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Dubai Luxury Hotel Reviews and Dubai Restaurant Reviews

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai one of the seven emirates, and its most populous city. It is located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula.

Over the past decade, Dubai has spent billions of dollars to transform itself into a tourist haven. In doing so, the sheer number of five-star hotels, luxury resorts and fine-dining and casual restaurants skyrocketed.

During my various trips to write Dubai hotel reviews and Dubai restaurant reviews, I discovered a few luxury hotels and resorts that I consider the best in Dubai; Al Maha Desert Resort and Madinat Jumeirah Resort as well as one great restaurant, Pisces Seafood Restaurant at Madinat Jumeirah, and many more less than fabulous restaurants. With so many luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants in just one city, it would take a lifetime to review them all, but below you can see the Dubai hotel reviews and Dubai restaurant reviews we have done for Dubai so far.

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Hotel/Resort Reviews

Al Maha Desert Resort - United Arab Emirates

5 Star, Luxury Desert Resort

Al Maha Desert Resort - Located about 30 minutes outside of Dubai in the middle of a desert sits the glorious resort Al Maha. If you ever thought that a vacation in the desert would be boring, you thought wrong Al Maha offers ...

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Madinat Jumeirah Resort – Dubai, UAE

A Large Resort I Actually Loved!

Madinat Jumeirah Resort – Dubai, UAE: Built like an ancient Arabian citadel, the Madinat Jumeirah Resort is the place to stay if you want to absorb and live the culture and history of Dubai—the culture and history of the well-heeled that ...


Bab Al Shams Desert Resort - Dubai, UAE | Resort Review

A romantic fortress with excellent restaurants, superior service and true luxury.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa - Dubai, UAE: Located in the middle of the dunes about 45 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa is a romantic Arabic fortress consisting of low-rise buildings made from mock-sandstone. Bab Al Shams,...

Endurance City

The Address Hotel - Dubai, UAE

Comfortable, Sytlish and Elegant

The Address Hotel Dubai, one of the properties of Emaar Hospitality Group, is a five star luxury hotel located at the hub of Downtown Dubai. It is located near Burj Khalifa (world’s tallest tower), The Dubai Fountains, and The Dubai Mall (world’s largest shopping center.)...

Downtown Dubai

Six Senses Zighy Bay - Oman (90 minutes from Duabi)

Amazing! Gorgeous! Devine!

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located just 90 minutes from Dubai and is worth the drive! Click here to read our full review of Six Senses at Zighy Bay....

Zighy Bay

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray - Dubai, UAE

For a large resort, it just doesn't get much better

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a luxury resort located on the west crescent of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Situated just 45-60 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport is one of the newest resorts in the Jumeirah collection of resorts and hotels. ...


Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai - Dubai, UAE

Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai: The Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai is suited for business travelers who need to stay a few nights in the area and have little time to go around Dubai. Located in a prime area, Movenpick is just 15 minutes ...

Oud Metha Area

Grosvenor House Dubai - Dubai, UAE

5-Star Hotel but Less Than 5-Star Service

Grosvenor House West Marina Beach by Le Méridien– Dubai, UAE: Another grand addition to the vast assortment of lifestyle-and-living luxuries that Dubai has to offer, the Grosvenor House by Le Méridien Hotels is a towering structure of ...


Le Méridien Hotel – Dubai, UAE

Great Place Next to the Dubai Airport

Le Méridien Hotel – Dubai, UAE: Owned by a French company, the Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai is designed around a European sensibility—a break from the usual over-the-top opulence and lavishness of many five-star luxury hotels in ...


Al Bustan Rotana Hotel - Dubai, UAE

Great for Businessmen, Not so Great for Leisure Travelers

Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai, UAE Located just minutes from Dubai International Airport, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, was big on service (that is, after they failed to pick me up at the airport as planned) and offered ...


Shangri-La Hotel - Dubai, UAE

Not up to Shangri-La standards.

Shangri-La Hotel - Dubai, UAE: Carrying the prestigious name of Shangri-La, this 200 meter tall hotel has 43-stories and is the recipient of multiple awards since their opening in July 2003. Located on Sheik Zayed road, Shangri-La Dubai also offers 126 serviced apart...

Sheikh Zayed Road

The Palace Hotel - The Old Town - Dubai, UAE | Hotel Review

Maybe 5 Star, but mere points from a Not Bombastic rating from us.

Built on the edge of a lake, The Palace at Old Town in Dubai stands like a traditional Arabian Palace Residence, updated to fit modern sensibilities. An oasis in the middle of a bustling city, it is ideally located near the Dubai International Airport, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa ...

The Old Town Island

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Restaurant Reviews

Do you write reviews for Yelp, Urban Spoon or TripAdvisor? - Dubai

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Pisces Seafood Restaurant - Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Great Seafood in Dubai

Pisces Seafood Restaurant - Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE: Definitely the best seafood restaurant I have tried in Dubai, the Pisces Seafood Restaurant exceeded all my expectations (considering fresh seafood is usually imported to ...




Zuma - Dubai, UAE | Restaurant Review

Uber trendy, super cool and excellent food - Bombastic!

The Zuma Restaurant is a chain of restaurants found across different cities in the world. Zuma in Dubai is one of them and a great place to visit for good sushi in Dubai. Zuma in Dubai is located in the International Finance Center, right at the heart of the city and...



Amala Indian Restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray - Dubai, UAE

A great place to taste an annray of Indian dishes.

Amala Indian Restaurant at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel – Dubai, UAE: Amala is an Indian fine dining restaurant at the Zabeel Saray Hotel on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Located on the right wing of the lobby of the Zabeel Saray, Amala serves authentic...




Buddha Bar Restaurant at Grosvenor House - Dubai, UAE

Good Sushi but Commercial

Buddha Bar – Dubai, UAE: A fairly new addition to the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai, Buddha Bar is a franchise of the original and world-famous Buddha Bar in Paris. ...



Armani Café at Dubai Mall – Dubai, UAE

A casual place for lunch or dinner.

Armani Cafe – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Ambience: The cafe is fashionable but you won’t be intimated as you enter. You’ll appreciate the views and food offered at Armani Café after a tiring shopping spree, or if you just want to observe people going about the ...


The Dubai Mall


Bar 44 at Grosvenor House Hotel – Dubai, UAE

One Bar Not Worth a Visit

Bar 44 at Grosvenor House Hotel – Dubai, UAE: High atop the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai is the hot spot club and lounge, Bar 44. ...




Kiku Japanese Restaurant at Le Méridien Dubai - Dubai, UAE

Sushi You Need to Skip

Kiku Japanese Restaurant at Le Méridien Dubai - Dubai, UAE: Le Méridien Dubai has many dining options and as we love our Sushi we booked a table at Kiku, the Meridien’s Japanese restaurant. The ambiance at Kiku is ...