The city has more than 100,000 hotel rooms, how do you know which one is right for you? With options ranging from glittery Italian-designed towers to authentic Arabian desert resorts, you’ve got options. We’ve eliminated the guesswork and rounded up our 15 favorite Dubai hotels, for all budgets, ages, and travel preferences.
1. Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is a knockout from first glance with an unusual design that is built to look like a giant billowing sail reaching over 1,000 feet into the air. Come sundown, the hotel’s exterior is aglow with a light show that moves across the sail-shaped structures. The hotel’s interior is equally impressive with luxurious 2-floor suites. The Royal Suite is the most opulent and features a towering 4-poster canopy bed on a rotating pedestal and a staircase built from marble and gold. Each floor of the hotel has its own reception desk and team of butlers ready to assist you with requests, whether that’s a chauffeured Rolls Royce to tour the town or reservations for a seafood feast of Caspian caviar, Tasmanian salmon with foie gras and grilled Atlantic lobster at the on-site restaurant Mahara.