Best Hotels in Dubai
The World Trade Center in Dubai, which was the only tower of its kind in the city, stood tall and alone just over 30 years ago. Today, there are more than 200 towers in the desert fortress of Dubai. Each addition offers something unique to add to the jewel crown of this town. Architecture meets art creations. And, of course, sky skyscrapers, including the tallest tower on earth. There are also some of the finest hotels in the world in this ultra megapolis, where the boundaries of luxury are being pushed and pushed higher and higher with each opening. The variety of hotels in Dubai is astonishing. In the center of this fast-paced city, luxury hotels such as Ritz-Carlton and Dubai International Financial Center can be found for business travelers. Here is a list of the 10 best hotels in Dubai.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai At Jumeirah Beach
The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has a timeless appeal in a city where new hotels appear overnight. It seems that, with its intricately carved archways and gleaming marble interiors, it could have been here for a century rather than since 2014, when it was built on traditional wind towers of the region. A 10-minute drive from Downtown Dubai and DIFC, The Four Seasons Hotel is positioned on Jumeirah Beach. It doesn't mean you have to leave.
There are two pools on the vast grounds and a private beach area surrounded by shaded sun loungers. The grandness of the hotel is reinforced by guest rooms with high ceilings, balconies or terraces that offer views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai's magnificent skyline. There are also some of the finest restaurants in Dubai, from Matthew Kenney's plant-based Folia to the celebrated steakhouse Nusr-Et. Head to the rooftop Mercury Lounge at sundown for citrusy Sicilian cocktails and megawatt sunsets.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
This is one is not for minimalists. The Burj Al Arab is a perfect example of Arabian opulence, from 21,500 square meters of 24-karat gold leaf that runs the entire length of the wall to 21,000 Swarovski crystals embedded into the ceiling. Developed in 1999, this sail-shaped cult building off the Dubai coastline has the title of the world’s first 7-star hotel. The all-suite retreat is a favorite of celebrities and dignitaries with its fleet of chauffeured Rolls-Royce cars, as well as Ask for Anything service. The star power of Al Arab Jumeirah, which has been enhanced by the Michelin-star restaurant Al Muntaha and the recent addition of the Terrace, does not appear to be fading. There are private cabanas, an infinity pool for adults only, and Mediterranean dining overlooking the water's edge at the 100,000 sq ft beach club.
One&Only The Palm
One&Only The Palm is a private sanctuary in Palm Jumeirah, ready for a romantic getaway. The graceful architecture of Andalusia resembles that of the Alhambra in Granada, with fine carving, colonnaded pathways, and flickering lamps. The guest rooms are among Dubai's most spacious at 700 square meters and have large marble bathrooms and wider terraces with sea views. A perfect choice for couples is the private pool suites. With a dedicated host, families can enjoy two-bedroom beachfront villas.
The Art Deco Inspired Hotel is a popular choice for business travelers, with over 30,000 square feet of event space, including one of the biggest ballrooms in town and an extremely connected location near the Financial Center. The current guest rooms are equipped with plenty of space for unwinding, thanks to the Internet at a fast rate, free shoeshine, and city cars on request. For access to the Ritz Carlton Club Lounge, offering all-day refreshments and a dedicated Business Concierge, upgrade to the Club Level Suite.
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis, The Palm is home to the world’s largest waterpark, which is a fun-filled getaway for water lovers of all ages. The smallest tourists will take a look at the paintings of aquatic universes, while adults will enjoy signature Underwater suites with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto an aquarium filled with 65,000 marine creatures. There are temperature-controlled swimming pools, private white sandy beaches, and thrilling watersports in the resort grounds.
The resort guests are welcome to access the Aquaventure Waterpark free of charge. In the aquarium, they have a record-breaking slide and shark diving. Take your family to a 10-pin bowling at Wavehouse, an all-ages entertainment hub with live music, arcade games, and laidback outdoor dining. The menus are kid-friendly even in fine restaurants such as Gordon Ramsay and Giorgio Locatelli. Or go to Nobu, Hakkasan, or Ossiano, a romantic restaurant with a view of the aquarium, and hire a babysitter for a date night.
Bulgari Resort Dubai
The Bulgari Resort Dubai, located on a seahorse-shaped island off Jumeirah Beach, combines Europe's glamor with the cultural traditions of the Arab world. The region's intricately carved screens are inspired by the coral-like awnings. There is a full display of the luxury Italian brands' flair for opulence. Sleek Bulgari marble is featured throughout the communal areas, and sumptuous guest rooms, offset by black granite and expansive glass walls, have windows framing the turquoise sea.
Al Maha is a world outside the business district of Dubai, 45 minutes from downtown DUBAI. Here is a collection of 42 Bedouin-inspired tents amongst the russet-colored sand dunes in Dubai's Desert Conservation Reserve. It's not the typical camping experience. Local antique furniture and traditional furnishings are included in all luxury tented suites. There are pools overlooking the desert as well. From the comfort of your quarters, you can watch camels, oryx, and gazelles casually pass by.
We have covered some of the best luxury hotels in Dubai. Not all of them because there are dozens and hundreds of great hospitality facilities in this marvelous city. Later, we will introduce part 2 of this article. However, we tried to diversify our choices and show you a variety of hotels to choose from. Follow our blog for more interesting information about Dubai. Stay connected!