Dubai is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels - and it might surprise you to learn that not all come with a prohibitive price tag.
In fact, there are plenty that offer indulgent stays that are extremely good value for money, allowing you to make the very most of your trip to Dubai. Here are ten of the best:
Dubai's excellent-value hotels
The Ritz Carlton Dubai Financial Centre
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai
The lavish Ritz Carlton is a great place to experience Dubai's five-star style without paying over the odds. Located at the striking Dubai International Financial Centre, it is known for its spacious, contemporary rooms and stunning decor. A spectacular 14-storey waterfall guarantees an entrance to remember, while its selection of world-class restaurants makes this hotel as tempting a place to dine as to relax in style.
There is also a rooftop pool, spa and 24-hour fitness centre to help guests unwind and indulge themselves. What's more, this hotel is ideally located for exploring Dubai's attractions, being just five minutes away from two metro stations and close to landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.
Where: Barsha Heights
Located in the heart of New Dubai, Media Rotana is a contemporary hotel near to attractions such as the Mall of the Emirates, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina and Emirates Golf Club. This contemporary five-star hotel combines Arabian style with ultra-modern facilities, and is home to everything you need to relax, including a wellness club complete with sauna, steam room and soothing massage treatments.
There are also five restaurants serving tempting international cuisine and, for families, the fantastic Flipper Kids club, which provides excitement and adventure for children of all ages.
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Where: Dubai Marina
This beachfront five-star resort is perched on a beautiful, private white-sand beach. Surrounded by landscape gardens, the rooms and suites at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort have a distinct feel of a tropical paradise, making it the ideal choice for the ultimate relaxing getaway. It's also one of the emirate's most family-friendly luxury hotels, offering a wide variety of activities for children, including swimming lessons and its very own kids club for guests aged four to 12.
While children have fun at the kids club, parents can relax in the Armonia Spa, which boasts a long list of soothing treatments and therapies.
Movenpick IBN Battuta Gate
Where: Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall
Located right next to the emirate's largest single-level shopping centre, Movenpick IBN Battuta Gate is the ideal choice for shopaholics. However, this hotel has plenty more to offer than just excellent shopping, thanks to its combination of stunning views across Dubai Marina, its own spa, access to a private beach and its very own nightclub, Diablo.
Drawing inspiration from the adventures of 14th-century explorer Ibn Battuta, the 396 hotel rooms and suites are beautifully designed, while the eight onsite restaurants, bars and lounges serve a range of exciting cuisines. This hotel also boasts a rooftop swimming pool and the Camel Kids Club.
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina
Where: Port Rashid
Located between Downtown and Bur Dubai, the Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina enjoys an excellent location that provides easy access to the emirate's top attractions. Its complimentary shuttle bus service can whisk you to attractions such as the beach and the Dubai Mall, but there is plenty onsite to keep you entertained too, including a 24-hour fitness centre, heated outdoor pool and the Garden Grille and Bar.
With views of Downtown Dubai, the Port Rashid district or the Burj Khalifa, rooms are kitted out with HD TVs, comfortable furnishings and a mini fridge, and have access to 24-hour room service.
Hyatt Regency Dubai
The Hyatt Regency Dubai is in Deira, Dubai's historic district, which is famous for its atmospheric souks and heritage attractions. Located on the waterfront, this luxurious hotel has a host of great facilities, including a spa, nine-hole golf course and tennis courts - all nestled within stunning scenery. Perhaps its most spectacular attraction is its revolving restaurant, which is the only eatery of its kind in Dubai - you'll find this on the 25th floor, where it offers fantastic 360-degree views of the emirate. There is also an ice rink at The Galleria - a great attraction for all ages.
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road
The striking Fairmont Dubai has a unique design based on an Arabic wind tunnel, meaning this is a dramatic landmark and luxurious hotel combined. Its stunning exterior lighting and tall atrium make for a big visual impact - but this hotel is more than just aesthetically pleasing. As well as being close to golf clubs, beaches and shops, it is home to the Willow Stream Spa, two rooftop pools where you can relax and watch the sunrise or sunset, a wine bar, and Noire, Dubai's only dark restaurant.
This hotel also offers an excellent selection of other restaurants, including a Turkish lounge and a New York-inspired steakhouse.
JW Marriott Marquis
Where: Sheikh Zayed Road
The world's tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis is home to an incredible 1,600 guest rooms split across two towers. Holding five stars, this hotel is ultra-luxurious, offering panoramic views and rooms beautifully turned out with spa-style bathrooms, 46-inch LCD TVs and much more.
The hotel's facilities include a spa, pool and fitness centre, as well as an excellent selection of restaurants, including a 24-hour French bistro and bakery, Rang Mahal, which serves incredible Indian food, and Vault, where you can indulge in craft cocktails.
JA Palm Tree Court
Where: Jebel Ali
This all-suite luxury hotel is particularly perfect for families. The beachfront location of JA Palm Tree Court is paired with its kids clubs makes it ideal for visitors of all ages. All suites are nestled in a tropical garden just steps away from the sand, while there are four swimming pools certain to make a splash among family guests.
Parents, meanwhile, can enjoy the incredible spa, sporting facilities and restaurants, which offer luxury and relaxation.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Where: Palm Jumeirah
Perched on the west crescent of the Palm, the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is home to 405 beautiful rooms and suites. The establishment is decorated with impressive artwork, including hand-painted frescoes and grand murals, giving this hotel a truly lavish feel. Highlights include an 8,000 square foot spa, complete with Turkish hammams, and restaurants serving French, Indian, Vietnamese and Lebanese cuisine. Its location on the stunning Palm Jumeirah is the icing on the cake.
Luxury at great value in Dubai
So, it's possible to experience Dubai's characteristic luxury for a value-for-money price. Why not treat yourself to an indulgent Dubai getaway for your next holiday?