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Top 5: Opulent Hotels in the United Arab Emirates

by Andrew Melnick

Nov 21, 2019

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Top 5 / Middle East

Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai
Set across from its own private beach, Madinat Jumeirah Resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia. It comprises three grand hotels: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and Jumeirah Al Naseem, and also 29 traditional summer houses and seven villas. It also features extensive leisure and health facilities. All of its facilities are connected by three kilometers of waterways and landscaped gardens.


Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
This hotel is set on a manmade island just off the Abu Dhabi coast, and it’s connected to society by its own private bridge. Each room is decorated with such precision and care, it will make you stop in your tracks with awe. It is the world’s fourth-largest hotel.


Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace is fit for royalty. The hotel is filled with the most opulent features, like a vending machine that dispenses gold. This is the definition of an Arabian fantasy. It has a 1.3 kilometers of pristine beach, landscaped pools and a private marina overlooking a natural bay.


Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Yas Hotel is one of the newer, trendier hotels to come to Abu Dhabi. It is positioned half on solid ground and half on water. By day, the exterior shell responds to the sun and is designed to reflect the sky, and by night, bright LED lighting transmits an incredible show across the structure’s surface. The hotel is connected to the Yas Marina Circuit with easy access to a variety of attractions, including theme parks, malls, a golf course, the beach and a marina.


InterContinental Abu Dhabi
The InterContinental Abu Dhabi has its own private beach and marina, making it an oasis of luxury. You can relax at the gorgeous pools or admire marina yachts from your own spacious room.


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