The Burj Al Arab, a sail-shaped landmark, has been crowned the world’s first seven-star hotel. With so many competitors in Dubai’s luxury industry, those who succeed in rising to the top set worldwide hospitality standards in this lavish retreat. Helipads and grand tourer transfers aren’t enough to set you apart; it’s the small elements that make the difference. Bulgari Dubai’s cashmere blankets and Mandarin Oriental Jumeira’s Natura Bissé bath products are only two of the assets that fill the rooms that so many people wish they could call home. Let’s look at some of these famous landmarks and see what sets them apart from the rest.
1. Jumeirah Al Naseem
This fashionable Arabian Gulf resort within a resort caters to beach lovers with five lovely pools and more than a mile of sandy shoreline, as well as access to all the facilities within the Madinat Jumeirah complex, including a spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, water park, and waterways serviced by abra boat taxis.
2. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab has long been hailed as the world’s most luxury hotel — it’s Dubai’s only seven-star resort – with an eye-catching aesthetic and a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms. The elegant outdoor patio, which stretches more than 300 feet out into the sea, contains two pools, one of which is saltwater and appears to melt into the horizon, as well as 32 butler-serviced cabanas and 120 great day loungers. With a soaring atrium flanked by golden columns, brilliant colours, lashings of gold leaf, and more than 30 different varieties of marble, the hotel’s interiors scream opulence.
3. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
The Waldorf Astoria Dubai is located on Palm Jumeirah island. One of Dubai’s best private beaches and magnificent sea-facing guest rooms and suites can be found on the Palm Jumeirah. The spacious Waldorf Astoria Spa, with 12 treatment rooms and two private couples suites, and a variety of 50 exquisite services designed to impart a sense of balance and well-being, is the ideal seaside retreat. Indulge at one of the resort’s six restaurants and lounges, including Social by Heinz Beck for contemporary Italian food, LAO for Vietnamese cuisines, and Serafina Bar for creative drinks.
4. One & Only The Palm
One & Only In Dubai, the Palm Resort is a gem. It is a representation of sophisticated and prestigious design and is located on Palm Island. From your room, you may take in breathtaking panoramic views or stroll along Palm Jumeirah’s beautiful private beach. The One & Only features stylish and extensive rooms, suites, and villas ideal for groups of friends or family visiting together. The Beach Villas provide personalized service as well as direct access to a beautiful private beach. If you prefer healthy cuisine, make a reservation at the Marina Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, located on the water. The One & Only Royal Mirage also has seven restaurants where guests can dine.
5. XVA Art Hotel
The boutique XVA Art Hotel, located in Dubai’s Al Fahidi Historical District, is a refreshing alternative to the city’s omnipresent ultra-modern hotels. Mona Hauser has transformed the historic home of Dubai’s Seddiqi family, world-famous luxury watch traders, into a stunning 13-room inn. The rooms are carefully created and feature thoughtful Persian touches and artwork by famous Middle Eastern artists. There’s even a gallery on the premises that showcases both new and recognized Middle Eastern modern artists.
6. Bab Al Shams
Bab Al Shams will give you desert moments to treasure if you want an authentic Arabian experience. Forty-five minutes from Dubai International Airport, this quiet resort is home to gazelles, birds, and many other species. There are camel rides, falconry shows, nature hikes to enjoy in the desert, and many traditional Arabic dining options. The Middle East inspires each room’s decor, and guests can enjoy desert or courtyard views 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
7. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
This magnificent beachfront property features two pools (one for adults only) as well as 11 tantalizing restaurants and lounges with views of the tranquil waves of the Arabian Gulf on one side and the glittering Dubai skyline on the other.
8. The Bulgari Resort & Residence Dubai
The brainchild of renowned Milan-based architectural partnership Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, this private island refuge located off the coast of Dubai is inspired by an affluent Mediterranean hamlet and was designed with the same level of artistry and accuracy as a Bulgari jewellery piece. Displays of heritage Bulgari jewels match rare raw materials such as green onyx from Iran and Mongolian black granite. A tranquil outdoor pool, a beach club with views of the Burj Khalifa, and a lavish spa are among the amenities. The sleek Il Ristorante by three Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito, which overlooks the shimmering marina, highlights.
9. Conrad Dubai
Conrad Dubai offers panoramic views of the city, five dining options, an outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre, and yoga pavilion. It is located in the financial and shopping district, just minutes away from the world-renowned Dubai Mall at the Burj Khalifa. A popular choice for business visitors and families, where you can play golf at Emirates or Montgomerie Golf Clubs or spend the day at neighbouring attractions such as Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai Marina, and Jumeirah Beach, Dubai’s “golden mile” of sun, water, and sand.
10. Palazzo Versace Dubai
The Palazzo Versace is an 8-minute walk from Downtown Dubai and is located in the heart of the Culture Village. The interior design of the hotel was created specifically for it by the House of Versace. The 215 hotel rooms and suites and the 169 apartments are all furnished with custom Italian furniture. The hotel’s eight restaurants with alfresco decks and three beautiful pools with mosaic tiles serve superb fine dining. In addition, the Palazzo Versace provides complimentary access to the pools and beach of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa.