15 Best luxury hotels in Dubai

by Danni B

Have you been wondering about the best luxury hotels in Dubai? You’re in the right pl,kokace!

Welcome to the glittering city of Dubai, a place I’ve called home for over a decade. Having explored numerous hotels in this dynamic city, I understand the importance of finding the perfect 5 star hotel for your luxury getaway.

Navigating the myriad of choices is overwhelming, so I’m here to save you time without trawling through all the different travel websites.

Whether you’re a family, solo traveller or couple. There’s an option for each and I’ll explain which is the best luxury hotel or resort in Dubai for you.

My Top 3 Picks: Best Luxury Hotels in Dubai

#1 Top Pick


Bulgari Resort

✅ Private beach club

✅ Indoor & outdoor swimming pools

✅ Spa with hammam

#2 Pick

JW Marriott Marina

✅ Infinity swimming pool

✅ Connected to Marina Mall

✅ Kids club

#3 Pick

Kempinski The Boulevard

✅ Family rooms

✅ Outdoor swimming pools

✅ Connected to Dubai Mall

Best Luxury Hotels in Dubai

1. Bulgari Resort Dubai

⭐️ RATING: 9.4/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Jumeirah | ✅ Book it!

The Bvlgari Resort Dubai, on the seahorse-shaped island of Jumeirah Bay, is an urban refuge for both tourists and locals. The resort offers rooms, suites and Bvlgari villas with pools, gardens and sea views.

There are world-class restaurants and bars at the resort. Including one of the best cocktail bars in the world. Ideal for couples wanting an ultra-luxury break.

The spa features a Middle Eastern hammam, one of best private beach clubs in Dubai and an outdoor pool with a stunning mosaic design. The property also has an incredible private marina with space for up to 50 boats and the beautiful Bulgari Yacht Club in the world with restaurants and a cigar lounge.

If you’re looking for something which is truly designed with luxury in mind, it is the best place to stay in Dubai.

“Everything was above expectation. The hotel is beautiful, room very nice and fancy and most importantly the service is just perfect. They will do the maximum to let you feel at home and provide you with anunique experience. Hotel is expensive so its very nice to have so many complimantary things such as beach bag, non alcoholic drinks in the room, etc. Will definately be back.” – Rafael (Read more reviews)

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2. JW Marriott Marina

⭐️ RATING: 9.5/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Dubai Marina | ✅ Book it!

Experience the pinnacle of luxury at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai Marina, an ideal retreat for couples and families.

Directly connected to Dubai Marina Mall and a short walk from the beach, the hotel offers an infinity pool, outdoor dining, and breathtaking views of Dubai Marina.

The elegantly appointed air-conditioned rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea facilities, and flat-screen TVs. Indulge in romantic dining overlooking the marina or enjoy signature dishes at the 3 different in-house restaurants. A popular spot for hanging out is their pool bar by the infinity pool.

The spa and fitness centre provide relaxation and wellness, while the Qix Kids Club entertains younger guests.

“Everything, such a beautiful hotel, smells amazing from the moment you step in. Great size rooms, clean and tody. Housekeeping did an excellent job on daily basis with follow up visit during evening time. Breakfast was delicious with variety of options, staff so attentive and friendly, Mustafa and his whole team are an asset to the team, well done! Direct access to Marina Mall is an added bonus. Highly recommend this place to everyone.” – Zaquira (Read more reviews)

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3. Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai

⭐️ RATING: 9.4/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Downtown Dubai | ✅ Book it!

Located in the heart of Dubai near the iconic Burj Khalifa, Kempinski The Boulevard, offers a luxurious stay with upscale amenities. Rooms include balconies and magnificent views of the Burj Khalifa.

This 5-star hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and on-site restaurants along with 24-hour room service for added convenience. Guests particularly enjoy the breakfast.

The unique hotel scent and the stunning lobby make for a memorable stay. The lobby in particular, characterized by large glass windows, creates a stunning bright area that is perfect for guests to enjoy a coffee.

It’s connected to Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned tunnel. This hotel features the latest technologies along with refined neutral-toned rooms.

Dubai International Airport is 14 km away with a shuttle service available for extra.

