Dubai is the spiritual home of luxury hotels. In the last 10 years, the battle to become one of the best hotels in Dubai has been a fiercely competitive scene.
This arms race has driven luxury to new levels and means the Arab state is home to a plethora of other-worldly resorts.
As a result, this list of hotels included in Elite Traveler’s ultimate guide contains some of the best and most expensive hotels on the planet.
One&Only The Palm
One&Only The Palm is an exclusive island enclave, comprising of just 90 guest rooms and suites plus four opulent beachfront villas. It is incredibly private with a feeling of expansive space and acts as a private escape for guests to enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline. A private marina makes the exclusive island getaway easily accessible by private boat or swift water taxi to explore Dubai’s extensive collection of shopping and leisure attractions.
Guests are invited to stroll along the private beach, bask in the sun on oversized daybeds by the swimming pool, relax in one of the six air-conditioned poolside Cabana Suites with indoor and outdoor lounge areas, LCD screens, wet bar, en-suite bathroom and shower or unwind in the adjacent all-suite One&Only Spa facilities.
Its three destination restaurants indulge guests with an array of spectacular local and international cuisine. Light meals and refreshments as well as afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the inviting Dining Lounge or in the privacy of your suite with a 24-hour in-room dining menu.
Although the culinary options at the hotel are of a world-class standard, guests can also venture by swift water taxi transfer to the resort’s sister property One&Only Royal Mirage to dine at any of the eight restaurants or transfer by private limousine to alternative exciting restaurant venues at Atlantis, The Palm.
Top Suite: Grand Palm Suite
Right in the middle of the resort you find the Manor House, and the Grand Palm Suite occupies the top floor so the views of Jumeirah Beach and the Dubai skyline are far-reaching. There’s no better way to take in the Arabian Gulf than from the suite’s outdoor terrace with majlis-style seating and private sun deck. Inside, the one-bedroom, 2,691-square-foot suite is Arabian opulence at its best with Moorish archways, carved wooden features and glimmering lanterns. A private host is available at every hour of the day to ensure you have everything you need.