There are scores of luxury hotels along Dubai’s waterfront for those who want to enjoy a pampered, relaxing stay. Listed below are 4 of the best.
Shaped like a towering dhow sail, the Burj Al Arab is the third tallest hotel in the world at 1053 feet high. It’s a stunning symbol of opulence.
Each of its two-floor suites comes with a butler and a 24 karat gold iPad. There’s also private access to the mile-long Jumeirah Beach. Trips out of the resort can be made in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce or helicopter. They give every guest the millionaire treatment.
Hidden away in the middle of the Liwa Desert, staying at the Qasr Al Sarab is truly an Arabian adventure. This beautiful luxury hotel offers great views of the desert and is bedecked in a traditional Middle Eastern style. Mosaics and bejeweled textiles decorate the stone walls.
With four Middle Eastern restaurants and a free-form swimming pool, the Qasr Al Sarab is easily the jewel of the desert.
The Shangri-La is located in central Dubai, with scenic views of the sea. With 302 guest rooms, it caters to a large, affluent clientèle.
Besides its fabulous Middle Eastern fare, there’s also a choice of Cantonese or Moroccan high-end cuisine. During the day, guests can relax in the outdoor pool or the sumptuous spa.
The Bab Al Shams is an Arabian spa retreat located in the desert just outside Dubai. It offers panoramic views of the desert and landscaped gardens. The Bab Al Shams boasts an open-air dining experience with falcon displays and belly dancers.
From here you can go camel trekking or off-roading among the dunes. If you prefer to stay close, there are no less than 8 restaurants and 3 outside pools to choose from, as well as the world-famous luxurious spa.