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11.29.2016

The 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Dubai

Posted By AFG Team
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Want to add a little more luxury to your business or holiday trip to Dubai? Stay in style in one of the most expensive suites in the UAE. Check into one of these Dubai hotels that exude elegance, calm, and opulence, from Swarovski chandeliers to marble bathrooms. Spend a day exploring the trendiest shops and top-notch dining spots near your hotel then unwind in a hammam or jacuzzi tub in your gorgeous hotel room. Here are the 10 best luxury hotels in Dubai.

Armani Hotel Dubai

Designed by Giorgio Armani himself, this glimmering hotel in downtown Dubai has won several awards for its striking decor and impeccable service. It was recently recognized as Dubai’s Leading Hotel in 2016 and World’s Leading Design hotel in 2015 by World Travel Awards. With its location inside the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in Dubai, every room or suite offers a stunning view of Downtown Dubai. The Italian fare served in one of its six in-house restaurants, Armani/Ristorante, is not to be missed. Your expectations of the hugely popular fashion brand will be met. The furnishings, bathroom amenities, and more are Armani.

Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai defies the myth that you can’t have a spectacular underwater adventure in the desert. Luxury travelers, especially families on a holiday, can have fun all day long inside Atlantis’ mesmerizing water park, known as Aquaventure Waterpark. And when you’re exhausted and hungry from all the playing, walking, and shopping inside this massive hotel, fill up at any of the  23 dining spots within the hotel. Saffron, Kaleidoscope, Nobu, and Poseidon Cafe are just a few in-house restaurants you might enjoy with a loved one or the whole family. No trip to Atlantis is complete without joining the hourly tours at the Lost Chambers Aquarium and seeing some of the 65,000 marine creatures inside the Ambassador Lagoon.

Burj Al Arab

One of the most persistent misconceptions about Dubai hotels is that Burj Al Arab is a 7-star property. It’s not, yet it certainly feels like one. With its sail-like structure, magnificent facade (Rolls-Royce fleet anyone?), luxurious lobby, and lavish suites, everything in this hotel screams opulence. The bathroom is incredibly plush and fully equipped with Hermès amenities, no less. Its famous in-house restaurant by Nathan Outlaw, Al Mahara Restaurant, offers some of the finest wine and seafood in the city. The hotel has become an icon of the city that most Dubai visitors don’t leave without experiencing. Don’t want to splurge on a suite here? Just get a reservation at one of its restaurants for a glimpse of the hotel’s splendor.

Al Maha Resort And Spa

Dubai hotels rarely attract wildlife enthusiasts, but Al Maha Resort and Spa will likely change your mind. This seductive property offers a haven in the midst of the Dubai desert, whisking away guests from the city’s hustle and bustle to tranquil, posh canopies surrounded by the quiet and vast UAE dunes, home to famous endangered species like the scimitar-horned Oryx. Join a wildlife safari or watch desert creatures from afar in the comfort of your tent with your resort-provided binoculars.

Per Aquum Desert Palm

Ever dreamed of riding a camel as a sport? You can make it a reality at Per Aquum Desert Palm. Here’s the spot for all polo aficionados and aspiring stars of the expensive sport. Choose to stay in one of the six rooms and 12 suites, or if you’re with a large party, select among the 13 spacious two-bedroom residences during your stay. The polo fields are massive and can be viewed from each room through its wide window.

One & Only The Palm

It’s refreshing to know that you can still find seclusion and calm in the midst of a modern city, as long as you’re a transient resident of the One & Only The Palm. It’s the luxurious hideaway craved by everyone born and raised in the city. When you reserve one of its 24 upscale suites, remember to book a pampering treatment at the in-house Guerlain Spa – it’s the only one in the country. Upgrade to a suite to get your own private and exquisite plunge pool. No other Dubai hotels can rival the French fare offered in its on-site restaurants headed by Michelin-starred Yannick Alléno, so don’t miss them during your stay.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel – Luxury Private Pool Villa

There’s a litany of reasons Jumeirah Beach hotel stays a popular retreat for family vacationers, both locals and tourists. It’s the gateway to wild and varied water and land-based adventures – the hotel’s wave-like shape hints the nature of fun that awaits guests here. Though it was completed in 1997, the resort appears well-maintained with varied types of rooms on offer. Want more privacy and extra special treatment? Opt for a royal one or two-bedroom villa to enjoy a sun terrace with plunge pool, plus butler service available 24/7.

Raffles Hotel

The marvelous pyramid has come to Dubai through Raffles Hotel, a property situated inside the Egyptian-themed Wafi City. Business travelers are drawn to its inspiring architecture, eye-catching interiors (e.g. Swarovski chandeliers), luxurious shops, and stellar nightlife and dining spots. The room is among the largest in the city, and each boasts a balcony offering a grand view of Dubai, especially at night. Wine and dine in style by heading to the hotel’s 17th floor, where all the dining and socializing happen. Explore Italian flavors at Solo Bistronomia & Vino Bar and Japanese treats at TOMO.

Palazzo Versace Dubai

What happens when an Italian luxury brand takes charge of a hotel design? You’ve got yourself a highly fashionable room to sleep in. Palazzo Versace, which sits near Dubai Creek, looks more like a palace than a hotel. Built to appear like an Italian palace from the 16th century, the hotel radiates out-of-this-world elegance and extravagance. Even Versace non-fans gush after seeing its sheer splendor: the grand 1.5 million-piece mosaic and Versace-inspired furnishings in the lobby.

The Address Dubai Marina (not to be mistaken with the Dubai Mall version)

Avid fans of luxury yachting will enjoy the easy access to a fabulous fleet of boats and yachts at The Address Dubai Marina. Not to be mistaken with the property near Dubai Mall, this striking business and leisure hotel by the beach (or marina), offers plenty of cruising, fishing, and yachting opportunities. Book one of the 22 premier suites if you need a spacious work station, complimentary access to the Club Lounge, and more.

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