Hotels in Dubai are some of the most luxurious accommodations in all of the Middle East. Nicknamed “Gulf Tiger” and “City of Gold”, Dubai is one of the most innovative cities on Earth, as well as one of the best places to buy gold. When traveling to hotels in Dubai, keep in mind that there is a limit on how much gold can be carried out of the city. While the limit is currently 10 kilograms, most tourists who purchase gold keep it at 1 kilogram or less, as this is the maximum amount that can be taken through customs without having to pay a fee. Dubai is a great place to visit if you enjoy luxury shopping, the beach, bustling nightlife, modern architecture and more. Before we get you to hotels in Dubai, let’s take a look at some background information on the city 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, and during the 1970s the area continued to grow due to revenues generated from oil and trade. The Gulf War in 1990 caused only a minor set-back to the area’s development, as many foreign trading companies moved-in during the 1990s. In June 2001, the Palm Jumeirah, one of the world’s most extraordinary artificial archipelagos, was completed.
Dubai, located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates. A global city and business hub of the Middle East, Dubai has seen a decline in oil production and has thus moved in the direction of tourism, trade, real estate, aviation and financial services for industry. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, standing at 2,722 feet high, is located in Dubai’s downtown district. The city’s 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. Unlike with most other Middle Eastern cities, alcohol consumption is permitted in Dubai. Keep in mind that it is illegal to drink in the street or in a public place, and that the legal drinking age is 21 years old. While Islamic law prohibits unmarried couples from sharing a hotel room, most luxury hotels have a relaxed policy and allow for opposite, unmarried travelers to room together. It is best to err on the conservative side and to keep your matters as private as possible. Popular foods in Dubai include 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.
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited
Address Boulevard boasts 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
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
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
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
Offering free WiFi, seating areas, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, living rooms with sofas, well-equipped kitchens with dining areas, private bathrooms with hair dryers, dishwashers, microwaves and coffee machines, Dream Inn Apartments is close to Whisper Restaurant & Cafe, Wakame Dubai (restaurant), Mori Sushi, Azza Spa, Aston Martin Dubai Showroom, Starbucks, Taquado Mexican Kitchen, Baalbak Castel Meat Shop and more.
Business Bay Metro Station and Burj Khalifa Metro Station are 0.1 miles, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited is 0.2 miles, Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa are 0.4 miles, Hub Zero Dubai, The Dubai Fountain, Canadian University Dubai, Roxy Cinema City Walk and Souk Al Bahar are 0.6 miles, Dubai Mall and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo are 0.7 miles, City Walk Mall is 0.9 miles and Dubai Airport is 6.5 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (five-bedroom penthouse): $916
Cost per person (ten people): $92
The Boulevard Mall
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 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
Kempinski Hotel & Residences is a palace-style resort with luxurious suites that overlook the hotel’s lagoon or the Arabian Gulf. A full-service spa and a private sandy beach with Dubai skyline views is offered, as well as dining/living areas, fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies, flat-screen TVs, a large seafront pool, a gym and in-house shops. Close by you may find K-West Bar, Mamati (perfume store), Beluga Beach Restaurant, Milena Fashion, Matagi Restaurant, Villamore (restaurant), all’onda (restaurant), Rami Jabali Hair Salon, Akira Back Dubai (restaurant), Wavehouse Dubai (restaurant), Helicopter Tour Dubai and more.
From this beachfront hotel you’ll find The Lost Chambers Aquarium 1.4 miles, Palm Atlantis Monorail Station and Dubai International Cricket Stadium 1.5 miles, Aquaventure Waterpark 1.6 miles, Aquaventure Water Park and Dolphin Bay 1.7 miles, Al Ittihad Park Monorail Station and Skydive Dubai 2.3 miles, Dubai International Marine Club 2.7 miles, Meydan Beach 2.8 miles and Al Maktoum International Airport 15.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (four-bedroom apartment ): $2,087
Cost per person (four people): $521
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited is 0.2 miles, Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa are 0.4 miles, Hub Zero Dubai, The Dubai Fountain, Canadian University Dubai, Roxy Cinema City Walk and Souk Al Bahar are 0.6 miles, Dubai Mall is 0.7 miles, City Walk Mall is 0.9 miles, Burj Al Arab Tower is 6.6 miles, Mall of the Emirates is 7.1 miles, Sharjah Aquarium is 10.7 miles and Dubai International Airport is 6.5 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $434
Cost per person (ten people): $43
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
Offering free WiFi, private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a rooftop terrace with Burj Khalifa views, an indoor and outdoor home cinema and a fully-equipped kitchen, Downtown Dubai Penthouse is near Coppasta Restaurant, Ting Irie (Jamaican restaurant), The Courtyard (Middle Eastern restaurant), The Farm House (produce market), Bastakiah Cafe, MegaSun Lounge (tanning salon), Downtown Dubai by Emaar (business park), Wild & The Moon (restaurant), Beirut Khanum (restaurant), Luxury Holiday Photography Studio, Dubai Trolley by Emaar, Wings of Mexico Statue, Downtown Slide (tourist attraction), Cheeky Monkeys (children’s amusement center), LOPO Pizzeria, ELE Beauty Salon, Fitness First (gym) and more.
You’ll find Emaar Square, Souk Al Bahar and The Dubai Fountain 0.3 miles, SEGA Republic is 0.4 miles, KidZania Dubai, Dubai Opera, Al Wajeha Al Maeyah Marine Transport Station, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are 0.5 miles, City Walk Mall is 1.8 miles, Grand Mosque is 5.2 miles, Dubai Autodrome is 10 miles, The Walk at JBR is 11.9 miles and Dubai International Airport is 6.5 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $412
Cost per person (six people): $69
Palm West Beach
Five Palm Penthouse provides 2 bedrooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar, a restaurant, a private beach area, free WiFi, free private parking, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a fully-equipped kitchen, a bidet, a hairdryer, a hot tub and a terrace. Cinque (Italian restaurant), Say Hair Salon, Maiden Shanghai (Chinese restaurant), The Spa at FIVE, Praia Dubai (restaurant), Golden Mile Galleria (shopping mall), The Loft Fifth Avenue (beauty salon), Wagamama (Japanese restaurant), in 61 Restaurant, Caffè Nero (coffee shop), West Beach, Jones the Grocer (restaurant) and more are in the area.
Palm West Beach is within feet, Visa Middle East and The Entertainer FZ are 0.6 miles, ITP Publishing group, OSN, Omnicom Media Group MENA and MBC Group are 0.7 miles, Sufouh Beach is 1.2 miles, The Walk at JBR is 2 miles, Montgomery Golf Club Dubai is 2.6 miles, Aquaventure Waterpark is 2.7 miles, Mall of the Emirates is 3.3 miles, Dubai Mall is 10.4 miles and Al Maktoum International Airport is 14.8 miles from this penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $3,431
Cost per person (four people): $857
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.