Dubai is well known for its luxury and indulgence, especially when it comes to its hotels and service. Where else can you have an underwater suite, a gold-plated iPad or the most expensive fleet of police cars in the world? Below we show some of the most indulgent and luxurious parts of Dubai.
Luxurious Suites in Luxury Hotels
The Burj Al Arab offers luxury duplex suites along with the very latest technology; gold-dusted chocolates, a private bar, a 24-hour butler service and views across the Arabian Gulf. On the 24th floor you will find the most expensive suite in the hotel, costing around £18,000 per night.
Atlantis The Palm features the Bridge Suite, which is 924 sqm and offers a 24-hour butler & chef service, as well as a 16-seater gold leaf dining table, all for over £28,000 a night. For something completely different, be at one with the fishes in the outstanding Underwater Suite. One&Only the Palm is set within gardens and has a manor, a mansion and villas. Suites feature verandas and grand bathrooms with stand-alone tubs. Some of the villas are on the beach front with their own private pool.
Bulgari features suites and villas with The Bulgari Villa offering an oval swimming pool, 500-metre garden, wooden deck, private home cinemas, hammam and indoor Jacuzzi. find out more about the most luxurious accommodation in Dubai and plan you most luxurious holiday yet!
Whatever You Want, Whatever You Need - Luxury Service
You can’t beat the luxurious and indulgent service provided at the top Dubai hotels. From butler-serviced cabanas, help to book a private jet, a world-famous musician or even a meal prepared by a celebrity chef, this can all be arranged for you. Luxury service at the top Dubai hotels offer cold towels at the beach or by the pool, whatever drink you prefer, bath butlers to perfect your soaking time, warm towels and they can even arrange your entrance or exit on a helicopter. You can have your very own Run Concierge if you want to keep up your fitness. They will run with you for three to five miles and there will be cold towels and fresh water waiting for you when you return. Whatever you want in Dubai, from the smallest to the largest request, luxury and indulgence are key.
Gold – Always Believe It
At the Burj Al Arab, each guest is offered the use of a 24-carat 64GB gold iPad on arrival. The golden iPad itself costs £7,676 and the hotel is Dubai’s only 7-star rated hotel. Dubai residents like to cover many things in gold and diamonds and if you do some custom car spotting, you may come across the Mercedes Benz SL600, which is decorated with 300,000 diamonds and worth over £3 million pounds, a pure white gold Mercedes, a gold-decked SUV and a doublewide jeep!
There are also vending machines selling pure gold, anything that can be covered in gold will be, including food, drink and beauty treatments, the ultimate in indulgence!
Luxurious Food and Drink
One of the most luxurious cocktails in Dubai is the DME, which is made using Macallan 55-year-old single malt whiskey, homemade passion fruit sugar, ice cubes made using water from the Macallan distillery in Scotland and served in an 18-carat gold glass - all for £5597.84. Or, if you are more of a champagne lover, try the Diamonds are Forever cocktail at Burj Al Arab's Skyview Bar. The drink is made with L’Heraud Grand Champagne Cognac, Luxor 24K Gold Flake Champagne and bitters and is served in a Swarovski Crystalline Cocktail glass for the price of just over a thousand pounds.
If you want to try one of the most expensive cupcakes in the world, head over to Bloomsbury’s in Dubai Mall where they have a cupcake made with 23-carat edible gold sheets, Italian chocolate, vanilla beans from Uganda and strawberries dipped in edible gold, a very luxurious tasty treat at over £700!
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray offers the world most expensive facial at over £5000. The 24-carat gold facial uses a gold chain mail mask in order to stimulate collagen on the face. There is also lots of champagne and caviar on offer as well as other sumptuous treatments such as milk, a rose oil bath and an Arabian gold hammam.
Dubai has to have the best of the best when it comes to everything, including their police cars! Some of their fleets include Lamborghini Aventador cars amongst other equally expensive makes and this one car alone costs around $330.000. Other luxury cars within the fleet include the BMW i8, Bugatti Veyron, the Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari FF, Porche 918, Hummer H3 and the Aston Martin One-77 amongst others, as well as a hovering bike drone! If you want to be on par with the Dubai police form you can hire a whole host of top luxury cars during your stay including a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or even a private yacht. If you want to sit back and relax many of the top hotels over private chauffeur treatment around the clock.
Luxury Aircrafts - Flying Fancy
On Emirates Airlines A380 you can buy one of the most luxurious suites ever seen onboard an aircraft. This is as close as some may come to their own private jet with closing doors, fine dining whenever you want it, an onboard shower spa and a lounge bar close by. You can electronically control the privacy doors using your very own tablet right by your seat as well as your bed.
Etihad offers a top tier product, The Residence, which many say is the most luxurious and over the top product on commercial aviation to date. They offer two first class suites (First apartments) per row along with privacy doors, but if you are looking for the most luxurious seat on the plane, then let us introduce you to the Etihad First Apartment, which has a separate large leather armchair and separate bed, with 24-inch TVs and living space. The bad news, a one-way ticket on Etihad’s A380 Airbus can cost around £21,000.