If you’re looking for opulence, Dubai needs to be on your travel list. The city hosts hundreds of sumptuous hotels, which exude luxury at every capacity. Below, we’ve highlighted three to stay at when visiting Dubai.
1️⃣ With panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, the Arabian Sea, and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai (@shangrila_dubai) is a captivating hotel that ensures guests receive a room-with-a-view experience. Whether it’s rejuvenating treatments at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, or just laying out and taking in the desert sun by the pool, the hotel is a fantastic place to refresh when in Dubai. Dining-wise, the building has seven restaurants and bars, including hip Cantonese eatery, Shang Palace.
2️⃣ The Burj Al Arab (@burjalarab) — which is easily one of the world’s most photographed hotels — is a Dubai Icon. When opening in 1999, the private island-located, sail-shaped skyscraper was titled “the world’s first seven-star hotel,” an accolade that has reeled in the global elite, including actors, singers, models, and royalty. The interior glitters with gold and hosts inimitable fine-dining restaurants like Al Mahara, which welcomes guests through an ornate arch, leading them to a space that is walled by a grand blue aquarium.
3️⃣ Palace Downtown (@palacedowntown) is a hotel where Arabian tradition meets modernity; interiorly, with its resplendent furnishings, including a golden fountain in the lobby; exteriorly, with its six-story palatial design and palm-fringed swimming pool. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Burj Khalifa and the world’s largest mall, Dubai Mall, Khalifa Lake, and Old Town Island. Plus, all of the rooms here boast incredible views of these iconic UAE attractions.