Dubai's swankiest suites: Inside the city's most expensive hotel rooms
We had a peek inside some of the plushest pads Dubai has to offer…
Living in Dubai, we’re lucky to be able to experience a slice of the five-star life from staycations to pool passes, especially over summer when Dubai’s resorts slash their prices with some appealing resident rates.
But if you want to see how the other half live (or stay), we’ve rounded up some of the city’s swankiest (and most expensive) hotel suites.
Here they are…
The Royal Bridge Atlantis Suite at Atlantis The Palm
Price: Dhs130,000 per night
Accessed through a guarded entrance from its own private elevator, the 924-metre Royal Bridge Atlantis suite can be found at the very top of lavish hotel. Inside, a master bedroom with his and hers bathrooms, a further two double bedrooms with ensuites, a dining area seating 16, a library, games room, large reception lounge, massage room and huge balcony with 360 degree views of the city.
The suite also comes with a 24-hour butler, free airport transfers, two complimentary head, neck and shoulder massage per stay, use of the ShuiQi spa facilities and unlimited access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium and Aquaventure Waterpark. You’ll also get unlimited in-room movie services as well as priority restaurant reservations and in-suite check in.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs42,980 per night. Tel: (04) 426 2000. atlantisthepalm.com
The Royal Suite at Four Seasons Jumeirah
Price: Dhs90,000 per night
A private elevator takes you up to the fifth floor of the Four Seasons Jumeirah, which is where you’ll find the upscale hotel’s grandest suite. It’s a swanky space, complete with bright and airy rooms with marble floors, towering columns and streams of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The dramatic ballroom-like living area – with its marble floors, Venetian chandeliers and baby grand piano is the star of the show here, and opens up to a full-width furnished terrace.
The master bedroom is really wow-worthy. It’s got two private balconies with some amazing gulf views, a huge bathroom with oval tub, steam room, walk in shower and double dressing room.
Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2, from Dhs90,000 per night. Tel: (04) 270 7777. fourseasons.com
Sir Winston Churchill Suite at the St Regis
Rates: Dhs75,000 per night
Located on the top floors of the upscale St Regis Dubai, the 913-square-metre, three-bedroom suite displays paintings and art from the Churchill archives, gifted to the hotel by the Churchill Heritage Ltd.
It houses a collection of 15 paintings and art pieces from the Churchill archives, as well as a well maintained Cuban cigar that once belonged to him. The suite features a vast living room, a formal 12-seater dining room, elegant study, relaxing lounge area and a spacious majlis that is ideal for meetings. There’s a huge master bedroom with ensuite bathroom complete with free standing tub, then two further bedrooms – a king and twin bed.
The suite’s pièce de résistance is a stunning in-room spiral staircase that leads to a rooftop plunge pool, complete with panoramic views of the landscaped gardens and surrounds.
The St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, from Dhs75,000 per night. Tel: (04) 435 5555. stregisdubai.com
The Royal Suite at Burj Al Arab
Price: Dhs66,000 per night
The palatial Royal two bedroom suite at the Burj Al Arab spans an impressive 780 square metres across two floors at the top of the seven star hotel. It has a private lift, its own cinema, two dressing rooms, dining room for 12, personalised private bars, two master bathrooms complete with a full-size Jacuzzi and a separate five-head rain shower and even a guest room on the lower level.
You’ll also be treated to a 24 hour butler on call, private Burj Al Arab beach, separate indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a full range of Hermes bathroom amenities, full access to the Talise Spa and free Wild Wadi passes, daily breakfast buffet served straight to the suite via a staff entrance and a pillow menu of 17 varieties to ensure you the best nights sleep.
Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, from Dhs29,700. Tel: (04) 301 7777. jumeirah.com
The Royal Suite at Waldorf Astoria
Price: Dhs45,000 per night
You’ll find the largest suite in Dubai at the Waldorf Astoria on the Palm Jumeirah. Accessed through a private VIP lift, it spans an impressive 16,867 square feet and occupies the entire top floor. Designed in opulent woods and Italian marble, it features some pretty incredible 360-degree views of the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah.
