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Go Dubai Part 1 | all the need-to-knows: Where to Stay, Dine & Things to do

Address Sky View (Courtesy Photo)

Dubai just like South Africa is becoming a home away from home for many Ugandans, and with a direct Uganda Airlines flight soon, it’s perfect timing for an All-You-Need-To-Know Guide; Where to Stay, Eat and Things to do.

In part 1 of this guide, we bring you 8 of the best hotels to stay in Dubai.  

Where to stay in Dubai:

  1. Address Sky View
Address Sky View Suit (Courtesy Photo)

Address Sky View Hotel boasts a bird’s-eye city viewpoint gracing Dubai’s skyline with two magnificent towers conjoined at the summit by an architecturally stunning Sky Bridge, in the middle of Downtown Dubai.

Property announcements:

Enjoy Free Tickets to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and VR Park until September 30, 2021.

Ratings: 687 reviews and number 1 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai as listed on Trip Advisor.


2. Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Taj Jumeirah Lakes Tower Room (Courtesy Photo)

Attributed with 200 modern rooms, suites and three separate food and beverage venues, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers has blessed Dubai with a new landmark and JLT with its first luxury hotel. It brings with it two firsts in JLT – Paros, a Mediterranean inspired rooftop pool bar and restaurant, as well as a stylish ballroom.

This 5-star hotel is expediently located 30 minutes from both, Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central Airport, and is a five-minute walk from the metro station.

Ratings: 582 reviews and number 2 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai as listed on Trip Advisor.

Taj Jumeirah Lakes Tower (Courtesy Photo)


3. Address Dubai Marina

Address Dubai Marina (Courtesy Photo)

Standing tall in the middle of one of Dubai’s most energetic neighborhoods, where gemstone waters shimmer against contemporary architecture and luxury yachts moor alongside trendsetting restaurants, Address Dubai Marina is a paradise for a sensitive traveler. With 200 luxurious rooms, five fabulous restaurants and lounges, a relaxing spa, stunning infinity pool and state of the art meeting and event facilities, Address Dubai Marina will keep you refreshed and inspired.

Ratings: 6,260 reviews and number 3 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai, as listed on TripAdvisor.

Address Dubai Marina (Courtesy Photo)


4. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai (Courtesy Photo)

Situated on Pearl Jumeira – across over 52,000 sqm on a private beach, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai is a Luxury lifestyle beachfront resort. The resort comes with 132 keys including; 117 rooms, suites and 15 private pool villas. The facility houses 4 food and beverage venues as well as Nikki Spa.

Located off Jumeirah Beach Road, this elite resort is flawlessly placed for accessing Dubai’s stunning shopping malls and tourist attractions, as well as the city’s key business districts and Dubai International Airport.

Ratings: 1,831 reviews and number 7 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai, as listed on TripAdvisor.

Restaurant Area: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai (Courtesy Photo)


5. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Courtesy Photo)

Located in the middle of the energetic Dubai Marina District, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is a private playground. With all the lavishly bedecked 294 rooms and suites enjoying garden and sea views, this intimately luxurious resort situated on 350 meters of the pristine white sands of the Arabian Gulf is the ideal place to unwind and spoil you.

Roughly 35km from Dubai International Airport and 25km from the business and financial districts, the city’s traditional souqs and tax-free shopping malls, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is situated on the prime white sandy beachfront of Jumeirah Beach Residence, neighboring The Emirates Golf Club, world championship courses.

Ratings: 4,932 reviews and number 10 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai, as listed on TripAdvisor.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Courtesy Photo)


6. Palace Downtown

The Palace Downtown (Courtesy Photo)

Located within the city, the Palace Downtown is a blend of Classical themes and Arabian tradition. The facility has a unique combination of past and present of Middle-Eastern heritage and stylish Dubai modernity, of harmony and energy.

Situate in the middle of Downtown Dubai – one of the region’s most progressive districts, the resort is a few footsteps away from famous attractions such as; Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and Souk Al Bahar.

Ratings:  4,879 reviews and number 16 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai, as listed on TripAdvisor.

Palace Downtown (Courtesy Photo)


7. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (Courtesy Photo)

Welcome to FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai – a stunning destination to light your imagination.

Located at the entrance of the iconic island; Palm Jumeirah – the hotel flawlessly combines incredible, modern architectural designs with unique, instinctive service to deliver amazing, unforgettable experiences.

The hotel boasts 470 guestrooms and suites, spread across 16 floors. The remarkable resort has a collection of dazzling facilities, including; outstanding dining and nightlife venues hosted by world-class chefs, Vista Ballroom and a modern spa. FIVE is strategically located for convenient access to Dubai’s business districts, as well as the city’s many thrilling tourist and entertainment attractions.

Ratings: 9,257 reviews and number 24 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai, as listed on TripAdvisor.

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (Courtesy Photo)


8. Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab (Courtesy Photo)

The unique sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is more than just a spectacular hotel; it is a symbol of contemporary Dubai.

Standing tall on a man-made island, 280 meters from the shores of the famous Jumeirah beach and designed to look like the graceful sail of an Arabian dhow, it ascends to an elevation of 321 meters, overlooking Dubai’s coastline.

The all-suite hotel offers 201 luxury duplexes with spectacular views of the ocean, private beach access, and luxury leisure on a magnificent terrace with pools and cabanas, plus 9 of the world’s top dining and entertainment scenes steered by Michelin-starred chefs.

Ratings: 6,096 reviews and number 28 Best Value of 1,477 places to stay in Dubai, as listed on TripAdvisor.

Burj Al Arab (Courtesy Photo)


FOR MORE INFO and Prices about these 8 Hotels, Search below;

There you have it, 8 of the best places to stay while in Dubai. We would like to hear from you – Did we miss out a place you know? Let us know in the comments section below or WhatsApp TEXT us on 0772987442.

Otherwise look out for Part 2 of this guide, where we review places to Dine.

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