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What’s the one place you can live out your Arabian dreams while having the most luxurious hotels in the world at your fingertips? Dubai. The team at Destination Luxury has handpicked their favorite spots to enjoy some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches and the ultimate luxe experience that Dubai has to offer.
10. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL.
Dubai is the ultimate city of contrasts. Here, soaring modern skyscrapers and fast highways exist side by side with ancient mosques and traditional souk markets. Staying at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, gives one easy access to Dubai’s intriguing attractions. It takes just 15 minutes to get to the hotel from Dubai International Airport. In addition, the World Trade Centre, Dubai Convention Centre, Dubai Financial Centre and downtown Burj Khalifa are just five minutes away.
This is life at its best. This is Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.
You spend the day exploring the city’s exciting activities. You go on a shopping spree at Dubai’s famous malls, such as Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Festival City, where you purchase luxury designer label products. Longing for a bit of peace, you visit Jumeirah Mosque and are impressed with its beautiful twin minarets and majestic dome. You finish your day’s excursions with a desert safari and are thrilled as the vehicle roars up and down the sand dunes, creating a scene reminiscent of the ancient desert traveller.
Returning to the hotel, you find that you’ve arrived at the perfect time to catch the sunset. From your room, you take in the sight of the gorgeous rays spreading across the shimmering Arabian Sea.
Ready for a good meal, you ponder your options. There’s a delectable international buffet at Dunes Café and modern Vietnamese cuisine at Hoi Ann. Though you have many choices, you decide to sample the renowned Cantonese cuisine at Shangri-La’s signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace.
After your delicious meal, you decide to pamper your body at the spa. The “Kerstin Lavender Dreams Ultimate” begins with an energising full-body exfoliation treatment that features earthy minerals and calming lavender. Next, you enjoy a relaxing pressure-point massage that uses healing stones to draw out toxins and restore balance.
As you soak in the sensations, you start planning activities for the days ahead. With so much to discover tomorrow, you want to enjoy the serene feeling while it lasts in the lush surroundings of Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai.
9. AL QASR.
Al Qasr means ‘The Palace’ – and this hotel truly is the jewel in the crown of Madinat Jumeirah.
Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, the hotel replicates traditional royal architecture, coupled with luxurious modernity throughout.
Approached along a tree-lined avenue, adorned with beautifully sculpted Arabian horses, the hotel itself will take your breath away. A tribute to the age-old architectural styles of Arabia, Al Qasr is an oasis of luxury. It’s a place dedicated to relaxing, playing and the finer things in life.
As part of the magnificent Madinat Jumeirah or ‘City of Jumeirah’, Al Qasr offers all the facilities and activities of the wider resort. World-class restaurants, bars and cafes, Talise Spa and our healthclub Talise Fitness, a traditional souk housing scores of boutiques, shops and galleries – this is just a taste of the experiences available to you during your stay at Al Qasr.
8. BAB AL SHAMS.
An exclusive low-rise resort in the desert surrounded by gently sloping dunes and natural desert landscape, Bab Al Shams offers guests a one of its kind traditional desert experience that is true to the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE.
With its literal translation from Arabic meaning “gateway to the sun”, Bab Al Shams is built in an Arabic fort setting in and around an oasis. Inside the walls, shaded courtyards, walkways and water features provide cool shelter and maintain the unique ambience and atmosphere.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the desert, adjacent to Dubai International Endurance City, yet is just a 40-minute drive from the city of Dubai and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
For those seeking a unique desert experience within easy reach of Dubai, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa presents the ideal destination. Offering the ultimate in comfort and entertainment, at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa your experience will be enhanced by history, splendor and magnificence.
7. BURJ AL ARAB.
The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai.
Yet for all the wonder this stunning structure provides when you finally see it in person, it is the service within that really makes the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah so extraordinary.
Repeatedly voted the world’s most luxurious hotel, this magnificent destination offers you the finest service and facilities throughout – right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in within your rooms, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, each a warm messenger of our unparalleled hospitality.
Come and experience it for yourself.
6. QASR AL SARAB DESERT RESORT BY ANANTARA.
Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you. Soak in the freeform swimming pool while desert wildlife grazes in the shade below. Be inspired by glorious Arabian décor that channels one of the world’s most ancient and revered cultures.
Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travellers. Recline by the plunge pool outside your own private villa, or stretch out on a sumptuous day bed surrounded by rich Middle Eastern fabrics and local artefacts. Every room, villa and suite is considered to be some of the finest abodes among luxury Abu Dhabi resorts and features desert views, blending our rich interiors with the landscape.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara distinguishes itself from other Abu Dhabi hotels bringing its guests the quintessential Abu Dhabi luxury resort experience with leisure facilities to please the most demanding of tastes. A sanctuary of wellbeing that draws on an array of ancient cultures at Anantara Spa. A choice of four dining venues that offer the greatest Middle Eastern cuisine and fine gastronomic experiences from across the globe. Tailor-make your ultimate luxury holiday from our range of other facilities including fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool, kids club, business centre and library.
