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The most expensive hotels in Dubai

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  • By Lottie Nicholls
  • Published 08 July 2022
  • Revised 06 March 2023
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Synonymous with luxury and wealth, the glamorous city of Dubai boasts a playground of magnificent skyscrapers, luxury retail palaces, and an extensive range of experiences to tantalize and delight the elite. It's no surprise, therefore, that the UAE's capital city is home to some of the most high-end hotels and resorts. 

Top hospitality brands strive to make the perfect first impression and with a plethora of different options available, it's no wonder that the market for luxury living is so competitive. 

So, if you’re looking for the most expensive hotel in Dubai, you’re sure to relieve your heavy pockets with our list of the six most expensive resorts to reside in when you next visit this world-famous city.

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1. Bulgari Resort Dubai

Nestled in the heart of seahorse shaped island, Jumeira Bay, this glimmering gem of a resort harmoniously amalgamates Middle Eastern culture and Mediterranean style. Lying just a stone’s throw away from Jumeirah Beach as well as the opulent living of the Dubai Mall and top famous sights, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, the hotel’s maritime spirit enhances its indulgent design and promises guests a tranquil oasis just minutes from the mainland. 

Designed by Italian architects, Citterio - Viel, Bulgari Resort Dubai is really like no other - It’s no wonder that this opulent resort is one of the priciest on the island. Bulgari Resort Dubai boasts sleek and chic architecture, unique décor, and top-quality raw materials including Mongolian black granite featured throughout - each facet of the resort showcasing the same level of craftmanship you’d expect from a piece of Bulgari jewellery.

Bulgari Resort Dubai takes great pride in conveying the top standard of tailored services to each guest that graces its suites. Relax and revel in the privacy of in-room check-ins, relieve the arrival and departure stresses with the packing and unpacking services and ensure you’re always looking dapper with its Berluti shoeshine and round-the-clock personalised butler. 

Tantalise your tastebuds with expertly mixed cocktails in the hotel bar, enjoy five-star continental breakfasts in their onsite café and delve into the many culinary experiences the hotel has to offer in one of four restaurants. The hotel’s exclusive yacht club restaurant overlooks the harbour, reinforcing the charming Mediterranean atmosphere in the beating heart of the Gulf. The venue offers an ageless dining experience and phenomenal standard cuisine. Alternatively, try Hoseki, the hotel’s fashionable Japanese style restaurant which boasts magnificent views of the Dubai skyline and serves up a unique Omaske experience. With just nine seats, this minimalist restaurant really is the pandora’s box of gastronomy.

Exclusive resort features:
⦁    Valet parking and concierge services
⦁    Exquisite interior décor and furnishings
⦁    First-class service
⦁    Personal butlers
⦁    101 elegant rooms and suites
⦁    Water skiing experiences

You can stay at Bulgari Resort Dubai for three-nights from £1,745 per person, five-nights from £2,500 per person, and seven-nights from £3,260 per person, including flights.

Bulgari Resort Dubai is also a top recommended place to stay for VIPs. Discover more of our favourites. 

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai

2. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

The beautiful beachfront location and alfresco conveniences of Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai are just the beginning of a plethora of luxuries which guests are greeted with upon arrival. This urban resort lies beneath the glittering skyline of the city and offers views across the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Gulf, with a fantastic location close to all the action of Dubai.

Its 148 spacious rooms and suites boast sleek, chic, and contemporary interior design with private balconies providing endless views from day through night. Top class service, including 24hour concierge, works to ensure your stay is nothing short of elite, whilst the hotel’s range of restaurants offer a plethora of eclectic dining experiences from around the world. 

Choose from contemporary Portuguese cuisine at Tasca by José Avillez or visit the Japanese Steakhouse Netsu by Ross Shonhan. Perhaps you’d like to delight in an unparalleled sensory experience at unique eatery Sublimotion, which champions culinary art and technological innovation, or indulge in the finest caviar at specialist restaurant Beluga.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai also offers a range of exclusive facilities and experiences. Hot air balloon rides and sky diving events seek to excite the thrill-seekers, whilst perfume workshops and mixology classes are ideal for the more delicate of guests. The hotel even offers a chocolate factory tour for guests who consider themselves confectionary connoisseurs. If you do nothing else, be sure to visit the spectacular 2,000-sqaure metre spa for a menu of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. 

