Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture stands alongside traditional quarters, while man-made islands jut out of the coastline.
The once-obscure city of Dubai, has now become one of the world’s most beautiful metropolis and its skyline is one of the most futuristic. In 2018, almost 18 million tourists travelled to Dubai, whether it was to shop for some of the world’s best brands, to escape the winter blues or for business or simply to enjoy the luxury of staying in a hotel in Dubai .
Amazing hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dazzling, evocative and futuristic in equal measures, Dubai is famously home to some of the world’s most expensive hotels, gasp-inducing shopping malls and theme parks and headline-grabbing mega projects such as its palm-shaped islands complete with shiny, soaring buildings.
See below these amazing hotels in Dubai
Dubai is now catering to an increasingly hip and creative crowd, with pockets of cool and arty neighbourhoods cropping up such as Dubai’s new ‘Design District.’
To help you choose the perfect accommodation for your Dubai stay, here are the best cool and unusual hotels to choose, from the glamorous and unique to the creative, quirky and hip…
Here are the top places to tick off your sightseeing list when you’re in Dubai
Elephant Clock, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A faithful reproduction of Al-Jazari's enormous water clock.Built over five months to exacting diagrams in an original 13th century manuscript, the elaborate elephant-shaped water clock at the Ibn Battuta mall in Dubai is a tribute to 800 year old engineering brilliance.
Timekeeping had special role in the Muslim faith, allowing followers to more accurately know the five times for prayer in the absence of a call to prayer. In Al-Jazari’s time, the Islamic empire had reached new heights, covering most of North Africa, Europe, and Asia. The technology of simple water clocks dates back to Babylonia, Ancient Egypt, and Greece, and less complicated examples of water clocks were used throughout the Muslim world to help keep time.
Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
With classic Dubai opulence, the Middle Eastern city has established what is possibly the largest flower garden in the world at the Dubai Miracle Garden.
Billed as the "largest natural flower garden in the world" this Middle Eastern show field has little competition at 45 million flowers. Planted on over 775,000 square feet of land, the garden creates massive designs and shapes using fields and flowerbeds using a seemingly impossible 45 million separate flowers.
The miraculous growing project is especially impressive in that it exists in Dubai’s harsh desert climate. The caretakers of the garden claim that the growth is possible through the careful re-use of wastewater and irrigation that uses the drip method as opposed to a more wasteful spray method.
Ski Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
ust because you are in one of the hottest cities in the world doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be allowed to have a nice ski. Since snow is kind of hard to come by in Dubai, they went ahead and just built a snowy mountain inside of their giant mall.The temperature in the facility is maintained at a crisp 30 degrees during operation thanks to a sophisticated insulation system that counteracts the sun’s best efforts. The temperature is dropped in the evening so that they can make fresh new snow for their unnatural resort.
The World Islands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
Dubai is famous for its luxurious Palm Islands, the easily recognizable manmade archipelago off of the city’s coast. Based on the Palm’s success, Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Maktoum, envisioned an even bolder archipelago project in 2003: a group of islands shaped like a map of the world. Unlike the Palm Islands, however, it seems the World Islands may have been a disaster of global proportions.Located just three miles off the coast of Dubai, the 300 islands that made up the World Islands are supposed to resemble a world map when viewed from above. Unfortunately for the islands’ developers, the archipelago turned out to be only vaguely recognizable. Due to weathering, sinking, and erosion, the World Islands have lost their well-defined borders. Central America is practically nonexistent, Australia is awkwardly made up of five rectangular strips of sand, and Europe, Africa, and Asia have merged into a largely indistinguishable blob.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."Located on a manmade island off the coast of Dubai, the Burj Al Arab is the third tallest hotel in the world, and, according to some, the most luxurious place to stay on the planet—dubbed “the world’s only seven star hotel.”
Built for $1 billion and standing at 56 floors tall, the shape of the Burj Al Arab is modeled after the sail of a J-Class yacht, and its features are no less extravagant; a room will run you between $2,700 and $24,000 per night.
The luxurious Burj Al Arab experience begins even before entering the hotel. Hotel guests are greeted at Dubai International Airport by their choice of a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce or a lift from a helicopter. Those who choose the latter will land on a helipad suspended at the very top of the hotel, a platform that was converted to a tennis court in 2005 to host an epic match between Andre Agassi and Roger Federer.
Dubai Gold Souk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Golden fixtures, doorknobs, phones, or any other everyday object made of the precious metal is nothing new in the United Arab Emirates. So it should come as no surprise that one of the biggest gold markets in the world is in Dubai, the country’s largest city.
The Dubai Frame, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world's largest frame offers spectacular views of the city's past and present.
The Dubai Frame is an iconic structure that “frames” impressive views of Old and New Dubai. The world’s largest frame, it serves as a massive, metaphorical bridge that connects the emirate’s past with its opulent present.The landmark celebrates Dubai’s history, from its humble beginnings to its current glamor and prestige. Look north, and you’ll see Dubai’s older, more historic neighborhoods framed within the great shiny structure. Look south, and you’ll see the modern, glitzy buildings and flashy skyscrapers for which the city is so famous.
3 km from Dubai.