On top of its dozens of beautiful hotels, there are also a fantastic array of hotel apartments in Dubai, perfect for long stays or those looking for a little more space. Book yourself a home-away-from-home at one of these stylish hotel apartments in Dubai, offering all the perks of a five-star hotel, but with the best bits of a private residence.
SLS Dubai was one of the city’s most talked about hotel openings when it debuted in 2021, and it is still one of the most stylish and sought-after hotels in Dubai. Its hotel apartments are equally in demand, offering the same design-led interiors and aesthetics as the hotel rooms but with more homely furnishings, kitchenettes and dining rooms. The 321 hotel apartments are located on the lower floors of the 75-storey floor tower and have a contemporary, sophisticated feeling with whites, pinks and golds. These are some of the most stylish hotel apartments in Dubai, with studio and duplex to one- and two-bedroom options available (the largest on offer is a ginormous 1,670 sq foot). All have kitchenettes, workspaces and access to the hotel’s fitness and wellness facilities, and most have separate living and dining spaces, plus Burj Khalifa views. SLS Dubai is handily located a stone’s throw from Downtown Dubai, along with creative hub D3 and a short drive from Dubai International Airport.
Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Dubai; book.ennismore.com
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre is a favourite for business travellers, thanks to its location in the heart of Dubai’s financial district. Catering to long-stay travellers and those wanting more of a home-away-from-home hotel experience, the five-star property has a collection of residential suites with living-dining areas and spacious kitchens with top-name appliances. The hotel apartments are warming and cosy with wood-panelled walls, plush grey carpets and marble touches, and floor-to-ceiling windows letting in plenty of natural light. Apartments with up to three bedrooms are available, and all come with balconies – making them delightful spaces to both live and entertain while in Dubai.
Al Mustaqbal St, Za’abeel, DIFC, Dubai; hilton.com
The slick Address Downtown is one of the most popular hotels in Downtown Dubai, and to match, its modern and luxurious residences are some of the most popular hotel apartments in Dubai. Apartments have the signature Address hotels’ design aesthetic – modern Arabian with lots of dark wood, white and cream – and guests have access to the hotel’s facilities like its garden pool with Burj Khalifa views and high-tech gym. Studios to four-bedroom hotel apartments offer kitchenettes, living and dining spaces (some with multiple rooms). The property’s location in the heart of Downtown Dubai development is practically second to none, right on the Dubai Fountains at just a short walk from Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar and top attractions like Time Out Market. Dubai Opera and the Burj Khalifa, and a short drive away from Dubai’s financial district.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai; addresshotels.com
Jumeirah Living Marina Gate Hotel
Jumeirah Living at Matina Gate Hotel is located in Dubai Marina – meaning easy access to Abu Dhabi and some of the city’s most sought-after destinations like eh Marina itself, JBR, Bluewaters and Palm Jumeirah. A collaboration between global Dubai-based Jumeirah hotels and Select Group, the striking, modern property is beautifully designed and has fantastic hotel-quality facilities, like multiple swimming pools, a wellness space and a gym. Highlights include marina views, super premium amenities, chic and neutral interiors, and attractive wall art. Apartments are small but beautifully appointed and designed, making them perfect for solo travellers, couples or smaller families and groups.
Al Khayay Street, Dubai Marina, Dubai; jumeirah.com
Th8 Palm is one of Dubai’s most underrated beach resorts, but its offering is up there with some of the best. For a start, it has a prime location on the outer trunk of Palm Jumeirah, and the private golden beach and skyline and ocean views to match, and it’s home to a trendy beach club and a handful of great dining spots. The aesthetic is Miami Beach-meets-Dubai – think plenty of brilliant white, bold black, avant garden artwork and design details – and apartments have soothing sea views, kitchenettes, living spaces and dining tables. More premium apartments come with sweeping terraces perfect for al fresco meals and sundowners overlooking the city.
West Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; th8palmdubai.com
Five Palm Jumeirah
Five Palm Jumeirah is best known as a glossy party paradise, attracting VIPs and celebrities from across the world to its parties and events, but the hotel can also double as a stylish home-away-from-home thanks to its selection of hotel apartments. Housed on the beachfront with picture-perfect views over the ocean and Marina skyline, these are some of the most modern and slick hotel apartments in Dubai. There are five categories of apartments, or ‘residences’, to choose from, one- to four-bedrooms – all featuring fully fitted kitchens, open-plan living dining rooms and luxurious marble bathrooms. Two-bedroom and above residences can also be booked with a private pool – the ultimate luxurious hotel apartment experience in Dubai.
No. 1 Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; palmjumeirah.fivehotelsandresorts.com
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk
City Walk is a city within a city – across the road from Downtown Dubai, neighbours with the Coca-Cola Arena and on the doorstep of low-rise, beachy Jumeirah. The sleek and modern living and retail urban neighbourhood is a fantastic place to bed down for a long stay in Dubai, and La Ville Hotel & Suites is just the place to do so. One- and two-bedroom residences offer kitchens with dishwashers, ovens, microwaves and all the necessary appliances, plus beautifully designed, neutral living rooms with lots of homely, decorative touches.
Al Multaqa Street, Al Wasl, Dubai; marriott.com
Meliá Desert Palm Meliá Collection
Meliá Desert Palm Meliá Collection is a popular Dubai staycation destination. Its location in the heart of a 64-hectare polo estate and neighbours with Dubai Safari Park allows for ample activities, while the resort itself is home to a handful of private pool villas. More than a hotel apartment, there are both one- and two-bedroom pool villas available, which double as beautiful spacious and private homes when visiting Dubai – with all the benefits of a hotel. The villas come with separate lounges, a kitchen area and a private pool framed by sunbeds, a Bali bed and an outdoor shower, emulating the Indonesian island just a 20-minute drive from Downtown Dubai.
Warisan, Dubai; melia.com
Kempinski Hotel & Residences
The pastel-pink Kempinski Hotel & Residences – along with its neighbour Raffles The Palm Dubai – could be mistaken for a baroque palace, with its turreted roof, ornate detailing and emerald green gardens. While Raffles have overtaken Kempinski’s original hotel complex, the luxurious residences wing remains under its control. There are two-bedroom suites at a spacious 1,206 square feet (sleeping up to six guests) all the way up the palatial four-bedroom penthouse apartment at 3,659 ft accommodating up to 10. These mini palaces have grand, old-antique-style touches and larger apartments come with private pools. The property is home to a stretch of private beach, a large pool, gardens, a luxury spa and three dining outlets – including the much-loved beachside restaurant Villamoré.
Crescent West, Palm, Dubai; kempinski.com
Cheval Maison The Palm
The newly opened elegant aparthotel is the first of the Cheval Collection properties to open outside the UK, providing chic hotel apartments in Dubai perfect for families looking to enjoy the joys of Palm Jumeirah. The 131 contemporary apartments are a combination of one-, two- and three-bedroom spaces, and all feature fully-equipped kitchens – with most coming with a balcony or spacious terrace. A 24-hour gym and rooftop pool are available, and the property is just a short stroll from Nakheel Mall.
Golden Mile 3, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; chevalcollection.com