The 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Dubai

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When many hear the name Dubai the first thing that comes to mind is glitz, glamour, and luxury. It is home to the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall, and a host of fine-dining restaurants and hotels. There are plenty of things to do and famous places to see in the ‘City of Gold.’ While Dubai has copious amounts of hotels to choose from a low-range budget to high-end, it is home to some of the best hotels in the world. Use this list to learn about the range of luxury hotels in and around the dynamic city.

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The Taj Dubai

View of a 6-seater wooden table inside a suite hotel room with the Burj Khalifa visible through the window

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Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd,Bur Dubai,Near Royal Ascot - 775Q+JJ6 - Al Raffa - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Situated in the Business Bay District right on Burj Khalifa street is the five-star hotel Taj Dubai. The glamorous hotel offers stunning Indian heritage designs fusing both classical and contemporary styles in a setting fit for everyone from families to business travelers looking to enjoy the opulent life. The award-winning hotel has close to 300 rooms ranging from luxury rooms with city and Burj Khalifa views to grand luxury and presidential suites. It also offers a selection of dining options including Asian street food at Miss Tess to contemporary British dishes and international delights at the Eloquent Elephant. Guests can also enjoy relaxing at its large outdoor pool or unwind at Jiva Spa.

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Five Palm Jumeirah

two chairs on an outdoor patio with the ocean and Dubai skyline in the distance

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No. 1 Palm - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 455 9988

Coined the hottest hotel in Dubai located on Palm Jumeriah is the hip Five Palm Jumeriah. It is known for hosting the best parties and is an Instagrammer’s dream, with its contemporary decor, fanciful pools, and stunning rooftop sunset views overlooking both the Dubai Marina and the beach. Five Palm also features a jumping nightlife scene with an on-site nightclub, bars, and Beach by Five which offers food and drink options. Additional dining options include authentic Chinese fare at Maiden Shanghai and The Penthouse lounge situated on the 16th floor, serving everything from ladies’ night sushi deals to a range of international cuisines. The eloquently designed rooms also feature high-end amenities and private balconies with sun loungers overlooking the immaculate beach on the Palm.

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Atlantis The Palm

queen size bed in a hotel room with a blue and white theme. on the back wall there is a glass picture window showing sea life swimming by.

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Crescent Rd - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 426 2000

Also situated on Palm Jumeriah is the world-renown five-star resort Atlantis Dubai. The iconic resort hotel is home to the best of fine dining and family adventures, featuring dining options like Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Nobu, and Michelin-starred Hakkasan. The hotel stays on the top lists of places to stay because of the impeccable service and dreamy luxury rooms with amazing sea views. Speaking of rooms with a view, the top echelon of rooms offered in Dubai is available at The Palm. The Poseidon Underwater Suite is a massive 1,776 square feet (165 square meters) with glass walls and windows looking straight into the resort's aquarium Guests can also enjoy bucket list experiences like a private helicopter tour taking in sweeping views of the Palm from above and then can unwind at the award-winning ShuiQi spa with unique services like a rose quartz body treatment or an Arabian rose ritual.

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Anantara The Palm Dubai

collection of identical overwater villas at the Dubai resort, Anantara the Palm

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East Crescent, Palm - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 567 8888

From overwater lagoon villas to residential-style rooms, Anantara The Palm offers a wide selection of luxurious stay options for the discerning traveler. Anantara Dubai brings Thai-style luxury to The Palm and guests will enjoy more than 1,300 feet (400 meters) of private shoreline on the Arabian Gulf. Suite options include lagoon and beach pool villas at one of the three swimming lagoons sprawled out over the resort. There are also loads of family-friendly activities including water sports like wakeboarding, long-tail boating, and a kid’s club with a game room. Visitors will be able to sample decadent cuisine at one of many on-site restaurants such as Mekong which offers an array of Asian dishes or Bushman's Restaurant and Bar which serves up Australian cuisine.

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Armani Hotel Dubai

Minimalist gray and gold hotel room with queen size bed, arm chair, and large windows

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Burj Khalifa - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 888 3888

Armani Hotel is located inside of the world's tallest building, the esteemed Burj Khalifa. It not only boasts a prestigious address but also features an elevated contemporary minimalist look crafted by design house superstar Giorgio Armani. It offers 160 stylish rooms right in the center of the city, making it a fantastic choice for those travelers who want to be near plenty of entertainment, shopping, and nightlife. The sophisticated hotel also features seven restaurants and bars including traditional Indian food at the acclaimed Armani Amal and fresh seafood from around the globe at Armani Hashi. 

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The Oberoi, Dubai

hotel room in the Oberoi Dubai with a bed, couch, table, armchair, and desk

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Anantara Downtown Hotel - Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 444 1444

With one of the best locations in the Business Bay district, The Oberoi, Dubai offers great appeal for not only business travelers but also those looking to enjoy the host of leisure activities in the central area also. The modern hotel comes equipped with 252 upscale rooms featuring sleek and contemporary designs. It is also home to an Ayurveda-themed spa. Restaurant choices include the award-winning Nine7One which features Western, Arabic, and Asian cuisines, as well as La Mezcaleria Kitchen & Lounge which serves up authentic Latin dishes.

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Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

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Caesars Palace - Bluewaters Island - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 556 6666

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai holds up to hotel brand's highly esteemed label. Positioned behind Ain Dubai—the world’s largest observation wheel—the luxury hotel provides a classy and sophisticated design that attracts travelers interested in all things lavish. It is home to 194 opulent suites and rooms and the hotel is decked out with stunning art collections by designer Jonathan Adler. It also features the best of the city's nightlife attractions and fine dining including world-renown chef Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and Havana Social Club.

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Burj Al Arab

view of the sail shaped Burj Al Arab hotel on the dubai coastline
شارع جميرا، - Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 301 7777

As one of the only seven-star hotels in the world, Burj Al Arab is the epitome of luxury and decadence. The building's commanding presence out on Dubai’s coastline is unmissable to any and all who are able to marvel at the astoundingly beautiful architectural designs. It is home to 202 uniquely designed suites, rooftop infinity pools with amazing gulf views, a fanciful spa, and acclaimed fine dining. Restaurants and bars include Michelin-starred chefs like Kim Joinie-Maurin who offers decadent seafood and fusion dishes at Al Mahara in an underwater setting and the glittering Gold On 27 which serves top class drinks created by the best mixologists.

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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

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Crescent Rd - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 818 2222

Located on its own secluded stretch of the Palm is the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah. The resort boasts miles of private sandy beaches, a renowned spa with a host of services, and a classy fusion of European designs with upscale Middle Eastern service. The majestic resort offers 319 sophisticated guest rooms, all of which enjoy outstanding views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s skyline. In addition to luxurious amenities, it also features a host of leisure activities including water sports, temperature-controlled swimming pools, and a vast fitness center. Further guests can delight upon plenty of restaurant options from Italian by Michelin-starred chef at Social by Heinz Beck to international cuisine with an Arabic touch at Mezzerie.

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The Chedi Sharjah

Courtyard in an Arabic architectural style with trees and many small lanterns

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Heart of Sharjah - 79 Corniche St - Al Shiokh - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 6 502 5555

Coming in with an honorable mention due to it being an award-winning hotel situated just outside of the Dubai city borders is The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah. Meaning “The Home,” The Chedi offers the feeling of stepping into a cozy, yet opulent Arabic home. The resort offers 53 massive rooms and family suites, for a more secluded luxury experience. It also features luxury spa treatments such as hammam at The Spa and fine dining at The Restaurant, including theme nights such as the Thursday Moroccan dinner.

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The 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in Dubai