Hotels in Dubai provide some of the Middle East’s most luxurious accommodations in a destination nicknamed “Gulf Tiger” and “City of Gold”. One of the world’s most innovative cities, Dubai is also a great place to buy gold. Keep in mind that there is a limit on how much gold one may carry out of the city. Currently the limit is 10 kilograms, while most tourists purchase 1 kilogram or less, which is the maximum weight allowed through customs without having to pay a fee. Luxury shopping, the beach, bustling nightlife, modern architecture, adventurous recreation and delectable cuisine are all reasons to visit this major Middle Eastern city. When traveling to Dubai, one should dress modestly and be respectful especially during Ramadan. Currency is the United Arab Emirates dirham and the legal drinking age is 21 years old. Be aware that it is illegal to drink in the street or in a public area. Top events include Dubai World Cup, Dubai Desert Classic, Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Design Week, Dubai Food Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai Marathon, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai Boat Festival and Dubai International Jazz Festival. Dubai’s best professional football club is Shabab Al Ahli Club, which plays its games at Rashid Stadium near Dubai International Airport on the city’s north side. Hotels in Dubai are indeed some of the best in the United Arab Emirates. Before we get to hotels in Dubai, let’s take a look at some more background information on the area to help you along the way.
Established as a fishing village in the early 18th century, Dubai started to take form in 1822, having accumulated a population of around 800 people. Dubai was taken under the United Kingdom’s wing in 1892 following the General Maritime Treaty of 1820, and the 1853 Perpetual Maritime Truce in an area once known as “Pirate Coast”. Prior to the oil industry, pearls were considered one of the biggest commodities in the area. The ruler Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum established Dubai as a free port with no taxation on imports and exports in 1901, making it an appealing destination for trade, especially gold. In 1966, London shipped 4,000,000 ounces of gold to Dubai. During the 1970s, the area continued to grow due to revenues generated from oil and trade. The 1990 Gulf War caused only a minor set-back to the area’s development. Many foreign trading companies moved-in during the 1990s. In June 2001, the Palm Jumeirah, arguably the world’s most extraordinary artificial archipelago, was completed.
Located on the Persian Gulf’s southeastern coast, Dubai is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates. A Middle Eastern global city and business hub, Dubai has seen a decline in oil production, and has thus moved its profit centers in the direction of tourism, trade, real estate, aviation and financial services. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, stands at 2,722 feet high and is located in Dubai’s downtown district. Unlike with most other Middle Eastern cities, alcohol consumption is permitted in Dubai. And, while Islamic law prohibits unmarried couples from sharing a hotel room, most luxury hotels have a relaxed policy allowing for opposite, unmarried travelers to room together. Major attractions include Al Fahidi Fort, Business Bay, National Bank of Dubai, The Dubai Fountain, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Opera, Dubai Media City and Dubai Tennis Stadium. Popular foods are hummus, shawarma, labneh, or a type of yogurt spread, manakish, which is similar to pizza, falafel and shish taouk, or marinated chicken shish kebab. Jellab is a classic Arabian drink that consists of a grape molasses and rose water blend, sometimes topped with pine nuts and raisins. Now that we have some background information on the area, it’s time for hotels in Dubai that will help make for an unforgettable experience.
Dubai International Marine Club
Grosvenor House boasts panoramic marina views, personalized butler service, an outdoor pool, free WiFI, multiple dining options, a top-floor bar, modern rooms, flat-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, Byredo amenities, soaking tubs, rain showers, balconies and beach access. Bar 44 (bar), Indego by Vineet (Indian restaurant), NBAR Nail Spa & Salon (nail salon), Sloane’s (seafood restaurant), Buddha Bar (bar), Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar (lounge), B Attitude Spa (spa), Rhodes W1 (English restaurant), Toro Toro (restaurant), Alqemarya cafe (coffee shop), Kimuraya Authentic Japanese Restaurant (Yakiniku restaurant), Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar (Mexican restaurant) and more are in the area.