Exclusive resort features:
⦁    Exclusive excursions
⦁    Eclectic dining experiences, including innovative Sublimotion
⦁    Boutique shopping 
⦁    2,000-square metre spa
⦁    Concierge, including baby sitting and kids’ club

You can stay at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai for three-nights from £1,530 per person, five-nights from £2,145 per person, and seven-nights from £2,760 per person, including flights.

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
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3. One&Only The Palm

The beachfront peninsula of iconic Palm Jumeirah provides the perfect location for a world-class resort and that’s exactly what One&Only The Palm offers its guests. Nestled into gardens of luscious greenery and beaches of golden sand, guests can expect palatial vistas and grand residences that encompass manor houses, low-rise mansions, and beachside villas, providing complete seclusion and serenity. 

Relaxing infinity pools and invigorating spa treatments fuse harmoniously with the hotel’s exuberant rooms and suites, packed with decadent Arabian opulence. A poolside peppering of deluxe loungers, outdoor sofas, and private cabanas also provide a romantic sanctuary for couples, whilst a separate family-friendly pool is frequented by the kids’ club with splash-tastic activities – proving that One&Only The Palm is a haven for every type of guest.

With a combination of Arabian architecture and sleek, modern décor, this gleaming hotel proves both stylish and cultural. The mixture of warm and cool tones throughout provide ultimate comfort and you’ll feel a welcoming atmosphere from the moment you step inside.

The resort's Michelin-star chef Yannick Alléno takes global inspiration with his cuisine, bringing gastronomic delights to One&Only The Palm. Each restaurant is unique and the fusion of French, Mediterranean, and Arabian cuisines work to ensure each mouthful is more memorable than the last. A dining experience at his signature restaurant STAY is a must.

Exclusive resort features:
⦁    Michelin-star dining experiences
⦁    Boutique shopping
⦁    The sumptuous Guerlain Spa
⦁    Private beach access
⦁    Snorkelling and safari tours 
⦁    Direct boat access to private marina 

You can stay at One&Only The Palm for three-nights from £1,925 per person, five-nights from £2,805 per person, or seven-nights from £3,685 per person, including flights.

One&Only The Palm

One&Only The Palm

4. Armani Hotel Dubai

Synonymous with luxury at its finest, the Armani Hotel Dubai provides guests with the opportunity to embrace calming extravagance and create the escape of their dreams. With its signature sleek lines and opulent ambiance, many consider it to be one of the top luxury hotels in the city - plus with all rooms, suites, and furnishings designed by Giorgio Armani himself, there is no question as to why. 

If you’re searching for the most expensive hotel suite in Dubai, you might be in luck. Each of the hotel’s rooms and suites are a masterpiece, with the choice of Deluxe or Classic Rooms and Premiere, Fountain, Executive, Ambassador and Signature Suites, plus One and Two-Bedroom Residences with views over the twinkling city below. The exquisite dining options feature a medley of Italian, Indian, Japanese, European and Mediterranean cuisines to savour amid a sophisticated setting, while the famed Armani Prive nightclub housed in the residence and blissful spa and infinity pool are sure to entertain from morning until night.  

The hotel’s advantageous location proves yet another reason for its popularity among high-end clients. Situated in Downtown Dubai (crowned the most expensive place to live in Dubai), its central location proves easy to access the city’s most vibrant attractions, yet with the Arabian Gulf as a backdrop, this beautiful beachfront getaway boasts white sand beaches, high-fashion shopping, and soothing Marina walks as a perfect contrast. 

Oh, and did we mention this phenomenal hotel sits atop Burj Khalifa? That’s right, book a room at the Armani Hotel Dubai and you’ll be sleeping at the very top of one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers. Now that’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience worth shouting about.

Exclusive resort features:
⦁    Top quality concierge, including baby sitting 
⦁    Eclectic dining experiences onsite
⦁    Armani Prive Nightclub
⦁    Armani Spa
⦁    Infinity pool
⦁    Elegant rooms and suits boasting designer Italian décor 
⦁    Panoramic views from the top of the city’s tallest skyscraper

You can stay at Armani Hotel Dubai for three-nights from £1,010 per person, five-nights from £1,280 per person, and seven-nights from £1,550 per person, including flights.

Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Hotel Dubai

5. Burj Al Arab

Needing little introduction, this iconic building has become a global icon of luxurious travel. Its emblematic sail-shaped silhouette sits upon its own private island on a white sand beach against perfect blue backdrops, where the ocean meets the sky. 

Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai’s (and the world’s) most recognisable landmarks; its ultra-luxury interiors boast décor fit for royalty which complement the buildings striking exterior, just perfectly. A plethora of luscious, thriving plants and beautiful florals are imported globally, with stock making its way to the hotel from exotic destinations including Thailand, South Africa, and Holland - coming to rest in the jaw-droppingly magnificent lobby.

Bask in the seclusion of private beaches and revel in the wide range of leisure activities that this striking hotel has to offer, whether you wish to occupy the swanky terrace pool and its cabanas or make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark. With its unparalleled luxury, Burj Al Arab boasts a combination of art, outstanding service, first-class accommodation, and some of the world’s best dining venues – it’s no wonder all five of its stars are gleaming. 

Service and concierge are of world class at Burj Al Arab, ensuring guests’ time there is the best it could be. All nine of the onsite restaurants seek to explore culinary traditions and provide global flavours like no other, with everything from authentic Italian cuisine to Asian fusion experiences, continental breakfasts, and high teas accompanied by smoked cocktails, aged wines, and house-infused beers. 

This hotel is also part of the exclusive Jumeirah half board dine around programme that offers guests daily complimentary breakfast and dinner at more than 40 participating restaurants located across Dubai – so when it comes to fine dining, the world is your oyster. 

Exclusive resort features:
⦁    Chauffer driven Rolls-Royces of helicopter pickups from the airport
⦁    24-carat gold leaf interior
⦁    Private beaches, spas, and gym facilities
⦁    Exclusive excursions
⦁    Eclectic dining experiences at nine onsite restaurants
⦁    Jumeirah half board dine program

You can stay at Burj Al Arab for three-nights from £1,595 per person, five-nights from £2,255 per person, and seven-nights from £2,915 per person, including flights.

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

6. Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai’s most spectacular underwater themed resort. A luxury marine-themed hotel based on the lost underwater city of the same name, Atlantis boasts first-class service, facilities, and activities like no other. 

Marvel over a variety of exotic sea life as it swims past your floor-to-ceiling window in your underwater suite and explore fascinating perks such as a range of swimming pools, relaxing spa, and a fabulous private stretch of beach. 

Featuring 1,548 spacious rooms and suites, four celebrity chef restaurants with interiors as sumptuous as the menu, plus a host of spectacular onsite facilities fit for the whole family – it’s one of the most sought-after resorts in the UAE. All guests can enjoy complimentary access to the hotel’s very own and highly exciting Aquaventure Water Park, as well as the dynamic Dolphin Bay Atlantis and magical Lost Chambers Aquarium. While you can make a splash with extreme water sport experiences out in the bay, a must for thrill-seekers and a fantastic way to explore the coastline and its fringe of skyscrapers.

Atlantis, The Palm’s sprawling pools and green gardens with connecting bridges boast a tranquil sense of paradise and really add to the sense of luxury, whilst the general energy that the hotel exudes creates a sense of excitement for all who frequent it. We can’t think of any reason why you wouldn’t want to stay here.

Why not upgrade to The Imperial Club? Ideal for guests seeking additional comfort and convenience, this service includes complimentary breakfast, all-day snacks, afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails and canapes. Well, when in Dubai…

Exclusive resort features:
⦁    Underwater suites
⦁    Facilities including Aquaventure Waterpark, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Sea Lion Point, and Dolphin Bay
⦁    World-class concierge services
⦁    Four celebrity chef restaurants
⦁    Access to exciting excursions and activities

You can stay at Atlantis, The Palm for three-nights from £1,430 per person, five-nights from £1,980 per person, and seven-nights from £2,530 per person, including flights.

Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm

For a closer look at the most expensive properties in the city, discover our list of top Dubai hotels or call our experts today to tailor your next visit to the city.

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