Since the millennium, Dubai has become one of the most luxurious holiday destinations for westerners. The contemporary architecture, gorgeous beaches, deluxe retail and energetic nightlife (and not forgetting the beautiful sunshine), attracts millions of people craving to escape the routine and dreary weather that plagues regular life.
Since we are all currently battling the winter blues, I thought it would be the perfect time to start talking about planning a trip to the blistering hot desert. From the luxurious and premium, to the most authentic we’ve chosen three of Dubai’s most highly rated hotels to give you some inspiration on where to stay during your next, or first trip to Dubai!
Burj Al Arab Jumeriah ‘Our Premium Choice’
The Burj Al Arab Jumeriah is quite a spectacular hotel, not simply because of its lavish rooms (fit for any royal), or its huge indoor aquarium, but because it also holds the title of tallest hotel in the world. The relatively new hotel is located on one of Dubai’s most famous stretches of beach and is just a mere 10-minute car ride from the iconic Palm Jumeirah.
The Burj Al Arab Jumeriah is our premium choice because the hotel offers a selection of deluxe extras including a helicopter arrival, for those guests who fancy making a grand entrance, a Rolls Royce pick up service and a private butler service. The establishment has gone above and beyond to ensure its guests can relax at the hotel spa, dine out at authentic and award winning restaurants and take in Dubai’s breathtaking scenery all in one place. A true premium experience of Dubai!
Price: From £1,296 per night
Al Maha Resort and Spa ‘Our Authentic Choice’
If you’d prefer to experience Dubai’s quieter corners and ‘be one with nature’ then the Al Maha Resort and Spa is your perfect escape. The secluded resort allows guests to experience the luxurious side to staying in the middle of a desert, with access to an array of spa packages and award winning restaurants and bars.
If you would prefer to avoid the shopping malls and instead, increase your adrenaline levels, then you’re in luck because the hotel offers a variety of exciting activities, including a 4×4 drive in the desert, horse riding, nature walks and Falconry. The Al Maha Resort and Spa is ideal for couples that desire a private and serene experience of Dubai’s beautiful desert.
Price: From £750 per night
Residence & Spa At One&Only Mirage ‘Our Best Rated Choice’
The Residence & Spa at One&Only Mirage offers a taste of the ‘grand hotel’ experience with a hint of privacy, seclusion and nature. The perfect blend has resulted in the hotel being rated number one of all hotels in Dubai (1 out of 561). The stunning resort has a private beach and a selection of pools surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens. If you want to escape to a spa resort that is guaranteed to attend to all your needs and pamper you well, then you’ve found your match!
The resort at One&Only Mirage has its own free-standing ‘health and beauty’ building, which houses the spa, a beauty centre and fitness centre. And when you find yourself feeling peckish you have a choice of world cuisines including Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes and Middle Eastern and European foods. Your taste buds will be sure to miss the incredible mixture of spices and seasoning when you leave!
Price: From £1063 per night
Dubai is a perfect holiday destination with an ideal mix of culture, entertainment and relaxation. Major attractions include the current tallest building in the world, the ‘Burj Khalifa’, the ‘Dubai Mall’ and ‘Palm Jebel Ali’.
Why not make 2018 the year you visit one of the fastest urbanising cities on earth, and do it in style!