A selection of the best luxury hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience the epitome of luxury at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, an IHG Hotel, opened in September 2020 and situated in Dubai, 1.5 km from Dubai Mall. With amenities such as an outdoor pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden, this 5-star hotel offers a wealth of luxury and comfort. Free WiFi and a terrace bar are also available. Enjoy a variety of activities in the area such as cycling, and bike hire is available at the hotel. Room service, a concierge service and currency exchange are also available for guests. An array of delicious cuisines are available at the hotel’s restaurant, serving Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes, as well as vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options. The multilingual staff are on hand 24 hours a day to provide guests with practical advice and information about the area. The Dubai Fountain is 1.4 km from the hotel, while Burj Khalifa is 2.
Rooms: 246 Stars: 5
Escape to a world of luxury at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, a resort situated on its own private island. Indulge in the opulence of chauffeur-driven fleets of Rolls-Royce’s or a dedicated helicopter transfer service. Relax in the terrace’s two swimming pools, 32 luxury cabanas, and a bar. Enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf in each suite, complete with reactor speakers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and widescreen interactive HD TV. Sip afternoon tea and cocktails at the Sky View Bar, suspended 200 metres above sea level. Savour contemporary European cuisine at the signature fine dining restaurant, Al Muntaha. Rejuvenate at the Talise Spa, with ladies and gentlemen’s relaxation areas, infinity pools, hot tub, and treatment rooms.
Rooms: 201 Stars: 5
Situated on the manmade Jumeira Bay, an island carved into the shape of a seahorse connected to the central Dubai coastline by a 300m bridge, the Bulgari Hotel & Resort, Dubai is one of the city’s ultimate luxury resorts. Offering 101 rooms and suites, and 20 villas with pools, gardens and sea views, guests can enjoy the gourmet Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, Il Café, Il Bar with its iconic oval-shaped freestanding bar, and the exclusive La Spiaggia beach club with private beach and mosaic-design outdoor pool. In addition, the resort features a 1, 700 square-metre spa with hammam, indoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon and traditional barbershop. The multilingual staff at reception can help with planning your stay, while nearby attractions include Dubai Opera (4.1 km) and Burj Khalifa (4.2 km). Dubai International Airport is 13 km###FINA.
Rooms: 121 Stars: 5
Experience the perfect combination of luxury and relaxation at the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai. Opening in January 2022, this 5-star accommodation offers a wide range of facilities including a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a bar, a private beach area, and a tennis court. Every room boasts a balcony, sofa bed, private bathroom, safety deposit box, and free WiFi, with some featuring sea views and terraces. Dining options include seven distinct restaurants, bars, and lounges serving International, British, Indian & Middle Eastern cuisine. There is also a kids’ club, business centre, and car hire. Located near the Sufouh and Mina Seyahi beaches, and only 42 km from Dubai International Airport, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai awaits your visit.
Rooms: 325 Stars: 5
ME Dubai by Meliá, a luxurious boutique hotel opened in December 2019, is situated in the heart of Dubai. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it offers a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Every room has a desk, flat-screen TV, wardrobe and kettle, with views of the city. Guests can enjoy a 24-hour front desk, room service, currency exchange and a à la carte breakfast. The hotel is located 1.7 km from The Dubai Fountain and is a great destination for cycling, with car hire available. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are both within 2 km and the nearest airport, Dubai International, is 15 km away, with a paid airport shuttle service.
Rooms: 93 Stars: 5
With a wide range of activities and attractions, including the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and the world-famous Dubai Mall, Caesars Palace Dubai is the perfect place to unwind, relax and explore. Whether for business or pleasure, come and experience the ultimate in luxury at Caesars Palace Dubai.
Rooms: 510 Stars: 5
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai is renowned as one of the best luxury hotels in Dubai. It offers a host of facilities including 5 outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre, shared lounge, direct beach access and 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with coffee machine, private bathroom, free toiletries, hair dryer and seating area. Club rooms and suites have access to a Club Lounge with stunning views of Dubai skyline. Dining options include Sublimotion, Tasca, Japanese Warayaki-style steakhouse, and other tempting options. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental provides extensive range of beauty and wellness therapies and is connected to a comprehensive fitness studio. Dubai International Financial Centre is only 10 minutes away and Dubai International Airport is 12 km from the property.
