Forget what you think you know about hotels in Dubai: The Armani Hotel has none of the over-the-top, extravagant design of many of its counterparts. Instead, you’ll find a serene and ever-so-slick space that serves as a breath of fresh air from the flashy city. Giorgio Armani was heavily involved in the design, so the details in the Armani Dubai Suite are as elegant as you’d expect — relaxed yet luxurious with muted gold tones, natural materials and neutral shades. The two-bedroom suite has exceptional views (hardly surprising as it’s on the 39th floor of the Burj Khalifa) from the bedrooms, living and dining rooms, as well as the private gym. If you’re in town to hit the shops, the hotel has a direct and discreet entrance into the Dubai Mall.