Top 5 Hotels To Visit In The UAE

If the current state of the world has you feeling kinda iffy about traveling afar, why not travel anear? Yes, we realize that’s not a word, just go with it. The UAE has a ton of absolutely amazing hotels, just waiting for you to show up with an overnight bag or two. A good ol’ stay-cation has never looked more appealing. You’ll get a change of scenery and get to treat yoself to a little fun and relaxation. Here’s our top 5 picks for great UAE hotels, with a little shout out for every type of traveler.

Qasr Al Sarab: Abu Dhabi

Want to get away from it all? We mean, really get away from it all? This gorgeous hotel located in the middle of the Empty Quarter is an absolute must-visit. Don’t get us wrong, this one is a splurge, but the place is nothing short of breath-taking. The accommodations are traditional/desert-chic and the views are beyond priceless. The hotel also features a lovely spa, and several bespoke experiences including a private dinner out among those gorgeous dunes. There’s also a overnight camping trip complete with camel rides, dune riding, and breakfast.

Rixos Bab al Bahr: Ras al Khaimah

If you fancy a little sea with your sand, this might be the UAE hotel for you. This unique looking resort is located on a cluster of man-made islands about a 45 minute drive from Dubai. The resort boasts an impressive 650 rooms, and most do have the bonus of ocean views. While the rooms themselves are pretty basic, chances are good that you won’t be spending much time in yours. Besides the gorgeous beach, there are 8 pools, an aqua park, a spa, and nighttime entertainment as well. While the place is a bit pricey, food and drink are included in your stay.

Ajman Hotel: Ajman

You don’t have to spend a ton of cash to stay at a really nice hotel in the UAE. Ajman Hotel will totally give you that beach getaway vibe, without breaking the bank. In fact, it boasts a 500 meter white sand beach that is definitely worth spending a lot of time on. You’ll find plenty of sun loungers, daybeds, and hammocks peppered along the beachy stretch. Spa gals will be pleased to know there is one on site as well. While the exterior of the hotel may look a bit dated, the rooms are decorated nicely, and at the price, you really can’t beat it.

Andaz Capital Gate: Abu Dhabi

Wanna get a little tilted? This UAE hotel actually holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s furthest leaning tower. Yeah, that’s right. Take that Pisa! Gals who enjoy a more modern aesthetic to their surroundings will dig the vibe and decor of this hotel. It’s also wallet friendly, so you won’t feel like crying when you see the bill on check-out day. Don’t miss the pool, it seems to float and gives amazing views from its 19th floor perch.

W Abu Dhabi-Yas Island: Abu Dhabi

Like watching the wheels on the cars go ’round and ’round? This iconic UAE hotel can offer you rest and relaxation, and the opportunity to watch a Formula 1 race from your balcony. The building itself is just plain neat looking, and there’s also plenty of nightlife, the beach, pools, and a spa. Staying here is definitely a unique experience and a perfect stay-cation option.

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