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Discover where to stay in Dubai with your yacht

  • Inspiration
  • By Francesca Brooking
  • Published 23 February 2023
  • Revised 17 July 2023
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Dubai is one of the best places in the world for yachts. Built on a rich maritime history, the city is made for boats thanks to its generous coastline, picturesque islands and luxury marinas. Warm weather all year round here also makes it possible to extend the yachting season even during winter. 

Dubai’s ample harbours and marinas invite vessels into the most fashionable districts of the city moments from record-breaking landmarks, fine-dining, and designer outlets. Plus, berths are kitted out in state-of-the-art facilities for any luxury pleasure craft, superyacht or gigayacht. 

But what about the hotels? 

While there are plenty of five-star offerings, this guide looks at the best places to stay in Dubai that either have their own anchorage or are close to top marinas. So, whether you’re a boat owner or chartering a vessel, here’s where to stay in Dubai with your yacht. 

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

Positioned on Pearl Jumeirah, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa is a must-visit destination for chill beach vibes, music, entertainment, and fashion in Dubai. It’s a great choice for yacht owners or charter guests seeking a quieter and more laidback place to dock than the bustling Dubai Marina. 

Guests who arrive by boat here can enjoy a complimentary anchorage in front of Nikki Beach Restaurant or Club Dubai. There’s also a dedicated dock. Both options are subject to availability and by advance reservation only. 

Come here for the exquisite beach, restaurants and spa. Stay for the villas complete with unique in-room features, private pools and lifestyle residences for the most discerning world travellers. 

Key benefits:

  • Private and complimentary dock berthing subject to availability
  • Beachfront destination for music, entertainment, and food
  • Enjoy the day at the beach club or stay longer at the hotel and residences

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

Address Dubai Marina

The hottest place in the city for yacht owners is the world’s largest man-made marina, Dubai Marina. A playground for the rich, it’s the place to see and be seen so where better to stay than right in the centre of it all? 

Address Dubai Marina is every inch the luxury cosmopolitan hotel with its modern style, proximity to high-end boutiques, fine-dining restaurants, and striking views across the waterfront development. 

Become a Dubai Marina Yacht Club member and dock your boat a mere few moments from the hotel at Dubai Marina Mall. A stay here gives you a direct link to the mall, a 45-metre outdoor infinity pool, a kids’ club, a renowned spa, and beaches just a 5-minute stroll away. 

Key benefits: 

  • Located in the heart of the fashionable Dubai Marina 
  • Dubai Marina Yacht Club members can berth outside the hotel 
  • Ultra-luxe and modern amenities, including an infinity pool 

Address Dubai Marina

Address Dubai Marina
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Bulgari Resort Dubai

By far one of the best luxury hotels for yachts in Dubai is Bulgari Resort Dubai thanks to its own impressive marina. 

Part of the exclusive five-star resort on Jumeirah Bay Island, the marina is a world-class destination for VIP yacht owners. It has space for 46 berths ranging from 10m to 50m as well as a superyacht anchorage. 

Those who dock here have access to top amenities such as  24-hour specialist deckhand assistance, a marina concierge, and boat maintenance. 
You can also make use of the on-board dining, spa treatments and hairstylists available on request. DP registered boats get access to free berthing for four hours if you dine at one of the resort’s outlets.

Take your experience further by becoming a Bulgari Yacht Club member. Get access to exclusive savings, the Yacht Club Pool, kids’ club, board room, and more. 

Key benefits: 

  • Access to the VIP Bulgari Resort Dubai Marina, a Gold Anchor winner 
  • Bulgari Yacht Club members get exclusive access to private amenities
  • Complimentary dine and dock for four hours exclusive to DP registered boats 

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai

InterContinental Dubai Marina

Another sought-after hotel in Dubai Marina is InterContinental Dubai Marina. The towering skyscraper boasts glamourous views across the waterfront lined with its gleaming white yachts and stylish promenade. It’s a great choice for Dubai Marina Yacht Club members who want to dock their boats outside the hotel. 

InterContinental Dubai Marina is just one block away from Jumeirah Beach Residence. Dubai Marina Mall with its designer outlets is across the water too. 
If you’re feeling peckish after the boat, the place to go is Marina Social Restaurant & Bar. The lively social space offers everything from light bites to hearty meals accompanied by panoramic waterfront views. 

For those in need of cooling off, the roof terrace pool has a bar, private cabanas and another fantastic view. 

Key benefits:

  • Five-star hotel in a fashionable Dubai Marina location
  • Choice of award-winning restaurants with stunning waterfront views
  • Dubai Marina Yacht Club members can dock nearby

InterContinental Dubai Marina

InterContinental Dubai Marina

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is a beachside oasis within the city’s JBR district just moments from the Dubai Marina. It’s also a three-minute drive from the Dubai International Marine Club, a gulfside marine hub for sailing, water sports, rowing, yacht mooring, and more. 

