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Our top 5 hotel picks in Dubai

The annual Dubai traveler would know that every year the landscape changes. New buildings invite new hotels that change standards. Hotels that were leading the industry just three years ago have fallen behind new players. We thus make it a point to annually visit this top holiday and business destination. During our trip last week, we sampled at least ten hotels, and have come up with our top five (in no specific order). For couples: Taj Dubai We would recommend the Taj Dubai for a young couple looking to quickly see the sights of Dubai. Not only does the hotel face the Burj Khalifa, a fantastic view to wake up to, but its close proximately to Dubai Mall gives easy access to the city’s largest shopping destination. The breakfast buffet is extravagant and includes dishes from all over the world. Finally, the Billionaire Club, one of the best in Dubai, is just downstairs. Taj Dubai For business: The Oberoi Dubai The Oberoi Dubai is perfect for the business travel. The service is the best in the city. They wrapped our chargers with bands, placed bookmarks in our books and brought us popcorn when we asked for a DVD player. The gym and pool are also fantastic, offering a relaxing escape from meetings. Lastly, its location in Business Bay makes it very convenient. Oberoi Dubai For families: The Kempinski Mall of the Emirates The Kempinski is a Dubai staple. Although it has been around for a while, it recently received a full renovation. It’s great for a family that wants to take advantage of the mall and adjoined indoor ski slope. The Chalet Suites offers a view directly of the slope. The three-bedroom room comes with a living and dining room, a cozy chalet atmosphere, and Hermes products. The hotel is an easy choice for the whole family. Kempinski Dubai For beach lovers: Four Seasons Dubai Resort, Jumeirah Beach The Four Seasons Hotel holds strong in this category. The beach is beautiful and white. Not many Dubai beaches have an unrestricted view of the horizon view construction of islands becoming extremely popular. The Four Seasons is still intact. Go for the two beautiful pools, and spa as well. Not to mention, they might have the best restaurant selection in Dubai – Coya, Nusr-Et, Jean Georges Kitchen, Henricks Bar, etc. Four Seasons For wedding planners: St Regis The St Regis is beautiful. Beautiful. This new property neighbors two other hotels and is very centrally located. But it might as well be the far off Royal Palace- marble staircases, huge paintings, and exquisite service. Definitely a venue to check out. St Regis Sangeeta Sadarangani is Founder and Owner of Crossing Travel. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. Dubai is my dream Holiday destination It’s great for a family that wants to take advantage of the mall and adjoined indoor ski slope. The Chalet Suites offers a view directly of the slope

    1. Yes, the Chalet suites are wonderful and they come with some beautiful Hermes toiletries! :-)

  2. Amazing experience in Dubai hotels, and The city so nice and also when I went to Dubai last time I was with my friend and he offer me free reservation in Kempinski hotel in the palm, really it’s very nice experience

    1. Wow! Yes the Palm is so special, maybe you try the Kempinski hotel by the Mall of Emirates the next time for a different experience.

  3. There are many, many great hotels to choose from in Dubai. This article highlights some of the best. In the summer time I always choose a hotel connected to a major mall in order to avoid daytime heat while traveling to shopping and dining.

    1. You are so right in choosing something connected to a mall in summer – there are also many hotels that offer free shuttle services to the malls which are worth trying out.

  4. The 5 hotels are great picks.

    But there are so many amazing hotels in Dubai.

    Normally we are trying to book in Downtown Dubai (because it is the area that is closest to the most sights/shopping.

  5. Dubai is a fascinating place, I didn’t realise that it changes so much from year to year – what a fast paced place! I love hotels that cater towards couples, they’re always so luxurious, intimate, and quiet – would like to check out Taj Dubai! I’ve stayed at a Kempinski in Budapest and I LOVED it, I will always feel certain with Kempinski hotels.

  6. Yes, Dubai is a fast paced city and is very exciting to visit year on year.
    Taj Dubai has amazing views of the Burj Dubai. If you need more information on the hotels or any help in arranging your stay, please do get in touch and we would be delighted to help you out.

  7. Outstanding! So Good and so attractive. I Really liked this place and I wish I could stay at least on the day in such hotels. I Really liked the ambiance and the Aura of these hotels. The Pictures are also very Beautiful and attractive. Dubai is a really a fascinating place to visit, stay to eat etc. Thank you so very much for sharing. This is really an interesting blog. Keep Writing and keeps updating.

  8. This is an amazing article. Actually, I’m planning to go on a holiday to Dubai this year with my family and I must say this is really great as well as helpful info for me. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Some gorgeous hotels here. The Kempinski Mall looks very homely and plush. Interesting chandeliers, look almost like antlers (hopefully they’re not!). Is it really the ski slop you can see outside of some of the rooms? That’s amazing, definitely a unique kind of view that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. The St Regis would be stunning, far out of my budget, but definitely somewhere for a special occasion. I think I’d go for the Four Seasons and Dubai beaches, the cold has got me dreaming of warmer climates and sand!

  10. Dubai always comes up with something new each year whether it’s attraction or hotel accommodation for tourist. Your blog is a nice guide to look for accommodation for all types of travelers. Had you included the cost for stay along with food for per day, it would have been a great reading.

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