Personally, I enjoy staying at boutique hotels versus those extravagant, high volume type properties. I find that boutique hotels give you a more personalized, unique experience. Most boutique hotels are smaller in size, which means fewer crowds to deal with – whether it’s at the restaurant, spa, pool or gym – all places I like to hang at when travelling. If you’re looking to have a more relaxed and chill vibe the next time you’re travelling to Dubai, check out these properties for some of the best boutique hotels in Dubai.
At La Ville Hotel, City Walk, the metropolitan tourist attraction, is right at your doorstep. Home to some of the best shopping, dining and nightlife experiences in Dubai on the outskirts of the courtyard. Not so close that you feel the traffic, but enough that it feels like it’s an extension of the property. Located in downtown Dubai, La Ville gives you all the convenience and none of the mayhem. Even though La Ville Hotel and Suites has 156 rooms, which could seem big, you hardly see any other guests and their understated low-rise building surrounded by greenery makes it feel like a hidden boutique gem. The rooftop pool is brilliant – one of my favourites – and should be your go-to hangout while you visit.
A place where celebrities and athletes go to escape, the One&Only The Palm boasts privacy and seclusion like no other. Their 94 (very oversized) room resort is a place where you can book a villa, an entire mansion or a whole 8-unit manor for yourself or the family. This hotel is equal parts romantic as it is a luxurious family getaway. However it is best enjoyed with a significant other. You have so much privacy in your secluded rooms/villas, that you won’t have many run ins with other guests. The food never disappoints and the spa is world-renowned. No matter what room you stay in, you won’t be disappointed at this heavenly hotel & resort.
If you’re looking for real seclusion and isolation, then Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is like no other. Filled with sand dunes, camel rides and desert drives, Al Maha Resort has all the authentic Bedouin experiences you didn’t know you were craving. This 5-star hotel possesses 42 luxury suites boasting regional antiques and artifacts for a truly bona fide experience. This luxury hotel & resort gives you a taste of Dubai and Arab culture as it was meant to be experienced. Less than an hour outside of Dubai’s bustling city, Al Maha’s Desert Resort has a bar and 2 restaurants, along with a timeless spa offering the finest holistic treatments embodying the culture of the region.
Located in the heart of Emirates Hills, Address Montgomerie’s 21 boutique rooms will have you feeling like Kings and Queens of Arabia. Situated on a luxurious golf course with romantic, intimate settings for all types of special events. With a world class spa and three dining options, there’s something for everyone here. You’ll feel just far enough away from the bustling city to achieve peak relaxation while still only a 20-minute ride to attractions like the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.
This urban lifestyle hub is right in the middle of downtown Dubai and gives you that boutique feel with as many as 156 rooms available. The stylized and contemporary decor along with access to the beautiful swimming pool and fitness centre will keep you entertained and relaxed. Vida is even a quick 10-minute walk to The Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Mall. You’re surrounded by everything you need at this unique property in the heart of the city.
Hotel Meliá Desert Palm is strategically located across from the Dubai Safari Park – home to more than 3,000 animals. This enchanting resort will feel like your own getaway oasis. With 39 rooms to offer, the boutique-style resort has a fun polo theme equipped with its own championship polo field. Many great dining options, including Rare, an oak-fired grill with an exceptional menu and overlooking the sparkling Dubai skyline. A perfect oasis with their in-house sanctuary of wellness and serenity, Samāna spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre. If you’re looking to relax in style, Meliã Desert Palm Resort & Spa is a perfect place for unforgettable hotel experience in Dubai.