I write about my personal experience in Dubai—the city known for its modern architecture, opulent shopping malls, and colorful nightlife.
What to Do in Dubai
Dubai, the crown jewel of UAE has something to offer every individual who sets foot on its lands. Be it staring at the Dubai skyline from the top floor of Burj Khalifa, visiting one of the largest gold markets in the world (the Gold Souq), or exploring Palm Jumeirah—a tree-shaped, man-made archipelago in the heart of Dubai.
Doing all that while staying in a luxury hotel would be an absolute dream come true. The land of magnificent skyscrapers is also the home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Relaxing spas, splendid infinity pools, breathtaking views, and regally decorated rooms are just some of the things that these hotels have to offer.
Top 5 Luxury Hotels in Dubai
- Atlantis, The Palm
- Burj Al Arab
- One&Only The Palm Dubai
- Armani Hotel Dubai
- Four Seasons Resort
1. Atlantis, The Palm
If you want to stay in a hotel that has some distinct and authentic elements of Arabian culture, you may want to book Atlantis, The Palm for your next vacation. Located on the apex of Palm Jumeirah, this hotel is the first one to be built on the glorious archipelago of Palm Jumeirah.
Featuring the dreamiest rooms and two underwater suites, Atlantis, The Palm has its own Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. All in all, this hotel is the epitome of aesthetics and unmatched opulence.
2. Burj Al Arab
The distinctiveness of Burj Al Arab can be measured from the spectacular, glittering, and sail-like structure of its thousand feet tall building. Burj Al Arab, one of the few seven-star hotels in the world is beautiful and unique from the inside as well.
Offering duplex suites, private jacuzzis, luxury boutiques, fine-dine restaurants, and bathrooms that are complete with Hermes products, Burj Al Arab speaks of wealth and luxury from even its posh mosaic floors. The bedrooms have state-of-the-art beds that revolve to give the residents a 360-degree view of the metropolitan. No hotel in the whole of Dubai offers royalty like that.
3. One&Only The Palm Dubai
Those who look for quietness and solitude along with opulence and luxury should definitely stay in One&Only The Palm Dubai. With a 30-minute taxi ride, you'll be in downtown Dubai. Its not-so-convenient location is more than made up by its stunning views of Dubai Marina and JBR. One&Only The Palm is a hotel boutique that is built to accommodate people who want to stay far from the hustle and bustle of central Dubai.
You can bask in the sun on the hotel’s private beach and can visit the exclusive Guerlain spa for a day of unwinding and relaxing. The boutique is complete with beautiful ponds, open courtyards, and soothing fountains that are just the sight for sore eyes.
4. Armani Hotel Dubai
A trip to Dubai isn’t complete without visiting the tallest architectural emblem of the world—Burj Khalifa. The next hotel on our well-refined list is the Armani Hotel Dubai, which is located inside Burj Khalifa giving its residents the feeling of sheer luxury and exclusiveness.
Personally designed by the world-renowned Giorgio Armani, this hotel is brimmed with elegance. The raw material for the walls, floors, and tiles has been sourced from Florence, Japan, and Alicante. The rooms overlook the Dubai Fountain and the restaurants serve Mediterranean, Japanese, Indian, and Italian cuisines.
5. Four Seasons Resort
Overlooking the Jumeirah Beach, this luxury five-star hotel of Dubai is just fifteen minutes away from downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa. The baby-pink architecture of this boutique combined with its exotic gardens makes it look majestic and royal.
Topping it off are the marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the aesthetic chandeliers. Guests staying at the resort can entertain themselves with the hotel pools, the hotel’s one-of-a-kind dining experience, and shopping outlets.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Faraz Ahmed Rizwan