World's Hottest Hotels: Dubai
Dubai is the world’s fastest growing city, with the tallest building on Earth, and some of the top luxury hotels ever built. From an ocean-themed mega-resort to a polo oasis in the desert, see the best that Dubai has to offer on World’s Hottest Hotels. Watch Saturday, June 23, at 6:30|5:30c.
Opened In: 2008
Rooms: 1,539 guest rooms including 166 suites
Restaurants: There are 19 restaurants, bars and lounges at the resort. Guests will find everything from fine dining to family fare. Restaurants include Nobu, Seafire Steakhouse, Levantine, TBJ and Saffron.
Pool: The resort has 2 pools -- the Royal Pool for adults and the Zero Entry Pool for families.
Other Features: The resort also has shopping, the Aquaventure waterpark, The Lost Chambers aquarium, Dolphin Bay, tennis courts, spa, and teen and kids clubs.
Opened In: 2007
Rooms: 246 rooms and suites including penthouse and presidential suites
Restaurants: Guests can choose from 7 different dining options. Azur serves contemporary international fare. Crossroads Cocktail Bar and Terrace is an Asian-inspired bar with a New York twist, while the Red Lounge Terrace is an ultra-modern Chinese lounge. Raffles Salon is the place for afternoon tea, and the Pool bar is a great casual dining spot. The Fire & Ice grill serves European cuisine, while The Noble House features Chinese dishes.
Pool: The resort has an outdoor swimming pool and 2 outdoor exercise pools.
Other Features: Other amenities include a spa, fitness center, botanical garden, boutique, mall, library, salon and an authentic replica of a 14th-century souk from Baghdad.
3. Desert Palm
Opened In: 2009
Rooms: Desert Palm offers rooms, suites and villas: 6 deluxe rooms, 13 palm suites, 5 polo suites, 6 1-bedroom pool villas, 13 2-bedroom pool residences and a 2-bedroom Presidential "Villa Layali" (a retreat arranged around an open-air courtyard with pool).
Restaurants: Guests will find various dining places. Rare restaurant is the signature place for dinner. Epicure gourmet market near the pool is great for sandwiches, pastries, salads, pasta and pizza. The Jewel Afternoon Tea is served in the lounge and terrace so guests can watch polo matches while enjoying their tea and snacks. And the Red Bar and Lounge serves cocktails and beers.
Pool: The resort has an infinity pool, and all villas feature a private garden with pool.
Other Features: Guest can enjoy cooking lessons, wine tasting, polo matches, riding school, bird watching, tennis, squash, spa services, movies and performances.
4. The Address
Opened In: 2008
Rooms: The hotel has both private residences: sleek studios, majestic 3 to 4 bedroom penthouses and designer 1-2-3 bedroom serviced residences, as well as 200 rooms for short-term stays.
Restaurants: Mazina is the culinary powerhouse of The Address offering a variety of Asian, Arabic and European dishes. Shades is the chill-out lounge on the fourth floor that overlooks the infinity pool and provides stunning views of Dubai. Blends is a great night life spot with wine, cigars and cocktails served. Lastly, Kambaa is the chic lobby lounge that offers snacks and sweets.
Pool: There is an infinity swimming pool on the fourth floor with phenomenal views over the marina.
Other Features: The resort also features a spa, fitness center and salon.