dubai Boat Show.

Among the sprawl of high rise towers, many hotels via for business each trying to attract a different audience.  One such is the Media One Hotel which endeavors to sell itself to the Uber Kool.  Using names such as Hip, Cool  and Urban it gives the rooms it offers different names to indicate their standard.

It tries to be trendy and succeeds with embarrassing success.  The airport transfers are carried out using Mini Coopers at twice the price of a regular Toyota taxi and the documentation in the rooms is, in a groovy sort of way, reminiscent of Austin Powers movies.

Designed for the young rich things who flock to Dubai to spend Daddy’s money it makes anyone over 20 feel old and over 25 ancient!  The receptionist took my passport at check in, noticed my date of birth and allocated me fossil status.

Occupying floors 10 to 19 in the 43 Storey tower block it is never the less an efficient place to stay.  Clean, tidy with adequate facilities this is not meant to be the place to take someone for a romantic weekend romp but it is very useful for those who visit the boat show each year if only because it is walking distance from the show entrance.

We flew to Dubai with Emirates Airlines aboard their Airbus A380