Ideal winter sun hotels for the perfect Dubai holiday

By Katherine Sparshatt,

If you’re set on spending this winter getting a tan in the ultimate winter sun destination, Dubai, then we’ve got you covered on which hotel to pick. Whether you are looking to stay somewhere budget-friendly or looking to take the family on a holiday of a lifetime, you’ll find Dubai has something for everyone.

When it comes to hotels, Dubai is known for stunning, innovative architecture and the latest in luxury trends. But not all the hotels in Dubai come with a luxury price tag. We’ve included both the stunners and the comfortable but affordable, so that you can have the best of both worlds.

If you need any help deciding what to see and do whilst in Dubai then be sure to check out our Dubai city guide with plenty of info on where to eat, drink and sight see.

Romantic Dubai at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Palm Jumeirah

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For a holiday to remember, book yourselves in to the luxury Waldorf Astoria. With its own soft-sanded beach, six distinct restaurants and lounges and elegant sea-facing bedrooms, there’s very little else you could want from a hotel!

Whilst you’re there book yourselves in for a pamper session at the spa oasis where they have specially dedicated couples treatment rooms. Here you can indulge in a range of hydrotherapies, massages and beauty treatments or simply take advantage of the whirlpool hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, thermal flotation lounges and experience showers. They really have everything you could ever need to completely zone-out!

 

Family-friendly Dubai holiday at Atlantis The Palm

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If you’re heading to Dubai with the family in tow, then why not check out the incredible water park at Atlantis The Palm?

Spend your days speeding down water slides including Neptune Tower, an adrenaline-inducing drop equivalent to nine floors that ends by plunging into a shark-infested aquarium.

The hotel is opulent in every sense and when you eventually retire to your room expect state-of—the-art bathrooms, large king-size beds and plush surroundings.

 

Downtown Dubai at the JW Marriott Marquais Dubai

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If you are looking to spend most of your time shopping till you drop at the Dubai Mall then we recommend staying at the JW Marriott Marquais. It’s also the perfect place for instagramming some fabulous views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Water Canal.

One of the most sought-after hotels in Dubai, this is also the world’s tallest hotel so you can expect the views to be second-to-none. Inside, the hotel is dripping with the elegance characteristic of Dubai, with outstanding service to match.

 

Beach break in Dubai at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam at Madinat

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A boutique hotel that forms the Gateway to Jumeirah, this is the perfect place to stay for those looking for a relaxing city break that involves plenty of time at the water’s edge. From here you can enjoy a chilled-out beach break whilst still be within easy reach of the city lights.

Enjoy an ocean view room with its own terrace – ideal for a morning coffee whilst drinking in the view, before spending the day on the 2km private beach.

Gold souk and local living at Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square

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Can you see yourself prospecting for gold at the Souk? Or perhaps you would just like to pick up some souvenirs and trinkets from your time in Dubai? Either way, staying nearby the souk offers a local’s view of life in the city, and the Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square boasts refined luxury at great value.

With perks including a rooftop swimming pool and amenities such as free WiFi, this is a great place to stay to make the most of the city whilst enjoying a slightly quieter and homier atmosphere.

Culture at the Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

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Located in Dubai’s historic district, Bur Dubai, this area is ideal for those who want to trace the rise of this magnificent city. The beautiful wind-towered Al Fahidi Historical District is well worth a look and the old fort is now the Dubai Museum with plenty of information of how this city rose out of the desert.

Stay at the Four Points by Sheraton and enjoy the chic interiors, spacious rooms, WiFi and a luxurious outdoor pool. Upstairs you’ll find a rooftop bar and the hotel restaurant serving up delicious local cuisine.

Girls Dubai getaway at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotels

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Boasting a fabulous location in the sophisticated Dubai Marina, this is an excellent choice of hotel for a girl’s trip as it’s ideal for accessing some of Dubai best nightlife, shopping and beaches.

The hotel features a fantastic outdoor pool that overlooks the ocean and is perfect for some relaxation and time to catch up with each other in the glorious Dubai sunshine. There’s also a 24-hour fitness centre and a dedicated spa area with treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room.

In the evenings enjoy a drink at the hotel bar before choosing between the two restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe.