The Most Luxurious Hotels In Dubai You Should Stay At For An Unforgettable Experienceby | July 23, 2019
Dubai, the city of gold and gilded dreams, is also home to some of the finest, most luxurious and extravagant hotels in the world. From helipads, Michelin-starred restaurants, butler services, designer decor and much more, the list of luxuries these hotels offer is endless. For a lavish vacation that is truly a class apart, pick a hotel that matches your style and head to this Emirati capital for a once in a lifetime experience.
Burj Al Arab
A wonder of the modern world and one of the most expensive hotels in the world, the iconic Burj Al Arab is the ultimate destination for a luxurious stay in Dubai. The eye-catching sail-shaped building is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city but it’s the other luxuries it offers that makes the hotel a must-go-destination. Created on a man-made island which is connected by a causeway, the building is a modern architectural wonder. Inside the building the opulence is unmatched, a rainbow-hued atrium with towering gold pillars leave you awestruck. In the suites, the beds are perched on elaborate marble and gold staircases with rotating pedestals so that you take in a 360-degree view of the city. Arabic style lounges, lavish bathrooms with Hermès toiletries, a private dining area, and a 24-hour butler service are just some of the advantages of splurging on a suite at the hotel. On top of the structure, there is a helipad that converts into a tennis court and underneath is their famous seafood restaurant, Al Mahara which can only be reached by a three-minute submarine ride and offers underwater views. A luxe experience that is truly one of a kind, this outrageously lavish hotel is fit for a king (or should we say, a Sheikh).
Price: Starts at INR 85,000 per night
One & Only The Palm Dubai
Located away from the hustle-bustle of the main metropolis on the western part of The Palm man-made island, One & Only The Palm hotel is Dubai’s most romantic and secluded getaway resort. Andalusian-inspired architecture with Arabic touches, this discreet luxury resort entices you with its spacious and illuminated structure. Ivory-coloured arches, sandstone walls, pale-hued marble flooring, floral lattice panels, opulent fountains, and silver hanging lights capture your fancy as you enter the open plan lobby. Enjoy magnificent views of the Dubai Marina and the Jumeirah Beach Residence waterfront from this Moorish-styled hotel. With only 90 rooms—six low-rise mansions and four lavish villas—the hotel with its open spaces, lush greenery, and roomy architecture makes for a very indulgent stay. Suites come complete with private balconies, plunge pools, rainshower baths, and a cream-bronze palette for a truly extravagant stay. The hotel's Michelin-starred chef overseas three elegant and diverse restaurants: Zest, Stay, and 101. Pamper yourself at the Guerlain Spa or get a mani-pedi at the studio by celebrity pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez or simply walk on the private beach, luxuries at the One & Only The Palm resort are unmatched and worth taking the water taxi for.
Price: Starts at INR 38,000 per night
Jumeriah Beach Hotel
Making waves in the world of luxury is one of Dubai’s original luxe destinations, the wave-shaped Jumeriah Beach Hotel. Six swimming pools, the Wild Wadi Waterpark, on-site PADI centre, a kids club, multiple dining options and close proximity to the Madinat Jumeirah shopping center make this hotel a popular destination for families. Created in 1997, the hotel boasts of a sleek and modernistic structure with great views of the Burj Al Arab. With 21 restaurants (yes, you read that right) on the premises, the hotel pampers culinary enthusiasts with a variety of dining options from Indian Mughali food to British pub fare. So pack your bags and get your family for a luxe holiday in Dubai.
Price: Starts at INR 15,000 per night
Armani Hotel Dubai
Designed by Italian design maestro, Giorgio Armani, the Armani Hotel Dubai occupies the bottom eight floors of the iconic Burj Khalifa as well as suites on the 38th and 38th floors. This uber-luxury boutique hotel offers panoramic views of the city as well as local sites like the Dubai Fountain, Dubai Opera House, and Souk Al Bahar. Following the designer’s modern minimalistic style, the hotel translates it into a space filled with bright lighting, a neutral palette, clean lines, and a corridor with zebra-panelled wood. A stylish arrow-shaped pool, a sun trap terrace, and a luxurious spa are just some of the facilities you can indulge in at the Armani Hotel in Dubai. The Armani Ristorante, the hotel’s flagship dining venue offers Modern Milanese style cuisine with open spaces and private dining rooms and is revered as one of the city’s most happening places. The hotel also offers ‘Lifestyle Managers’ aka a personal butler/concierge personnel who help you navigate your stay at the hotel and take care of your smallest needs. With luxuries like that at hand, it’s little wonder why the plush Armani Hotel Dubai is one of the most covetable destinations across the globe.
