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The Five Most Impressive-Looking Hotels in Dubai

In the last decade, Dubai has become synonymous with luxury and opulence, a fairytale oasis where people can actually experience what it’s like to live as Arabian royalty. And then there’s the over-the-top beauty of hotels in Dubai, true architectural masterpieces that fascinate an entire world with their incredible design and impeccable service. Let’s have a look at the five most beautiful hotels in Dubai:

Grosvenor House
Grosvenor House, 45F Hotel, 210m (Dubai Marina)   eas7r9

Often referred to as Dubai’s most stylish hotel, Grosvenor House is a 45-story tower, located in the Dubai Marina. When it was completed, in 2005, this chic establishment was the first operational building in the city’s prestigious marina district, and is now one of the most widely recognized structures in Dubai. Over the years, Grosvenor House Hotel, so called after London’s Grosvenor House, has won a series of awards for design and construction.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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Built back in 1997, the wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel has become one of Dubai’s iconic structures, complementing the adjacent, sail-shaped Burj al-Arab. Although its spotlight has been stolen by other Dubai hotels, built in recent years, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel set a new standard in hotel design, and deserves a lot of the credit for the progress made in this area.

The wave-mirroring Jumeirah Hotel offers its guests 34,000 square feet of private beach, as well as unlimited access to the neighboring waterpark, making it an ideal choice for adults and children alike.

Al Murooj Rotana

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Located close to Dubai’s main thoroughfare, in the shadow of the recently completed Burj Khalifa tower, Al Murooj Rotana is considered one of the best-looking buildings in the city. Conveniently tucked away behind Sheikh Zayed Road, this luxurious 5 star hotel is mostly preferred by busy businessman that don’t always appreciate its beautiful design, but that didn’t stop us from placing it on our list. Featuring elements of classic Arabian architecture and surrounded by a man-made moat-like lake, Al Murooj Rotana Hotel is a sample of design excellence.

Burj al-Arab

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Translated as “Tower of the Arabs”, Burj al Arab was the world’s first seven-star hotel. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, its ship sail-like design, breathtaking interior and exotic location are sure to please even the most pretentious customers. The 280-meter Burj al Arab is built on an artificial island, connected to mainland Dubai by a private bridge. Built to become synonymous with the country’s name, Burj al Arab certainly reached its goal, and is now one of the most famous hotels on Earth.

Atlantis, The Palm

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An amazing construction, worthy of its legendary name, Atlantis is indeed the main attraction of Dubai’s The Palm complex. Opened in 2009, in an event so bright that it was visible from space, Atlantis, The Palm has become the ultimate seven-star resort. Located atop the famous “The Palm” man-made island, Atlantis has a stylish design and offers some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever have the chance to see. A true architectural wonder of the world, Atlantis, The Palm has raised the bar to a whole new level that won’t soon be reached.

11 Comments for "The Five Most Impressive-Looking Hotels in Dubai"

Shabbir K says on June 27th, 2010 at 11:23 am:

Every evening, at the Grosvenor House Dubai, you find a tray with a flower, chocolates and a note apologising for any (if at all) letdown in service. This is called top of the class service!

Shabbir K

Jennifer Henson says on July 28th, 2012 at 4:49 am:

Jumeira Beach hotel, Dubai is just amazing. The staff fantastic and the pool is a great beach so close. Immense variety of cuisine and flawless service. I and my son enjoyed staying, especially the facilities,gym, squash and tennis courts, superb.

Jennifer Henson from Jumeirah Beach Hotel


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