Glitzy and full of glamour, Dubai has a reputation for its ultra-luxurious hotels with all the trimmings on top. Whether you’re looking to mark a special occasion with a celebratory escape or simply over-indulge in a room created for Instagram, here are the top five hotel rooms and suites to live it up in “the City of Gold”.
- Underwater Suites at Atlantis, the Palm
Where else can you wake up to underwater views if not at Atlantis, the Palm – the world’s most iconic ocean-themed hotel? The Poseidon and Neptune Suites have floor to ceiling views into the Ambassador Lagoon with its 65,000 marine animals. And that’s not all – you’ll also enjoy the luxury of a private elevator and extra perks like bath soap flaked with 24-karat gold, chilled Dom Perignon champagne (or a non-alcoholic sparkling date drink) and personal butlers – no request is too big or too small. And if the underwater suites don’t take your fancy, why not give the Royal Bridge Suite a try? Spanning the famous arch between the two towers, it comes complete with a team of butlers and chefs and access to the Imperial Club – but given you’re staying in one of the most impressive hotel rooms in the world, we’re not sure you’ll want to leave.
- The Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab
You’ve no doubt heard about the world’s most luxurious hotel. But did you know that it’s also the fourth tallest on the planet and has a fleet of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces and a helicopter to get you in swiftly, no questions asked? The 25th floor Royal Suite comes with a hefty price tag, but also with its own grand marble staircase, 22-karat gold pillars, bathrooms with golden trimmings and a team of tail-coated butlers. A 24-karat gold iPad acts as a virtual concierge but if you’re ever in need of human help, a butler is on call – with 27 in-suite telephones, there’s always one to hand. For those looking to tick this off the bucket list, Best at Travel often has some great offers. Coming in at an impressive 2,559 square feet, the Royal Suite has an ocean-facing majalis, private library, personal cinema and a rotating bed with a golden mirror on the ceiling – yes, you read right. This is opulence at its very best.
- Over-water Villas at Anantara the Palm Dubai Resort
Over-water villas have made their way to the Middle East! The first of its kind in Dubai, Anantara the Palm’s Over-water Villas cannot be found anywhere else in Dubai. Set along glistening canals, some even have a unique glass panel in the floor offering a view of life underwater. Wake up slowly with in-villa breakfasts served by your own personal villa host. And when you can drag yourself from the luxury of your bed, there’s 100,000 square feet of lagoon pools to swim in and a 16-suite spa that beckons. Bringing a touch of Thailand to Dubai, you can explore the resort by tuk tuk or Thai river boats but all paths lead back to your villa where you can settle in with a drink and a view of the sunset from your private deck or oversized bathtub. Bliss!
- The Bulgari Villa at Bulgari Resort Dubai
Nothing says “understated luxury” quite like the NEW Bulgari Resort gracing the seahorse-shaped island of Jumeira Bay – complete with exclusive private homes and a yacht club. And the Bulgari Villa, the largest on the property, is no different. A total of 1,771 glorious square feet means a home cinema, indoor Jacuzzi and hammam as well as a 1,640 square foot garden with a spectacular oval pool are yours to enjoy. Complete with the services of your own personal butler, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and unwind at the private beach with special Spaggia Cabanas and all-day dining services, meaning you get to enjoy cocktails on tap all day long.
- Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa at The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert
A luxury Dubai experience wouldn’t be complete without a journey into the desert. And while this tented camp is far out amongst the dunes, it certainly could not be described as “roughing it”. With over 2,690 square feet of space, the exclusively intimate Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa at the Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert comes with a private infinity pool and a terrace for enjoying the desert sunshine. Indoors, you’ll find the interiors just as appealing with canopied ceilings, a spacious bedroom with subtle Arabic décor and an open-plan bathroom with an oversized soaking tub and dramatic dune views. And the pampering doesn’t stop there – the services of a dedicated host and a complimentary massage and hydrotherapy experience are all included!
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