If you have the cash to splash, Dubai has some of the most luxurious (and expensive) hotels in the world. Time Out picks 10 of the best.
Time Out Dubai staff
Bab Al Shams: A cheaper but less exclusive alternative to Al Maha, Bab Al Shams is a luxury hotel in the middle of the dunes. This grid of low-rise buildings made from pre-scratched, crumbling mock-sandstone is filled with hidden corridors and secret stairwells: rooms open directly onto the sands, while a swimming pool, spa and four restaurants cater to guests’ needs. The range of activities isn’t as extensive as at Al Maha (and mainly revolves around desert excursions), but there is a well-equipped children’s centre, which should keep your ankle-biters entertained. At night, enjoy a sunset shisha at Al Sarab bar or try out the Al Hadheerah desert restaurant, which offers a Disneyfied Arabian experience complete with belly dancer, band and some fairly potent shisha. Call 04 809 6100 for more information.
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bader Nov 04, 2013 11:54 am
N!N! Aug 01, 2011 08:40 am
Stayed at this hotel for 11days and it was truly fantastic. i would recommend to anyone looking to stay in dubai. Cant wait to go back.
jane Mar 21, 2011 08:58 am
Fantastic hotel. Staff first class they aim to please. Rooms and service superb. Lovely bathrooms. Food in all restaurants fantastic. They always remeber your name, likes, dislikes. Highly recommend to everyone. Stayed at least a dozen times. added bonus you can go to Royal Meridein facilites anytime you want to with free shuttle bus 7am-1am.
jane Mar 21, 2011 08:54 am
Styaed at the address. a disaster. Filthy balcony. It was our 30th wedding anniversary went club level. Got non view room. They said they would change it for 600dhs a night extra. ramadam so no afternoon tea! Restaurant poor. Would never go again. No feedback from our complaints but they did clean the filthy SMALL balcony!!! Never recommend. Not like the Grosvenor House or Royal Meridien- they always go the extra mile.