United Arab Emirates

Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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.

Perhaps the best way to express the grandeur of the newly built, Kempinski-operated Emirates Palace—reportedly the most expensive hotel ever built—is to break it down by numbers.

You could be anywhere in the world of luxury island resorts, but in fact this modern Arabian fantasy is located at one end of the crescent that tops the man-made extravaganza of the Palm Jumeirah.

A kind of über-Arabian fantasia built in the style of an ancient palace and fortress, the Royal Mirage occupies prime Dubai real estate.

Situated along Dubai Beach, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel rises 26 stories and is designed to resemble a cresting wave. The property’s unique design affords each of its 598 rooms with a view of the ocean, and some also enjoy vistas of the famous Burj Al-Arab Hotel.