“It was so amazing experience! The service at that hotel is incredible, specially the most amazing people who are there for us an any time of the day! Ali and Enrico – from the reception is the most incredible persons I’ve ever met, they are so much care for the people around the hotel and they are very caring, helpful, kind and patient for all. Thanks again for all the people who made my vacation so special.” – Anna (Read more reviews)

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4. Mandarin Oriental Jumeria

⭐️ RATING: 9.2/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Jumeirah | ✅ Book it!

Known across the world for their lavish hotels, Mandarin Oriental certainly don’t disappoint with their hotel in Dubai. This lavish 5-star hotel is positioned right on the Arabian sea with a stunning view of the ocean.

The rooms offer private balconies and a choice of sea or Dubai skyline views.

There’s a choice of different outdoor pools and you can upgrade your experience with a private cabana. The hotel also features a private beach for guests.

The culinary scene inside the hotel doesn’t disappoint either with the Michelin-starred Tasca or enjoy Japanese Warayaki-style cuisine at very popular Netsu.

The hotel extends beyond traditional amenities with a spa, fitness center, and diverse activities, including desert safaris, dune buggy and quad biking, and helicopter tours. Unique offerings like a Padel court and pizza-making classes with Chef Fabio Barca add to the distinctive experiences.

The on-site shop offers luxury purchases such as bedding and spa products, so you can take a little bit of luxury home with you.

“Exceptional service. The hotel staff went above and beyond to ensure a wonderful stay. From their warm welcome at check-in to Stuff and house keeping stuff attention to detail and friendliness truly stood out. It made my stay here a memorable and delightful experience” – Manal (Read more reviews)

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5. Al Maha Luxury Resort

⭐️ RATING: 9.4/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Murquab | ✅ Book it!

Al Maha lies in Dubai’s Desert Conservation Reserve. The hotel has Bedouin architecture with suites that resemble Bedouin tents with private swimming pools. With only 42 suites and large spacious rooms, you’ll be treated to a very exclusive feeling stay.

You’ll enjoy desert views from your private suite and don’t be surprised if an Arabian Oryx or other wildlife decide to make an appearance close to your terrace.

The all-inclusive Al Maha resort includes a full board and the choice of two activities with your stay such as a nature walk, falconry experience or dune drive.

If you’re looking for a unique experience in Dubai, this is definitely the best Dubai hotel for you!

Be aware, this hotel is in a further out location from the rest of Dubai, so you’ll likely need a car or to hire one.

“We absolutely loved the experience of staying here. The service is absolutely first class. The accommodation is luxurious, the views beautiful and the ambience restful, peaceful and a true oasis away from the city. The food is plentiful and every meal we had was delicious with lots to choose from. The outside dining experience is wonderful. There are a few activities included and we would totally recommend the Sunset Camel Ride and Falconry.” – Janice (Read more reviews)

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6. Four Seasons Jumeirah

⭐️ RATING: 9.2/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Jumeirah | ✅ Book it!

At the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, you can feel the more tranquil side of Dubai while still being close to Downtown and the city.

This extravagant hotel with expansive marble and Murano chandeliers offers a private beach, 2 outdoor swimming pools and a top-notch spa with an indoor swimming pool.

Four Seasons is also one of the hottest spots in town for dining, with not only the choices inside the hotel but also some of Dubai’s hottest restaurants connected to The Four Seasons such as Scalini, Nammos, Coya & Nusr-et.

Choose from pool and sea view or city view rooms. Rooms also feature either a balcony or terrace along with beautiful free-standing baths,

“Beautiful green resort with plenty of space, nice sitting areas, spacious rooms, nice balcony. Our son enjoyed being in the kids room, which has plenty of space inside and outside, he got lots of attention and care wherever he was so we are happy. Great staff at the breakfast restaurant, attentive and professional. Good selection of food for breakfast as well” –Stepan (Read more reviews)

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7. Burj Al Arab

⭐️ RATING: 9.2/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Umm Suqeim | ✅ Book it!

Of course in a list of Dubai luxury hotels, you can’t forget the iconic Burj Al Arab! Located in Jumeirah, this sail-shaped architectural masterpiece is a favourite hotel among the affluent and famous.

Burj Al Arab has two-story suites linked by a marble stairway. Hermes bath items, a jacuzzi and stunning mosaic floors. Shops and eateries are all within the hotel. Two pools, multiple restaurants and a floating bar are also features of this incredible Dubai hotel.

This hotel is a little dated but the interiors are an iconic part of Dubai’s history. Even though 7-star hotels don’t exist, it’s earned the nickname due to the attentive staff and impeccable service who go above and beyond their duties.

