Luxury Hotels in Dubai

Rising like a phoenix from the desert landscape of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the ultimate luxury destination. Often seen as no more than a transport hub for people en route to other far-flung destinations, Dubai offers a heady mix of conspicuous consumption and traditional Arab hospitality. Where else in the world could you take a day trip from your luxury hotel to go four-wheel-driving in the desert; or go hunting with falcons; or ride a horse through towering sand-dunes as if you were Lawrence of Arabia. In Dubai, where five star hotels are the benchmark standard, you can nevertheless find accommodation for any budget. Even so, when it comes to opulence, Dubai pulls out all the stops. This is the place to come if you wish to shop for gold and stock up on designer goods. You can dine outside at a restaurant atop some vast skyscraper, with nothing but the warm air of the Arabian night surrounding you. If you have ever yearned to visit the desert, we have compiled a list of Dubai hotels that will help make your wildest dreams come true.

Grand Plaza Mövenpick – Dubai

The stunning location of the Grand Plaza Mövenpick itself is a guarantee of the highest level of relaxation. Within easy reach are the world-famous Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina District, with the iconic building of  Burj Al-Arab. Adjacent to the luxury hotel is the vast area of the truly elegant Emirates Golf Club, and for those looking for a little adrenaline, don’t miss Skydive Dubai, […]

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Sheraton Grand Hotel – Dubai

Towering on Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheraton Grand Hotel boasts a perfect location, a short walk from the iconic Dubai Frame and Jumeirah Mosque. Just a few minutes drive from the city’s main attractions, such as the downtown, The Dubai Mall, and the world-famous Burj Khalifa, it is a perfect base for those who want to explore the city effectively. Stepping into the 5-star hotel, you […]

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DoubleTree by Hilton – Dubai

Built in the bustling city center of Dubai, this imposing building is already the epitome of pure luxury from the outside. Within easy reach of the city’s best restaurants, the deservedly world-famous Jumeirah Mosque and the quite unique attraction, the Dubai Frame, make this 5-star hotel a perfect base for those who want to explore the city. The luxury hotel offers richly furnished rooms, equipped […]

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If you’re looking to enjoy the high life, Dubai is the perfect place to be. Beyond your luxury hotel, the city boasts ultramodern architecture, high-end shopping malls, and plenty of adrenaline filled activities. To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together a list of the most exciting things to do and see in the City of Gold.

1. Take a private yacht cruise and jet ski ride.

If Dubai is short on anything, it’s certainly not yachts. One of the most popular and stylish ways to explore Dubai is by the water, combining a private yacht cruise with an exhilarating jet ski ride. There are plenty of companies that offer this high-end experience, with different size yachts available. Plus, many will include a private steward or stewardess, too.

2. Get your adrenaline fix with flyboarding.

There are so many water sports to try in Dubai, but the most popular one is flyboarding. This unique activity will make you feel as though you are flying above the ocean. Flyboarding works by pressurized water propelling you up to 9 meters into the air. The motor will then keep you afloat as you take in the incredible views and catch your breath.

3. Embark on a private desert safari.

While the city is full of excitement and activity, I highly recommend spending a day at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The reserve is a 45-minute drive from the city centre, and you can book a premium private tour to explore this natural wonder. Your chauffeur, along with a professional conservation guide, will pick you up in a luxury range rover and take you on a 60-Minute nature safari. Here, you can enjoy a camel ride in the Arabian desert, taking you to the Royal desert retreat to enjoy a high-class dinner under the stars. You’ll also see one of the most mind blowing landscapes as you admire the sand dunes with Dubai’s skyscrapers behind them.

4. Fly in a hot air balloon over the desert.

If you’ve ever watched the sun coming up over Uluru, you’ll know how the desert offers the best sunrises. Therefore, don’t miss out on the chance to see the day dawn over the dunes in the Arabian desert. Balloon Adventures Dubai offers one of the most luxurious hot air balloon rides where you can do this. Not only will they float you across the desert at 4000ft in a hot air balloon a the sun comes up, but they will prepare you a gourmet breakfast to feast on after. Plus, they will make the early start a little easier by picking you up from your luxury hotel in Dubai and dropping you back later.

5. Go on a supercar tour

Dubai is a playground for luxury car lovers, and the city lets you get behind the wheel of some of the most high-end vehicles in the world. On a supercar tour, you’ll spend the day driving around the Jebel Jais Mountain in a Ferrari or Lamborghini model of your choice. The 380km round trip includes various terrains, from the busy city streets to the vast desert tracks and mountainous roads.

6. Drink and dine with a view at Skyview Bar

Skyview Bar sits on the 27th floor of the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel and is a fantastic place to go for sunset or evening drinks. Along with the expansive views, they serve yummy cocktails and a delicious 4-course dinner set. If you can’t make it in the evening, check out the champagne afternoon tea experience. The menu features some of the most exclusive teas, such as Jasmine Pearls, Superior Oolong and Fancy Sencha. Along with unlimited tea and coffee, you’ll get a superb selection of pastries and dainty sandwiches, too.