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This fast growing capital of the United Arab Emirates is not only the most populated city in the UAE but also it's most opulent. Enjoying a coastline of pristine shores and man made tropical settings, this futuristic but modern metropolis has quickly risen to be one of the leading capital cities in the world. Although this cosmopolitan utopia's development was first accelerated by it's rich oil reserves, this wealthy city now derives its economic prowess from a diversified portfolio of aviation, real estate and a burgeoning tourism sector.

Millions of tourists flock to the capital each year to experience sights such as Dubai Creek Park, Dubai Mall, Gold Souk and of course the marvellous and extravagant Palm Jumeirah, which boasts accolades of being the tallest and most expensive resort in the entire world. Dubai is an luring combination of both ancient and modern tourists attractions with lots of splendour and enthralling sites. Here we present to you the best of the best in Dubai's Five star hotels and resorts, where you can stay to truly experience the best of the Dubai life.

# 1

Jumeirah Royal Residences

As with all things Dubai, the Palm Jumeirah offers sumptuous luxury on a very large scale. It's go big or go home with these expansive multi bedroom residences, complete with interior details sourced from the best in the world, lush textures and colours, and even a private beach. Patrons with deep pockets may enjoy a wraparound infinity pool and jacuzzi to cool off from the lashing sun, with a selection of villas ranging from Beach, Seafront and Lagoon Royal categories, all equally impressive, with Turkish artworks, hand painted frescoes and artful murals.

There is no shortage of dining establishments in this slice of heaven, as the 38 Royal Residences get to enjoy seven restaurants and two night-life spots for dinner and a show. Shopping is a breeze with almost 20 high end boutiques virtually at your doorstep, an incredibly lavish Spa and a fully equipped gym. A stay at this divine abode is nothing short of Paradisiac.

Facilities and services include a 59 metre infinity pool, a massive retreat spa with 42 opulent treatment rooms, 3 spacious hammans and an indoor swimming pool. There are also conference and banquet facilities, a monumental kid's playground, cinema, tennis courts, a water park, laundry, free WiFi etc., etc., etc.

# 2

Burj Al Arab

Known as the tallest and most luxurious building in the world, the Burj al Arab is a carefully crafted dream destination of epic proportions. It's located on a man-made island and held up by marble walls, mosaic ceramics and gold plated everything. Over the top luxury is tempered with elegance in all 202 duplex suites, where you can enjoy tons of space, revolving King beds with 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton, spacious bathrooms with Hermes products (including perfume), and your very own private butler.

To fend off jet lag and cool off from the beating sun, there's the award winning Talise Spa, where you can bask in natural light at the huge treatment rooms that overlook the the ocean, while enjoying Le Prairie treatments to relax the senses. Or you could plunge into any of the four indoor and outdoor swimming pools, with a private 'Romantic Moonlight Swim' reserved for couples, complete with strawberries and champagne.

If you're feeling peckish, you'll be spoilt for choice, with nine restaurants and bars to choose from. Notable dining spots include Al Muntana and the Skyview Bar, frequent features on the jet setting mile-high club's Instagram accounts. I mean, I could go on for pages, but you get the picture.

Amenities at this staggeringly beautiful hotel include a fully equipped fitness gym, a water park, five swimming pools and a private beach, a kid's club, a private butler service, dream car rental, private yacht charter, laundry and free WiFi.

# 3

Coral Boutique Villas

When only the best will do, but you're on a tight budget. With the Coral Boutique villas, you can enjoy 5 star style and luxury without all the extra trimmings of gold plated TVs and sky high views of the city. In this modern hotel, you'll enjoy the more toned down style of luxury, with chic interiors and traditional details, lush garden views and super clean serene surroundings with up scale amenities. Rooms are graded, with the more spacious units housing up to four bedrooms, two car garages, maid's quarters and a private laundry and kitchenette.

Nearby attractions include the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai and the modern Sharaf DG underground station, with the Beach and a water park just steps away from the villas. Amenities to enjoy at the hotel include an in-house restaurant with a mix of local and international cuisine, a lounge bar for light snacks, steam baths, sauna, jacuzzi, various leisure and entertainment pursuits (golf, skiing, horse riding etc), spa, fitness centre and WiFi, babysitting services, business services and dry cleaning/ laundry. The list is endless. Needless to say, your every need has been taken into account to make your stay at this chic hotel a memorable one.