I wouldn’t recommend this hotel for families, dining in the Burj Al Arab is limited for those with children but it’s a unique experience for couples. Especially with the mirrors above the beds! However, its very Arab style is not to everyone’s taste.

It also includes access to Wild Wadi Waterpark.

“The room we had was a panoramic suite, 2 story and huge. There was so much room it was mind blowing. These rooms were quiet and luxurious. The breakfast was a highlight and sat in stunning surroundings having breakfast was amazing. Ample choices of healthy food.” – Stuart (Read more reviews)

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8. Raffles The Palm

⭐️ RATING: 9.1/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Palm Jumeirah | ✅ Book it!

Raffles was formerly named Emerald Palace Kempinski. The luxury hotel is tucked away along the most northern fronds of the Palm, with the most spacious rooms and suites with Italian characteristics. A private beach, lagoon pool, five dining experiences, a Japanese restaurant, and Cinq Mondes Spa with 23 treatment rooms are all there to enhance your stay.

Ideal for those who want to relax and enjoy a quieter resort from all the hustle of Dubai. Perfect for couples.

“We liked everything, I’m glad I chose this hotel to celebrate with my wife our 9th anniversary. The staff were super kind and helpful, I was granted exceptional late checkout and a nice small cake to celebrate this special event. Definitely coming back!” – Mohamed (Read more reviews)

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9. The One & Only The Palm Dubai

⭐️ RATING: 9.1/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Palm Jumeirah | ✅ Book it!

One&Only Luxury boutique hotel is located on Palm Island. The hotel boasts Moorish and Andalusian architecture. This hotel offers glittering pools, a private white-sand beach, a Guerlain spa, Michelin-starred restaurants and cafés. Enjoy the lavish style at this luxury hotel in Dubai.

Perfect for those looking for a romantic get away with privacy and exclusivity.

“Everything is just perfect, the rooms, the staff is amazingly pro & nice, the breakfast. I loved the gym (boxing, great machines and yoga classes), all the activities and the pool is really amazing for swiming. Literally you just want to stay in the hotel and enjoy each moment. The staff is doing everything for their guests to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere. If we come again to Dubai, definetelly we will stay in this hotel.” – Bojana (Read more reviews)

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10. Atlantis The Palm

⭐️ RATING: 9.1/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Palm Jumeirah | ✅ Book it!

Atlantis is one of the luxury hotels in Dubai that comes first to anybody’s mind. The Arabian Gulf encircles the crescent-shaped Atlantis Palm Island. It’s a luxurious hotel with 1,500 rooms and suites is a paradise for swimmers and snorkelers.

The resort is home to several high-end restaurants. Atlantis is home to over 65,000 marine animals which can be seen from the underwater cabins. There are a lot of visitors to Aquaventure’s Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point locations.

Ideal for families with its mountains of activities and rooms that are able to easily accommodate children. One of the most popular Dubai luxury hotels for families and includes access to their incredible water park ‘Aquaventure’ for your entire stay. Ensuring the kids are never bored!

“From the moment we arrived, we were greeted and escorted to reception. As it was busy we got escorted to the VIP check in. Even though we arrived early we were well looked after. The place was fantastic and clean. There are good facilities and lifeguards at every corner of the pool and on the beach. The aquaventure was amazing plenty of staff to assist. The restaurants and food were exceptional. Would highly recommend even for families.” – Andrew (Read more reviews)

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11. Jumeirah Al Qasr

⭐️ RATING: 9.1/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Umm Suqeim | ✅ Book it!

Al Qasr shines in Madinat Jumeirah. The hotel’s foyer is impressive, with its Arabian horses and trees. All Madinat Jumeirah’s facilities, like restaurants and bars, are in Jumeirah Al Qasr. Souk Madinat Jumeirah has tuck shops, a private beach a mile long, and pools inside and outside.

It’s also interconnected to the other Jumeirah Resorts close by, meaning there’s lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from without needing to ever leave!

The hotel has loads of traditional Arabic character, so if you’re wanting luxury style with Arabian flare. This is the perfect hotel for you!

“Al qasr is absolutely beautiful, from the reception area to the rooms it is stunningly decorated. The rooms are super clean, as are the pools and beaches. Every member of staff was friendly and welcoming in particular Miguel who is amazing at his job! My son loved the kids pool and we loved having so many beautiful restaurants onsite.” – Mary (Read more reviews)

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12. Park Hyatt Dubai

⭐️ RATING: 9.0/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Dubai Creek| ✅ Book it!