In the living area, you’ll find raised seating spaces, a grand piano, huge dining area and a super sized terrace that overlooks the Dubai Skyline, while the master bedroom is home to a private, 1000 square foot balcony and ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms. A second bedroom boasts a king sized bed, seating area with 42 inch TV and walk in wardrobes.
Other features include a Majilis for up to 20 guests, TV room with a 55-inch HDTV, kitchen with butler service and two bedrooms for assistants. Those staying in the Royal Suite can also enjoy the Waldorf Astoria Lounge – a private oasis offering fabulous views, complimentary continental breakfast, drinks and snacks throughout the day and evening.
Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs45,000. Tel: (04) 818 2222. Waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
Penthouse Suites at JW Marriott Marquis
Price: Dhs35,000 per night
Boasting not one but four Penthouse suites (two in each tower), JW Marriott Marquis’ top level rooms start from Dhs35,000 per night. Split over two levels, each penthouse has two bedrooms with two separate living rooms, private spa treatment room, free airport transfers and private check in.
A butler service is available on request, and access to the private Executive Lounge’s is included in the rate. A breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail selection is available to be served on a specialist room service menu too.
JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, from Dhs35,000 per night. Tel: (04) 414 0000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
The Royal Suite at One&Only Royal Mirage
Price: Dhs25,000 per night
Known as one of Dubai’s most sought-after resorts for celebs, The Royal Suite at the five-star One&Only Royal Mirage will set you back a cool Dhs25,000 per night. There’s two Royal Suites in the Palace area of the hotel, each featuring two elegant bedrooms with huge en suite bathrooms, a spacious living room and dining room, which are linked to a large balcony overlooking Palm Island Bay.
Inside, the dining table seats up to 8 – perfect for entertaining – and other amenities in the room include a 60 inch TV, iPod docking station, make up mirror and a full breakfast buffet included in the rate.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina, from Dhs25,000. Tel: (04) 399 9999. oneandonlyresorts.com
Limited Edition Crystal Suite Package at Rixos Premium Dubai
Price: Dhs22,000 per night
The two-bedroom Crystal Suite at the Rixos Premium on Dubai’s JBR might be the most understated of all these high-end suites, but it’s the wow-factor extras included that make this arguably one of the swankiest packages. Guests who book the suite will get a luxury transfer, express check-in, VIP welcome, butler service, daily turndowns with bubbles, caviar and chocolate, a tailor-made mini bar, personalized bathrobes, luxury Chopard bathroom amenities, Apple TV with surround sound system, DJ station and X-Box player.
If you fancy heading out of your suite, you’ll be trated to a choice of breakfast, lunch and dinner at any of the hotels 8 restaurants and bars, a private cabana at the pool with butler service, personal training sessions, unlimited hammam treatments, free use of the sky and sea adventure water sports available (including sky diving), a massage at the spa and complimentary sports car rental for the duration of your stay. And if that wasn’t enough, if you stay more than three nights, the hotel will throw in a helicopter tour. As you do…
Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, The Walk, Dubai Marina, from Dhs22,000. Tel: (04) 520 0000. premiumdubai.rixos.com
Grand Palm Suite at One&Only The Palm
Price: Dhs20,000 per night
Sister resort to One&Only Royal Mirage, One&Only The Palm offers a slightly less-expensive, but equally lavish suite for Dhs20,000 per night. The 2,691 square foot Grand Palm suite is found at the top of Manor House, and offers an expansive living and dining room, state-of-the-art bedroom and one of the biggest terraced outdoor areas we’ve ever seen.
As well as all the standard amenities offered at the five-star resort, the suite comes complete with a round the clock host, to cater to your every need.
One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs20,000 per night. Tel:(04) 440 1010. Oneandonlyresorts.com