Start 2020 On A Royal Note With These Luxury New Year Getaways In Dubai

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Start 2020 On A Royal Note With These Luxury New Year Getaways In Dubai

In a destination as grand as Dubai, it is difficult to zero down on the best hotels to stay in. Here’s help! Here are 10 luxury hotels in Dubai you must check into!

1. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah

Its not for nothing that this hotel was awarded the Best Hotel in the World’ & in the Middle East. The fifth tallest hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab stands at 320 meters high. The luxury hotel boasts 200 royal suites alongside 120 butlers delivering impeccable service. As for the food, guests can choose from nine restaurants and bars. A one night’s stay in Burj Al Arab’s two-storey Royal suite will cost you $20,000. We leave it to you to decide if its worth it or not!

Starting at: AED 7000 per night
Tariff for New Year’s Eve: AED 15,000 per night onwards

2. Armani Hotel

Designed by Giorgio Armani himself, the Armani hotel occupies eight floors in the magnificent Burj Khalifa. Huge bronze arches that resemble the hotel’s logo occupy this luxury hotel’s lobby. Sink in the royalty and head over to explore the identical maze-like corridors. As for the rooms, guests can experience top class amenities including Roman blinds controlled by an Ipod and bathrooms with separate tubs, showers and twin sinks and toiletries by Armani/Privé. Guests can pick from seven restaurants and bars to dine in luxury.

Starting at: AED 1700 per night
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 2000 onwards per night

3. Four Seasons Hotel

If you wish to stay in a picturesque location within the city, Four Seasons is the best bet. Guests can take a dip in an Instagram-worthy glass-sided rooftop pool, and an impressive fitness centre stocked with Cybex exercise machines. And if you’re wondering about sight seeing, the city’s happening area- Downtown is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel. As for the rooms, its all perfect- elegant dark wood study tables, curved sofas that are perfect to unwind in front of the TV, glass-encased shower cabins, and ipad motorized drapes. Find the indoors too boring? The luxury hotel also boats an outdoor terrace suite!

Starting at: AED 2000 per night
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 5000 onwards per night

4. W-The Palm

W Dubai – The Palm redefines city getaways and comprises of 350 rooms and suites, spread across 7 floors, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The luxury hotel has rooms which are categorized into Wonderful, Fabulous, and Spectacular and come with varying amenities.

Credits: W-The Palm Facebook

Diners will be treated to exorbitant cuisines from across the globe in restaurants spear-headed by celebrity chefs. Michelin-starred chef Akira Back is set to make his Middle East debut with his first restaurant at W-Dubai. The restaurant will serve lip-smacking Japanese dishes with a Korean twist along with Akira’s signature creations. Torno Subito (Italian) and SoBe (Latin American) are worth a visit too.

The special feature of the hotel is its WET deck. First of its kind in the city, the pool deck allows guests to have it all- from signature cocktails near the DJ booth to soaking in the sun!

Starting at: AED 600 per night
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 1700 onwards per night

5. Bab Al Shams

A 45 -minute drive from Dubai will take to this luxury hotel, located right in the middle of the desert. If you wish to stay away from the buzzing city life and soak in the harmony of the desert, this one’s a perfect bet. Dip into the infinity pool facing the desert or challenge your self at the archery ranges or relax at the fire pit area in the evening with your loved ones. As for the rooms, the hotel treats guests to one- and two- storeyed villas replete with Arabian architecture and Moroccan-inspired bath tubs.

Head out on a camel or horse ride or sign up for an archery class in the hotel. Not up for these? Unwind with a soothing massage at their award-winning Satori Spa. And you don’t have to worry about the food too. Bab Al Shams has an impressive array of restaurants offering North Indian, Arabian and Continental cuisine.

Starting at: AED 850 per night
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 2000 onwards per night

Credits: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa Facebook
Credits: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa Facebook

6. The Bulgari Resort & Residences, Dubai

Tastefully constructed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel – a Milan-based company, the luxury hotel is seated on Jumeirah Bay. As for the interiors one can expect utmost detail and precision. The hotel boasts furnishings from top notch Italian designers, alongside heritage Bulgari pieces and nautical-inspired artworks that ad grandeur to the space.

Facilities in the hotel include a charming beach, overlooking the majestic Burj, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, in-house workshops, and a stunning spa. The spa is decked with a couples suite, with a sea-facing indoor pool lined with real gold. The hotel boasts 101 rooms and suites, with private balconies. There are 20 stand-alone villas with private pools, for those who wish to indulge in a little more luxury.

Starting at: AED 2300 per night
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 2600 onwards per night

Credits: The Bulgari Resort & Residences, Dubai Facebook

7. Atlantis, The Palm

A landmark in the city, the Atlantis is not unknown to tourists and residents. Situated on a man-made island, the luxury hotel has a lot of activities to offer. Soak in the uninterrupted views of the Dubai skyline, laze on the beach, or head out for adventure activities like scuba diving, and swimming with sharks.

If adventure is not for you, unwind and enjoy a relaxed meal at Ossiano at Atlantis. The restaurant lets you enjoy a scenic dinner, under shimmery chandeliers. And the best part- you dine amidst 65,000 marine creatures. Sounds exciting? Well, that said, don’t let the breathtaking ambience take over the most interesting aspect of the restaurant- the food!

Lead by one of the finest chefs in town, the restaurant stands out for its seafood- foodies will love the Ossiano Experience Menu. The ala carte is affordable and has a variety of options you can pick from. Lastly, check into Atlantis’ private underwater suite and you’ll know what life’s like deep underwater. The only hitch- this experience might set you back by AED 30,120.24 per night.

Starting at: AED 1200 per night 
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 2500 onwards per night

8. FIVE Palm Jumeirah

Tying together elegance and luxury, FIVE Palm Jumeirah is themed around the five elements- earth, water, fire, air and consciousness. Docked on the Palm, the luxury hotel offers uninhibited views of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel boasts 468 guest rooms and suites, along with stellar restaurants like Maiden Shanghai, Quattro Passi and The Secret Room.

Starting at: AED 720 per night 
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 2000 onwards per night

Credits: FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai Facebook

9. JW Marriott Marquis

One of the tallest hotels in the world, JW Marriott Marquis boasts 72 floors, split between two towers. The luxury hotel has over 1600 rooms and suites, along with an impressive lineup of restaurants serving cuisines from across the globe. The most famous ones include Prime 68 for steak and Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, for Indian fine dining. The hotel’s spectacular Saray Spa is one of the best in the city, offering breathtaking views of the city, including the Burj Khalifa.

Starting at: AED 700 per night 
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 1125 onwards per night

10. Jumeirah Al Qasr

If you’re looking for a beach holiday in Dubai, this one’s the best bet. The luxury hotel is inspired by Sheikh’s private summer residence and boasts 294 luxury rooms and suites. A stay at Al Qasr will keep you connected to the convention centre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Wild Wadi Water Park. The hotel boasts 2 indoor and 15 outdoor swimming pools, 292 air-conditioned rooms, a full-service spa, and six restaurants to dine in.

Starting at: AED 2500 per night 
Tariff for New Year’s Eve:
AED 5000 onwards per night