Dubai is known to be a traveler’s delight. Its famous sun and sand has attracted thirsty tourists from all over the world. And it is quite natural that a place such as this would be the abode of fine hospitality. Dubai has no dearth of great hotels and choosing a few can be a tough task. However, if you take into consideration its service, hospitality, luxurious ambience and world class facilities there will be a few that can be marked a notch above the others.
In our search for 5 incredible hotels in Dubai we will first look at the iconic Burj Al Arab, followed by the landmark Atlantis- The Palm, Raffles Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel and the Ritz Carlton Dubai.
1. Burj al Arab
The sail shaped Burj Al Arab has become synonymous with Dubai and is one of the best known symbols of the emirate. It is an ultimate luxury hotel that offers the finest hospitality, dining, entertainment and leisure activities.
Located off the coast of Dubai, it is built on a manmade island and guests take a causeway to reach this hotel floating on the Arabian Sea.
Its luxurious suites, butler services, an eager concierge team and its fleet of chauffeured Rolls Royces are some of the perks offered to guests living in this opulent hotel.
2. Atlantis-the Palm
Another landmark hotel in Dubai is Atlantis- the Palm. Located at the pinnacle of the palm shaped manmade island, it is one of the most visited hotels in Dubai. It not only offers a luxurious stay but is also equipped with its own waterpark, an undersea aquarium and some top quality fine dining restaurants. It is ideal for a day trip as well as for a vacation with family.
4. Raffles Dubai
The pyramid shaped Raffles Dubai is another great hotel that is known for its exceptional service. Its location in the historic Bur Dubai area allows guests to enjoy close proximity to various heritage sites.
The hotel’s Asian and Egyptian style aesthetics attracts tourists from all parts of the world.
The hotel’s renowned club, People by Crystal, is a must visit place as its top floor location gives you panoramic views of the sprawling city. It is also close to Wafi Mall, an Egyptian style theme mall which offers plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment choices.
5. Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr
An award winning property, Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr enjoys a privileged position along Dubai’s famous Jumeirah beach. It is home to the famous Wild Wadi waterpark where guests can enjoy thrilling rides, enjoy on slides or have fun in wave machines. It is also known to offer excellent dining choices and its Friday brunch is a specialty that must not be missed.
6. Ritz Carlton Dubai
Ritz Carlton Dubai is a fine Mediterranean style beach resort that has embraced Arabian hospitality at its best. It can be considered a traditional hotel elegantly poised in a modern setting.
This luxury beach hotel welcomes guests to a royal treatment and you can expect rose petal strewn fountains and exquisite woodcarvings along the way.
It is the ultimate retreat where your body and mind can relax, rejuvenate and take back wonderful memories. Its 350m stretch of pristine beach is one of the top draws for guests along with its close proximity to The Walk, JBR, Dubai’s posh district with luxury shopping arenas and wonderful restaurants and cafes.