Best Hotels in Dubai, UAE

We list the best hotels in Dubai as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and as well as being the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is a global city and a business hub of the Middle East; it is a major transport hub for both passengers and cargo. Dubai used to be famous for its oil revenue, but the city has diversified into more sectors ranging from tourism, aviation, real estate and financial services. The city is popular worldwide for its large construction projects and sports events; the Burj Khalifa particularly the most popular in the city, it is the tallest building in the world.
Dubai has a very robust hospitality industry with several five-star hotels and resorts located in the city. The city also has a rich and large collection of buildings with various architectural designs and styles. Much modern interpretation of Islamic architecture is found in the city which is becoming more popular worldwide.
The city has a magnificent skyline with several skyscrapers and high-rise buildings located in the city.
Dubai is home to the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. The luxury hotel is only one of the numerous grandiose hospitality center scattered throughout the city.
If you like our list of design hotels in Dubai, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Abu Dhabi or luxury hotels in Mumbai.


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Dubai?

Dubai is an emirate and a city in the United Arab Emirates famous for its ultramodern architecture, shopping complexes, and vibrant nightlife. The city is the home to Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower with a length of 830 meters, as well as Dubai Fountain. Some of the best neighborhoods of Dubai are:

Al Quoz
Al Quoz is a hip neighborhood that is home to urbane locals and visitors. It is an area where the arts and music community collaborate for exhibitions, concerts and Good Vibes market. The neighborhood has chic cafés such as RAW Coffee Company and Tom & Serg.

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a neighborhood that is renowned as a finance and commercial hub in the city. DIFC also has various art galleries that encourages art scene in the city. Furthermore, the neighborhood also has some stylish restaurants in the city.

Deira is among the oldest neighborhoods in the city and it is different from the other neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood also has Spice Souks, Gold Souks, Bastakiya, and Dubai Museum.

Dubai Design District
Dubai Design District is a neighborhood that is about arts, design, fashion, and all the things that are contemporary and creative. The neighborhood hosts pop-up exhibitions as well as concerts and fashion shows. In this neighborhood, it is not uncommon to find people grabbing some coffee, going to meeting, checking out latest design and fashion scene.

Jumeirah Lake Towers
Jumeirah Lake Towers is a chilled out and cool neighborhood that has exceptional food outlets that offers unique ethnic foods. It is also an area with offices and skyscrapers.

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4.5 Rove Downtown Dubai

Rove Downtown Hotel, Dubai

Lonely Planet

“Tailor-made for wallet-watching globetrotters, Rove is a hip launch pad with sassy, contemporary decor and such millennial must-haves as a an outdoor pool for chilling, a 24-hour gym, a industrial-styled cafe plus a hangover-friendly 2pm checkout.”

4.6 Al Qasr Resort Dubai

Resort Jumeirah Al Qasr Madinat, Dubai


“Al Qasr offers a distinctive Arabic flavor. Step inside the lobby and the scent of freshly cut rose petals — which are scattered into a center pool — hits you square on, while rooms look out onto Arabesque waterways and the Persian Gulf.”

4.6 Royal Mirage Dubai

One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel, Dubai


“The most romantic resort in Dubai, this hotel has four different hotels to choose from; while they differ in appearance and amenities, they are all tranquil, private, and spacious.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Dubai.

4.7 One&Only The Palm Dubai

Resort One&Only The Palm, Dubai

Lonely Planet

“Exuding the feel of an exclusive private estate, it has rambling gardens, several pools and Moorish-influenced suites daubed with teal and purple colour accents and outfitted with all requisite 21st-century tech touches.”

4.4 Adagio Dubai

Aparthotel Adagio Premium Al Barsha, Dubai


“The Dubai Al Barsha is Accor Adagio’s largest and arguably most luxurious property, with 199 Champagne-hued apartments featuring state-of-the-art kitchens, private laundry facilities and sweeping views of the Dubai skyline and the Burj Al Arab.”

4.5 Waldorf Astoria Dubai

Waldorf-Astoria Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai

New York Times

“Opened in 2014 on Palm Jumeirah island, the 319-room Waldorf-Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is a palatial spread.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Dubai.