In a city built around extravagance, Dubai is a luxury hotel lovers dream. With more than 90 five-star hotels to indulge in, the hardest part will be choosing the best one. While any of the luxurious hotels would be a treat to stay in, this short list will help you narrow down the choices.
1. Burj Al Arab
A list of the coolest hotels in Dubai wouldn’t be complete without the world famous Burj Al Arab, which is quite possibly the most famous landmark in the city. Where else will you find luxurious 2-floor suites, a royal suite with a rotating bed, and a reception desk with butlers on every floor? Maybe it’s a little too extravagant but even if you don’t stay here, you can enjoy the light show that moves across the exterior after sundown.
2. Shangri-La Hotel
For a toned down but equally luxurious experience, head to the Shangri-La Dubai, which offers deep soaking tubs, rain showers, and local artwork in each of their 302 guest rooms. Located in the heart of Dubai’s shopping and entertainment district, you won’t have to go far to find anything you could want.
3. Hotel Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
The Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach hotel is a luxury hotel close to world-class shopping, restaurants and beautiful beaches. If you can pull yourself away from the beautiful rooms, you’ll also find a gym, treatment rooms with Carita products and five different bars.
4. One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court
This mysterious hotel is located in an ancient dwelling amid a sheltered oasis. Linked by intricate courtyards and lush gardens, the One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court is an architectural marvel. Featuring reflective pools along with nature-blended artistry, you’ll find it hard to leave one of the 10 stunning suites that this hotel has to offer. If you can peel yourself away from its beauty, you’ll find over a kilometer of private beachfront.
5. Dar Al Masyaf Madinat Jumeirah
The remarkable Dar Al Masyaf Madinat Jumeirah hotel is situated right on the luxurious Jumeirah Beach Strip. The 29 two-level suites face the Arabian Gulf and the iconic Burj Al-Arab while offering old-world Arabian charm and world-class service. Take some time to enjoy the 1.8-mile private white sand beach or the two outdoor swimming pools as well as the award-winning spa, health club and indoor lap pool. As an added bonus, the Mall of Emirates is just one mile away and features over 500 retails, 90 restaurants, an indoor ski resort, and movie theatres.
6. Crowne Plaza Festival City
Situated right in the heart of Dubai, this 5-star Crowne Plaza Dubai makes it easy to visit Dubai Festival City, Al Badia Golf Club and Dubai Tennis Stadium. All 316 rooms are air-conditioned and come with satellite TV, DVD players, bathtubs and bidets. The hotel also features a full-service spa, outdoor pool, and sauna.
As you can see, Dubai has many gorgeous hotels to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a desert paradise or a hotel right in the middle of all the action, Dubai has a hotel to suit anyone’s needs.
This article was written as part of the Hipmunk CityLove project. As a paid writer for Hipmunk, I’ve written about many world-class cities including Osaka, London, and Vancouver.