A bold architectural departure in an emirate known for its social conservatism and palace-style resorts, the Yas Hotel straddles Abu Dhabi's new marina and...more
One of Dubai's most respected contemporary art galleries, XVA opened in 2003 within the 100-year-old neighborhood of Bastakiya, first settled by Persian traders...more
One of the smallest five-star hotels in town, the 138-room Ritz-Carlton may have excellent service, but apart from the Bedouin-inspired Amaseena restaurant, in...more
Although attached to a shopping mall with an ancient Egyptian theme, the pyramidal Raffles is a lesson in not judging a hotel by its exterior. The external...more
Set on the edge of the Empty Quarter near Abu Dhabi's Liwa Oasis, two hours from the capital (a taxi will be far less expensive than the resort's $181 airport...more
The Moorish-style Park Hyatt's soothing cream, beige, and ocher interiors offer a welcome respite from the brash decor of most hotels in Dubai; even the staff...more
Editor's Note: This property was the Sofitel The Palace The Old Town until fall 2008....more
One of the city's most established and romantic resorts, this comprises three separate hotels in one heavily landscaped 150-acre complex. There's the original...more
This resort compound of modern, sea-facing mansions (each holding six to nine guest rooms), private villas, and a restaurant wing (called the Manor, with...more
Dubai's answer to Vegas's Venetian Hotel, complete with 2.3 miles of meandering waterways navigated by electricity-powered abras (traditional water taxis),...more
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