Bold and beautiful, forward-thinking, yet traditional, Dubai is one of the world’s most unique cities. Its welcoming people, unique culture, stunning skyscrapers, incredible cuisine, have made it a major tourist destination for all. Synonymous with wealth, luxury, futuristic innovation and architecture, Dubai is a hub of high-living, where nothing is too over-the-top. The city has accommodation to suit every budget, but if you want to do Dubai properly, you’re really going to have to splurge. The city boasts of some of the best luxury hotels in Dubai.
In some ways, it’s the best of both worlds: you can still enjoy Dubai’s wonderful attractions, yet wallow in luxury at the end of the day in five-star opulence with large and comfortable bedrooms and suites, top-notch dining venues, excellent leisure facilities and top-class service.
Check out our selection of the best Dubai luxury hotels, each of which has a style on its own, and all of them will, without any doubt, meet your expectations.
1. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Located on a tiny island off the coast of Dubai, Burj Al Arab is one of the finest hotels in the world and has a structure that resembles the sail of a ship. Repeatedly voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab consists of 202 duplex suites with round-the-clock personal butler service, chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce and helicopter airport transfers. The hotel’s luxury suites range from 170 to 780 square meters with a rain shower and a Jacuzzi in each suite, as well as six restaurants, conference and banqueting veneus.
You can choose to dine at Al Muntaha, a fully supported cantilever restaurant hanging 200 meters above the sea, and take in the views of the spectacular Dubai skyline while devouring some delicious modern French cuisine. You can also dine next to a huge sea water aquarium at the Al Mahara Restaurant and indulge in some delicious British Seafood. Be prepared to get pleasantly surprised by the simulated voyage of a submarine when heading to this restaurant. The hotel also has unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark, where you and your family can have a great splashy day.
With an option to arrive here by helicopter to experience a breathtaking view of the sprawling metropolis of Dubai, have a Chauffeur driven Rolls Royce at your service and personal butlers to make sure the stay is comfortable, would you vouch for more?
2. Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, The Palm is a magnificent 5 star Dubai hotel located on the Palm Island Jumeirah, a man-made palm tree-shaped island that has captured the world’s imagination with its glorious scale and ingenuity. The sprawling grounds of the resort include the 1,539-room hotel itself — a stunning edifice reminiscent of an Arabian Castle — plus an outdoor pool area, waterpark, private beach and aquarium. The interiors of the hotel has Arabian theme indoors with decorated columns, ornate archways and colourful mosaics. The lavish décor continues into the guest rooms for a stylish, Arabian Nights-inspired feel. All of the rooms provide balconies with views across the Arabian Gulf or the skyline of Dubai.
The Arabian-inspired Deluxe rooms are spacious and feature bathrooms with a walk-in shower, as well as a balcony with views of the Arabian Sea or across Palm Island. One or two bedroom Imperial Club suites share the plush Arabian theme and include a separate living room plus an array of extra hotel benefits. Each of the Signature suites has a unique feature. For example, the Underwater suite has aquarium views, while the Royal Bridge suite includes a private chef and butler. Families especially love the Aquaventure water park with the famous ‘Leap of Faith’ slide which is a 61 metre scary spectacular. Truly, the Atlantis is a place where imagination is the only limit.
3. Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, Dubai
A brand almost synonymous with luxury, the BV Residences (BVLGARI Resorts and Residences) is situated on Jumeirah Bay, a six million square feet sea horse shaped island just off of Jumeirah Beach road. The island can be directly accessed via a 300 meter bridge that has been provided for residents and visitors. The Resort includes 101 rooms and suites, and 20 Bvlgari Pool Villas with beach, pool, garden and Dubai’s Skyline views and 24h Butler service. The property offers uninterrupted views over the Arabian Gulf on one side and Dubai’s world-famous skyline – capped by the Burj Khalifa – on the other.
The extensive dining experiences include Il Ristorante Niko Romito, Il Café, Il Bar, La Spiaggia, the Lobby, Bvlgari Yacht Club Dubai Restaurant and Hoseki. La Spiaggia is one of Dubai’s most exclusive beach Clubs with private beach and outdoor swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy the 1,700 square-metre Spa with hammam, indoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon. To add relish to the guest’s stay, the complex comprises a private Marina featuring 50 boat berths and the first world’s Bvlgari Yacht Club with peerless views over the sea. Centrally located enough to easily explore Dubai’s famous dining, shopping, museums and family attractions, yet with a quiet atmosphere away from the mainland, it really is the best of both worlds in terms of location and other aspects.
