United Arab Emirates

Hotels in United Arab Emirates

This calm desert oasis sits on a private 1,600-foot-long elbow of sand, two hours from Dubai’s skyscrapers. The silver-blue Gulf of Oman laps the beach in front of the hotel, where each of the 257 rooms has high ceilings and large balconies that face the water.

Overlooking Dubai Creek in the Bur Dubai district, the Grand Hyatt has 674 guest rooms and suites with city views, as well as luxury apartments.

Compared to Dubai’s flashy skyscraper hotels, the waterfront Park Hyatt Dubai, which opened in 2005, is subtle and diminutive—which is exactly the point.

The company known for stocking Thai jungle lodges with fine wines and fitting Maldivian overwater bungalows with Egyptian-cotton sheets has set its sights on the Empty Quarter—an ocean of dunes across the planet’s largest uninter-rupted desert.