Whether you’re looking for stunning views of the skyline or the ocean, we recommend the rooms to book for an unforgettable stay in Dubai.
Architectural wonders define one of the world’s most impressive cities: Dubai. An oasis located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, this breathtaking city is defined by its technology and sheer beauty. An unbeatable shopping destination, Dubai attracts international travellers searching for luxury and leisure, offering experiences you’ll be talking about for years to come.
There’s no limit to the city’s extravagance, with its palm-shaped islands, record-breaking skyline, and new businesses emerging on every corner. We’ve chosen six five-star resorts and hotels, where the only thing more impressive than the thread count is the incredible views.
Cityscapes seen from One&Only The Palm’s island setting
Take a break from from the mainland and explore the palm-shaped island of Palm Jumeirah. A glance from your suite offers an impressive view of the skyline, contrasting with the resort’s Andalusian-style architecture. Reminiscent of a Moorish palace, with palm-filled gardens and pristine beaches, this property combines Mediterranean romance with understated luxury.
Insider tip: A search for good food won’t take very long, with several restaurants led by Michelin-starred chefs on Palm Jumeirah, including the resort’s own STAY by Yannick Alléno.
West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah; oneandonlyresorts.com/the-palm
Catch a glimpse of an icon from Taj Dubai
One of the best views of the Burj Khalifa—the world’s tallest building—can be enjoyed from the Maharaja Suite’s seemingly bottomless bathtub. At 35 floors, the panoramic vistas of the city will leave you speechless. The hotel’s décor, which combines elements of Indian heritage and contemporary design, creates a gorgeous atmosphere.
Insider tip: Treehouse, the hotel’s luxurious rooftop restaurant, is the place to be for an authentic inner-city experience with impressive views of the skyline.
Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay; tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-dubai/
Sea and skyline vistas from the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Here, the Persian Gulf lies ahead and Dubai behind you, depending on whether you’re looking from an ocean-facing or city-facing room. The 237-room resort’s prime Jumeirah beachfront location overlooks nonstop waterfront activity; luckily, the pool area offers a relaxing place for an afternoon break. The spacious interior is especially serene, filled with elegant furniture, marble accents, and detailed bathroom mosaics.
Insider tip: Some of Dubai’s most popular beaches can be found in Jumeirah, including Umm Suqeim Beach, Jumeirah Beach, and Kite Beach, which offers kitesurfing, kayak, and paddleboard rentals.
Jumeirah Street, Jumeirah; fourseasons.com/dubaijb/
Old meets new at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
On the shores of Dubai’s saltwater creek, the Radisson Blu Hotel is framed by both old and new aspects of the city’s skyline. Having recently refurbished its 288 rooms and suites, the hotel has everything you need when you’re not exploring the city—including designer furniture, plush bedding, and upscale amenities. Plus, its proximity to Deira—Dubai’s commercial district—makes travelling to and from its world-renowned souks a breeze.
Insider tip: Home to Dubai’s most iconic souks—including the Gold Souk, Perfume Souk, and Spice Souk—the Deira commercial district is the ideal place to go on a treasure hunt.
Baniyas Road, Deira; radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-dubai-deira-creek
Skyscrapers and superyacht sightings at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Step onto your Super Deluxe Suite’s balcony and treat yourself with beautiful views of the city and sea. Containing three buildings and 504 contemporary rooms and suites, this vast hotel is set on 19 acres of gardens next to the Dubai Marina. It’s a showcase for yachting society, and the marina’s central location places must-see destinations on your doorstep, including the JBR Walk promenade, the Palm archipelago, and Emirates Golf Club.
Insider tip: The marina offers many outdoor activities, including superyacht charters, skydiving, dune buggy tours, jet-skiing, and guided walks along the promenade.
Al Mamsha Street, Dubai Marina; marriott.com/hotels/travel/dxbbm-le-royal-meridien-beach-resort-and-spa/
Gaze over Jumeirah Bay at Bulgari Resort & Residences
Although known for its Italian-style luxury, the Bulgari Resort’s main attraction is its secluded, seahorse-shaped island setting, where you can escape the lively pace of the mainland. Its 101 rooms, suites, and villas—all designed by the architecture firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel—offer expansive views of the Persian Gulf and cityscape. The coral-inspired latticework sunshades set the tone for the hotel’s contemporary atmosphere, inspired by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern design.
Insider tip: When it comes to enjoying an afternoon drink, there’s no substitute for the resort’s Bulgari Bar, with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer great views of the surrounding waters.
Jumeirah Bay Island; bulgarihotels.com/en_US/dubai
Moorish architecture and metropolitan vistas at the Park Hyatt Dubai
After a night in the Lagoon Beach Suite, you might think you’ve woken up somewhere in the Mediterranean—the Moorish-inspired architecture, marine color palette, and sophisticated beach-house décor have that effect. But this resort is well within the city limits, and a short drive from some of the UAE’s best-known sights and shopping destinations. Its creek-side setting offers views that include a state-of-the-art championship golf course on one side, and traditional dhows (Arab sailing vessels) on the other.
Insider tip: The hotel’s central location allows you to explore the city’s contemporary sights, like the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, along with older areas like the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, which gives you a glimpse of Dubai before its rapid expansion.
Dubai Creek Club Street, Port Saeed; hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/united-arab-emirates/park-hyatt-dubai/dxbph