Raffles Dubai, a classy 5 star hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, delivering an unexpected luxury of space, impeccable service and sophisticated style. It enjoys the perfect location just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport. A shopping adventure lies around the corner as Raffles Dubai adjoins the famous Wafi Mall, one of Dubai’s exclusive shopping and leisure destinations. Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and major shopping, cultural and tourist attractions are minutes away, ideal for leisure travellers.
The hotel’s 246 rooms and suites are classified into as many as 11 types of rooms and suites and feature a private terrace offering panoramic views of the city. Guests can experience exclusive luxury at rooms and suites located on the ‘Dubai Floor’. Six palatial guestrooms in this section are accessible via private lift and guests here can enjoy special privileges such as limousine service and personal chef. Inspired by Asian and Middle Eastern design, décor boasts sleek lines, handcrafted ornaments, and fine linens.
Surrounded by lush private gardens, Raffles offers space to live, breathe and express yourself in unique style. An outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym, the exceptional Raffles Spa – with 7 treatment rooms including a couple’s suite – and the exclusive Raffles Botanical Garden complete the picture. For families there is the PlayZone and all the space, time and service you need.
5. Park Hyatt Dubai
With stunning architecture and design, world-class cuisine, personalised services and excellent facilities, Park Hyatt Dubai is a leading hotel and a premier venue in the city. Situated just minutes from Dubai International Airport, as well as prime business and shopping areas, in a spectacular setting on the banks of Dubai Creek, Park Hyatt Dubai is characteristic of the Park Hyatt brand. The property has a variety of activities including golf by the Creek, aerial sightseeing with Seawings, as well as private fishing and charter yachts. All 225 guest rooms offer stunning views across Dubai Creek from their balconies or terraces. Each of the guest rooms and 35 suites are graciously and luxuriously appointed, in keeping with the Park Hyatt brand. Within the resort there is a selection of six restaurants and bars, including Traiteur with gourmet French dining and seasonal brunch. There’s also Cafe Arabesque serving Middle Eastern cuisine with an evening shisha lounge, Thai Kitchen with authentic dishes, and Pistache with homemade pastries and coffee drinks.
The hotel’s main highlight is its luxury spa retreat, Amara, winner of a Conde Naste Traveler award, offers a wide range of beauty and holistic treatments unrivalled in Dubai. Along with the eight unique private treatment rooms (including three couples’ suites), Amara features a 25m outdoor pool with built-in palm islands. All spa suites feature a private garden with an outdoor rain shower for the ultimate in relaxation, and rejuvenating rituals and treatments. The hotel has a partnership with The Majlis Gallery, which connects guests with the area’s art and cultural scene. Plus, there are five exclusive event venues housed in a dedicated building with a separate entrance, reception area, and lush gardens.
6. Jumeirah Al Qasr
Al Qasr means ‘The Palace’ – and this hotel truly is the jewel in the crown of Madinat Jumeirah. Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, the hotel replicates traditional royal architecture, coupled with luxurious modernity throughout. Jumeirah Al Qasr is seconds away from Jumeirah Beach, The Walk and Burj Al Arab, and only a 15 minute drive from Mall of the Emirates, Aquaventure Waterpark and Dubai Marina.
With respect to traditional Arabic architecture, this elegant masterpiece of a building is surrounded by tree-lined avenues and lush vegetation. Its exquisite 292 rooms have astonishing views over the resort’s gardens and the Arabian Gulf. Dining options range from a relaxing dinner on the beach to a special night at one of the resort’s spectacular restaurants, all with a graceful touch of Dubai’s magic. Fine cuisine of endless varieties is served up in the resort’s 40+ restaurants, bars and lounges, including North American restaurant, The Hide, Al Hambra specialising in Spanish cuisine and Pai Thai serving Thai dishes. Koubba Bar offers light snacks, Al Fayrooz Lounge serves sandwiches and pastries and Khaymat Al Bahar specialises in Lebanese cuisine. Mediterranean seafood is available at overwater restaurant, Pierchic, all day dining restaurant Arboretum serves international buffet meals and Summersalt specialises in Japanese fusion.
Some of its unique facilities include a temperature-controlled 25 metres-long indoor pool, the Quay Healthclub with its state-of-the-art cardio-vascular and resistance health technology, various water sports and other beach activities. The most comprehensive spa facility in the area, the Talise Spa, offers the latest medicine-based therapies and advanced spa treatments.
7. Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Set within Dubai’s prestigious residential area of Jumeirah, the Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah beach offers a truly luxurious stay experience. With its own private beach, it is the closest beachfront hotel to downtown Dubai and the Business Bay area, including the Burj Khalifa, and is conveniently located from the city’s many other attractions. Blending Arabic designs with sophisticated, contemporary style, coupled with the renowned Four Seasons personal service, the hotel offers a luxurious holiday experience. A choice of over 230 extremely spacious rooms (from 70m²) and suites, many of which inter-connect, have either sea or city skyline views.
A highlight of Four Seasons Jumeirah Resort is its choice of 10 restaurants and lounges, offering an impressive choice of dining experiences including fabulous brunch options! Suq is a vibrant ‘market-style’ restaurant offering many live cooking stations and blending Middle Eastern, Asian and Western flavours; with a casual feel, it’s perfect for family dining and even has its own children’s play area! Sea Fu, the resort’s signature restaurant, is located beachside and specialises in Asian seafood. And, if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a ‘Restaurant Village’ attached to the hotel offering several other dining options.
There are two outdoor pools – an ‘active’ pool perfect for family fun and a separate ‘quiet’ pool. Non-motorised water sports are complimentary and include pedaloes, sailboards and paddle boards, while the resort’s Pearl Spa has an indoor pool as well as a choice of spa treatments and therapies including ‘waterfall & ice’ packages
8. Armani Hotel
If there is one hotel that consistently redefines what fashion-branded boutique hoteling means, it’s Armani Hotel Dubai. This exclusive stay offers the ultimate in luxury within a contemporary, minimalistic space designed by international fashion icon Giorgio Armani. The hotel also has a highly coveted address — it resides within the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Situated in the heart of Dubai — close to the Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, Dubai International Financial Center, Jumeirah and the city’s old neighborhoods — makes it the ideal place to base yourself whether you’re visiting for business or leisure.
The Armani Hotel Dubai offers 160 elegant guest rooms and suites spread over five floors throughout the Burj Khalifa, with either fountain views or city views. The restaurants at Armani Hotel Dubai serve international cuisines, including Japanese, Indian and Italian. They are a great way to sample the city’s fantastic contemporary dining scene. Every aspect of the hotel’s design and service offerings has been designed and planned by Giorgio Armani – from the bespoke furnishings to restaurant menus and in-room amenities.
9. Mandarin Oriental Dubai
With a pristine oceanfront setting, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai is a stylish urban resort overlooking the clear blue waters of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s glittering skyline, which is dominated by Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The hotel’s beachfront location and open air facilities are designed to bring a new level of relaxed luxury to the city. Created by eminent design specialist Jeffrey A. Wilkes, the chic 256-room beachfront retreat has spacious, sleek and contemporary interiors with private balconies offering captivating ocean and city views.
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai offers guests a wide range of dining experiences, with seven distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges, headed by internationally-acclaimed chefs, providing innovative cuisine and world-class mixology in a vibrant setting. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will provide the most extensive range of beauty and wellness therapies in the region, and will be connected to a comprehensive fitness studio offering bespoke classes. A 30 metre lap pool is also featured.
With its inviting interiors and unmatched levels of service, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai brings a new wave of luxury to the shores of Dubai.
10. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
The world’s tallest 5-star hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is an architectural marvel. Spread across two iconic towers, intuitive service and refined taste are benchmark qualities. It sits in the heart of Dubai’s unforgettable downtown, surrounded by delicious restaurants, shops and live entertainment, as well as attractions like the Dubai Fountain and Safa Park. Just a short distance from the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa) and one of the globe’s largest retail centers; The Dubai Mall, JW Mariott caters to business travelers and leisure-seekers alike.
The Dubai hotel’s luxurious feel is echoed through its 1608 rooms and suites. A sleek design features leather and wood accents, a neutral color palette, plush bedding and marble bathrooms. Boasting more than 15 award-winning restaurants and lounges that are as gorgeous as they are delicious, the serene Saray Spa and a spacious fitness center, this sky-high stay might just tempt you to linger in Dubai a few days longer. For gourmet Indian cuisine, Rang Mahal is unforgettable whilst Garden on the 5th floor serves Peruvian cuisine in a vibrant setting. This hotel is a home-away-from-home experience where you can truly enjoy exclusivity, sophistication & all necessary comfort for the ultimate stay!
With all the luxury you could want from your Dubai getaway, these are the hotels to spend your hard-earned money on.
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