# 4

One&Only The Palm Dubai

This enticing retreat of timeless style and serene landscapes, is set amidst lush gardens, well-designed pools and an effervescent shore. Mosaic walls, marble tiles and palmed courts define the spectacular ethos of serenity and wonder. The décor is elegant and luxurious without being over the top, while enjoying an enchanting scenery of the bewildering Arabian shore.

Rooms are grouped into houses, manors and villas, with contemporary chic, luxury and gracious living being the order of the day. You'll feel right at home at any of these well appointed abodes.

Overlooking the Dubai Marina skyline and the resort itself, are three unique and eclectic Michelin-starred restaurants under the stewardship of Yannick Alleno, where there's no shortage of both Eastern and international dining options. The Gurlein spa takes its cues from nature with elements of light wooden textures and nature inspired hues. Here you can enjoy a range of treatments, from Mani-Pedis, to holistic treatments and therapies.

Poolside beverages, private beach access, free internet, lazy Lounging, car park/ valet, laundry, concierge, business centre, tennis courts, water sports, and a fitness centre. What more could you ask for?

# 5

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Another well-appointed offering from the Jumeirah Group, this tastefully decorated hotel sits surrounded by a wraparound pool and palm trees while overlooking a private beach. The rooms are elegantly designed, with ornate touches of traditional details.

It is ideally located with the Burj al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel just a stone's throw away. As a guest you'll have complementary access to the following: a shuttle service to shopping malls in Dubai and Medinat Jumeirah, Sinbad Kids Club, Wild Wadi water-park, WiFi internet, and over 60 restaurants offering an endless selection of fine and casual dining options.

Other amenities include laundry, business centre, fitness gym, babysitting services, a retail shop and private beach access.

# 6

Atlantis The Palm

It made history back in 2008, as the first hotel to open on the then, newly completed Palm Jumeirah, a man made island on the UAE coastline. Now, it sits as the jewel at the head of this prestigious island. A distinctly Arabian establishment, with enchantingly mythical Atlantian details.

With over 1500 rooms, it is a colossal structure by any standards, and boasts 23 storeys of elegant rooms and suites where guests sit at the lap of luxury. Rooms enjoy stunning views of the Arabian sea, as well as the outstanding skyline and with over 90% of interconnecting rooms, the Atlantis is an ideal base for families big and small.

Amenities a this hotel include exceptional concierge services, business and event venues, several spas, salons and fitness centres, a tennis court, aquarium, nightclub and a well lit lobby lounge and corridor.

# 7

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Blending Neoclassical and Arabian architecture spanning almost 1.5 million square feet, this sprawling resort on the Arabian gulf is a royal marriage between Italian and Arabian luxury. True to the Versace aesthetic, the interiors are an eclectic wonder of sensuous textures, parquet flooring, silk furniture, hand crafted mosaics and Carrara marble tiling.

You’ll find all suites bedecked in the latest from the Versace Home Collection, with the expected colour scheme of turquoise blues, chocolate browns, rose golds and beige, for which the brand has become well known. All 215 rooms and suites are a rumination of tradition meeting diversity and elegance.

Enjoy signature dishes and fine dining at the on site Italian restaurant, Vanitas, a spot of tea and light snacks at Mosaico, or a candlelit dinner with Eastern flavours at Enigma. For al fresco dining, there's the Amalfi restaurant, while the Giardino and Gazebo both offer the perfect location for brunching and international buffet dinners.

The on-site spa and gym has seven exclusive treatment rooms, where you can enjoy a assortment of top notch treatments and expertly designed fitness programs. Other facilities at the hotel include swimming lessons at their massive pool, a kids club, chauffeur services, laundry and free WiFi.

# 8

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

In an ode to traditional Ritz style, this hotel is reserved luxury with a touch of class. A calm and airy atmosphere permeates the spacious rooms, with views of exuberant landscapes, palm trees and a private beach. It's a quiet retreat from which to enjoy the richness of Dubai's ever evolving culture and it's unapologetic expression of excess.

But this still is the Ritz after all, and as if to re-confirm it's place among the world's best, luxury resorts, Arabesque arches with the relaxing sound of trickling water welcome guests. A harpist revels guests every Monday to Saturday at the modern cathedral-like Lobby Lounge, then there's the heavenly gardens that lead onto the beach.

