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Whether you prefer views of the Burj Khalifa and its surrounding urban landscape or peeks of indigenous wildlife in the Dubai Desert, here are 5 hotels for the best vistas in Dubai.

Ah, Dubai – the lavish metropolis known for its magnificent skyscraper-filled skyline, luxury shopping malls, exhilarating nightlife and yet conservative laws; a thriving hub in the Middle East drawing in business expatriates and tourists alike to experience all its wonders.

Located advantageously on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Gulf, the emirate boasts an inimitable juxtaposition of ultramodern architecture, dessert dunes and artificial islands – all within a few hours from each other by car.

Whether you prefer views of the Burj Khalifa and its surrounding urban landscape or peeks of indigenous wildlife in the Dubai Desert, here are 5 hotels for the best vistas in Dubai.

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Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Signature Suite

You can bet on fashion designer Giorgio Armani to make a statement with his first venture into the hotel industry, and that he did with Armani Hotel Dubai. Occupying the first eight floors as well as levels 38 and 39 of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world, the hotel offers guests top views of Dubai’s skyline, along with direct access to The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and the recently opened Dubai Opera. Each room is designed to reflect the sophisticated appeal of the fashion house, with some featuring a private balcony for you to soak in the sun and views all at once. W

Atlantis The Palm

Palm Jumeirah may be a man-made island, but it’s no less one of the most outstanding attractions in Dubai. There you’ll find Atlantis, a 5-star ocean-themed resort that’s as magical as it sounds, complete with aquariums and waterparks, private beaches and pools, spas, and plenty else to keep you amused. While all four of its signature suites offer distinctively astounding views, the Underwater Suite is one that stands out for its underwater views of the Ambassador Lagoon Aquarium – home to 65,000 marine inhabitants. W

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa

Exterior view of the Bedouin Suite

Wake up to views of desert ridges stretching beyond the horizon from your very own oasis, that is, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa. Set exclusively in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, the private haven provides guests with the opportunity to witness indigenous Arabian wildlife, including the Arabian Oryx and gazelles. After a day of exploration, unwind at the spa or your villa’s temperature-controlled pool as the sun sets over the distant Hajar Mountains. W

Manzil Downtown Dubai

Burj View Suite

Can you really say you’ve been to Dubai without seeing the Burj Khalifa for yourself? Manzil Downtown saves you the trouble by giving you postcard-worthy spectacles straight from your room windows. Draw the curtains to unveil its towering grandeur in the morning, or stay for the multi-hued light show of the Dubai Fountain at night; either way, the city’s skyline is yours to behold at the comfort of your modern Arabian suite. W

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Ocean Deluxe Room

At the heart of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort in Dubai is the Jumeriah Mina A’Salam, a boutique-style hotel offering an authentic Arabian beachfront escapade. The room interiors are decorated with antique Middle Eastern furniture and ornaments echoing Bedouin traditions, while the windows and/or balconies offer majestic vistas of the azure ocean. On top of that, guests can catch sights of the famed Burj Al-Arab as well as water taxis cruising through the scenic water channels across the property. W


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