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
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 the city's rare small hotels, this enclave of 24 suites and villas sits on a 150-acre polo estate whose verdant lawns feel far, far away from the cranes...more
This 749-room complex comprising two adjoining Art Deco–inspired towers is located bang in the center of Dubai Marina and pulls in the crowds thanks to...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 Address occupies 11 floors of a 63-story residential tower with views of the adjacent Burj Dubai, currently the world's tallest building. Most of the 196...more
Located on a desert nature reserve a 45-minute drive from Dubai, Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa offers a respite from the city's urban grind and ubiquitous...more
The Armani Hotel Dubai, Giorgio Armani's debut hotel, occupies the first eight floors plus levels 38 and 39 of the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest...more
This $1.5 billion, 1,539-room re-creation of the Atlantis in the Bahamas ramps up the amenities with a giant aquarium housing 65,000 sea creatures (including a...more
The 202 all-duplex-suite Burj Al Arab is, at 1,053 feet, the second tallest building in the world to be used exclusively as a hotel. Low-key it is not, with...more
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