The Park Hyatt, a luxurious hotel with many perks, is at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Taking advantage of the beautiful scenery will make for a memorable vacation, as will the chance to take some amazing pictures. There have also been big changes to the hotel’s safety and cleanliness. This makes it one of the best places to stay in Dubai.

Choosing from the best luxury Dubai hotels, there are many! However the Park Hyatt offers great value luxury. It has a very large gym, golf course, private lagoon been and large gardens for guests to enjoy.

“Location is great with nearby restaurants and a short drive to the Dubai Mall. Staff service and friendliness was exceptional. The 3 pools were all different but had plenty of shade from sun umbrellas. Pool staff were attentive, especially around the Family pool. Early access to our room was very much appreciated. This was our 2nd visit to Park Hyatt Dubai Creek and we were not disappointed.” – Tony (Read more reviews)

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13. The Ritz Carlton Dubai

⭐️ RATING: 9.0/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: JBR | ✅ Book it!

Its design was influenced by Mediterranean low-rise structures and effectively mimicked them. The Ritz-Carlton has opulently built rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking the garden, pool, and sea. It combines dining and recreation.

“From the moment we checked to the moment we checked out we were welcomed and treated with exceptional service. The staff at the check in desk, poolside service, outside the hotel, cleaners…everyone were all amazing. Service was always with a smile and always willing to help. Rooms were made up and cleaned to a high standard. Beautiful hotel inside and out. I have had to google which pillows they use as I experianced the best nights sleep during my stay. Just wish I asked at the time where I could buy the pillow. Bonus being on JBR and having beach access. Will definately return and recommend to friends and family.” – Sophia (Read more reviews)

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14. Armani Hotel Dubai

⭐️ RATING: 8.8/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Downtown Dubai | ✅ Book it!

Giorgio Armani designed this 11-floor Burj Khalifa hotel. It shows his simplistic aesthetic. Every visitor is allocated a ‘lifestyle manager’ to guarantee a stress-free stay. This lavish hotel embodies Armani’s lifestyle.

“What a wonderful hotel specially when it’s comes to Armani designs inside the hotel how ever makes me in different place , my room was at the foundation view also special thanks for mr Michael who was make an perfect description for the hotel from check in until reach my room and I will not forget the duty manger Dina for hospitality and decency person.” – Ali (Read more reviews)

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15. Palazzo Versace Dubai

⭐️ RATING: 8.8/10 Stars | 📍 LOCATION: Al Jaddaf | ✅ Book it!

As the name implies, this hotel is all about Versace style. Donatella Versace designed and created all of the hotel’s furniture and materials, even flying out personally to inspect its incredible mosaic floor in the lobby. Donatella wasn’t happy with the colour the first time and ordered for the entire mosaic to be done again during construction!

Located in Al Jaddaf, it’s their own version of a 16th-century Italian palace. Its distinctiveness sets it apart from the other five-star hotels in Dubai.

I actually got engaged at this hotel, so this hotel has a lot of special memories for me and is absolutely stunning! It’s definitely one of the most Romantic ones at night with Dubai Creek and it’s candlelit restaurants.

“Everything was so amazing visually. The staff was exceptional as was the restaurants. The location in proximity to the airport was great and quiet. The room was so wonderful and comfortable as well as a nice sized room. The cleaning staff kept our room beautifully maintained and well equipped with toiletries and towels.” – Robin (Read more reviews)

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Final Thoughts: Best 5 star hotels in Dubai

🤩 The Bulgari Resort goes above and beyond for an ultra-luxury stay

It’s very hard to choose from all these amazing hotels! However some of my favourites would be Al Maha Desert Resort for a truly unique one of a kind experience and of course the Iconic Burj Al Arab since Jumeirah Group always deliver impeccable service! I hope you have an amazing time in Dubai!

Make sure to check out some of my other helpful articles about Dubai here:

19 incredible hotels with a Burj Khalifa view in Dubai
Luxury without the cost: Dubai’s best 4 star hotels
11 of the best hotels on Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Which area should I stay in when on holiday in Dubai?

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Prem Mate October 13, 2022 - 6:08 pm

Very Very valuable post, thanks for sharing


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