Dubai International Marine Club is 0.3 miles, Meydan Beach, Dubai Marina Mall, Skydive Dubai and Thomson Reuters are 0.6 miles, The Walk at JBR is 0.9 miles, Montgomery Golf Club Dubai is 1.7 miles, Aquaventure Waterpark is 3.6 miles, Mall of the Emirates is 4.1 miles, Burj Al Arab Tower is 4.6 miles, Dubai Mall is 11.4 miles and Dubai International Airport is 17.5 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night: $930
Dubai Healthcare City
Inspired by and shaped like the great pyramids of Egypt, Raffles Dubai has an outdoor pool, a spa, saunas, steam rooms, a gym, free WiFi, handcrafted ornaments, luxurious fabrics, balconies, skyline views, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, luxury bathrooms, interactive in-room digital systems, butler service and multiple dining options. Crossroads Cocktail Bar (cocktail bar), Solo Dubai (Italian restaurant), Guzel Beauty Salon (hair salon), Raffles Spa (spa and health club), TOMO (Japanese restaurant), Paul Bakery & Restaurant (French restaurant), Biella Café Pizzeria Ristorante and more are nearby.
From here Wafi Shopping Mall is 0.1 miles, Dubai Healthcare City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Center are 0.4 miles, Zabeel Stadium is 0.7 miles, Children’s City is 0.8 miles, Creek Park is 1 mile, Grand Mosque is 2.9 miles, Dubai Mall is 3.3 miles, Sahara Center is 5.8 miles, Sharjah Aquarium is 7.5 miles and Dubai International Airport is 2.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $2,332
With an outdoor swimming pool, a sundeck, free WiFi, late checkout, a 24-hour gym, a laundromat, a boutique convenience store and a cinema, Rove Downtown can be found close to Starbucks, Fujiya Downtown Restaurant (Japanese restaurant), Pergolas Restaurant (buffet restaurant), Barbero Gentlemens Lounge (hair salon), Breakfast to Breakfast (restaurant), TRAIN strength & fitness (gym) and more.
You may find Dubai Mall, KidZania Dubai and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited 0.4 miles, SEGA Republic and Burj Khalifa 0.5 miles, The Dubai Fountain and Souk Al Bahar 0.6 miles, City Walk Mall 1.3 miles, Burj Al Arab Tower 7.2 miles, Dubai Autodrome 10.8 miles, Aquaventure Waterpark 11 miles, Montgomery Golf Club Dubai 11.9 miles and Dubai International Airport 5.9 miles from this spot.
Approximate cost per night: $97
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
Address Boulevard has direct indoor access to Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue and the Metro Station, 3 swimming pools, Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai views, calm neutral tones, spacious living and sleeping areas, elegant architecture, state-of-the-art technology, iPad-controlled lights, temperature and room service and a restaurant. Lounge at Address Boulevard, Fashion Avenue – The Dubai Mall (shopping mall), Prada, Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Balmain, Giuseppe Zinotti, DIOR, Chanel, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hermes, Cartier, Valentino, BALENCIAGA, GIA (Italian restaurant), Burj Khalifa (landmark), Al Qadeer Cafe, Atmosphere (restaurant), THE SIX – Board Game Cafe, Royal Yachts (yacht rental), Pure Bhangra (dance company), Snap Fitness Downtown (gym), Taco Barrio (Mexican restaurant) and more are in the area.
