Editor's Note: This property was the Sofitel The Palace The Old Town until fall 2008....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
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
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
The 405-room Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on the Palm island took a domed Ottoman seraglio for its inspiration. Paintings of sheet-draped harem girls abound,...more
The Exacto Bladeshaped twin towers of this 400-room hotel and its adjacent office block are a dominant feature on Dubai's skyline. Visitors always gasp at...more
Arguably as iconic as the Burj Al Arab, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with its mirrored wave-shaped exterior, was the first of Jumeirah's beachfront resorts,...more
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