Discovering luxury hotels in Dubai

So I had to pleasure to travel multiple times to Dubai in 2021. Despite the fact this has been a year filled with pandemic issues. I am most happy that at least I did have the opportunity to travel a bit outside of Europe, while in 2020 I wasn’t able to travel at all.

Okay the situation is not back to normal as what we have been used to before. Like flight schedules might change and we need to be flexible but at least we notice already some small improvements.

Let’s hope that 2022 will be the year of the revival for tourism. We do notice at lot of interest from travellers who are eagerly waiting to go and explore the world again but we will have to wait and see how things will be evolving.

But one thing is for sure, when the travel restrictions will be lifted, the sky will not be the limit for tourism industry.

So I am always happy to be able to inspire you with my travel experiences. So I am happy to share some nice pictures and my personal experiences from a few of the hotels I have visited on my most recent trip to Dubai.

Jumeirah Beach hotel

When it comes to iconic hotels we have to admit that Dubai has a few. But his hotel with the typical form of a wave is already one of the most iconic hotels in Dubai since decades. When I visited the hotel, it had just had an interior make-over.

The nice thing is that this luxury hotel has its own private beach. And when it comes to dining options you won’t have any problem in finding inspiration since you have more than 10 restaurants and bars to spend your free time. For those who are in love of the water you will have at least 5 swimming pools to choose from but also during your stay you get free and unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark. Prepare for a thrill.

Of course you won’t have any time to get bored and also the hotels have a nice shopping arcade. But when you stay here do go for a drink in the lounge at the roof and enjoy you amazing skyline you get for free.

And the Souk Madinat Jumeirah is only a 10 minutes’ walk away. In the Souk you will find some very nice restaurants and shops. So even if you want to have a different atmosphere you don’t even have to travel to the other side of town to get it.

Burj Al Arab

Well what can I say about the Burj Al Arab, this 7*star hotel really has it all. It has been for a very long time on my list to visit. But I was really happy that I finally was able to make after all those times.

And despite the fact that the Burj Al Arab has been constructed in 1994 the hotels haven’t lost any of it’s grandeur as it always had. So this is really something which add up to the experience during your say.

Of course the view you have when you stay in this hotel is in one word amazing. And the entrance hall is one word splendid. Of course the interior of the rooms which are all suites has its very own style and you will probably like it or you don’t. It is as simple as that.

There is no lack to architectural innovation in the most iconic hotel of Dubai. When you think about the unique man-made beach and the infinity pool terrace or one of the tallest grand atrium at 180 metres high.

Dining options are numerous at Burj Al Arab. From Sal, a chique beach pop-up restaurant to Al Muntaha, fine French cuisine with panoramic views on Dubai and the Arabian Gulf or go for an exquisite afternoon tea experience or indulgence the magnificent views from the Skyview Bar & restaurant on the 27th Floor. Name it and the Burj Al Arab just has it.

But of course Burj Al Arab is also the location for those looking for exclusive events. From weddings to parties. But also the helipad is a very popular location to have some unique events. So get inspired!

Jumeirah Al Qasr

A few years back I already had the pleasure to stay at the Jumeirah Mina A’Salam which was a very pleasant stay. The Madinat Jumeirah is actually a combination of several hotels with each their own identity and style. The concept feels like a city on its own. As you will find several hotels, restaurants, swimming pools and facilities. And the nice thing is you can enjoy all of them when you stay in one of the hotels. Nex to that you can also benefit from the complimentary access to Wild Wadi.

So the Madinat Jumeirah has its own private beach of 2 km and throughout the resort you can use the abra which will take you on the canals or you can just take a buggy. Especially during summer when temperatures are quite high in Dubai this is a very nice way to go from one side to another side.

Of course in this resort you will have plenty to do. But if you want to relax you can also book a day at the spa if you want to.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

When choosing a hotel in Dubai all will depend on what your priorities are. Do you want to explore the city centre and you want to be nearby the bustling area? Or you prefer to have a hotel by the beach. Or maybe you want a bit of both.

You will find Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Jumeirah. Palm Jumeirah has had quite a make-over in the last few years. These days you can access the Palm island not only by car but also by monorail. The monorail has several stops on his route and one of them is the Nakheel Mall. You will find here a nice shopping area where of you course you can spend your free time, do some shopping and enjoy some food opportunities.

Next stop is the Pointe, this is a new area where you have very nice dining options next to the waterfront. You can also enjoy the water fountain show in front of the Atlantis The Palm Hotel. So even if you don’t want to travel across town, you will certainly have plenty of options to spend your free time during your stay on the Palm Island.

As per the hotel Zabeel Saray is built in the traditional Ottoman style. You will feel like you are staying in a true palace. Next to that the hotels offers a very nice view on the Arabian Gulf, be aware that your stay here will be mesmerizing. The hotel offers very luxurious hotel rooms with its own balcony.

During your stay you will definitely love the extended private beach. Space enough for a nice walk by the beach. But the hotel also has its own spa, unique in the Middle East. You will definitely enjoy the exclusive treatments here.

And of course you can pamper your taste buds in one of the 9 restaurants met international cuisines like the Indian food you can taste in Amala. And the hotel has its own cinema. Prepare the popcorn!

St. Regis The Palm Dubai

This hotel is definitely one of our favourites. If you choose to stay here you will definitely enjoy your 5* stay on the Palm. You have a direct connection to the Nakheel Mall and the hotel has its own monorail station. And if you are not afraid of hights you can definitely go for a view at The Palm.

The rooms have a very modern and luxurious style. And is an ideal hotel for families as they offer various connecting rooms. Next to that the hotel has 4 nice restaurants. And in the afternoon you can enjoy the afternoon tea. Or you can enjoy some exclusive wines in the St. Regis Bar.

This luxury hotel also has 2 infinity pools. One is for adults only and the other is for families. So the fun can be found at both sides.

So whether you are a business traveller or a leisure traveller. Without a doubt you will enjoy your stay here. You are only two stops with the monorail away from the incredible waterpark Atlantis Aquaventure

Anantara The Palm Dubai

One other not to be missed hotel on the Palm is the Anantara The Palm Dubai hotel. Style wise this hotel makes you feel you are staying in a true paradise resort. Definitely the private beach and the 3 swimming pools adding up to the experience. And if you want to feel relaxed you can enjoy your free time at the spa in Thai style.

The hotel has different room categories. But the nice thing is that the hotel has a few overwater villa giving you an instant paradise feeling. The villas by the beach have their own infinity pool.

The hotel offers a wide range of watersports like snorkeling and diving. And of course you can have your taste buds pampered with the various Asian specialities.


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My name is Subhadra. I am the owner and founder of Jasmine Travel & Events, a luxury travel organization located in Belgium. Because I like to share my travel inspiration with you. I started this blog of Jasmine Travel Stories. Happy Reading! Subhadra Owner & Founder of Jasmine Travel & Events Luxury Travel Blogger at Jasmine Travel Stories Contact me at

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