Let’s face it, no one light-of-wallet would even consider a holiday in Dubai. World renowned for its taste for finery, and simply dripping in 5 star luxuries, Dubai is somewhere that can boast the best of everything. Whether it is the dazzling marble shopping malls, the opulent Arabian palaces or the soaring iconic landmarks, Dubai doesn’t do anything by halves. Visitors only need to glance at the intimidating scale of the Burj Khalifa to grasp this emirate’s deep-rooted obsession with excess.
So, with luxury at the forefront of our minds, here’s a run-down of the top 3 most luxurious accommodation in Dubai.
1. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah
A plush interior of duplex suites, signature restaurants and infinity pools enshrouded by a billowing tower of architecture, the Burj Al Arab is unbeatable in terms of indulgence. The pinnacle of Dubai luxury, the hotel has been lavished with 7 stars, affording it every kind of luxury imaginable. These flutter from a Rolls-Royce fleet to an on-call butler service, a private en suite Jacuzzi to a rejuvenating health spa, a personal shopper service to a panoramic Skyview Bar. The hotel even has six gourmet restaurants; one with its own aquarium. Clearly no expense has been spared. Not suited to everyone’s taste, however, some might class the décor on the gaudy end of the spectrum. Regardless, few can deny the sumptuous style of living provided here.
The Height of Opulence: A helicopter transfer. Taking the airport pick-up to a whole new level, the Burj Al Arab offers an exclusive helicopter transfer to the top of its private helipad. It doesn’t get more opulent (or extravagant) than that!
2. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
An Arabian style mansion, bobbing on an island of waterways and beaches, the Al Qasr is one of Dubai’s best hotels. Forming a central part of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, this luxurious hotel offers facilities at the drop of a hat. These include palatial-sized suites, ocean view balconies, three al fresco restaurants, two cocktail lounges and the largest swimming pool in the entire gulf. Exuding a soothing ambiance, and catering for all the family, the hotel’s award winning spa, children’s club and private beach facilities ensure total relaxation. This is reinforced by the dedicated staff who wander around the hotel offering refreshing cucumber slices, fruit kebabs and iced drinks on the house. A smart choice for those who want the prestige of the Burj Al Arab, but not the 7-star price.
The Height of Opulence: An ‘Abra’. The Middle Eastern answer to Venetian gondolas, the Madinat Jumeirah is filled with these charming water boats waiting to ferry you across the man-made canals. Escorting you to places such as the bustling Souk at the heart of the complex, packed with over 75 boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars; there is nothing here to leave you wanting.
3. Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
A high-rise pink domed palace, the Kempinski Hotel is suitably tailored to the affluent traveller. Prominently placed on Sheikh Zayed Road, in the heart of the Al Barsha district, the hotel is conveniently connected to the gargantuan Mall of the Emirates. Containing 223,000 square meters of luxury brands, a multiplex cinema, and the UAE’S first indoor ski dome, however, having this shopping centre on its doorstep is no ordinary feat. As well as alluring visitors with conspicuous consumption, the Kempinski Hotel treats its guests to indispensable luxuries such as pre-assigned floor butlers, lavish suites, two infinity pools, a poolside terrace, a spa & fitness centre and flood-lit tennis courts. Right in the heart of the action, the hotel’s location is undoubtedly its overarching luxury.
The Height of Opulence: Ski chalet suites. The Kempinski Hotel exclusively offers its guests 15 suites overlooking the glistening peaks of the Mall of the Emirates ski dome. Waking up in the Arabian Desert to face freshly-powdered snow has to be the height of affluence. It’s certainly not an everyday occurrence, that’s for sure.
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