Are you eager to embark on a trip to Dubai? There would be many strong incentives for you to do so. The United Arab Emirates city has cemented itself as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations — and attracted 12.4m overnight visitors from January to September 2023.
Dubai is particularly renowned for the abundance of shopping opportunities that it offers. These range from modern retail hubs and boutiques, right through to the ‘souks’ (marketplaces) where tourists can pick up unique souvenirs at the same time as enjoying tantalising glimpses into Dubai’s long history of trade.
Speaking of the city’s past, there are many places where you can further educate yourself on that. Why not explore the heritage districts of Bur Dubai and Deira — both of which sit beside the Dubai Creek — or the city’s oldest existing building, now Dubai Museum?
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In any case, if your heart is set on, say, a week-long Dubai holiday, there would remain the question of exactly where you should stay overnight.
Although the two Atlantis-branded resorts The Palm and The Royal — both sited at the crescent of the tree-shaped Dubai island the Palm Jumeirah — would be classic choices, their popularity could prevent you from booking accommodation at either resort for the specific nights that you want.
The good news is that Dubai is awash with plenty of other, similarly luxurious hotels. Here are insights into just three compelling alternatives to the Atlantis options.
Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab
Key to the appeal of the Atlantis resorts is their thematic relevance to… well, Atlantis, the underwater city of legend. However, if the prospect of engaging in a wide array of thrilling activities beside the sea is one major reason why you are intent on a stay in coastal Dubai, you don’t have to keep yourself on an island.
One reason why is that you could instead book accommodation at the five-star Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab resort, which houses 387 rooms and suites, as well as 82 serviced luxury residences, all inside a building replicating the design of a prestige yacht.
The wider resort also includes a couple of private beaches along with five open-air swimming pools — meaning you will never have to journey too far to take a dip! If a swimming session leaves you feeling peckish, feel free to nourish yourself at any of the onsite fine-dining outlets.
As staying at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab would base you in the fashionable Dubai residential area known as Jumeirah, you would also be able to easily check out the nearby manmade Palm Islands. The notable attractions here include exciting adventure parks and enchanting golden sandy beaches.
Taj Exotica Resort and Spa
Like the Atlantis resorts, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa is located on the Palm Jumeirah island. However, you certainly won’t need to leave that island in order to lower yourself into soothing water.
This is due to not only the onsite Olympic-sized swimming pool, but also the fact that, by taking up one of the resort’s rooms or suites, you can give yourself access to a private jacuzzi.
In fact, it would be easy for you to place relaxation very much at the forefront when spending time at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, as the ‘spa’ aspect suggests. Participate in a morning yoga session before dropping by the Palm Kitchen to sample its succulent gastronomy.
When you are in the mood to get physically active, rest assured that the resort’s onsite facilities also include a gym, a putting green, tennis courts, and a multi-sports centre.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
If you will be taking the rest of the family with you on your Dubai getaway, you would be well-advised to seriously consider reserving accommodation at Four Seasons Resort Dubai.
Of course, having an entire family to look after could often leave you pressed for time. Fortunately, UK households would be able to book the accommodation in especially time-effective fashion by doing so via the travel management company, Winged Boots.
Taking this approach would enable you to sort out both your hotel stay and the necessary flights between the UK and Dubai in one fell swoop.
After landing into Dubai International Airport, you will be able to find Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, just a 25-minute drive away. Ideally for avid shoppers, the hotel sits within easy travelling distance of Mercato Shopping Mall, Sunset Mall, and Oasis Mall.
The hotel itself, meanwhile, is home to a kids’ club while also offering babysitting services. It all adds up to an attractive prospect for families.