United Arab Emirates

Hotels in United Arab Emirates

This hotel's Lebanese restaurant has outdoor tables overlooking a waterfront resort. Part of the Madinat Jumeirah resort.

Situated on Old Town Island in downtown, The Palace - The Old Town hotel overlooks the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

This 499-room hotel has brave-new-world bravado and future-is-now daring to spare: two 12-story steel-and-glass towers connected by a bridge, under which fantastically fast cars speed by during Formula One races.

The 2010-opened hotel occupies the underground level through floor 8 and floors 38 and 39 of the Burj Khalifa, and representing designer Giorgio Armani's debut as a hotelier.

Opt for the royal seal of approval at HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s sprawling property that opened in Spring 2009 with 24 modern rooms on a former polo estate. The property boasts an infinity pool, wellness spa, even a private stable—at prices guaranteed to please.

The luxury Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is designed in the style of a Bedouin encampment. Each of the hotel’s 42 spacious suites resemble tents, and they look out over the desert near the Hajar Mountains, about 45 minutes outside of the city.

Meaning gateway to the sun, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is located in the desert outside of the city. The low-rise hotel is only two stories high and resembles a fortress with imposing walls and large doors.

Meaning “harbor of peace,” Mina A’Salam is reminiscent of Old Arabia, with its waterfront location and historically inspired wind towers.

A bit of traditional amidst the glitz and glamour of Dubai, the Mediterranean-themed Ritz-Carlton has 138 guest rooms and suites overlooking the Arabian Gulf in the Dubai Marina district.

The luxury Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is designed in the style of a Bedouin encampment. Each of the hotel’s 42 spacious suites resemble tents, and they look out over the desert near the Hajar Mountains, about 45 minutes outside of Dubai.

The very contemporary Fairmont Dubai, located within a massive multi-use complex and connected to the Dubai International Convention Center by a dedicated walkway, sits in the heart of the city’s financial district.

Camel rides? Check. Sand dunes? Check. Private pools? Check. The new Banyan Tree Al Wadi—tucked into the desert and a 45-minute drive from Dubai—is a daydreamer’s oasis.

The best-kept secret of the Dubai International Airport (it’s not advertised) may be that if you are in need of some brief, uninterrupted sleep in a real room with a real bed, you can rent a room by the hour.