Planning a trip to Dubai? Have you decided where to stay in Dubai yet? If not, do take a look at our list of places to stay in Dubai, close to major attractions. Although Dubai comes across as a luxury travel destination, you’ll find a range of stay options, from budget to outrageously expensive luxury resorts.
Where to stay in Dubai: Top-end Luxury Hotels
Armani Hotel Dubai
This is Giorgio Armani’s first hotel in Dubai, located within the Burj Khalifa. It’s the very height of luxury. This hotel is all about stone, mahogany and gold accents. Want the very best? Get a room overlooking the Dubai Fountain and have the best time of your life. The location is perfect to access most of the major sights near Downtown Dubai.
One & Only The Palm
This hotel is located on a front of the Palm Islands. Perfect for honeymoons, this hotel has 64 rooms, 26 suites, and four Moorish-style villas. There are plenty of restaurants as well, managed byMichelin-graded chef Yannick Alléno. Enjoy fabulous treats from the chef at Zest and grand cocktails at 101, a St.Tropez-like bar-restaurant and lounge.
One & Only Royal Mirage
This grand, palatial hotel resembles an Arabian fortress. Set along Jumeirah Beach, the hotel offers access to JBR, Dubai Marina, and nearby locations. Here you’ll find luxury banqueting rooms, golf courses, a manicured beach, and fabulous guest rooms and villas. There’s also the Givenchy Spa for high-end indulgence and an Oriental Hammam with a heated marble massage table!
Al Maha Resort
If you want to stay close to the desert and yet be close to the city, the exclusive Al Maha resort is for you. The hotel offers Bedouin-style suites with private swimming pools. Here you can enjoy activities such as camel rides, desert safaris, falconry, wildlife tours and horse-riding. What’s more, three staff members are assigned to each guest!
The LapitaHotel is located right within the marvelous Dubai Parks and Resorts campus. The use of textures, architecture and landscaping, lighting – all of it is based on the serene and mysterious Polynesian Islands. The expansive pathways are sprinkled with colorful flowers and guest rooms are grand, with warm ambient lighting and modern Polynesian motifs. The hotel’s dining restaurants offer delicious Polynesian and international cuisines, while the rooftop bar takes you to a tropical rain forest.
Madinat Jumeirah is a sprawling resort, with two 292-room hotels and 29 detached summerhouses. The Mina A’ Salam hotel lies at one end with Six Senses Spa at the other. In between are a man-made waterway, restaurant terraces, and an undulating swimming pool. You’ll be overwhelmed by the heavy amber-and-ochre silk and damask hangings, wood-paneled baths, and antique rugs everywhere. A Michelin-grade Spanish chef operates the Al Hambra hotel, and the Six Senses Spa and Carita salon offer the highest grade of pampering.
Where to stay in Dubai: Mid-range Luxury Hotels
Located on the Deira Corniche, the Hyatt Regency is the best place to stay if you want to stay close to the Dubai Creek. With 414 rooms and suites with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, this hotel is worth every penny you pay. There’s also a lovely revolving rooftop restaurant on the 25th floor with magnificent views, called Al Dawaar.
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel And Towers
This hotel enjoys a plum location right by the Dubai Creek, close to all the downtown Dubai attractions. Next to the hotel is a yacht club and just 800 yards away is the Deira souq. The hotel has 255 rooms and several fabulous restaurants, such as Ashiana (Indian cuisine) and Vivaldi (Italian cuisine).
Located in Bur Dubai, this hotel is very close to all top attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and others. The Raffles is built in the shape of a pyramid, with oversized rooms with huge balconies. The design is a blend of Asian and Middle Eastern; natural Egyptian stone has been used in bathrooms which have whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers. The attached Raffles’ Spa offers luxury pampering with its saunas and steam rooms. There are several restaurants offering international fare, including the award-winning Japanese restaurant, TOMO. Raffles is just 15 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport.
Where to stay in Dubai: Budget Hotels
The Regent Beach Hotel
The Regent Beach Hotel is the best place to stay at if your priority is seaside jollies. The hotel is close to the Jumeirah Beach Park as well, where entry costs only 5 Dhs. From the Regent Beach Hotel, you can enjoy all the attractions in the Jumeirah Beach area and beyond, since the Metro line goes to JBR.
The Hilton is situated close to the Dubai Marina, an area that is accessible from all of Dubai via the Metro, taxi, and bus. You’ll find scores of restaurants, bars, parks, cruises and beaches to enjoy. The rooms are excellent and the service is unimpeachable, for a budget hotel. The Hilton is an excellent choice for a long-stay option in Dubai.
AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel
This hotel offers excellent customer service and excellent facilities. The rooms are large and extra beds can be accommodated upon request. Coffee, tea and afternoon snacks are on the house. The hotel’s location in Deira makes is suitable to access all top attractions.
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat
This hotel is located close to the airport, the Al Mamzar beach and the Al Rigga Metro station. That makes this budget hotel absolutely perfect in terms of location and transport facilities. The rooms are spotless and comfortable, and the service is friendly. There is a gym, a swimming pool, and all other necessary guest facilities.
Dubai has a hotel that suits every taste, every purse and every purpose. Take our recommendations to heart and choose a hotel that works best for you. Remember, one of the best things about Dubai is the sheer luxury it offers. Your stay in Dubai is as much part of your visit as the rest of it.
A post graduate in Mass Communications, Neha loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally.An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering, she loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”. You can follow her blog Dubai Wikia.
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