With over millions of visitors each year, occupancy rates in hotels in Dubai are always high. The City of Gold never lags when it comes to hospitality. From palatial skyscrapers to underwater suites, Dubai has accommodations for every type of traveller, and its standards of service are one of the highest in the world.
If you’re a weary traveller on the way to and from the airport, an underwater room might be a little too adventurous. But we’d recommend the following hotels for their spacious rooms, exceptional service, quality leisure options and proximity to major travel and entertainment venues.
This all-suite hotel is connected to the Mall of the Emirates and has a warm, refined atmosphere - perfect for families on vacation. Every suite comes with free WiFi, 24/7 room service, and free laundry service. Other perks include free parking, a gym and a rooftop swimming pool for health-conscious travellers. At the Thalasso & Spa, you can wash away the strains of travel with a range of massages and holistic beauty therapies.
The 24-hour Deli Boutique at Novotel provides a superlative spread for their breakfast buffet along with a cozy terrace; their macaroons with coffee are a must-try finisher. If you’re craving Italian, Amici is an elegant eatery adjoining Ezaz Bar; their signature items include gnocchi with 3-cheese cream sauce and the Amici Mix Salad with mozzarella, tomato, grilled asparagus, croutons and balsamic dressing. Once you’re rested and refreshed, you can head over to the Mall of the Emirates for plenty of family entertainment and shopping - the metro station is only a stone’s throw away.
In fact, all of Dubai’s attractions and hotspots are just a few steps from the Novotel Suites Dubai Mall of the Emirates. This smart 3-star hotel is ideal for shoppers, as well as for business travellers. With the business districts, beaches, marina and even skiing all easily accessible, you can take in the best of Dubai during your stay here.
With direct access to indoor skiing at Ski Dubai and high-end shopping in the Mall of the Emirates, the Kempinski Hotel is a home away from home for European travellers. The hotel boasts of 393 rooms and suites with iPads, city views, and marble bathrooms. It also has 20 stylish, 3-bedroom chalets with butlers, slope or gulf views, with access to a private lounge with food and drinks. All have free Wi-Fi and non-alcoholic mini bars. That’s not all; the hotel is also equipped with a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, tennis court, and two temperature-controlled outdoor pools.
Go on a culinary adventure that takes you through the kitchens of Levant to the street corners of Spain and the stylish cafes of Europe. Try the cheesy kunafa and baklawa ice cream at Olea; chicken paella and churros with hot chocolate at Salero; Parisian breakfast and afternoon tea with scones at Aspen. Of special note is the Annual Stollen Charity Cake Sale - a collaboration between the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and the Mall of the Emirates to create the world’s largest German stollen cake, which takes a team of 30 chefs at the hotel five weeks to prepare.
The Kempinski sets new standards of indulgence with Softouch Spa, open 24 hours a day and managed by the most highly-sought after therapists in the Middle East. The hotel is also home to the celebrated beauty salon Maison de Joelle, run by Joelle Mardinian, a celebrated beauty expert in the region.
Located just meters away from Mall of the Emirates, this glass-fronted hotel offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Its location allows easy access to the metro station to reach all major business districts & attractions, including golf courses, beaches, and Ski Dubai. If you prefer to be indoors, you can choose to unwind in the heated swimming pool, book a massage at the inn’s spa, or visit the 24-hour fitness center for a high-energy workout.
Begin your day with hot salted caramel-cream cheese waffles at The Garden Grille, or pastries and coffee from The Garden Café. Sip on a Singapore Sling at The Garden Bar in the evening, and order room service any time of day. The 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market™ has ready-to-cook meals, drinks, souvenirs and travel supplies, giving you everything you need to stay a happy camper.
The Hilton Garden Inn goes the distance in taking care of their guests. From audio/visual equipment rental, 24-hour business center, business phone service, cellular phone rental, complimentary printing service, meeting rooms and video conferencing for business travellers to babysitting, cribs, child-friendly menus and children's pool for families with children, the hotel caters to the needs of every guest. The hotel is not behind making the premises accessible for guests with disabilities and special needs and complies with ADA Guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
In addition, there’s also the Ibis Mall of the Emirates and Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. We recommend the Sheraton for the Besh Turkish Kitchen which offers the best Turkish food in town, and Shine Spa, the luxury fitness and wellness center that provides the ultimate sanctuary for tired travellers.
With so many options to choose from, you are sure to return to Dubai for more.