This location is 0.2 miles from HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, 0.3 miles from Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, KidZania Dubai and SEGA Republic, 0.4 miles from The Dubai Fountain and Souk Al Bahar, 0.5 miles from Dubai Opera, 1.2 miles from City Walk Mall, 4.6 miles from Grand Mosque, 9 miles from Sahara Center, 10.7 miles from Dubai Autodrome, 11.6 miles from Montgomery Golf Club Dubai and 6.1 miles from Dubai International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (three bedroom apartment): $1,873
Cost per person (six people): $312
Burj Al Arab Tower
Set on its own island, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah overlooks the sea and has 9 signature restaurants, a full-service spa, Rolls-Royce chauffers, helicopter transfer service, a terrace with 2 swimming pools, 32 luxury cabanas, a restaurant and a bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, paroramic Arabian Gulf views, iPads, free WiFi, 21-inch iMacs, widescreen interactive HD TVs and Bose iPhone docking stations and media hubs. Near here you may find SAL (restaurant), Scape Lounge, Terrace Burj Al Arab (swimming basin), Scape Restaurant, Skyview Bar & Restaurant, Al Mahara (seafood restaurant), Sahn Eddar (lounge), Junsui (buffet restaurant), Villa Beach (Mediterranean restaurant), Summersalt Beach Club (restaurant), Wild Wadi Waterpark, Beachcombers (Pan-Asian restaurant), Uptown Bar, Beach Lounge (tapas bar), Kaftan Turkish Cuisine & Fine Art (restaurant), Attibassi Coffee (coffee shop), Sugarmash (Polynesian restaurant), Rockfish (restaurant), Sugarmash (Polynesian restaurant), Kalsa Restaurant, The Palmery (restaurant), KAYTO (bar), Dhow & Anchor (gastropub), J Club (fitness center) and more.
Burj Al Arab Tower is within feet, Wild Wadi Waterpark is 0.3 miles, Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project and Madinat Jumeirah are 0.6 miles, Dubai Police Academy is 1.3 miles, Mall of the Emirates, Deyaar HQ and Gold & Diamond Park are 1.8 miles and Dubai International Airport is 13.1 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (diplomatic three bedroom suite): $8,118
Cost per person (five people): $1,623
Dubai Canal Station
Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach features free WiFi, a private beach, two outdoor swimming pools, a lavish spa, an indoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, modern style with Arabian elegance, Playstations/Xboxs upon request, gleaming bathrooms with custom Murano glass pendants, deep soaking tubs, mirrors with built-in TVs, separate rain showers and more. Nearby you may find Scalini Italian (restaurant), Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa, Kabab Erbil Iraqi, Kure (day spa), Mikel Cafe and more.
This location is 0.5 miles from Dubai Canal Station, 0.6 miles from Jumeirah Marine Transport Station and Roxy Cinema Box Park, 0.8 miles from Boxpark, 0.9 miles from Dubai Canal Walk, 1 mile from Galleria Shopping Mall, 1.2 miles from Wasl Vita and Safa Park, 1.3 miles from Mercato Shopping Mall, Safa Park Marine Transport Station and City Walk Mall, 2.5 miles from Dubai Mall and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and 8 miles from Dubai Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $15,144
Cost per person (3 people): $5,048
The Boulevard Mall Dubai
Featuring a glass-walled outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes and slippers, four restaurants, bars, lounges and spa and fitness centers, Four Seasons Financial Centre is near Penrose Lounge, Roberto’s (Italian restaurant), Churchill Club (bar), La Petite Maison (French restaurant), Capital Club Dubai, BOCA (Mediterranean restaurant), Zuma Restaurant (Japanese restaurant), Christie’s Dubai (auction house), NStyle Beauty Lounge (nail salon), Urban Male Lounge (barber shop), Cafe Bateel (restaurant) and more.
From here DIFC is 0.1 miles, Emirates Towers Metro Station and The Boulevard Mall Dubai are 0.2 miles, Financial Center Station is 0.4 miles, World Trade Center Station and Canadian University Dubai are 0.8 miles, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited is 1.1 miles, Burj Khalifa Metro Station, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall and Business Bay Metro Station are 1.2 miles, Burj Khalifa is 1.3 miles and Dubai Airport is 5.3 miles.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse king suite ): $6,662
Emirates Golf Club
Vida Emirates Hills Residences provides a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a snack bar, a garden, a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, free WiFi, kitchens, safety deposit boxes, flat-screen TVs, ironing facilities, desks, seating areas, hairdryers, a business center, a gym and free private parking. Junipers (restaurant), Origins Social (restaurant), Geant Express (supermarket), Topgolf Dubai and more are in the area.
