Dubai has a reputation for offering some of the best service in the world and this is not unfounded. With a variety of hotels, restaurants and spas that deliver the highest standard of luxury all over the emirate, you can enjoy a holiday with a difference.
Whether you are travelling with friends, family or your partner, a holiday in Dubai can allow you to make the most of your precious time away. The emirate's range of beautiful hotels mean you can enjoy the finest luxury, dine in exceptional restaurants and be treated like a celebrity from the moment you wake up.
Where to stay in Dubai if luxury is your top concern?
Wondering where to stay during your holiday in Dubai? We've put together a list of ten hotels that offer some of the highest standard of luxury, so you can find something that fits you perfectly.
Burj Al Arab
Perhaps the most famous of Dubai's hotels, the award-winning Burj Al Arab is famed for the outstanding service it offers guests. Each floor has its own butler to ensure that everything is running smoothly, while its nine restaurants, Talise spa, beach and four swimming pools mean you never have to leave to relax and unwind.
All bedroom suites are decorated in an opulent fashion, with gold-plated TVs and mirrors throughout, while the bathrooms have the feel of a top-class Roman spa. Most of the rooms also have outstanding views, allowing you to wake up to the beautiful sight of the Dubai coast.
Atlantis the Palm
This lavish marine-themed hotel will ensure your holiday in Dubai is one you don't forget. Having been recently refurbished inside, the rooms at Atlantis the Palm are decorated with your comfort and relaxation in mind. On top of this, you get beautiful views of the Palm Island and Dubai Skyline, depending on which room you are staying in.
Palazzo Versace Dubai beautifully combines Italian decadence with ascents of Arabian architecture. From the impressive "Pietra di Fiume" entrance, to the intricately designed landscaped gardens and tailor-made furniture, the hotel is a Neoclassical masterpiece.
This luxury retreat offers guests a number of exclusive spaces, including lagoon pools, reflection ponds and the incredible lush gardens that surround the hotel. All of the furniture in the bedrooms is specifically designed by the House of Versace, ensuring guests get the very best.
The Palace Downtown Dubai
From the keyhole-shaped doors and pool filled with petals to the Al Bayt afternoon tea lounge, the decoration of the Palace Downtown Dubai hotel resembles that of an Arabian palace. All guests get a balcony as part of their room or suite, giving them impressive views of Burj Lake, Old Town or the Dubai Fountain.
Armani Hotel Dubai
The first hotel to be created by leading designer Giorgio Armani, there is nowhere better to get a taste of class and elegance. The Armani Hotel in Dubai is situated in the Burj Khalifa, meaning guests have easy access to the nearby Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar dining district and Opera house.
It offers a much more minimalist approach to decor than many of the other luxury hotels, with the design of each room being overseen by Giorgio Armani himself. Each guest is also assigned a "lifestyle butler", while the hotel boasts a sauna and full spa, sun terrace and swimming pool.
If you want to get away from the popular beach, this Old Dubai-based hotel could be exactly what you're looking for. With a striking Egyptian theme - including its pyramid-shaped exterior - and luxurious interiors, the Raffles Dubai hotel is the perfect place to stay. It also has some of the best service in all of the emirate, ensuring that your time in Dubai is as luxurious as possible.
One&Only Royal Mirage
With an interior befitting an Arabian palace, the One&Only Royal Mirage is a hotel that allows guests to get a unique taste of luxury in Dubai. Opulence and grandeur are evident throughout the hotel's interior, with decorative lanterns, plush rugs and rich colours abundant.
The hotel also has excellent facilities, including its own private beach, sauna, tennis court and golf course. It is home to some of Dubai's best restaurants, meaning you never have to leave the hotel to sample some of the finest cuisine in the emirate.
Jumeirah at Emirates Towers
Nestled in one of the most impressive architectural feats on the Dubai skyline, the Jumeirah at Emirates Towers offers spectacular views to all guests. It combines unparalleled luxury with high technology to ensure that each of the 400 rooms meets the needs of both corporate and personal travellers.
The hotel's Boulevard district gives guests easy access to a plethora of dining, shopping and nightlife opportunities, while a stay also includes free passes to Wild Wadi Waterpark.
The Oberoi Dubai
For a contemporary approach to luxury, look no further than the Oberoi Dubai. Aimed primarily at business travellers, the hotel flawlessly combines comfort and efficiency. Guests will be met by a gold leaf ceiling, a white marble lobby, and handcrafted chandeliers as they enter. Each of the 252 luxurious and elegant rooms and suites are beautifully prepared for your stay, with rich fabrics, hand-tufted rugs and artwork that has been specially designed for the hotel itself.
The Address Dubai Marina
With a truly beautiful setting, the Address Dubai Marina combines stunning modern architecture with the clear waters of this incredible emirate. The hotel allows guests to enjoy unparalleled views of the Dubai Marina during their stay. Relaxation and serenity are a top priority for the Address Dubai Marina, with each of its rooms being designed to help you unwind.
The hotel's spa facilities make this even easier with signature treatments for the face or body being available to guests.
More than just luxury during a holiday in Dubai
Dubai has a wide range of hotels that can offer you luxury and even more. From world-class restaurants to beautiful spa facilities and picturesque views, staying in Dubai means having a holiday where you and your loved ones are treated like royalty. The emirate's fantastic selection of lavish hotels and world-class service will mean you never want to leave.