5. RITZ CARLTON DUBAI.
As the sun sets over Dubai beachfront hotels, the fresh scent of bakhoor fills the lobby. Lit torches cast shadows over lush gardens. Following centuries-old traditions, the lighting of our home – and that of our guests for as long as they are here – is complete. Tradition, effortlessly enfolded into an elegant modern setting, is what makes The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai such a mesmerizing experience. From the rose petal-strewn fountains and the stunning Mashrabiya enhanced woodcarvings that greet guests in the hotel lobby, the sense of place is immediate and enveloping. Yet it’s the modern comforts and luxuries that make this luxury beach hotel one of the more memorable experiences you will take away from Dubai. Spend your days indulging body, mind and spirit at this intimate retreat and your nights enjoying some of the world’s premier dining, shopping and night life. In addition, guests of our luxury beachfront resort may also enjoy:
- A Mediterranean-style beach resort providing renowned Arabian hospitality in an exclusive setting
- 294 rooms and suites with private balcony or patio overlooking the pool, garden and Arabian Gulf
- A prime location adjacent to The Emirates Golf Club and nearby shopping malls
- 35,000 square meters of landscaped gardens
- 350 meters of pristine white sandy beaches
- A short walk to the cosmopolitan JBR Walk, Dubai’s only beachfront promenade of luxury retail shops and al fresco restaurants and cafés
- Well Spa – Nine multipurpose treatment rooms; three private rooms, each with its own terrace; separate relaxation lounges; and a dedicated “Hammam” area
4. RAFFLES DUBAI.
A surprising, chic merging of Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic, Raffles Dubai is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, delivering the unexpected luxury of space, impeccable service and sophisticated style. Loved by Royalty and the local cognoscenti for the warmth of its service and the sophistication of the aesthetic, Raffles Dubai offers some of the most spacious rooms in the city – generously proportioned, sumptuously appointed and blessed with a uniquely Raffles sensibility. With their own private Jacuzzi, walk-in showers, sitting areas and balconies the rooms are like suites; and the suites are … extraordinary. At night, the views from your private balcony stretch out forever.
With a choice of 7 exceptional restaurants and bars, as well a myriad of restaurants in Wafi Mall, Raffles Dubai is the ultimate destination from which to explore Dubai’s amazing boutiques, shops and souks.
This iconic architectural gem is beautifully positioned close to the magnificent Khan Murjan souk, Dubai International Airport and convention centers. Guests are also close to Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre and Exhibition Halls – and just a short hop to the sea, sand and the sunbathing off the coast.
Surrounded by lush private gardens, Raffles offers space to live, breathe and express yourself in unique style. An outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym, the exceptional Raffles Spa – with 7 treatment rooms including a couple’s suite – and the exclusive Raffles Garden complete the picture, while for families there is the PlayZone and all the space, time and service you need.
Surprising, delightful, delicious – and promising an incredible sense of space, service and unforgettable style – this destination hotel is an oasis of calm and charm for those for whom life is always an adventure.
3. JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL.
With its striking wave-like design, Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s five-star resort is one of Dubai’s most instantly recognisable structures. Happily for our guests, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai is equally famed for its amazing value and sheer wealth of options to enjoying your stay.
All the hotel’s 617 rooms, suites and villas are luxuriously furnished and provide spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. And once you’ve finished taking in the view, you can choose from the widest array of leisure facilities around one of the best family hotels in Dubai, including a scuba diving centre, five swimming pools, Sinbad’s Kids Club, The Hub for teens and complimentary, unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Water Park.
You’ll find everything you’re looking for and much more at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.
2. ATLANTIS THE PALM.
Guests will find an extraordinary experience when they stay in one of the hotel’s rooms and suites, including the Signature Underwater Suite – a 3-story suite where the walls provide a fish-eye view into the aquarium. There are also 150 rooms and suites at the Imperial Club.
Atlantis is also home to 65,000 marine animals, which you’ll find in unique marina habitats at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You can also get up close and personal with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay, learn to scuba dive and swim with sharks at the Atlantis Dive Centre, or experience the number one water park in the Middle East and Europe, Aquaventure Waterpark. Spread over 42 acres, there is plenty of fun to be had for the whole family.
If you prefer to relax in style Atlantis has three private pristine white beaches, Aquaventure Beach which runs for 700-metres, the Royal Beach which stretches over a 1.5 kilometres as well the Nasimi Beach Club. Not only is the Nasimi Beach Club a hot spot for soaking in the sun, come sundown, it turns into one of the coolest clubs in Dubai hosting international music acts over the cooler months of the year. All year around though, Dubai’s social-set dance the night away at the hotel’s nightclub, N’Dulge.
When it comes to world-class cuisine, Atlantis has 21 restaurants that fit the bill, including four award-winning eateries, the internationally recognised Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Seafire Steakhouse and Bar as well as Ossiano.
If you are looking to relax and rejuvenate then visit our indulgent spa, ShuiQi, to awaken your senses. With 27 treatment rooms and a range of deluxe treatments on offer you will be sure to find a pamper package to suit your needs. What’s more is there is a range of cosmopolitan boutiques to shop until your heart is content.
To stay or visit this landmark Dubai Hotel is to live out your dreams amidst warm Arabian seas. Book Now to reserve your stylish stay at our 5 star hotel.
1. MADINAT JUMEIRAH.
Set across its own private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Al Qasr and Mina A’ Salam, 29 traditional summer houses in Dar Al Masyaf, 7 Malakiya Villas, over 40 restaurants and bars, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3 kilometres of waterways and landscaped gardens.
The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience showcasing the best of Arabia.
Located 25 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, Madinat Jumeirah is situated conveniently for access to Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. It is also adjacent to Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Waterpark and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and 10 minutes by car to the nearest shopping mall.
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