From the picturesque desert landscape to the eye-watering skyscrapers, Dubai is a one-of-a-kind metropolis that has something for everyone. Why not shop your heart out at The Dubai Mall? It’s equipped with an ice rink, an aquarium, and Dubai Fountain.
Alternatively, you can bargain for goods and gold at Gold Souk where 300 merchants are available. Or how about simply gazing at the Emirate’s skyline from the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa? Beat the heat at the indoor Ski Dubai Resort, discover the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago, or bask in the sunny beaches.
This iconic city is a tourist’s dream with the abundant world-class resorts and hotels. Below is a roundup of the top 10 opulent hotels in the city.
1. Park Hyatt Dubai
Present on the bank of the pristine Dubai Creek, this gorgeous setting gives rise to an opulent escape. Park Hyatt is a 5-star resort equipped with 223 high-end rooms, out of which there are 34 suites. Overlooking the marina and Dubai Creek, each room is a sight for sore eyes.
Thai, Western, and French cuisines are finely served in their award-winning dining venue. Theater kitchens, wood-fired ovens, and floor-to-ceiling windows refine the al fresco and culinary experience.
There are many fun activities for adrenaline junkies, such as a par-71, 18-hole championship golf course, aerial seaplane that takes off Dubai Creek, and Seawings. Guests can also pamper themselves at the relaxing Amara Spa.
2. Jumeirah Al Qasr
Translating to The Palace, this hotel is hailed as the gem of Madinat Jumeirah. Styled similar to the summer home of Sheikh Mohammed, Jumeirah Al Qasr reflects standard royal architecture paired with posh modernity. Laced with stunningly sculpted Arabic horses, the venue is breathtaking.
The 292 room’s design is a tribute to the ancient Arabic architectural style. All the activities and amenities of Madinat Jumeirah are offered to guests as well. Its traditional wooden abra boats serve as a commute to over 40 top-tier bars and restaurants. Jumeirah Al Qasr is actually an imitation of an age-old market called Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
3. Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach
Presenting a poised and pleasant living, this hotel captures Dubai’s excitement and energy. The exciting beach resort comes with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a grand lobby, and overlooks Arabian Gulf. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach is an oasis settled in the middle of the extravagant Jumeirah neighborhood.
The rooms overlooking the striking gardens exude opulence through the bespoke Murano chandeliers and polished marble. In total, there are 237 commodious rooms, including 49 suites. Plenty of dining venues, shopping outlets, activities, watersports, and 3 swimming pools are available.
4. Raffles The Palm
Taking inspiration from the continental Europe, Raffles The Palm is a 5-star beach resort. Guests immerse in glamorous accommodation, leisure facilities, and dining venues. This significant destination in Palm Jumeirah is dedicated to the best elements of life.
All the airy suites and rooms are embellished with handmade Italian details. This refinement is paired with curated amenities and best-in-class leisure facilities. Some examples include a massive wellness center known as Cinq Mondes Spa, a private beach, a Japanese restaurant, and a lagoon pool.
5. One & Only The Palm
Alluring and trendy, this is an extraordinary low-rise boutique oasis situated in the landscaped, lavish private peninsula of Palm Jumeirah. The marriage between Andalusian and Moorish architecture are reflected in the chic interiors. One & Only The Palm presents 4 beachfront villas and 90 rooms.
The private white beach, expansive courtyards, ponds, an array of restaurants, fountains, bars, Guerlain Spa, and glimmering swimming pools are some of the superior amenities. All the dining venues are monitored under the guidance of the 3 Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Allèno. Its sister resort, aka One & Only Royal Mirage, is present just across the water.
6. Armani Hotel
Positioned inside Burj Khalifa, the subtle yet suave properties by the brand have all the details expertly selected by Giorgio Armani. Undeniable sophistication governs behind the guestroom doors. Grey stones from Spain in the bathrooms, Japanese tatami on the floors, and handmade Florence leather on the walls all gracefully blend together with the curvy lines of Burj Khalifa’s skyscraper.
The poised Armani Spa displays a beautiful outdoor swimming pool on the tower’s corner. Their dining venues serve scrumptious Indian, Italian, Japanese, and Mediterranean cuisines.
7. Bvlgari Resort
Present on the artificial and exquisite Jumeirah Bay, Bvlgari Resort is an urban oasis. Jumeirah Bay Island is styled into a seahorse shape and joined with a 300 meter bridge to the mainland coastline. It’s completely designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, which is an esteemed Italian architectural company.
The sunny venue consists of 101 suites and rooms, along with a garden, 20 Bvlgari villas, and overlooking the sea. A plethora of amenities are available, like a lush spa with hammam, top-class restaurants, a distinguished mosaic-style outdoor swimming pool, and a beach club with private beach. Further boosting the relish, the address comes with a private Marina displaying Bvlgari Yacht Club and 50 boat berths.
8. Al Maha
This desert spa and resort is settled amidst the legendary sand dunes of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, emerald canopies, and lavish palm grooves. Ensuring attractive vistas of Hajar Mountain massif and the sweeping plains, the isolated tranquility Al Maha showcases the culture and architecture of Bedouins.
The suites reflect the spirit of Bedouin tents and unprecedented luxury. Uniquely furnished with a refreshing selection of genuine Arabic antiques and artifacts, the suites come with boundless desert/wildlife views and private swimming pools.
9. Burj Al Arab
This exemplary sail-shaped silhouette of this skyscraper is a lustrous architectural wonder in the heart of Arabian Gulf. But Burj Al Arab isn’t just a mere awestruck hotel as it’s a pinnacle of modern Emirate. This globally popular icon is the epitome of boundless wealth.
The 7-star opulent hotel serves suite-only accomodation, and each suite is composed of 2 floors linked with a marble staircase. Guests are urged to relax in a spa-like bathroom laced with full-size Hermes products, mosaic floor, and jacuzzi. The posh lobby is dotted with spectacular golden columns, which lead to lavish dining venues and different boutiques. There is also a bar, an outdoor deck, swimming pools, and other features.
10. Atlantis The Palm
This flagship property is located at the apex of Palm Jumeirah’s outer crescent. With the peaceful Arabian Gulf all around, this grand hotel boasts above 1,500 suites and rooms. It’s an aquatic wonderland, resort, and an impressive hotel – all in one.
The suites offer mesmerizing underwater views, such as 65,000 sea animals and the ancient remnants of Atlantis city. Its Aquaventure Waterpark is an underwater world. You can also interact with marine creatures at Dolphin Bay.