The hotel is close to local attractions like the city centre, the Mall of Emirates, the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Airport, seafront cafés and restaurants. Amenities include impressive in-room amenities and technology, a spa, fitness centre, pool, sauna, hamman, a variety of restaurants, free WiFi, parking, a kids club, room service and a tennis court.

# 9

Sofitel Dubai Palm Apartments

Enjoy the lap of luxury with this quintessentially modern Arabian retreat with French je ne sais qoi and Polynesian ambience. Guests are spoilt for choice between 361 rooms and suites of absolute comfort and the best of Arabian hospitality.

The hotel boasts unparalleled views of the Arabian gulf, a reposeful atmosphere with fountains and a vertical garden to calm your senses, with access to your very own private beach.

Amenities include 24 hour butler for all suites, gourmet dining options, concierge, business centre, ballroom, free WiFi, laundry, a spa and fitness centre.

# 10

JA Palm Tree Court

Surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens with rooms overlooking the ocan, JA Palm is a on-of-a-kind beach resort. With 208 well-appointed and roomy suites that enjoy excellent views of the greenery around them, this hotel enjoys a warm atmosphere, refined architecture, tranquil water features and bird life.

Interior details include elegant and sumptuous living areas adjoining grand master suites with lavish fabrics, designer baths and vanities. The hotel's Spa is on hand to spoil you with a selection of over 40 Eastern and Western holistic therapies and treatments, while the La Fontana restaurant boasts a fusion of Mediterranean and international cuisine.

Apart from the hamman, sauna, hot tub and relaxation lounge, guests can loosen up with a range of sport and leisure activities at the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, including golf, tennis, squash, water polo, table tennis and lots, lots more. Other amenities at this family friendly hotel include free WiFi, free breakfast or up to two children, room service, laundry, an outdoor pool, business centre and free parking.

# 11

Shangri La Hotel Dubai

Set on the mysterious Arabian Sea, with sweeping views of the shoreline and the city skyline, the Shangri La is a stellar selection of sprawling modern suites and rooms. Each with extensive in-room amenities, the Orientally themed suites echo pristine elegance with the king of luxurious details that the Shangri La brand has become so well known for.

The hotel is situated right at the city centre, in close proximity to the Dubai Mall, Dubai World Trade Centre and the beach. Dining options include 3 up scale restaurants with an assortment of cuisine styles, 2 deluxe lounges, and a seasonal outdoor bar. Other amenities include a world class spa with views of the ocean, butler services, complementary breakfast and WiFi, 24 hour room service, laundry service and a kid friendly atmosphere.

# 12

The Address Dubai Marina

Situated at the heart of the Dubai Marina, the Address achieves a careful balance of tranquil ocean-front setting with the heady buzz of high flying yatch life and high end luxury. Rooms and suites overlook the largest man-made marina in the world, where guests can enjoy a world of shopping the best brands on the globe, famed restaurants and chic night life destinations.

Apart from the amazing views, the rooms and suites are spacious while enjoying loads of natural light, thanks to the modern floor-to-ceiling windows. It is the meeting and dining destination of choice for the city's elite with an impressive ballroom, meeting rooms and business centre. It also helps that the hotel is connected with the unique Dubai Marina Mall, with the sandy beaches just a short sashay from the hotel.

The spa features award winning facials and bodily treatments using the best in aromatherapy and high end products as well as a rooftop pool. Dining options include an international restaurant with open kitchen, an eclectic lounge where patrons can enjoy panoramic views of the city's skyline.

Other amenities include a 24 hour gym, a kids club, complementary WiFi and fantastic in-room facilities.

# 13

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Just 4 kilometres from the famous Aquaventure Water-park on the majestic Palm Jumeirah Island, this stylish sea facing retreat, is a luxurious combination of fabulously chic rooms and a tranquil setting. Guests can enjoy superior views of the ocean while taking in their plush surroundings with opulent textures, marble flooring and bathrooms with impressive in-room iPad technology.

This massive property boasts various eating establishment, including a renowned Italian restaurant, a Vietnamese eatery, a lovely Afternoon Tea lounge and an assortment of up scale bars. There's also a spa with a fitness centre and hot tub, 2 outdoor pools on top of the private beach, water sports facilities, a tennis court, business centre, free parking, laundry and awesome in-room amenities including 24 hour room service.

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