Price: Starts at INR 24,000 per night
Atlantis The Palm
One of the most iconic properties in the Emirates, Atlantis The Palm is a tourist attraction in itself with its prime location at the end of The Palm, a gigantic underwater aquarium with all possible sea life, and the eclectic-themed decor. As you enter the bustling lobby, you are greeted by Dale Chihuly’s gigantic centerpiece made up of 600 pieces of colourful blown glass. This eccentric artwork sets the mood of the quirky and inspired decor touches you’ll then encounter through the hotel during your stay here. Connecting the two towers, above the iconic archway is the Royal Bridge Suite—an extravagantly designed suite keeping the deep sea theme alive with touches like shell-pattern rugs, oyster-shaped lights, and fish-shaped doorknobs. The much-talked-about luxury hotel with its massive waterpark, aquarium, multiple pools, luxury shopping centre, delectable restaurants is an experience of exotic and entertaining luxury, one that can’t be missed.
Price: Starts at INR 20,000 per night
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Located on the sandy beaches surrounding JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residences) is the Ritz Carlton Dubai, a sprawling hotel that matches the beat of the city with its over-the-top architecture, opulent requirements, and buzzing vibe. Nearby attractions include SkyDive Dubai and the Emirates Golf Club. A colonial-style building set amidst Dubai’s steel and concrete structures, the marble flanked lobby, fancy fountains, and crystal chandeliers all add to its old-school charm. The sprawling resort entices you with its Arabic touches both in decor and hospitality. Surround yourself with lush greenery, take a laidback swim in the adults-only pool or simply indulge your taste buds at one of their many restaurants. A stay at The Ritz Carlton Dubai is the perfect way to relax and unwind.
Price: Starts at INR 14,000 per night
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Experience Versace’s signature baroque extravagance at its finest at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, a boutique hotel located near the Culture Village in Dubai. Designed to resemble a 16th-century Italian palace with Arabic touches, the hotel fascinates the luxe traveller with its calculated opulence. Designed by the House of Versace, the hotel adds rococo touches like chandeliers, marble flooring, gilded columns, and mosaic artworks. Touches representative of the brand include sofas upholstered with Versace prints, hand-drawn illustrations of couture dresses, and most impressively, a 1.5 million mosaic piece of Gianni Versace, the brand’s founder. The rooms follow a similar pattern and offer colour options of salmon, beige, turquoise, and blue with touches of the brand’s logo, Medusa taking centre stage. Gold touches are commonplace throughout the hotel, however, surprisingly the whole combination reflects a sense of subtle opulence instead of looking overtly bling-y or crass. Embrace Dubai’s gilded flamboyance as you check into this fashionable property.
Price: Starts at INR 13,500 per night
The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai
A jewel in Dubai’s sparkling crown of luxe hotels, The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai is located on a private island just off the main coastline. Designed by renowned Milan-based architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the hotel is a modern structure that combines Emirati opulence with Italian minimalism. The low-rise structure on Jumeirah Bay Island boasts of 101 rooms, 20 villas, six residential buildings with 173 sea-facing apartments, 15 private mansions, and a beach club. Heavy on the Bulgari branding, and a well-equipped showroom with Bulgari’s stunning jewels, the hotel is an ode to the Italian brand’s timeless designs and astute craftsmanship. From vintage trunk-style minibars and handcrafted Italian furniture to plush cashmere blankets and silk-lined walls, the rooms come complete with balconies, private rain shower baths, and walk-in-closet for the good life.
Price: Starts at INR 23,500 per night
Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Dubai
Despite its late entry into Dubai’s burgeoning pool of luxury hotels, the Mandarin Oriental made its impact felt with its deluxe property. The Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai is an oceanside resort with five stunning pools, a private beach, deluxe spa, and the famous Outrace fitness centre within its premises. Hand-blown crystal lights and bronze metal trees create a magical forest in the lobby of this contemporary resort. Desert tones, floor-to-ceiling glass (for never-ending ocean views), and impeccable service make a stay at the property a memorable one. Do try out acclaimed Portuguese chef Jose Avillez’s food at Tasca which features dishes from his Michelin-starred restaurants. The much-revered spa at the hotel offers Emirati drumming (as a healing technique) and hammam-style treatments in a bid to mix relaxation and local culture, making this new property the perfect amalgamation of Dubai’s old and new luxuries.
Price: Starts at INR 22,500 per night
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Located on the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah resort celebrates old-world charm with a glossy exterior. Old meets new, as the imposing resort with a beige-hued marble atrium, azure blue pools, lush greenery is contrasted against the stark views of Dubai’s skyline. Wide balconies, twin sinks, toiletries from Salvatore Ferragamo are just some of the perks of checking into this hotel.
Price: Starts at INR 10,000 per night
Featured Image: Armani Hotel Dubai