Dubai is home to the world’s tallest structure, biggest shopping mall and most ambitious human–made archipelagos – a testament to how the glitzy Emirati metropolis, once a fishing village, has been engineered into existence in a mere half–century. But it’s not all futuristic flashiness: Traditional souks, low–key beaches and wildlife reserves are all close at hand.

Where to Stay

  • One&Only The Palm
    For the unmatched luxury
  • XVA Art Hotel
    For the artistic flair
  • Novotel Dubai Al Barsha
    For the central location
  • Armani Hotel
    For the design clout
  • Park Hyatt
    For the amenities
  • Rove Downtown
    For the budget-friendly rates