Jumeriah Lake Towers Promenade is 0.5 miles, Emirates Golf Club and Montgomerie Golf Club are 0.7 miles, American University in Dubai is 0.9 miles, Mastercard Middle East is 1 mile, The Walk at JBR is 1.6 miles, Mall of the Emirates is 3.8 miles, Burj Al Arab Tower is 4.7 miles, Burj Khalifa is 10.9 miles, Dubai Mall is 11.2 miles and Dubai International Airport is 17.2 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom apartment): $689
Cost per person (six people); $114
Located on a private beach with free fresh fruit and cool towels, Jumeirah Al Qasr has extensive landscaped grounds with canal-style waterways, furnished private balconies, a restaurant, spacious rooms, walk-in rain showers, antique furnishings, a spa with overwater treatment rooms, a large pool complex, a marble lobby lounge with palm trees, complimentary shuttle service to Wild Wadi Waterpark™, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Mall of the Emirates and free parking. Al Fayrooz Lounge, Arboretum (restaurant), Eva Gems (jewelry store), Belgian Beer Cafe (restaurant), Trader Vic’s (restaurant), Americano Dubai (restaurant), Folly by Nick & Scott (restaurant), The Meat Co. (steak house), Theatre of Digital Art (tourist attraction), Madinat Theatre (performing arts theater), Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse (American restaurant), The Noodle House (Asian restaurant), Studio Lounge Dubai (bar), McGettigan’s (Irish pub), Madinat Arena (ballroom), Fort Island (conference center), Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Johara Ballroom (wedding venue), Art Dubai (arts organization), Souq Madinat Jumeirah Main Gate, Pai Thai (Thai restaurant), French Riviera (French restaurant), Talise Spa and more are within range.
You may find Madinat Jumeirah 0.1 miles, Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project 0.2 miles, Burj Al Arab Tower, Dubai Police Academy and Wild Wadi Waterpark 0.7 miles, Deyaar HQ and Mall of the Emirates 1.2 miles, Ski Dubai 1.3 miles and Dubai International Airport 13.5 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (royal suite): $11,904
Cost per person (nine people): $1,322
Atlantis Dubai Underwater Rooms
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai offers The Royal Bridge Suite, capable of sleeping up to seven guests, as well as the famed Atlantis Dubai underwater rooms, which are pretty much the penthouses of the sea! A 5-star resort, Atlantis has a private sandy beach, stunning Arabian Gulf views, an underwater aquarium, swimming with dolphins opportunities, complimentary access to the Aquaventure water park and the Lost Chambers Aquarium, free WiFi, balconies with scenic views, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, complimentary tea/coffee, mini bars, terraces and more. Close to this hotel are Blue Coast Dive Center, Dive Atlantis, Dolphin Bay, Barracudas (food court), The Pyramide of Faith (water park), Aquaventure Waterpark, Splasher’s Children’s Play Area, Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk and more.
Palm Atlantis Monorail Station and Dubai International Cricket Stadium are 0.2 miles, Al Ittihad Park Monorail Station is 2.3 miles, Skydive Dubai is 3 miles, Palm Gateway Monorail Station is 3.2 miles, Dubai International Marine Club is 3.3 miles. The Walk at JBR is 3.7 miles, Burj Al Arab Tower is 4.4 miles, Mall of the Emirates and Montgomery Golf Club Dubai are 5.2 miles and Al Maktoum International Airport is 17 miles from this resort.
Approximate cost per night (Royal Bridge Suite): $13,603
Cost per person (six people): $2,267
Approximate cost per night (Poseidon Underwater Suite): $4,094
With panoramic Arabian Gulf views, an oasis themed pool, a spa, balconies with sea views, modern Turkish designs, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, mini bars, bathrooms with soaking tubs, glass-enclosed showers and a diving center, Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites is in the vicinity of Mermaid Diving Center, A La Turca (Turkish restaurant), L’Olivio (Italian restaurant) and more.
