The Indian Premier League teams will be leaving for the United Arab Emirates on Sunday next from Mumbai.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be their abode away from home for 80 days as the IPL Season 13 matches will be staged across the three Emirates from September 19 to November 10.
The matches will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Six of the eight IPL teams have opted for Dubai as their base city, while Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will be staying at Abu Dhabi.
The teams for cricket’s richest professional competition have book the best luxury hotels in the UAE for their stay for almost 80 days.
SportzFront brings to its readers looks, locations and details about the hotels where the teams will be staying during the IPL 2020.
MUMBAI INDIANS – ST REGIS MARRIOTT
The Reliance Group-owned Mumbai Indians will be staying at the Five Star property of one of its commercial partners – Marriott.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi will be the team’s home for the duration of the IPL. The luxury hotel offers direct access to the private Nation Riviera Beach Club, inclusive of a health and fitness centre with a wonderful renovated swimming pool in addition to its’ sandy beach.
Being a luxury hotel, yet crafting boutique experiences, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is the social epicentre for Royalty and luminaries in the art of residential living at West Corniche.
The players will get to choose from three swimming pools, a fabulous fitness centre, spa and wellness centre for recreation and rejuvenation.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS – RITZ CARLTON
Kolkata Knight Riders will keep company to the defending champions Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
The Shahrukh Khan co-owned team will be nestled into 57 acres of lush gardens and shimmering pools.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers modern elegance with rich traditions.
The hotel guests can surrender to experiences that captivate the senses. From exclusive views of the Grand Mosque to opera performances at sunset, the resort celebrates the extraordinary.
Situated in the Abu Dhabi Grand Canal area, Ritz-Carlton is decked with a Bedouin-inspired spa and 0ne of Abu Dhabi’s largest outdoor pools.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS – TAJ DUBAI
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will be staying at the Indian Hotel Company’s lavish property – The Taj Dubai, adjacent to Dubai’s most popular address Burj Khalifa.
The hotel offers the ideal vantage point to watch the bustling city assume its glamorous, late-evening avatar. With iconic landmarks like Dubai Opera and The Dubai Fountain in close proximity, Dubai’s glitzy nightlife is a stone’s throw away.
The hotel’s fully-equipped fitness centre is ideal for a rejuvenating workout, while the Jiva Spa works wonders on your body and mind. Come, experience the Emirates like royalty!
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD – RITZ CARLTON
The Ritz Carlton, the home for Sunrisers Hyderabad from next week offers a five-star luxury in the midst of white sand beaches, luxury shopping and the picturesque Dubai Marina with a warm, Mediterranean-style accommodation outfitted with lush gardens and world-class amenities.
The waterfront location with access to a private beach, all just steps away from shopping, dining and entertainment
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE – WALDORF ASTORIA
In quest of their maiden IPL crown, Royal Challengers Bangalore have picked an accommodation that boasts of an inspirational setting on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, stunning Arabian Gulf views and distinctive external architecture.
Dubai Palm Jumeirah hotel’s location allows guests to experience the tranquillity and beauty of the area by day and the contemporary, cosmopolitan glamour of Dubai by night.
The leisure facilities at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah include two inviting, temperature-controlled swimming pools, a tennis court, numerous water sports and an extensive fitness centre. The luxurious Spa offers bespoke treatments that blend traditional philosophies with contemporary techniques to create therapies that balance, revive and rejuvenate.
KINGS XI PUNJAB – SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM
Sofitel Dubai The Palm luxury beach resort is situated on the East Crescent of the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, offering a rejuvenating escape inspired by the rich culture of the South Pacific.
The tour party will have a choice of luxury rooms, prestigious suites and fully-furnished apartments.
The Kings have opted for the combination of the French luxury and local cuisine in the world’s most exciting city.
DELHI CAPITALS – PALACE DOWNTOWN DUBAI
This palatial 5-star is located on the Burj Khalifa lack, just at a five-minute walk from The Dubai Mall.
As the squads stay in a bio-secure bubble with no liberty to venture out, the franchisees have chosen the best possible accommodation for the players to keep them inspired, charged up and rejuvenated.
The Palace Downtown Dubai offers cuisine as varied as Thai, Asian fusion, Italian, and South American. A palm-lined outdoor swimming pool has views of Burj Khalifa, and the hotel’s luxury spa offers a range of treatments.
RAJASTHAN ROYALS – ONE&ONLY
One&Only Palm Resort is Dubai’s most intimate seaside enclave that commands an enviable spot on a private peninsula of Palm Island. Rimmed with a stunning secluded beach, with privileged views of the impressive New Dubai skyline in Palm Jumeirah, the most expensive area of Dubai.
Located on the West Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah and inspired by the architecture of Andalusia’s Moorish palaces, One&Only The Palm offers luxurious beach-front accommodation on Palm Jumeirah’s peninsula.
The players can enjoy beach-front accommodation, panoramic views, a private beach and cuisine by Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno. The in-house recreational facilities include golfing, water sports and excursions.