A metropolis surrounded by rolling desert dunes on one side and the sparkling Arabian Gulf on the other, Dubai boasts magnificent views at every turn. Be it the fronds of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the city’s futuristic skyline and towering Burj Khalifa, or the sandy beaches by the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, the views from Dubai’s hotel rooms are invariably impressive and arresting. Read on for our pick of the best, most Insta-worthy rooms and vistas.
Underwater Suite, Atlantis The Palm
Providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the renowned Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites at Atlantis boast spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows that peer straight into the hotel’s Ambassador Lagoon Aquarium. Guests can watch the underwater world play out from the three-storey suite’s bed, bath or lounge area, and marvel at 14 different species of shark, majestic stingrays and over 65,000 marine creatures.
Burj View Suite, Manzil Downtown Dubai
The 48-square-metre Burj View Suites truly capture the essence of Arabian hospitality and splendour, accompanied by breath-taking views of the Burj Khalifa. The postcard-perfect vista is best enjoyed from the suites’ terraces at night, when the Burj puts on a multi-hued light show as the backdrop to the spectacular Dubai Fountain. The world’s tallest building also makes for a majestic sight when you open the curtains the next morning.
Ocean Suite, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
Guests at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam – Madinat Jumeirah can enjoy far-reaching, uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Burj Al Arab. Whether it’s from your private balcony or on a boat ride through the Venetian-inspired network of water channels, guests can take in breath-taking views all across the property, framed by the hotel’s tastefully decorated interiors inspired by Dubai’s sand dunes and Bedouin traditions.
Bedouin Suite, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Nestled in a lush palm oasis deep within Dubai’s magical desert landscape, the Bedouin Suites of Al Maha Resort spill out into an endless vista of undulating dunes, framed by the faint outline of the distant Hajar Mountains. The unique resort is located in the protected Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and surrounded by indigenous Arabian wildlife – including the Arabian Oryx and gazelles.
Armani Fountain Suite, Armani Hotel Dubai
Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the first hotel from fashion designer Giorgio Armani features stylish, refined luxury complemented by unhindered views from within the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa. The Armani Hotel Dubai occupies the first eight floors as well as levels 38 and 39 of the iconic building and provides guests with unparalleled views, along with direct access to The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and the recently opened Dubai Opera. Here, guests can appreciate the inimitable splendour of Dubai’s iconic skyline from the comfort of the Armani Fountain Suite or enjoy an unrivalled vantage point from the suite’s balcony.