The Total Guide to the best hotels in Dubai

Before booking your transfers from the airport it might be worth seeing if your hotel offers free airport transport, many hotels do in Dubai or offer competitively priced rates if booking direct. But if it doesn’t you will need to pre-book your transfers from the airport as fares are usually much higher.

So here we give you the low down on the best places to stay taking into consideration price, stars, service levels and of course location.

Budget

Al Khoory Executive Hotel – From $96.00 per night

Chelsea Plaza Hotel – From $58.00 per night

Economy

ME Dubai by Melia – From $250.00 per night
This hotel is simply stunning on the eyes and really does have a cool vibe about it without compromising on its contemporary surroundings. All rooms offer magnificent views of the city and guests have access to a bar and terrace to relax on those warm Arabian nights.

We thoroughly recommend the a la carte breakfast and why not burn those calories off by taking advantage of the hotel cycling hire which is available from the hotel?

Manzil Downtown – From $215.00 per night
Situated in the Old Town district this beautifully presented hotel is a 10-minute walk to the Dubai Mall and Burk Khalifa. Dressed in traditional Arabic architecture which oozes a contemporary design Manzil Downtown dips your toes into the history of Dubai without spending a fortune.

Here you will find everything you need to make your stay enjoyable including a swimming pool, gym, and 24-hour room service. The hotel has 4 restaurants including al fresco dining in the Arabian style courtyard.

You also won’t have to go far to visited a souk as there is one attached to the property.

Luxury

Burj Al Arab – From $1,200.00 per nightThe Burj Khalifa is the crown jewel of hotels not just in Dubai but around the world. Completed in 1999 at a cost of more than $1bn it stands on an artificial island 920ft from the shore. If luxury is what you want then look no further, although you will have to book months if not years ahead for your visit.

The bedroom suites are 1,820sq ft of living space spread out over two floors with floor to ceiling windows to complement the simply stunning views. As well as luxury living you can choose from 11 restaurants with Michelin starred chefs including the spectacular Al Mahara (Seafood) or Al Muntaha (French).

Guests may also want to arrive in style with the hotels own private transportation. You can choose to be picked up from Dubai International (DXB) in a typical sedan ($67), Luxury BMW ($160) or a Rolls Royce Phantom ($270) – please not prices are each way.

Jumeriah Beach Hotel – From $270.00 per night
This hotel is a luxury family favorite. It boasts its own private beach with 10 restaurants and bars, 5 swimming pools and of course a climbing wall. Kids will love it as guests can enjoy free unlimited access to arguably the best waterpark in Dubai, Wild Wadi.

Guests will stay in 5* luxury rooms which are spacious with unrivaled views through floor to ceiling windows looking out over the Arabian Gulf.

The hotel is also rated highly by couples as it offers a beautiful setting for a romantic getaway. Our Total Tip is to have happy hour drinks in the Uptown Bar at sunset overlooking the city skyline.

The Address (Downtown) – From $250.00 per night
If you want to be in the thick of it all and right in the centre then The Address (Downtown) ticks all the boxes. This hotel offers unique views of the Burj Khalifa and overlooks the Dubai Mall (the world’s largest shopping mall).

There are 220 guest rooms each equipped with luxury amenities that you would expect from a 5* hotel including marble bathrooms, Hollywood mirrors, and sophisticated entertainment interfaces.

Guests will be able to indulge in fine dining in one of the hotel’s 9 restaurants with cuisines ranging in Asian, Latino, and Middle Eastern influences.

Kids will love doing activities in Qix club and this gives parents a chance to relax in Neos Bar situated on the 63rd floor and overlooks the stunning ever-changing skyline of Dubai.

Palazzo Versace Dubai – From $205.00 per night
Situated only 8 minutes from Downtown, the Palazzo Versace Dubai boasts 3 swimming pools, a spa and wellness centre and a fitness suite. But that’s not all.

The hotel has 8 restaurants each designed with an alfresco terrace to give you the feeling you are dining in an ancient old palazzo in Italy. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to the city centre, Festival City Mall, and Dubai Parks & Resorts.

All furniture and fabrics within the hotel have been exclusively designed and tailor-made by the House of Versace meaning you not only get a piece of unique craftsmanship but you also stay in the epitome of luxury.

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