Where the rich live in Dubai, and how they're pampered
There is no dearth of luxury hotels in Dubai, but some are more popular than others among the ultra-rich.
A panel of selected multi-millionaires was asked by New World Wealth to rank the best hotels in the UAE, based on their travel experience. Based on their inputs, here are the top rated hotels in Dubai.
These top notch hotels offer many options for people with very deep pockets, and to spend a night in these properties’ royal suites can cost a small fortune.
#1 Burj Al Arab
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The top rated hotel in the country is Burj Al Arab. Known as the world’s only 7-star hotel, it boasts of the finest service and facilities throughout – right down to an optional chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce.
Apart from the several lavish amenities it offers, it also has the highest tennis court in the world. The space, which is located about 210m in height, doubles as a helipad for transit of guests.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah suite-only accommodation offers discreet check-in within your rooms, a private reception on every floor and a host of personal butlers, making it the top choice of the well-heeled.
#2 Mina A' Salam at Madinat Jumeirah
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Mina A’Salam is the grand boutique hotel that forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It’s the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah.
World-class luxury, restaurants, cafés, a traditional souk – housing scores of boutiques, shops and galleries – give it a very quaint charm. The hotel is surrounded by tranquil waters, making its location truly sublime.
#3 Waldorf Astoria, The Palm
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is a remarkable beach resort destination. A pristine white pearl surrounded by the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf, the hotel has a generous private beach with soft sands, palatial public spaces, elegantly designed guest rooms and suites, making it one of the favourites in the rich club.
The hotel offers the largest royal suite in Dubai. Spanning 1,567 square metres, the suite has balconies, a living room, a dining area and two bedrooms.
Guests opting to stay in the royal suite also receive specialised services including being escorted to the hotel in a classic chauffeured Bentley or being allowed to land in their private helicopters on the seaside helipad.
#4 Conrad Dubai
The hotel is located in the heart of the buzzing financial and shopping district of Dubai and offers elegantly furnished accommodations with panoramic views.
The hotel’s royal suites are amongst the largest in the city and are fit for royalty. With a privileged location on the 46th floor, these suites enjoy a wide range of amenities and services.
Complimentary transportation from/to the airport in a Maserati or a Porsche just adds a bit of glamour to the whole affair.
#5 Ritz Carlton Dubai
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This hotel is synonymous with a perfect Mediterranean-style beach resort providing Arabian hospitality in an exclusive setting.
Tucked away in the Dubai Marina, the beachfront hotel is situated on a vast 350 meters, comprised of manicured gardens and gleaming white sandy beach.
The hotel’s top end options can make one feel really pampered. For those tired making tonnes of money, the hotel has a diamond body ritual, in which precious gems and diamond dust are used to give a presidential treatment.
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