Dubai, the jewel of the United Arab Emirates, is known around the world as one of the most expensive, lavish, and fashionable cities known to man. People go to Dubai to go shopping or to visit the city and party all night, or admire the wonders of some of the most amazing works of modern architecture in the world.
Dubai is also home to the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which rises to 830 m. If you are going to Dubai, then you must stay in a five-star luxury hotel. There is really no other way to explore the city. Below we have listed the top 10 luxury hotels in Dubai.
1. Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is the most expensive luxury hotel on this list, and this place is well deserved. The uniqueness of this hotel is evident from the first glance you have seen, as it is designed in the form of a giant sail rising to over 100 meters above sea level. To this end, the hotel was created on an artificial island, which is connected to the mainland only by a causeway.
This is a great feat of modern architecture. During the nights, the hotel is illuminated with different colors that echo through the hotel’s sail-like structure. This feeling of luxury and opulence is also reflected in the interiors, the atrium being surrounded by golden pillars.
The suites feature elaborate marble and gold staircases, and the beds are placed on swivel pedestals so you can admire a 360-degree view of the city. As for the location, it is 15 km and 25 km from downtown Dubai and the airport, respectively.
However, it offers other nearby attractions, such as Wild Wadi Water Park, just outside, and Madinat Jumeirah, a dining and entertainment complex at a time.
2. One & Only The Palm Dubai
Located in the western part of The Palm, this boutique hotel is ideal for those looking for beauty and charm, but also peace and quiet. You can get to the main Dubai by taxi, which takes about 30 minutes.
However, the unpleasantness of the location is worth it if you take in the breathtaking view of the Dubai Marina and the Jumeirah Beach Residence waterfront, reserved for the residents of this luxury hotel.
The hotel favors a sandstone color palette and is designed in Moorish and Andalusian styles, with plenty of crisp geometric patterns in the design, with extravagant fountains, pavilions, and other similar elements. Despite the grandeur of this hotel, it looks more like a boutique hotel with only 90 rooms and four more villas surrounded by greenery.
However, all of these rooms are among the largest rooms offered by all of Dubai’s luxury hotels. All rooms, without exception, have their own private balconies and terraces, and the suites have their own private pools. The rooms are designed with a cream and bronze color palette, as well as a rich dark wood aesthetic.
The bathrooms are tiled in marble from Italy & Spain. They have separate amounts for rain showers, clawfoot tubs, and luxury toiletries. The hotel also houses a gourmet French restaurant featuring staff from some of the best-starred restaurants in Paris.
3. Jumeirah Beach Hotel
This luxury five-star hotel is located near Burj Al Arab, on the beach in front of it. The location is rather lucky as you are 10 minutes walk from Madinat Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most famous and extravagant shopping centers. This 26-story complex was created in 1997 and was designed as breaking waves, perhaps in addition to Burj Al Arab.
The design is elegant and charming, although there is nothing that “stands out” as such. However, we can appreciate the fact that each room has a view of the sea and the Burj Al Arab.
The hotel is designed in a refined and modernist aesthetic with several amenities such as the presence of six on-site pools and one of the 21 restaurants to choose from. As such, you can rest assured that whatever part of the world you come from, whatever part of the world you want to taste, everything is at your disposal.
For example, if you fancy cooking in North India, you can go to Naya for a delicious buttered chicken or other similar dishes. There are also restaurants offering a full English breakfast, as well as those offering British pub dishes, and many other outlets that you can try.
4. Raffles Dubai
This luxury hotel is located in the center of Oud Metha, which is not the most fantastic or exciting place in Dubai, but it is very well connected and ideally suited to guests who prefer a little peace and quiet solitude. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Sheikh Zayed Road Shopping Center.
You can also walk to the financial district of Dubai. Creekside Park is an attraction close to the hotel. It is also well connected to the airport, located just 15 minutes away. This Egyptian-inspired hotel is shaped like a pyramid. As such, it is not particularly original and will surely not appeal to popular interests.
However, the interiors largely outweigh the drab exterior by being ornate, intricate, and extravagant with Ottoman-style sofas and other furnishings that will take you back to ancient Egypt. The rooms are not as theme- laden and all guests enjoy 24/7 butler service.
