Dubai is home to some of the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. This Middle Eastern paradise enjoys sunshine all year round and hence, never runs out of tourists. A new range of concept hotels is taking luxury vacations one-step forward by adding their own creative spin to it. So let go of your traditional choices, and try these on your next visit to Dubai! You won’t be disappointed.
Rove Downtown, Dubai
Designed to resemble a European traveller’s hostel, the hotel offers fuss-free comfort and luxury accommodation at the fraction of the price. Each wall in the lobby and the room features work from local artists and is rightly named as the ‘Wall of Curiosities,’ for that reason. Planning a stay-in? The room service is as quick, excellent, and efficient as the staff. The hotel also features a large pool right next to a modern breakfast bar. There’s also an organic grocery store in the hotel along with a section with huge couches meant for comfy meetings or a quick coffee.
Situated right across both the biggest mall in the world and the tallest building in the world, Rove Downtown is a structure in itself. The location of the hotel places you smack in the middle of the city’s glamorous nightlife and downtown activities. The coveted Burj View room boasts one of the most beautiful views of the city. To ‘Rove’ means to wander this hotel aptly earns the title for truly inspiring and satisfying the culturally inquisitive traveller’s interests. “Young and young-at-heart, you roam freely to explore as a local does. Whether for business or leisure, you desire a treasure trove of real and enriching experiences. A belief that is simple yet inspirational, we take pride in offering our Rovers the best of two worlds – simple, spacious, efficient hospitality at a true value proposition; all in a modern, cultural and flexible environment.”
Nikki Beach and Spa, Dubai
An experience in itself, after a day full of exploring the local souks, luxury boutiques, the beach is probably where you want to head. Located on one of the most scenic beaches in all of Dubai, the resort features cutting-edge architecture and design with the brand’s signature modern, all white décor, tribal influences and stylish ambiance. The rooms come decorated with large balconies with private pool and beach access. The pool area is a complete party zone with exceptional entertainment and stunning waterfront views of the Arabian Gulf.
Far enough for a quaint stay-cation, but close enough to not be a deadbeat hotel, Nikki Beach and Spa is about the perfect spot to relax. Located at the heart of Jumeirah near the new Dubai Canal, you may as well just walk along the beach to access some of the most exciting restaurants, bars, and clubs in the city. The hotel offers quick and free transfers to the city and occupies a large standalone space on island, which is easy to spot.
Viceroy Palm Jumeriah, Dubai
Another gem in Palm Jumeirah, newly opened Viceroy Palm redefines the concept of boutique meets luxury hospitality. With its own private beach, and three uniquely designed swimming areas, the architecture of the hotel is enough to take your breath away. The lobby of the hotel features deconstructed gold art designed by some of the best sculptors and architects in the world. The penthouse at Viceroy is possibly the best view you can get in Jumeirah with the comfort of home but the elegance of an Arabian palace. The event and meeting space next to the lobby is like being in a luxury café and in the middle of a souk at the same time.
The ultimate destination for an urban resort, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah presents a lifestyle that incorporates tropical landscapes, the beach and sea. Only minutes from the heart of Dubai, the hotel includes spectacular dinning options, beach activities along the Dubai coast and literally anything you can think of, they can make it happen for you. Palm Jumeriah itself is a man made island situated on an exclusive and one of kind space close to the city’s most vibrant parts but far from the tourist activity. What more can you ask from a holiday?
Guest contributor Jeena Sharma, is a fashion, art, and culture journalist. As lead writer on a broad variety of features, Jeena regularly contributes to a variety of publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Guardian, Dazed New York Observer, Vice, South China Morning Post, The Times, amongst others. Follow her on Instagram: @jeena11