As a destination, Dubai has earned a reputation for over-the-top luxury. It is home to some of the world’s most impressive hotels, each of which offers a unique experience. Your choice of accommodation an make the difference between a mediocre vacation and a memorable one, so you must take the time to choose your accommodation carefully. With so much choice, you may have some difficulty in this task. To help you make your decision, the following is an overview of the 20 best hotels in Dubai.
20. La Ville Hotel & Suites
La Ville Hotel & Suites is in a prime city location close to many attractions and some fantastic restaurants. It is a low-rise boutique hotel that has excellent views and top-notch service. One of the best features of this hotel is the rooftop infinity pool, and many guests enjoy relaxing in the spa. There is also a brasserie and a wine bar in the hotel. The guest rooms are spacious and boast granite bathrooms with wet room-style showers.
19. JA Palm Tree Court
There are three hotels at the JA resort, one of which is the JA Palm Tree Court. This has low-rise accommodation that boasts balconies and terraces surrounded by lush gardens, where you will see peacocks strolling freely. The hotel arranges a wide range of activities for guests, such as seaplane flights and golf lessons. Therefore, it is a great choice for people who want to try new experiences during their vacation. The hotel has a laid back vibe with comfortable and relaxing rooms.
18. Park Hyatt Dubai
The Conde Nast Traveler says that Park Hyatt Dubai is a hotel that holds international appeal. Therefore, you find yourself mixing with people from around the world during your stay. The guest rooms in this hotel are decorated with Arabian accents and have luxurious touches to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout your stay. Guests can relax in the award-winning spa or take a dip in the palm-fringed swimming pool. There is waterfront dining where guests can enjoy the views while eating an outstanding meal.
17. Address Boulevard
Address Boulevard is a five-star hotel in the swanky Downtown district of Dubai. The interior is inspired by the Art Deco style and boasts more than 250 specially commissioned pieces of art. The rooms are large and luxurious with understated elegance. Most rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer impressive views across the city, and some have a private balcony. There are three pools and an excellent restaurant.
16. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Center
The facilities and the dining options are compelling features of this hotel. Several dining options serve various cuisines, including French, Italian, and Belgian. Guests can also treat themselves to something sweet from the 24-hour cake shop. In terms of facilities, guests have access to two pools, a spa, and a unique art collection. There is also an open-air bar that is one of the social hubs of the city.
15. Manzil Downtown Dubai
One of the best options for families visiting Dubai is the Manzil Downtown Dubai. It is a contemporary Arabian-style hotel set in the newest area of Dubai. One of the reasons it is a popular option among families is that the rates are affordable all year round, with one child aged four or under stay for free. Another reason that families like this hotel is the babysitting facilities and the activities for children. There is also a pool, a fitness center, and a bar. There are several dining options, but the best is a steakhouse that serves a fusion of South African, New Zealand, and Australian cuisine.
14. Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai
Both the rooms and the facilities at Grosvenor House are aimed at the modern traveler who expects their accommodation to give them a comfortable and convenient experience. The twin towers house sophisticated rooms, and guests have access to a spa and a clubhouse. There are lively nightspots where people can have fun and fine dining restaurants for some of the best dining experiences in Dubai.
13. One & Only The Palm
While many of the hotels in Dubai are on a grand-scale, the One & Only The Palm is one of only a few boutique hotels in Dubai. It is one of the most exclusive properties in Dubai, and it has an Andalucian style. Some people have said that this is the most romantic resort in the city, and it is a popular option for those visiting Dubai for their honeymoon. There are several restaurants at this hotel, one of which has triple-Michelin-star chef Yannick Alleno at the helm.
12. Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf
In Dubai, there is a general ethos that bigger is better, hence the towering hotels in this city. Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf is a little different as this exclusive property consists of 29 low-rise summer houses. This gives the accommodation a more intimate feel that you will not find in the larger hotels in Dubai. It is part of the Madinat Jumeirah complex, so guests have access to all the complex’s facilities, such as multiple pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, spas, bars, and more than 50 restaurants.
11. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai
Inspired by the opulent 18th-century European palaces, this majestic hotel is a prominent structure on the Palm Jumeirah. It is a large hotel with 391 sumptuous rooms, suites, and villas, all of which continue the theme of European opulence. A highlight of staying in this hotel is the eight dining options, one of which is a restaurant with Alain Ducasse at the helm. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai has a private beach, a private cinema, and a luxurious spa.
