My wife and I stayed here for three nights as a break on the flight from Australia and Europe. The Intercontinental is only a short drive from the International Airport.
We had the warmest of welcomes when we arrived well after midnight and were shown to our suite. The hotel sits on Dubai Creek about 10 minutes drive from Burj Khalifa and is therefore away from downtown Dubai but then again, Dubai is spread out. Festival City Mall is attached to the hotel if you need to shop.
Our suite was light, bright, spotlessly clean and spacious with panoramic views towards the downtown skyline. Incredibly comfortable bed, all the facilities you need including great toiletries and big white fluffy towels plus good quality bathrobes are all part of the experience.
We had access to the Club Lounge where a more than adequate breakfast was available along with refreshments all day and dinner at night. Being Ramadan when we were there, alcohol was not freely available.
All staff we met were friendly, efficient and professional. We would certainly be happy to stay there again.