The UAE’s love for opulence is clearly visible in its glamorous and oftentimes gaudy hotels. The Burj Al Arab was nicknamed a ‘seven-star’ hotel over a decade ago and Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace has more lights than one can ever hope to count in a lifetime.
In a glitzy mood, Gulf Business decided to enquire about the room rates for the best suites on offer at the country’s ultra-luxurious hotels for a single weekday night in June.
Here’s what we found.
1. Royal Bridge Suite, Atlantis The Palm
Price: Dhs139,560 + 20% charges
Size: 924 square metres (sqm)
Features: Three bedrooms, a grand living room, a dining room which seats 16, a majilis and two spacious terraces
The palatial royal bridge suite spans the arch that links the two towers of the hotel and promises stunning views of The Palm and the Arabian Sea.
It has its own guarded entrance and elevator along with a dedicated team of people from butlers to chefs.
Complimentary facilities include Dubai airport pick-up, two Dolphin Encounters, and access to Imperial Club, Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium.
2. Royal Residence, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara
Price: Dhs55,760 with breakfast + 16% charges
Size: 1,355- 2,455sqm
Emirate: Abu Dhabi
Features: Three to 10 bedrooms, living room and study, 50 sqm infinity pool, pool bar, rooftop garden, terrace
With a private entrance and lift, the royal residence is a lavish duplex living space that offers magnificent views of the mangroves and the city. Guests in the suite will enjoy the services of a private chef, a mixologist, a limousine and a driver and exclusive access to the Kasara Lounge.
3. Palace Suite, Emirates Palace Hotel
Price: Dhs50,500 + 16% charges
Emirate: Abu Dhabi
Features: Three bedrooms, Majlis living area, dining room, lounge area, balcony and terrace and an elegant dining room with pantry facilities
Emirates Palace defines grandness and booking a night at the hotel’s opulent palace suite will give you services of a 24-hour butler, a buffet breakfast in Le Vendome Brasserie, limousine transfers from/to Abu Dhabi airport and access to the Palace Lounge.
4. Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab
Price: Dhs32,940 + 20% charges
Features: Two bedrooms, two sea view majlis, private cinema, study room, dining and living area, a rotating bed and a pillow menu
Symbolic of Dubai’s penchant for lavishness and extravagance, Burj Al Arab assures its royal suite guests a luxuriously private stay. Amenities include a personal elevator, private butlers, in-suite check in and check out, complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, Sinbads Kids club and full access to Assawan Health Club.
5. Grand King Suite, Rixos The Palm
Price: Dhs31,649 + 20% charges
Features: Three bedrooms, living room, balcony and terrace
Soak up dazzling 360 degree views of The Palm Island, the sea and Dubai through floor-to-ceiling windows at the luxurious grand king suite. Guests enjoy exclusive service in the Executive lounge and special private cabanas at Suite Beach.
6. Royal Suite, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Price: Dhs28,000 + 16%charges
Emirate: Abu Dhabi
Features: Two bedrooms, study, living room
The ultra-luxurious Rosewood Abu Dhabi is all set to open its doors to guests on May 1 and is the international brand’s first UAE venture. The hotel’s royal suite boasts an array of regional art and offers a large central meeting area with spectacular views of the Gulf.
7. Presidential Suite, Fairmont The Palm
Price: Dhs26,000 + 20% charges
Features: Two bedrooms, living area, terrace, dining room, five-piece marble bathroom
Juxtaposing modern décor with traditional Arabic touches, the penthouse, located on the 34th floor of the hotel, provides spectacular 180 degree vistas of the Dubai Marina skyline and the Palm Island. Guests will have access to Fairmont Gold services and amenities, including an on call butler service.
8. Presidential Suite, Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa
Price: Dhs19,300.00 + 16% charges
Features: Three bedrooms, majilis, staff quarters, swimming pool with wooden deck, lounge, courtyard
The spacious residential suite at Al Maha is designed with handcrafted furnishings and beautiful Arabian antiques and artefacts. Special features include complimentary minibar, champagne, one 60-minute spa treatment per guest, activities such as camel trek and sundowners, private deck dining and desert picnic
9. Ritz Carlton Suite, Ritz Carlton Dubai
Price: Dhs18,850 + 20% charges
Features: Two bedrooms, living area, dining room, lounge, equipped kitchen, balcony
Located on the highest floor of the hotel, the spacious suite offers breathtaking views and abounds with opulent amenities, including Ritz-Carlton signature featherbeds. The suite indulges guest with a home cinema, an honor bar and a spacious marble bathroom with Jacuzzi and a steam room.
10. Armani Dubai Suite, Armani Dubai
Price: Dhs18,000 + 20% charges
Features: Two bedrooms, study, dining room, gym with cardio equipment
Designed by Giorgio Armani himself, the suite is located on level 39 and faces the Arabian Gulf with stunning city views. It features an exceptional circular entrance vestibule with three fixture powder rooms and a storage closet. Complimentary facilities include Dubai airport transfers, tickets to At The Top (in Burj Khalifa) and minibar.