Rooms: 256 Stars: 5
Situated on the crescent of the Palm Island in Dubai, with direct access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and the largest waterpark in the Middle East, Atlantis The Royal opened its doors in September 2019. Boasting 5-star accommodation and amenities, the resort offers a selection of rooms, Suites and Signature Penthouses, all with views of the Arabian Sea and Palm Island, private balconies, terraces and private pools. Atlantis The Royal also provides 17 restaurants and bars, nightclubs, a show fountain, outdoor swimming pools, beach clubs, a state-of-the-art spa and free private parking, along with free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can choose from a continental or buffet breakfast each morning, and indulge in fine cuisine creations from the resort’s 8 celebrity chef restaurants. The Walk at JBR and Mall of The Emirates are both located within 11 to 18 km of the resort, while Dubai International Airport is 35 km away and a
Rooms: 756 Stars: 5
Welcome to the St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, a luxurious hotel opened in March 2021. Our 264 lavish guestrooms and 26 elegant suites provide luxuriant comfort and panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf, and the Dubai skyline. Enjoy complimentary access to Kyma Beach Dubai, an elegant beach club and restaurant, and the award-winning Iridium Spa. Our diverse culinary selection includes The St. Regis Bar, with jazz tunes, Cordelia which offers regional and international cuisines, and the poolside Dip Pool Bar. Business travelers will appreciate the convenient access to Nakheel Mall, 300 shops, restaurants, and entertainment outlets, as well as easy connectivity to business districts via Sheikh Zayed Road. Relax and explore all that Dubai has to offer, just moments away from the St. Regis Dubai, The Palm.
Rooms: 290 Stars: 5
Experience the luxury of Address Sky View, a 5-star hotel in the heart of Dubai. Open since October 2019, it offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, free private parking, room service, and a concierge service. Unwind at the seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and free bikes. Rooms are equipped with a desk, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, bed linen and towels, safety deposit box, and a kettle. Enjoy a variety of breakfast options, international cuisine, vegetarian, gluten-free and halal meals, and a sun terrace. The helpful 24-hour front desk staff speaks Arabic, English, French and Hindi. Nearby attractions include Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain. Dubai International Airport is 13 km away.
Rooms: 169 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1. Dubai Marina: Located in the heart of Dubai, Dubai Marina is one of the most sought-after locations for visitors to the city. This area is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the city, with stunning views over the marina. From the lavish Jumeirah Beach Hotel to the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, there is no shortage of top-class hotels to choose from. Dubai Marina also offers plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, making it a great choice for those looking for a more urban experience.
2. Palm Jumeirah: A man-made island off the coast of Dubai, Palm Jumeirah is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. This area is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the city, such as the Atlantis The Palm and the One & Only The Palm. Palm Jumeirah also offers some of the best views of the city, as well as plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
3. Deira: Located in the heart of Dubai, Deira is a great area for those looking for a more traditional experience. Here you will find some of the city’s best budget hotels, such as the Ibis Deira City Centre and the Premier Inn Dubai Deira City Centre. The area also offers plenty of traditional markets, including the Deira Gold Souk, and plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
4. Business Bay: If you’re looking for a more business-focused experience, then Business Bay is a great choice. This area is home to some of the city’s most luxurious hotels, such as the Address Dubai Marina and the Taj Dubai. Business Bay also offers plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as easy access to the city’s major business districts.
5. Bur Dubai: For a more relaxed experience, Bur Dubai is a great choice. Here you will find some of the city’s best budget hotels, such as the Ibis World Trade Centre and the Sheraton Dubai Creek. The area also offers plenty of traditional markets, as well as plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
No matter which area of Dubai you choose to stay in, you can be sure that you will find plenty of great hotels to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious stay or a more budget-friendly option, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city.