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Best Hotels and Resorts in Dubai For a Dream Staycation


Dubai, possibly the most famous emirate of Dubai has no shortage of luxury hotels and resorts where you can go for winding down and to have a good time. It can be quite confusing as to what to pick from so many options. So if you are on the lookout for the perfect place for a staycation within the emirate, you have come to just the right place. In this article, we are doing a roundup of the best places in Dubai where you can go for your next staycation. So brace yourself, scroll down and book your favorite from our exclusive list.

1. Sofitel Hotel (Jumeirah Beach):

Sofitel Hotels and Resorts is located at the Jumeirah Beach Residence. You can reach Wild Wadi Water Park and popular attractions of JBR from this hotel in no time. Sofitel is a high-end hotel that overlooks the mighty Arabian Gulf, has luxurious and comfortable rooms, and offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience to its residents. The JBR Beach is just a minute’s walk away and the staff of the hotel and friendly and very accommodating. You can hang out in the spacious balconies of the hotel, soak in the sun and stare at the blue waters of the sea.

To keep the guests entertained, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, big-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars, coffee makers, butler services, and access to the private lounge. Some suites have their own dining rooms and whirlpool baths. A total of six restaurants are on the premises of the hotel. If you have children, you can drop them at the Amura Kids Club where they can enjoy themselves while you relax.

2. Taj Dubai:

Offering stunning views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and the city’s skyline, Taj Dubai is a high-rise luxury hotel in Business Bay, Dubai. From the Taj, you can reach a number of places like Opera Dubai and the Dubai Mall in no time. Pick from the Burj View or City View room or treat yourself with the Maharaja Suite or the Presidential Suite. Prices of the hotel start from as less as 600 AED. There are minibars and bathrooms adorned with high-end toiletries in every room. If you book a club room, you will get access to the private lounge and the butler service. With its suites having living rooms, this hotel has many other entertainments to keep its guests occupied as well. From breakfast buffet to a fine-dine Indian restaurant and from artistic bar to a rooftop lounge, you are sure to have a good time at the Taj. For detoxifying your body and soul, check out the hotel’s luxurious spa, gym, and outdoor pool area.

3. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa:

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan and enjoy some solitude in the middle of the desert, you must book Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. The rent starts at 499 AED (549 AED if you want the breakfast to be included in the deal). This Arabian-style resort is nicely tucked in the mighty dunes of the desert where you can have a good time away from the mainland. Indulge in the various desert adventures like camel riding or dine at the exotic restaurants of the resort which offers delicious cuisines from all over the world including India and Italia. There are rooftop bars, gyms, spas, infinity poos, and kids’ clubs as well.

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You can pick courtyard or desert view rooms or suites with living areas based on your priorities. Enjoy the 24-hour room service along with private terraces, minibars, and TVs in this desert resort.

4. Dukes, The Palm:

Fan of beautiful scenery and infinity pools? Then consider Dukes, the Palm for your staycation in the emirate of Dubai as this hotel has one of the best infinity pools in the whole of Dubai. There are various reasons to pick this hotel. This hotel is located on the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah. The Nakheel shopping mall and the private beach are just a few steps away. Last, but not least, the rooms provide views of clear blue waters, Dubai Marina, and the Palm Jumeirah.

The hotel has 279 rooms in total, all of which provide the facilities of a personal TV, private balconies, and Wi-Fi. Dine at the hotel’s infamous steakhouse or drink at the cocktail bar. Smoke at the cigar lounge or enjoy your evening tea in the tearoom with stunning views. The hotel has no shortage of amenities for its esteemed guests.

5. Hotel Fairmont, the Palm;

The next and last pick in our list is Hotel Fairmont which is also located on the Palm Jumeirah (because why not?) This hotel has everything that you would want to have in your staycation. Multiple city attractions are just a short drive away like the Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai. The service of the hotel is the finest with butlers and room service available 24/7. The private beach and outdoor pools are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, reading by the waters, and picnicking. The hotel suites and rooms have the most comfortable beds that are there to take away your tiredness. You can also enjoy a number of water sports that the hotel offers including but not limited to speed boat rides and sailing. Some other amenities include a kids’ club, 6 hotel bars, fitness centers, a spa, and an exclusive hammam. The myriad of activities offered by the hotel is enough to keep you entertained for the entirety of your stay.

© 2022 Faraz Ahmed Rizwan

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