11. The Bulgari Resort & Residence Dubai
Despite the Middle East location of this hotel, it exudes Italian style. It sits just off the coast of Dubai on a private island, which gives the hotel an air of exclusivity. As it is on a private island, it means that guests also have access to the private beaches surrounding the hotel where they can relax or enjoy water-based activities. The Bulgaria Resort & Residence differs from most other Dubai hotels as it is a low-rise building. There is a relaxing spa for guests to enjoy, and the resort is home to the first Bulgari Marina & Yacht Club.
10. Four Season Hotel Dubai International Finance Center
Although the target market of this hotel is predominantly business travelers as it is in the finance district, there is also a lot about this hotel that will appeal to those who are traveling for leisure purposes. A rooftop leisure deck features a glass-sided pool, a bar, a whirlpool tub, massage chairs, and exercise bikes. Elsewhere in the hotel, there is a world-class spa and crowd-pulling restaurants.
9. W Dubai- The Palm
For those who want to spend time in accommodation with a livelier vibe, then W Dubai- The Palm is a good option. This hotel even looks lively from the exterior as its façade is lit up in a shocking pink neon. It is considered a party palace, the highlight of which is the pool deck which has multiple pools split over levels and surrounded by balconies and cabanas. This hotel is also known for the quality of its restaurants, which are run by world-renowned chefs Akira Back and Massimo Bottura. The Telegraph says that other amenities include a fitness center, a spa, a steam room, and bars. There are 350 rooms in this hotel, and all have excellent amenities.
8. Taj Dubai
There is the perfect fusion of local heritage and modern luxury at the Taj Dubai. Therefore, it suits those who want to absorb themselves in the culture of Dubai, while also enjoying a comfortable experience with luxurious touches. Guests can dine in one of several restaurants in this hotel, each of which has something different to offer. The impressive rooms are colorful, spacious, and have floor-to-ceiling windows with views across the city.
7. Jumeirah Al Naseem
The Telegraph says that the Jumeirah Al Naseem is a fantastic beach resort for families. There are five pools, and guests also have access to all the amenities at the Madinat Jumeirah, such as the fitness center, spa, water park, tennis courts, and waterways.
6. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
An elegant beachfront property, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has views of the Arabian Gulf from one side of the hotel, and views of Dubai’s city skyline from the other. Guests can take a dip in the two pools at the hotel, one of which is for adults only. The most impressive element of this hotel is the dining options, as there are 11 restaurants and lounges at this hotel.
5. Atlantis, The Palm
One of the most famous hotels in Dubai is Atlantis, The Palm. This sits on a manmade island in the city, and the majestic building is an impressive sight. An aspect of the hotel for which it is famous is its underwater suite where you will feel as though you are sleeping with the fish. Guests in the higher suites enjoy views across the Arabian Sea and the city’s skyline. During their stay, guests of this hotel can enjoy swimming with the sharks, scuba diving, and having fun at the hotel’s waterparks.
4. Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah
Mandarin Oriental hotels have earned an international reputation for luxurious accommodation and exceptional service. The Dubai location sits on the water’s edge of one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city, so guests can enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf from their stunning rooms. The facilities at this hotel are what makes it stand out, as there is a destination spa, several lounges, a kids’ club, and six hotels. Although it is one of the newest accommodations in Dubai, it has already been classed as one of the best in the city.
3. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Sitting proudly on the waterfront is the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Designed to resemble the sails of a ship, this striking hotel has become an iconic structure on the Dubai skyline. Not only is it one of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai, but it is also one of the most luxurious hotels anywhere in the world as it is the world’s only seven-star hotel. There is a hefty price tag to pay if you want to spend the night in this hotel, as it will set you back $20,000 for a one night stay in the two-story Royal Suite.
2. Conrad Dubai
This hotel is equally suitable for both leisure and business travelers. It is located in the financial and shopping district, which is close to many of the major attractions. The guest facilities in this luxurious hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a yoga pavilion, and a spa. It is close to the Emirates and Montgomerie golf clubs, so it is an ideal option for golf enthusiasts.
1. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
According to Forbes, the best hotel in Dubai is the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah. Its private beaches and sea-facing guest rooms are two of the best features of the hotel. Another great feature is the Waldorf Astoria Spa, which boasts 12 treatment rooms and 50 services that aim to promote relaxation and wellness. There are six restaurants at this hotel, with options including Italian and Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can also enjoy the two temperature-controlled pools and water-based activities. An unusual feature of this hotel is that it has a helipad, from which guests can take helicopter tours to enjoy an aerial view of Dubai.
Written by Liz Flynn
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