The five-star hotel is the place to go for VIP rest and relaxation. Sprawled along a generous stretch of golden sand, it’s a tranquil retreat with shaded tree-speckled grounds. 

Choose between the quiet privacy of a deckchair by the pool or wander to the beach for views of Dubai’s skyscrapers looming towards the Arabian Gulf. 
Book a Cub Level room or suite and get exclusive complimentary access to The Ritz-Carlton Club, a lounge complete with a personal concierge service, premium drinks, and light bites. It’s the perfect place to unwind or catch up on work. 

Key benefits:

  • Close proximity to the beach, Dubai Marina, and Dubai International Marine Club
  • A Ritz Kids club to keep the little ones entertained 
  • Beachside secluded oasis in the heart of Dubai’s most fashionable area

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

One&Only Royal Mirage

Nestled on the coast opposite the formidable Palm Jumeirah is One&Only Royal Mirage. Considered one of Dubai’s most stylish resorts, its traditional style celebrates the splendour of Arabic hospitality. 

For VIP yacht owners or charter guests seeing the utmost discretion, this five-star hotel is the place for you. Tucked within 65 acres of landscaped gardens, the resort has three different areas to stay in: The Palace, Arabian Court, and Residence & Spa. 

Whichever area you choose, you have access to One&Only Royal Mirage’s private beach with its award-winning beach club, DRIFT. 

As for yachts, Dubai Harbour is just under 10 minutes away by car. Why not allow us to book a private transfer from the harbour to the hotel for the ultimate luxury?

Key benefits:

  • Under 10 minutes by car from Dubai Harbour 
  • Utmost privacy for guests seeking complete discretion 
  • Private beach with DRIFT, an award-winning beach club  

One&Only Royal Mirage

One&Only Royal Mirage

Rixos Premium JBR

Rixos Premium JBR isn’t just a five-star hotel; it’s an ultra-modern hub for some of Dubai’s most renowned dining and nightlife outlets alongside an award-winning spa, and swimming pool. 

Located in the heart of Jumeirah Beach Residence, Rixos cuts a striking image with its imposing entrance and iconic high-rise architecture. Its 414 guest rooms offer hypnotic of the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai as well as the shimmering Arabian Gulf. 

The hotel gives a new meaning to ‘shop ‘til you drop’ thanks to its proximity to incredible shopping destinations such as The Walk, Dubai Marina Mall, and Mall of Emirates. Guests who prefer or more VIP shopping experience can also browse the in-house high-end boutiques. 

Key benefits: 

  • Eight minutes by car from Dubai Marina and Dubai Harbour
  • The ultra-luxury hotel is a high-end shopping destination
  • Home to some of the most renowned dining and nightlife venues in Dubai

Rixos Premium JBR

Rixos Premium JBR

Yachting in Dubai FAQs

How do you book a yacht trip in Dubai?

You can book a yacht charter by calling the rental company or making an enquiry online.  If you prefer the luxury of a seamless charter from beginning to end, our personal travel managers can book it for you. 

Make an enquiry with us today and you’ll be on your way to an unforgettable yachting experience in Dubai. 

What are the best luxury yacht rentals in Dubai?

There are plenty of luxury yacht charters in Dubai and most of them can be found close by the Dubai Marina. Some of our favourites include: 

  • Royal Blue Coast Yachts Rental 
  • Gold’s Yachts 
  • Elite Rental Yachts 
  • Xclusive Yachts 
  • Luxury Sea Boats Charter 

What is the largest yacht in Dubai?

The biggest yacht in the marina is Lotus Mega Yacht, a superyacht operated by Dutch Oriental. At 220 feet long, it has a capacity of 500 guests. Board it for a sunset cruise, dinner cruise or charter the entire yacht for a special occasion. Now that’s luxury!

Where are the best yachting destinations in the UAE?

Some of the best luxury yachting destinations in the UAE include: 

  • Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Home to the Arabian Wildlife Park and a collection of luxury Anantara resorts. 
  • The World Islands, a collection of 300 small artificial islands 4km off the coast of Dubai. 
  • Palm Jumeirah Islands, an archipelago of artificial islands in the shape of a palm tree in Dubai. 
  • Dubai Water Canal is an artificial waterway which connects the Arabian Gulf with the Creek of Old Dubai. Look out for the artificial waterfall where the canal meets Sheikh Zayed bridge. 

What is the Dubai International Boat Show?

The Dubai International Boat Show is the largest boat show in the UAE, GCC, and the Middle East. The five-day annual event brings captains, distributors, yacht lovers, marine enthusiasts together to celebrate the industry. 

Located in Dubai Harbour, you can expect to see boat launches, tour superyachts, indulge in water sports, attend conferences, and rub shoulders with the yachting elite. 

Dubai is one of the best yachting destinations in the world thanks to its luxury marinas, ideal weather, and picturesque coastline. Plenty of five-star hotels offer amenities for yachts too. 

Call our expert personal travel managers today and set sail on a Dubai yacht charter of dreams.  
 

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