Tourism Hub – Dubai is a destination travelers will not want to miss. The city is a gem in every choice and selection – aura, environment, business culture, shopping variety, fashion picks, what’s and what’s out and what’s hot and not – all happens and lives in Dubai. The Las Vegas of the Middle East is moving fast, changing faster and progressing on a regional level as a business hub.
Commercial Capital of Middle East – With the enormous influx of capital and investment, Dubai positioned itself to be the host of the global investor. Investors from various walks and background see Dubai as a potential commercial point where they expect to have everything in facilities to be not less than a 5 star destination in every sense. To address this demand of diversity, Dubai developed a culture of multicultural appearance with a splash and mixture of Hotel and Apartment culture. The concept of hotels in Dubai is as abundant and common as a newspaper vendor in a city. Every corner and part of the city will have an arrangement to accommodate the influx of tourists, business people, enthusiasts, students, couples, families, groups, entourage and much more.
Hotel Industry – The list of hotels is just endless. From the very lavish to the very affordable hotels mark the city of Dubai. 5 Star to 1 star a visitor and a traveller has an open choice to go around and be pampered in selection of the best range of hotels. Dubai itself being a brand, a conscious effort and planning has already been done to bring the best of hotel setup in Dubai to invigorate and improve the living experience of the visitors and that they take back the resolve to return to Dubai. As Dubai is the commercial capital of the region, the hotel industry in Dubai too is the best and top listed in the region.
The Top 10 Hotels of Dubai
We have very carefully and meticulously compiled a list of the leading 10 hotels in Dubai – in terms of luxury, price, affordability, beach access, facilities, cuisine and dining specialties, living and aura culture, public rating and approach and service quality.
It’s not necessary the list provided will list only the best but the high rated with highly preferred names of hotels to guide the visitors. The hotels could be 5 star rated or 3 stars rated which depends on the living experience of the visitors and reputation of the hotels.
Possibly, when the list was compiled some new venture, signature hotels might have been added to the galore and glamour of Dubai which is a sign of daily technological and infrastructural advancement of Dubai as an international metro, hence the list is endless but the recent best will be highlighted.
Burj Al Arab Hotel – The Tower of the Arabs
5 Hospitality Treatment – Splendid is a word which makes a 5 star jump to the rating of 7 star, but it isn’t enough if the aura, the appeal is so sudden to the onlookers that it catches the imagination. The greeting lobby is garlanded and decorated with gold and a theme of mosaic runs through it. What’s more, visitors wishing to see and visit the hotel are escorted on a Rolls Royce from the airport giving a sudden sense of exquisite and royal treatment which is an integral part of the Arab culture.
Rooms are so spacious enough to accommodate a living room, a Jacuzzi, a counter for a separate bar connected with its own lounge area.
Cutlery and Cuisine – To further spoil the tourists, special and world class cuisine awaits the taste buds, which is served by highly professional and utterly friendly staff. Exceptionally world class restaurants serve the best mix of ingredients at the hotel’s own beach restaurant – Majlis Al Bahar.
Relax and Unwind Mode – That is not all and enough yet. The Assawan Spa and the adjunct health club is mesmerising and magical to take away the breath for the first time visitor. Water sports are at stone throw’s distance to be enjoyed at Jumeirah Beach Hotel which is formed in a form of the wave. The Hotel can also arrange for a shopping and sightseeing trip for the hotel dwellers.
Water Fun Entertainment Add-On – While this is not all, Wild Wadi, the water park of the region is just besides the Hotel to give the magical experience of the water rides and to splash water with children all day long. Wild Wadi is known for its Jumeirah Sceirah slide which can take a visitor at a speed of 80 km/hr from a height of 33 metres. Not to miss is the Tantrum Alley which takes the swimmers through a tube from the height of the Sceirah and takes through 3 ‘tornadoes’ to add the thrill in the adventure at the water park.
Upon retirement from the city’s fun and excitement, there are various restaurants in the hotel which offer the finest seafood to be found elsewhere. Al Mahara has the classiest selection of better made seafood; Al Iwan boasts the tallest atrium in the world, while the Asian flavours are better tried at Junsui. The beachside can be enjoyed at the Al Fresco and Majlis Al Bahar.
Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah
Ever wondered to ride on an abra (the traditional Arab small boat) to dine at one of the finest cuisines in town? Then you are surrounded by the very expert therapists at the Talise Spa who will grant every wish to take away the stress and boredom from the depths of your being through the classical and evangelic massages.
Chinese Flavours and Cuisine – If in the mood, you can enjoy the most best rated Chinese cuisine at Zheng He, which is only accessible through the Abra, while you can retire in the large rooms ornamented with hand woven carpets. If you find in such a settled and drawn back ambience, then this is the ‘Harbour of Peace’, Mina A’Salam, located on Jumeirah, a very subtle and settled setting for Mina where the metro rush isn’t to be seen and heard. The peace of Arabian deserts and a pleasant presence of an oasis in such a setting is what Mina A’Salam gives a feeling of.
Peace and Tranquil of Mina – While the tourists can make themselves comfortable in the peaceful quietness of Mina, specialities like the The Wharf and Al Muna give a touch of both national and international cuisine. While the best of cocktails are mixed at the Bahri Bar which overlooks the Burj Al Arab. Perfectly located, calm and inviting, it is a place for couples and alike who wish to drown in the tranquil of the Arabian Desert and oceans, a must-see for all.
Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
King’s Luxury on Earth – Ever wondered to live like a king? Did you ever wish to be treated like one? Then Al Qasr Hotel has all the arrangement, the befitting experience one can afford to have as a lifetime experience. Set on a grandeur scale, Al Qasr leaves no doubt in its royal tradition of serving the best to the visitors. The Hotel is designed to depict like a Sheikh’s sheikhdom and an empowering resort in every sense and essence. Flanked by palm trees, the grandeur is tamed by the elegance it carries.
Royal Private Treatment – While the inside of the Hotel is decorated with a subtle arrangement of flowers with the combination of expensive rugs and richness of the furniture in the lobby area; the rooms are in every meaning the king of spaces boasting with a private balcony and with an extra charge, a private sea view front can be added to the luxury. The stylish aura isn’t enough; the wide choice of breakfast buffet does every justice to its visitors in the most elegant way. While the breakfast carries its own experience, the Friday brunch is what leaves every other palette and cuisine struggling for more.
Brunch of the King – The Friday brunch has been awarded as the richest and preferred brunch in the whole city and who would want to miss it.
French Touch – Additional to the spectacular are the choices of the restaurants available at the Hotel. Pierchic – which comes with its own pier – has been labelled as the most romantic in the city. The Thai cuisine is best prized with Pai Thai as the Best South-East Asia’s pride.
Beachside Brilliance – If these too sound familiar, the beachside is much more serene and peaceful. The service quality is fantastic and suits the brilliance – you will enjoy occasional and seasonal fruits while you can also enjoy cucumber slices to soothe and calm your eyes while you bathe the tranquil shores by the Hotel. Having Burj Al Arab by the side in the view much is abundant for the idle hours to be spent endlessly by the seaside. Plenty of the waterways link the restaurants and entertainment attractions at the resort to keep the visitors busy round the clock.
Child’s World – Even child’s play isn’t ignored – the Sindbad Kid’s club has much to keep the toddlers and the children busy while the parents can immerse in the serenity of the resort.
Spanish Delights – Speaking of cuisine, Spanish delights are better perfected at the Al Hambra, melting international tastes can be experimented at the Arboretum, while the vegetarian can suit their appetite at the MJ’s steakhouse and Magnolia.
Bubbly Night Life – After a meaty meal at the sumptuous restaurants, prestige in the drinks awaits at the Al Fayrooz lobby which has a mesmerising music done by a pianist to add more sweeter symphony to the cocktails. Or the visitors can try the Koubba bar for a very casual dining. Dwellers at the resort can enjoy a free ride and visit at the Wild Wadi which is at the corner.
Night’s mood is set free and ecstatic by the resort’s own music bar, Trilogy which gives a beat with R&B, Jazz and electro experience, House music with more fun and colours which never end at the resort.
