Park Hyatt’s understated Moroccan-style atmosphere has made it popular with many of the celebrities that holiday in Dubai. The restaurants, from Traiteur to Thai Kitchen, are among the best in Deira, and Amara Spa is a Time Out favourite. The hotel is close to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and Deira City Centre. For a pleasantly surreal experience, have afternoon tea at The Lounge – the Arabic decor (complete with Persian carpets), indoor garden and surrounding water features makes it a memorable setting for scones and tea Top tip: make time to lounge by the pool – it is the most peaceful in Dubai.

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