The Top 5 Most Luxurious Hotels in Dubai

So you're planning on visiting Dubai, to party, hit the boutiques for a shopping spree, or explore the spectacular architecture of this lavish destination. The best way to experience Dubai is by staying in a luxury hotel, and you'll truly be spoilt for choice in this city, jewel of the Emirates!  Dubai is bursting with amazing, sumptuous hotels boasting 5, 6 or even 7 stars. We've found the top 5 most luxurious hotels in Dubai, where you'll be able to truly relax and indulge yourself in spectacular surroundings, stunning decor, impeccable service and all the comforts you could dream of. Read on to find out which one appeals most to you! 

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 
You'll instantly recognise the Burj Al Arab, silhouetted on an island against breath-taking views of the ocean. It's truly iconic, and has been voted as the best luxury hotel in the world. With its 7 star rating - the only one of its kind in Dubai - you won't be disappointed. Opulent and majestic, your jaw will drop as you enter the magnificent atrium. You will never be bored, with two beautiful terrace pools, private beach access, spa and fitness club. Plus free access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark and a great kids' club are guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained. Enjoy a delicious meal and a glass of champagne at any of a selection of award-winning restaurants, offering Middle Eastern, English and French cuisine. 

2. Armani Hotel Dubai 
Located across several floors in Burj Khalifa and designed by the world-famous Giorgio Armani, this is the place to be! It's in the cultural hub of Dubai, just a stone's throw from the Dubai Opera House, Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain. You can stroll from here to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, where you'll find the trendiest bars, restaurants and eateries - and maybe a famous face or two. In the Armani Hotel itself, the decor, as you would expect, doesn't disappoint. It's classy and calming - the ideal spot to relax and recharge your batteries after hitting the mall or soaking up the sun beside the arrow-shaped pool. If you need anything, your personal Lifestyle Manager is always on call to help! 

3. Atlantis, the Palm 
This hotel is truly unique: From its location on the far crescent of The Palm Island - the biggest man-made island in the world - to the underwater theme based on the lost city of Atlantis. The ocean theme is carried through to the gorgeous bedrooms and suites, with hints of coral orange complementing cool turquoise blue. With an aquarium, water park, private beaches and the chance to swim with dolphins, you'll be sure to have an amazing family holiday at this resort. For the adults, you can treat yourself to a soothing treatment at the ShuiQi spa. If you're more of an adrenaline junkie, opt for a helicopter tour over Dubai or a private yacht cruise. 

4. Jumeirah Beach Hotel 
The striking wavelike design of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a masterpiece of architecture. Located right on the beach, you'll wake up to the sun on the water, as every bedroom has a sea view. Choose to stretch out beside any of the 5 swimming pools and the private beach. You could dine in a different restaurant for every meal during your stay at the Jumeirah - there are 13 cafes, bars and restaurants so you'll never get bored with the menu! Take your pick from South American cuisine at La Parilla, to the artisan cakes of the Creations Cakery and the Pan-Asian inspired fusion dishes served up at the Beachcombers restaurant. Or if you're feeling homesick by now, you'll find British pub grub in the popular D&A gastropub! 

5. Palazzo Versace Dubai 
Less is rarely more in Dubai, and the Palazzo Versace Dubai follows this trend. It is opulent, in-your-face stylish - if you're a Versace fan you will fall in love and never want to leave. Based on the extravagant Italian palaces of the 16th century, the Palazzo Versace Dubai does not disappoint with its lagoon pools, meticulously landscaped gardens and and tailor-made furniture. You'll feel like royalty in any of the 150 rooms and 65 suites, which are flooded with natural light, luxurious fabrics and sumptuous silk bedding. Dine al fresco overlooking Dubai Creek - there are 8 restaurants on-site, all with Versace's stamp of approval. Just a short 15-minute drive from Dubai Mall, but secluded enough to feel like you're found an oasis in the bustling city, the location is ideal. 

So there you have the top five most luxurious hotels in Dubai. Staying in any of these amazing hotels will be an experience you'll never forget! They offer everything you could wish for to make your stay in Dubai perfect, from spas where you can relax and be pampered, to the best restaurants and bars with amazing views over the Dubai skyline and gorgeous pools to take a dip or sun yourself. Which one will you book for your next trip to Dubai? 

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