Hilton Beach Jumeirah
Paradise of Jumeirah Beach Imagine stepping out of your room and you find yourself on the famous Jumeirah Beach walk and you feel the waft of the misty sea aroma in the breeze. The at-the-doorstep-facilities and series of services concept is better perfected at the Hilton Beach Jumeirah.
European Styled Jumeirah Beach Walk While the Jumeirah Beach Walk is a living and established icon far and wide – an array of cafes and shops dot the walk making it the European style marking it the choicest of the spots for all. But the VIP facilities and spa water sports at the Hilton Beach are an experience to make one forget the Walk too.
Cathartic and Relaxing Destination Although the old and aging looks of the hotel have not eclipsed the choice of the hotel being the most ideal place for reclusive retreats – the sudden developments of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina becoming more popular the serenity of the area surrounding the Hotel have been compromised. But still the hotel is the best choice for a perfect mood catharsis.
Essentials come with the now complete Palm Jumeirah the beachfront has added scenic view for the dwellers of Hilton Beach Jumeirah to revel the vibe of the destination.
Bar is located in the middle of the swimming pool for lazy dwellers to swim up to have enjoy a sip of the expensive range of cocktails and choicest of beverages.
Award Winning Restaurants like Bice and Pachange have made to the media often with best restaurant awards of the city. Not to be missed ambience is ready to greet the guests. Other media shy but taste king restaurants are Axis Lobby Lounge and Almas Ballroom, Oceana and Pergola with H2O, Studio One Cafe
Soothing and indulging Spa is available for those who wish to get spoilt for choice after the sun-bath.
Rating is very favourable – public votes 4 out of 5 for Hilton Beach Jumeirah where it stands much more than that.
Armani Hotel Dubai
What could be the ecstasy to spend a time of a lifetime in a surrounding hand crafted by one of the most respected and known designers from Italy while get to see the city from a hotel which banks in the highest tower in the world.
Designer Niche Opulence with designer niche and a global address is what Armani Hotel is about. Eramosa Stone Floors and specially designed bespoke interiors given a personal touch by Giorgio Armani himself. The Hotel is the pinnacle and height of imagination itself which is heightened more being housed in the highest tower in the world. The Hotel facilities and beauties have been given a personal touch – colour combination rising to sophistication with clean lines with extraordinary textures give a splendid outlook to the complex yet stunning architecture of the tower and the Hotel. Given the special treatment and setup for natural light to flow in the guests should be in for a minimalistic surprise.
Shopping arena proudly shows Armani / Dolci Chocolates and sweets outlet along with the designer special Armani / Fiori florist. Also guests can revel and enjoy the Armani / Galleria.
Signature Armani / SPA is a spacious 12000 square feet full of serenity and peace. The quietness and the soothing nourishment can only be found in a SPA of this kind. The SPA includes a fitness centre with treatment rooms attached with Thermal suites and a king size swimming pool.
Dining at the Armani Hotel never gets short when you have 8 top class range type restaurants.
Favourites – the level 39 is the one specially designed by Giorgio Armani himself which faces the Arabian Gulf too with added surprising Dubai city views. The suite is lavishly designed and decorated and richly equipped with facilities like 3 powder rooms and a storage room closet.
Luxury Living – two rooms combined together have a special treatment and justice done to them. The king size room is home to a king size with a rich decorum surrounding a giant 40” LCD TV while the other room is furnished with a twin bed concluded with 30” LCD TV.
Majestic Views – the beauty with Armani Hotel is not restricted to the interiors but the views for the city and the deserts are a once in a lifetime experience to behold – upon that a full service bar and pantry are available to give more eclectic mix to the living experience.
Additional amenity is a private study pre-fitted with 30” LCD TV and a private dining room with the elegant views of the metro. While a private gym is also provided for the health conscious.
Rating For a 5+ star hotel and the signature address of the Hotel doesn’t require any rating. All it needs is a booking, if not already booked.
Best Times are to visit in the winters and when festive moods and festivals are around like Dubai Shipping Festival.