UAE is known for its stunning skyline, myriad attractions, global cuisine, and luxury hotels. And picking the right one when here can be daunting. So here’s our pick of the top 5 luxury hotels which stand out for their architecture, food, history and much more!
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
A long road, decked with trees on either side leads you into a surreal world! The Emirates Palace is everything Royal and you need to see it, to believe it. You here, you are welcomed by a traditional palatial setting before you get ready to get wowed by the other opulent features of the palace like a vending machine which dispenses gold, the 60-meter-high (197 feet) dome, and the 22-carat gold leaf that covers the inside of it. The hotel has 394 luxury rooms and suites along with a cafe which serves 24K Gold Flaked Cappuccino, which has edible flakes of gold. Digest that!
Fine restaurants, a private beach and a spa that offers facials using 24-carat gold sheets are other features that will make your jaws drop. If you are still reading this, we’re sure you’ll plan a trip, so here are the deets.
Address: Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, Opp Ithihad Tower, Abu Dhabi
Burj Al Arab
The only 7-star hotel in Dubai, the Burj Al Arab is a sail-shaped structure, visible from the Kites Beach. Once you step indoors, you will have to crane your neck to take a look at the 590-foot tall atrium. The doors are painted with intricate detailing, the carpets are hand woven, and the surfaces radiate luxury. Truly a sight that will take your breath away!
Address: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3, Bur Dubai
Bringing to life the rich history of the UAE, the Madinat Jumeirah is for those who love to know more about the Emirates. The hotel has an in-house water body which will lead to the resort’s facilities. The whole look and feel date back to yesteryear citadels, paying homage to the country’s history. The rooms are kept subtle, with no bright hues, to suit to the theme. The hotel also has an open-air Arabian souq open to the public.
Address: Madinat Jumeirah, 6 Al Sufouh Road, Bur Dubai
FIVE Palm Jumeirah
The FIVE Palm boasts a private beach, 5 outdoor swimming pools, a 55 m long option, running through the heart of the resort. The hotel has 468 rooms, spread across 16 floors, decked in true Emirate perfection. That’s not all! The hotel has some of the best dining options, hosted by world-class chefs, a modern spa and a karaoke room at Maiden Shanghai.
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Address: Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
A pioneer in the hotel industry in Abu Dhabi, Intercontinental is known for its high-end service, posh rooms, and stellar restaurants. So, if you are a foodie and love exploring cuisines across the globe, this is the perfect place for you. The hotel houses six restaurants, spear-headed by top-notch chefs and each better than the other. Chamas Churrascaria serves some authentic Brazilian barbecued meat while The Yacht Club, which overlooks the marina stands out for its Japanese food and cocktails. So, now you know where to head for a lazy evening dinner once you’re here.
Address: King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Opposite Emirates Palace