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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Dubai

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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Dubai is now considered to be one of the most advanced cities in the world with regards to architecture and industrialism. Tourists are forever in awe of the breathtaking wonders they come across, be it the modern buildings and structures or the ancient establishments that remind us of the deep history that enriches what was once a barren desert. In between exploring the spectacular scenery, you’ll need a comforting place to kick back and unwind. Here’s our list of ten cultural hotels in Dubai.

Raffles Hotel

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel
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Nestled within the heart of the city, Raffles exudes charm and charisma, merging styles from Asia along with trademark Egyptian elements to present a chic and sleek hotel with palatial interiors. Housing over 250 generously proportioned rooms, they offer standard rooms that are appointed with courteous hospitality and lavish facilities that include walk-in showers and balconies, allowing guests to take in the majestic view below. Guests are treated like royalty and can revitalize in the comfort of the exquisite spa and relaxation rooms.
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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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This unmissable haven attracts all with its wave like structure that overlooks the Arabian Gulf. Stay in one of the 618 rooms that adopt a unique interior and provide spectacular ocean views. From the efficient service to the delectable variety of restaurants that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your palate, the Jumeirah Beach hotel is a one-way ticket to a traveler’s paradise. Featuring an innovative Pavilion Dive Centre, guests can grab the chance to take snorkeling and scuba diving lessons with certified instructors; whether you’re a complete novice or a professional, you’ll find an activity that is right for you.
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Movenpick Hotel

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The 14th-century voyages of Arab traveler Ibn Battuta have had a tremendous influence over the decor of the hotel. Showcasing themed Battuta suites, the dazzling architecture and extravagant facilities enhance guests’ experience. Dine at one of the eight magnificent restaurants, serving up feasts from around the world, relax and de-stress in the confines of the stunning and trendy lounges boasting a fine selection of premium pours. Keep up your fitness regimen at the deluxe gymnasium with state of the art workout equipment; the Movenpick hotelis a contemporary edifice with traditional undertones.
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XVA Art Hotel

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Built around a courtyard, the boutique, XVA Art hotel is a quaint and cozy getaway from the cosmopolitan atmosphere and transports you to the more historical side of Dubai. With more conventional interiors and rustic components that complete each room, this place is appropriate for more intimate getaways as the serene and peaceful ambiance sets the scene for a romantic dinner for two in the restaurant providing a delicious spread of Middle Eastern dishes. With a beautiful decor that stays true to the essence of the Bastakia quarters, the XVA hotel will be a humble home away from home.
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Comfort Inn

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Located on Al Rigga Street in downtown Deira, the Comfort Inn is a five-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and aims to deliver instant gratification to its guests. Presenting an array of incredibly tempting dining choices that include traditional cuisine, Indian and international cuisines, served in a gracious manner. For any special occasions, the exquisite banquet halls provide a poignant backdrop for your event. With an efficient babysitting service, parents can enjoy some quality time and leave their worries behind while the hotel help desk can aid in arranging exciting tours during the day, a immensely breathtaking experience that can be appreciated by the entire family.
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EWA Dubai Deira Hotel

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With a sophisticated and airy charm that pervades the EWA Dubai Deira Hotel, this boutique hotel acts a comforting pit-stop for travelers visiting for both business and pleasure. The three-star property is conveniently located in the Al Bahara area which is densely populated with fascinating attractions and historical landmarks such as the gold and spice souqs, Heritage Village, museums and the Bastakia quarter. Serving up an enticing, daily breakfast buffet, guests have the comfort of being spoiled for choice upon awakening from a deep slumber, made more relaxing by the plush and sleek furnishings.
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Atlantis, The Palm Hotel

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Atlantis, a majestic resort in Dubai situated on The Palm, is a man-made island that has succeeded in captivating the minds of whoever has had the privilege of staying at the luxurious hotel. Upon arrival immerse yourself in the lavish atmosphere rich with inviting facilities and exhilarating thrills that take the form of a vibrant water park and tranquil marine habitats. Work on your tan while lounging on the pristine, sandy beaches and treat your taste buds to a sumptuous and eclectic selection of meals. If you’re in need of some much needed tender loving care, the indulgent spa is the solution to your muscle aches and pore problems. Rejuvenate and refuel while under the care of one of the most sought-after hotels in Dubai.
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Grosvenor House

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Recognized for its two iconic 45-story towers, Grosvenor House is a striking landmark in the Dubai Marina. Accommodating over 740 modern rooms, suites and apartments that feature trademark luxury collection beds, guests can find themselves in a magical palace that overlooks the Marina. The hotel is just a stone’s throw away from all the prominent tourist spots that include the beach, golf clubs, malls and internet city. Grosvenor house welcomes you to a world of suave elegance and refined heritage.
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Burj Al Arab

The distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab is a beacon calling out to those who in need of top-class comfort. As a symbol of modern Dubai, this extraordinary structure will graciously provide you with excellent service and facilities that will make you want to stay forever. The epitome of opulence, the Burj Al Arab has been voted the world’s most luxurious hotel that will shower you with affection in the form of irresistible cuisines, a private reception on each floor, and a host of personal butlers that will cater to your needs. Come and experience the unrivaled hospitality for yourself.

Address & Telephone Number: Burj Al Arab | P.O. Box 74147, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971 4 301 7777

Exterior of Pearl Marina Hotel | Courtesy of the Pearl Marina

Exterior of Pearl Marina Hotel | Courtesy of the Pearl Marina

Pearl Marina Hotel Apartments

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Introducing a relatively infant concept to the Middle East, the Pearl Marina offers families the opportunity to rent boutique apartments instead of hotel rooms, mimicking the secure environment that you get attached to after a significant amount of time. Complete with a dining area, state of the art kitchen and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, you’ll feel at ease knowing you can do things on your own time, cook your own meals and tour the city at your own pace. The complex is situated on the edge of the Southern Marina, enabling one to marvel at the wonders of Dubai which include the Dubai Creek and Burj Khalifa.
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