OMAN AND UAE: Our luxury guide to the very best hotels
Each Emirate has something ultra-special (and luxurious) to offer. Whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, with friends, family or a loved one, this special place is home to some of the most spectacular and magical getaways you won’t want to miss.
Abu Dhabi: Emirates Palace
Have you ever wished you could live the life of a king or queen for just one day? If you’re a lover of royalty and everything luxury, the Emirates Palace in the UAE’s capital is perfect for you, and probably a dream come true. Lavishly designed both inside and out, this magical location is here to provide you with luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences.
Defined as an unrivalled and Arabian fantasy, your five-star stay will be one you may have believed only happened in dreams. Enjoy its pristine beach, landscaped pools, private marina and natural bay, all while relaxing in a private and secure halal-friendly environment.
From the minute you step foot on the palace’s grounds, you’ll enter a fairy-tale-like scene you won’t want to leave. Expect luxurious features and amenities with every step you take and be prepared to stand in awe as you wander through the palace’s grounds. A place for leisure, business, romance and more, Emirates Palace is truly a must-visit when in the UAE, especially if you’re looking for something that promises you an ‘extra special’ insight into the luxurious royal life.
Dubai: One&Only The Palm
Imagine dining by Dubai’s skyline. The mesmerising views of some of the world’s most famous buildings lit up with lights dancing in the sky, while their reflection glistens across Dubai Bay. A romantic and relaxing atmosphere you know you’ll enjoy, one that’s only capable of coming true when staying at the One&Only The Palm in Dubai.
The perfect retreat if you’re looking for luxuries from head to toe, the One&Only The Palm offers suites and villas with private pools, luxuries left, right and centre, and sensory delights with its many culinary experiences and heart-warming views. It’s here you’ll enjoy living ‘the good life’ as you soak up the sun in one of Dubai’s most luxurious locations, before retreating to your private accommodation which, we’re sure you’ll agree, is among the most luxurious you’ll ever get to see.
Sharjah: Sheraton Sharjah
Beach Resort & Spa
Set to become the city’s favourite seaside gathering place, The Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa is just as luxurious as that on offer in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, minus the hustle and bustle of the busy crowds.
City and sea views provide both a lively and relaxing backdrop, while the luxury accommodation has been carefully designed to cater to both little travellers’ and older guests’ needs. From spa packages and holistic treatments to sumptuous local dining and friendly social events, this five-star resort is a retreat for all ages and any occasion.
With local flavours to enjoy and delicious fresh seafood, a relaxing beach and two swimming pools, this holiday destination isn’t just about unwinding in luxury and having fun, but getting to experience the cultural side of the UAE and why all the Emirates have more to offer than just fun under the sun
Ajman: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah
An easy drive from Dubai airport, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is a unique, luxury destination situated among protected mangrove forest in the heart of the UAE. Home to an expansive private beach, you’ll feel millions of miles away as you enter the private roads to this luxury getaway. Thoughtfully designed as a luxurious retreat, it’s here you can step back, relax and take all the time you need to enjoy the sophisticated and contemporary architecture The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah has to offer.
Panoramic ocean views, long white sandy beaches, lagoons and exceptional biodiversity are ready to fulfil your holiday needs. The modern villas and rooms at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah offer terraces facing the breathtaking beach, with a handful of luxury features, such as private gardens and pools, spacious rooms, and all your expected top-class amenities.
The selection of dining experiences at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah gives you the chance to enjoy a combination of flavours. Dig into the best of the UAE’s cuisine; while fresh seafood, international dishes, and al fresco dining lets you satisfy your cravings with the multiple different flavours. Personalised spa treatments, thrilling water sports, and a combination of modern-day luxury and The Oberoi hospitality will perfectly complement your stay.
Oman: Six Senses Zighy Bay
A real treat for travellers looking to explore and discover the Omani lifestyle, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a luxurious escape on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. Compared to its modernised neighbours such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Oman is a breath of fresh, sea air, and is popular for its laid-back, safe, secure and peaceful environment.
If you’re looking for a place where you can sit back, relax and literally just wait for the time to pass by, then the Six Senses Zighy Bay is for you. The beautiful setting of indigenous village-style accommodation and private marina, with dramatic mountains to one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other, makes the perfect destination for couples looking for the ultimate retreat. Offering specialty villas and suites, you can enjoy the Omani lifestyle with an emphasis of privacy.
An exquisite experience only a few get to enjoy, your private walled enclaves and personal pools provide you with the luxury and privacy you need to enjoy a romantic stay in Oman. Six Senses Zighy Bay isn’t just a place to relax, it’s your go-to for ‘out of this world’ experiences not many hotels or resorts can provide. Experience paragliding over Zighy Bay, diving and snorkelling in the home of Oman’s most spectacular corals and reefs or enjoy traditional Shua Shack Bedouin Dining for a family-style, open-air experience on the beach.
Get ready to feel the sand beneath your toes, the taste of Oman’s halal culinary delights, and the sound of peace and quiet, as you relax in pure luxury surrounded by nothing but the very best.
Ras Al Khaimah: The Ritz Carlton, Al Wadi Desert
Experience the beauty of the UAE’s desert at the luxurious Al Wadi Desert Resort. Situated in Ras Al Khaimah, north to Dubai, Retreating to a desert may not seem luxurious enough for some, but we guarantee you’ll have a change of heart.
A five-star resort offering tranquillity, picturesque scenery and rich culture. Home to a magical land offering a selection of private pool villas, you’ll enjoy an authentic Arabian stay as you relax in a setting far away from the busy streets and crowded city. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to feel right at home with the surrounding nature.
Offering a range of different activities such as desert trips, camel caravans, horse riding, star gazing, archery, and ultra-special dining, it’s here you’ll appreciate an escape far from your usual city luxuries, and an experience in a desert that will leave you with picture-perfect memories you’ll never forget.