Fitness Center Review – Radisson Blu Deira Creek, Dubai

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    Dubai United Arab Emirates

I have noticed that, at many hotels, the location and entrance to the fitness facilities can be a little odd.  Take the Radisson Blu Deira Creek in Dubai, for example.  At the Radisson Blu, in order to get to the fitness center, I had to go all the way to the end of the hall on the second or third floor of the hotel, then exit the building and walk across a cement path to the entrance to the fitness center.  On top of this, there was major construction going on when I visited, so I essentially had to traverse a construction site to arrive at the fitness center.  This is not to say that the facility is bad, it is in fact a very good fitness center.  However, the entry and passageway were … awkward.

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The entrance itself was very nice, and the attendant very welcoming:

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The fitness center was a full service center, rather than just a room.  I believe that it is open to the community for membership.  The gym was fairly large with Technogym machines, including 3 stairmaster machines, 4 stationary bicycles, 1 recumbent bicycle, 7 treadmills, 2 rowing machines and Precor circuit machines.

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In addition to this, there was a separate Ladie’s Gym.  A smaller darker room with only a few machines, restricted to women only. No men allowed.  I was a little surprised to see this at first, but this is why traveling and seeing other cultures can be educational and eye-opening.  I learned that women are not prohibited from using the main gym, but depending on one’s religious beliefs and modesty, some women preferred to work out in a non-co-ed setting.

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There was also a ping pong table and a squash court at the fitness center!

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There were both men’s and women’s sauna and  steam rooms (I only viewed the Ladie’s facilities, but I assume the men’s ones are comparable).  No nakedness allowed in the women’s sauna and steam. (Is the rule the same for the men?)

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Overall, it was a good facility.  Like the hotel itself, management strives to keep the premises clean and in good repair and to keep modernizing the facility.  Slowly, but thoughtfully.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    LoL I give you props for staying fit while traveling! I always bring my work out clothes with every intent to use the gym at my hotel… but it maybe only happens once or twice.

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