Top 5 most luxury hotels in Dubai

Luxury hotels in Dubai are a fascinating metropolis, mixing history and contemporary to exhilarating effect and offering something for everyone, with its gravity-defying skyscrapers and gorgeous desert surroundings.

You can go shopping at Dubai Mall, the world’s second largest shopping mall, which includes an aquarium, an ice rink, and the Dubai Fountain, or bargain for gold at the Gold Souk, a traditional market with over 300 gold merchants. Explore Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago with a waterpark and dolphin sanctuary, and gaze over the city’s skyline from the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Alternatively, you may cool off at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort, or relax on one of Dubai’s beaches. This must-see city is also a luxury traveler’s dream, with world-class hotels and resorts. Here’s a list of the top ten luxury hotels in Dubai, according to me.

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Atlantis, The Palm

The Palm Island, the world’s largest man-made island, is developing off the coast of Dubai, creating this exciting property. Atlantis is positioned as the hotel’s flagship. The Palm is located at the tip of the outer crescent of Palm Island, surrounded by the Arabian Gulf’s magnificent calm waters. Half blockbuster luxury hotel (almost 1,500 rooms and suites!) and part aquatic wonderland, the palatial hotel is one of Dubai’s most spectacular resorts.

The resort features some of Dubai’s most magnificent hotel rooms, all of which are designed to provide visitors with the ultimate in comfort and elegance. The hotel’s underwater apartments offer stunning views of the “ancient” remains of the famous lost city of Atlantis, as well as its 65,000 marine residents.

Families will enjoy the hotel’s Aqua venture Waterpark, where they can explore an underwater world at The Lost Chambers Aquarium and meet some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures at Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point.
Hotel website: Atlantis The Palm Dubai


Jumeirah, Al Qasr

The name Al Qasr translates to ‘The Palace,’ and this hotel is the crown jewel of Madinat Jumeirah (or ‘city of Jumeirah’). The hotel is designed in the form of a Sheikh’s summer palace, with classic regal architecture mixed in with opulent modernity.

The hotel itself will take your breath away as you approach it through a tree-lined avenue ornamented with magnificently sculpted Arabian horses. The design of the 292 rooms pays homage to Arabia’s ancient architectural forms.

Jumeirah Al Qasr is part of the spectacular Madinat Jumeirah and offers all of the resort’s facilities and activities, including traditional wooden abra boats that take guests to more than 40 world-class restaurants and bars.
•Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the resort’s re-creation of an old market, features 70+ boutiques and galleries, a mile-long private beach, water sports, 19 indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and complimentary admission to Wild Wadi Water Park.
•Hotel website: Jumeirah Al Qasr.


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One & Only, The Palm

One&Only The Palm, a chic and glamorous low-rise boutique paradise on the lush, planted private peninsula of the Palm Island crescent, is an amazing low-rise boutique hideaway.

The hotel has 90 rooms and four luxury beachfront villas, with Moorish and Andalusian architecture and contemporary elegant décor. At One&Only The Palm, you can get away from it all and soak up the sun beside shimmering pools and a private white-sand beach.

Relax in the Guerlain Spa, which is set among ponds, fountains, and open courtyards; and tempt your palate with an enviable selection of bars and restaurants led by three-Michelin-star chef Yannick Alléno.
Across the river, the property’s equally exquisite sister resort, One&Only Royal Mirage, welcomes the world’s most discerning tourists with a warm welcome, understated luxury, and discreet, attentive service.
Hotel website: One&Only The Palm


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Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

The lush palm groves, emerald canopy, and distinctive sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where desert wildlife abounds, are home to Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa. The resort highlights the Bedouin heritage and architecture while also providing a sense of desert adventure, with hidden solitude and famous vistas of the vast plains and Hajar Mountain massif.

The apartments, which are reminiscent of Bedouin tents and fade gently into the desert, offer unrivaled luxury. All suites include private pools with breathtaking views of the desert and its wildlife, and are tastefully furnished with a one-of-a-kind collection of real Arabian artifacts and antiquities (gazelles & Arabian oryx).

Each night’s stay at Al Maha includes all meals and two activities (choose from a camel ride with sundowners, archery, nature walks and more).
Hotel website: Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa


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Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s distinctive sail-shaped silhouette, a glittering architectural marvel in the middle of the Arabian Gulf, is more than just a stunning hotel; it is an emblem of modern Dubai, a world-famous icon, and a symbol of extreme wealth, making the resort extremely popular among the rich and famous.

Burj Al Arab, the world’s only (self-proclaimed) 7-star super-luxury hotel, offers large suite-only accommodations, with each suite consisting of two storeys connected by a marble staircase.

In a spa-like bathroom with a Jacuzzi, mosaic floor, and full-size Hermes items, you may relax your spirit. The sumptuous lobby is punctuated by massive golden columns., leads to several boutiques and exquisite restaurants. The property also features a spectacular outdoor deck area, floating above the sea, which includes two pools, a restaurant and a bar.

Hotel website: Burj Al Arab

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