From here you’ll find Al Ittihad Park Monorail Station 1 mile, Al Sufouh Tram Station 1.1 miles, Knowledge village Tram Station, Dubai Media City and Eton Institute 1.3 miles, Knowledge Village, Middlesex University Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai and Palm Gateway Monorail Station 1.4 miles, Jumeirah Palm Tram Station 1.6 miles, Aquaventure Waterpark 2.3 miles, Burj Al Arab Tower 2.4 miles, Mall of the Emirates 2.8 miles and Dubai Airport 15.5 miles.
Approximate cost per night (four-bedroom penthouse suite): $1,686
Cost per person (six people): $281
Emaar Boulevard Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a kids’ club, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, a patio with city views, a fitness room and car rental service. Wared Beirut Lebanese Resto & Cafe (restaurant), Verdura Mediterranean Restaurant, Al Hallab Bab El Bahr (Lebanese restaurant), F45 Training Downtown Dubai (gym), Bosporus Turkish Cuisine (Turkish restaurant), Foundry (art gallery), REVL Training Downtown Dubai (fitness center) and more are in the vicinity.
Emaar Square is 0.1 miles, Dubai Opera, The Dubai Fountain, Bay Avenue Park and Souk Al Bahar are 0.3 miles, Marasi Promenade and Burj Khalifa are 0.4 miles, SEGA Republic and KidZania Dubai are 0.5 miles, Dubai Mall is 0.6 miles, City Walk Mall is 1.5 miles, Grand Mosque is 5.2 miles, Aquaventure Waterpark is 10.4 miles, Montgomery Golf Club Dubai is 11 miles and Dubai International Airport is 6.6 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $339
Cost per person (four people); $84
Marina Beach Dubai
With 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a patio, sea views, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a hot spring bath, free private parking, a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, a kitchen, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a continental breakfast, Al Gharbi Penthouse can be found close to Marina Beach, Aprons & Hammers (seafood restaurant), Adventure HQ (outdoor sports store), 1847 (barber shop), Buono Buono (restaurant), Common Grounds (cafe), TFT AERO (amusement center), The Butcher Shop & Grill (steak house), Covent Garden Market Dubai (market), Operation Falafel (restaurant), Shake Shack, Catch22 (restaurant), Smoky Beach (cafe), Eat Greek (Greek restaurant), Pappa Roti Cafe (coffee shop), Awani (Middle Eastern restaurant), DuGym Rhythmic Gymnastics (gym), Conestreet (ice cream shop), The Beach (shopping mall), Yalseh (lounge), P.F. Chang’s (Asian fusion restaurant), The Cheesecake Factory (American restaurant), SAMMY GREEN (hair salon), SHIRO SUSHI (Japanese restaurant), Black Stallion (barber shop), Grandiose Supermarket, Fade & Shave Barbers (barber shop), Yogugu Ice Cream, Karamna (restaurant), The Warehouse (gym), Bosporus Turkish Cuisine (Turkish restaurant), JBR Beach (beach volleyball court), Dubai Shopping Festival Drone Light Show, Tess Avenue (beauty salon), Benihana (Japanese restaurant), JB’s Gastropub (gastropub), Bliss Lounge, Albait Alshami (restaurant), Marina Photos (photography studio), Lullaby Beauty Salon, The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill, Ramusake Dubai (Japanese restaurant), Areia Beach Bar & Grill and more.
You’ll find Marina Beach Dubai within feet, The Beach Dubai and Splash Pad Dubai 0.1 miles, The Walk at JBR and Roxy Cinema JBR 0.2 miles, Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Pier 7 Dubai Marina 0.4 miles, Meydan Beach 0.5 miles, Montgomery Golf Club Dubai 2.1 miles, Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple 3.5 miles, Aquaventure Waterpark 4 miles, Mall of the Emirates 5.2 miles and Al Maktoum International Airport 13.1 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $10,076
Cost per person (eighteen people): $559
So there they are, hotels in Dubai that will help make for an amazing trip. We hope you have found this information useful and most importantly, that you enjoy your time in the United Arab Emirates.