While every hotel choice is as individual as the holiday planner behind it, there are some places in Dubai that should be included on every list.
Burj Al Arab: The infamous hotel is on the bucket-list of thousands of people around the world, something which should come as no surprise. With seven-star service, some of the best spas in the world, gourmet dining and breath-taking views, it’s the king of hotels and worth splashing out on – if only for a cocktail.
Al Qasr: Translating to ‘the Palace’, Al Qasr’s classical architecture and lavish embellishments evoke the ambience of a Sheikh’s residence. Situated in Jumeirah, with a huge variety of facilities, including a health club, a water-park and a private beach, this hotel is suited to the most discerning of guests.
Bab Al Shams: Do something different and break away from the city for a night. This desert retreat is situated just outside of Dubai, with fantastic views over the endless desert or alternatively, onto landscaped gardens. With an open-air restaurant with resident belly-dancers, henna artists, live music, sheesha and falconry displays, this hotel is an experience, not just an accommodation.
Shangri-La Hotel: Refined and understated luxury is at its prime at the Shangri-La Hotel. Sleek décor, gourmet foods and an elegant curved swimming pool help to make this hotel the ideal stay for those seeking indulgence and something extra. Situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, the hotel is in close proximity to shops and entertainment.
Arabian Park Hotel: A three-star hotel has never been as grand as Arabian Park. Relatively new, the hotel is near the airport, Sheikh Zayed Road and Bur Dubai, promising ease of access to the major hotspots of Dubai. It’s clean, quiet and affordable, making it perfect for a budget break.
Capitol Hotel: In walking distance of Jumeirah and its range of beaches and parks, this hotel is ideal for anyone after sand, sea and sun. Located just minutes in a taxi from the best beaches, holidaymakers can be a stone’s throw away, without paying high hotel rates.