Dubai is made up of a number of distinct neighbourhoods and districts, each with its own personality and range of accommodation options, and in spite of its reputation as a city of opulence, you can still find a bed to suit all budgets and needs. Virtually every hotel brand in the world is represented in offerings of quality that, due to incredible competition, never dips below decent and often soars into a seven-star stratosphere.
Fancy a luxury resort experience, then think Jumeirah Beach or the Palm Jumeirah. Both areas are home to a collection of opulent resorts including the ultra-glam Burj Al Arab and the extraordinary Atlantis, The Palm.
Deira, Dubai’s oldest neighbourhood, is brimming with traditional sights and sounds and is where you will find a fantastic variety of accommodation ranging from comfortable 2-star options to well known 5-star chains.
If gleaming skyscrapers are your thing, then Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road is the place to be. Once again, there is as fabulous range of hotels on offer including the Shangri-la, Sofitel Downtown and indulgent Taj Dubai.
Our top picks
Atlantis, The Palm
Crescent Road, The Palm
Remarkable and lavish, this destination hotel boasts a private beachfront setting on Palm Island and has an overwhelming number of attractions including sprawling water and marine parks, an almost endless array of dining options and luxurious rooms, including stunning multi-storey underwater suites.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
West Crescent, The Palm
Set on Palm Island and inspired by the Ottoman Empire, this luxurious beachfront hotel offers a range of elegant guest rooms, lavish suites and royal residences, plus a 59-metre infinity pool, palatial day spa, exquisite dining venues and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and city skyline.
Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road, Mall of the Emirates
Directly linked with the Mall of the Emirates, this luxurious hotel showcases plush rooms and suites, some with kitchenettes and living areas, a sublime day spa, terrace dining and a stunning rooftop area complete with two pools, lounge bar and superb skyline views.
Novotel Deira City Centre
8TH Street, Port Saeed District, Deira
Opposite the upmarket Deira City Centre shopping mall, this contemporary hotel presents guests with stylish rooms and suites, an outdoor pool with relaxing sun lounges and a selection of restaurants, including a French bistro, all conveniently located just steps from the metro.
Suite Novotel Mall of the Emirates
2A Street, Mall of the Emirates
Neighbouring the glamorous Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai, this contemporary hotel provides guests with chic suites, an outdoor pool with sun lounges, a Mediterranean restaurant and a 24-hour self-service Deli Boutique.