Dubai: Sofitel Dubai Downtown is focusing on family travellers headed to the GCC with the launch of new family-focused packages.

Research by GlobalData, a leading analytics company, and released earlier this year, has revealed that family trips are dominating outbound travel from the GCC. Family travel from Saudi Arabia alone accounts for 73.1 per cent of international departures, with the UAE being one of the most visited countries according to the data.

As part of the family package, guests can take advantage of the two-bedroom Downtown Suite at Sofitel Dubai Downtown which features views of the Burj Khalifa, has a living room and two separate bedrooms with the latest in-room entertainment technology while the floor-to- ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views of Downtown Dubai, the Dubai coastline and Sheikh Zayed Road. The modern design of the room ensures that it’s the perfect retreat for families and groups after a long day.

The family package has a range of benefits including luxury airport transfers, complimentary additional beds, as well as special offers at the So spa by Sofitel to further enhance the guest experience apart from a range of offers at many of Dubai’s visitor attractions.

The hotel is conveniently connected to Dubai Mall by a skywalk, is in close proximity to the metro station and also offers free shuttle services to the nearby kite beach. Some of Dubai’s most popular attractions that the hotel provides special offers for include KidZAnia Dubai, Dubai Aquarium, Reel Cinemas and Virtual Reality Park.

The hotel consists of 274 rooms with views of the Arabian coastline or the Burj Khalifa, 76 suites, the Presidential Suite, the Royal Suite and now the two-bedroom Downtown Suite. The hotel also offers eight distinctive dining experiences including the recently launched Player Sports Bar and Terrace as well as Modi, one of the highest Georgian dining experiences in the world, situated on the 31st floor.

For younger guests, Le Petit Prince Kids Club will keep children between the ages of four and 12 entertained with a selection of books, toys and games. Families will also be able to take advantage of the fifth floor rooftop infinity pool.

For parents looking to relax, the So Spa facility includes eight treatment rooms, a couple’s treatment room, sauna, steam room and hammam facilities. The hotel also features state-of-the-art fitness equipment in the So Fit fitness centre.

Guests staying at the two-bedroom Downtown Suite enjoy complimentary breakfast and free airport transfers to and from Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport in a luxury car for a family of six. Prices for the Downtown Suite start from AED 2299 for a family of 6.