One of their most contemporary rooms is the Penthouse Suite, which has some oriental touches. In addition, the hotel has many handcrafted details, such as the mashrabiya technique used for doors and shutters in the bathrooms. On top of that, all rooms are extremely spacious with their own private terraces.
The smallest room here is still 70 m2. The hotel staff is exceptional, they are clear, efficient, and extremely discreet.
5. Armani Hotel Dubai
This world-renowned luxury hotel, created in the name of a famous fashion designer, is located in the cultural heart of Dubai – Burj Khalifa. This boutique hotel occupies several floors of the iconic building. It is well connected to the Dubai Mall and offers stunning views of sites such as the Dubai Fountain, Dubai Opera House, and Al Bahar Souk.
If you want to spend time in a particularly trendy neighborhood, you can easily reach the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, which is the favorite place for cafes, restaurants, and trends, as well as to watch luxury cars. The hotel was designed by Giorgio Armani himself. It presents a typically chic and minimalist style.
The design of the hotel is characterized by bright lighting, natural and neutral shades, and clean lines, which adds to the charming and dignified aura of the hotel. The patterns include Eramosa marble floors and it is forbidden for flower arrangements to display more than two colors in the same vase.
All guests are also assigned their “lifestyle manager”, which is a more sophisticated way to say, Butler. This can make your stay in Dubai effortless, knowing that your lifestyle manager will meet all your needs even before you think of them.
Additional amenities include an arrow-shaped pool, a luxury spa, a sun terrace, and soothing music that helps minimize the sound of constant construction, which is actually a white noise in Dubai.
6. Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis, in the center of The Palm, is emblematic enough to be a tourist attraction in itself. As the name suggests, the hotel is built on the theme of the legendary underwater city lost. The hotel’s general color scheme is composed of cold blues and greens of the sea. The two towers of the hotel are connected by the Royal Bridge Suite, one of the most sought-after suites in all of Dubai.
Even the interiors of the hotel have been designed in keeping with the overall theme, with shell-patterned rugs, lights that resemble oysters and clams, and door handles that look like fish. Some customers find this decor simply charming, while others may also think it is an oversizing that depends on your personal aesthetic sense.
7. Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach
This five-star luxury hotel is located directly on Jumeirah Beach and you can visit the Burj Khalifa skyscraper by simply driving for about 15 minutes. The boutique hotel features a pale pink color and aesthetic palette, with flower gardens of exotic flowers, orchids, and birds. All guests also have access to the pools and their personal butlers, all with one click.
8. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
This luxury multinational hotel is located in the heart of Dubai’s financial district, close to Gate Village, which is Dubai’s vibrant and vibrant center of artistic and cultural life, full of modern art galleries and charming restaurants. The best hotel itself is a mix of architectural influences: the exterior has a limestone facade that deserves to be noticed.
Meanwhile, the courtyard features waterfalls and fountain installations with lush greenery; the lobby has a leaning Art Deco aesthetic with ornate chandeliers
hanging from the ceiling, and the works of art that line the lobby walls are mostly modernist and contemporary. However, this mesh of influences plays quite in his favor.
9. Palazzo Versace Dubai
This boutique hotel is located near Dubai’s “Cultural Village” and is just a 15-minute drive from Dubai Mall. The hotel is considered an ode to the architecture of the 16th-century Italian palaces. The interiors of the hotel are most fascinating with Czech chandeliers, marble floors and counters, and golden columns.
The rooms are available in four main color palettes – salmon, beige, turquoise, and blue – and you have the option to choose the one you prefer. In addition, the furniture used to decorate the hotel’s halls comes directly from the Versace collection.
10. The Palace Downtown Dubai
This luxury hotel is located in one of Dubai’s newest neighborhoods, albeit affectionately known as the “Old City”. It is well connected to Dubai’s main attractions, such as Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.
The overall aesthetic sense of the hotel is minimalist and modern, but it has some Oriental and Middle Eastern ornaments in the lobby and galleries. The rooms are quite modern with large flat-screen TVs and free WiFi connections.