16 Jan Recce of the Magnificent Hotels in Dubai
Renowned throughout the world for its hotels, Dubai bursts at its seams with maddeningly exquisite hotels. Dubai’s hotels are not just about a place for eating, drinking, and sleeping. These are places where rosy dreams take tangible forms. Try to capture the essence of some of these hotels.
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab, one of the top most names amongst Dubai hotels, has caught the fancy of one and all right since it threw open its doors. Often billed as ‘the world’s most luxurious hotel’, Burj Al Arab is the only 7-star hotel on the planet. The hotel treats one like royalty and the experience starts right from the airport. The hotel sends a chauffeured Rolls Royce for picking up guests and provides the facility of private in-suite check in. Every floor has its own reception desk while the beauty of the opulently decorated rooms is just indescribable.
Atlantis, The Palm
Standing proudly in its very own private island, Atlantis, The Palm is perhaps the most well known of the different luxury hotels in Dubai. Guests have a choice of some 1,400 kingly guest rooms and over 160 suites. The hotel also happens to be part of a magnificent ocean theme park where guests can take hair rising water rides, visit artificial submerged ruins and get up close to dolphins and sharks. A huge shopping zone spoils shopaholics for choice. For food buffs, there are numerous restaurants, bars, cafes, and lounges. Similarly, there is no end of conferencing facilities with the Palm Terrace and Royal Palm ballroom to name just two.
Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa
The Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa is another stunning hotel from Dubai. This award winning 5 star family beach resort offers scores of facilities for leisure as well as business travellers. A number of mesmerising gardens, alluring swimming pools and a humongous serene palm fringed beach bestow a surreal elegance upon the hotel. The Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa is hardly a 15 minute drive away from the Dubai Marina.
Metropolitan Hotel Deira
The Metropolitan Hotel Deira has time and again proven its mettle as one of the top accommodation choices for travellers arranging reasonably cheap holidays to Dubai. Amongst its numerous claims to fame, this four star hotel is well known for the somewhat cheap and scrumptious food dished out in its restaurants. Room categories include Junior and Deira suites as well as Superior and Deluxe rooms. Some of the features to be found in all the rooms are same-day laundry service, private bath with shower, 24-hour Room Service, Internet access, direct dial telephone, in-room safe, hairdryer, minibar, and individually controlled air conditioning. Besides facilities like Sauna, rooftop swimming pool, Jacuzzi, the hotel also operates a free shuttle service to the beach of Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa two times a day.
Shangri-La Hotel Dubai
For paradisiacal views of the sea from one of the most luxurious places in the heart of the city, visitors usually book their rooms with the Shangri-La Hotel. If one were to describe the rooms, the word ‘spacious’ may well be an understatement. Offering one bedroom as well as four bedroom suites, the hotel is perfect for both small and large families. The most celebrated rooms are the Horizon Club rooms, which offer complimentary breakfasts, evening cocktails, and daytime beverages.
Metropolitan Hotel Dubai
The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, with its proximity to major landmarks like Media and Internet Cities and World Trade Centre Exhibition halls is the practical choice for many travellers spending their holidays in Dubai. There are some 192 rooms to take your pick from but the honours go to the Royal and Presidential suites, which provide facilities like private dining areas, dressing room areas, and lounges.