10 of the most Instagrammable hotels in the UAE
These are the luxury hotels you can’t help but capture…
The UAE has no shortage of worthwhile hotels and resorts, and some are truly breathtaking. From dreamy interiors to striking architecture and jaw-dropping facilities, we’ve rounded up the most stunning and photogenic hotels in the UAE.
Here are the top 10 most Instagrammable hotels in the UAE.
1. Anantara Qasr Al Sarab
Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, was recently ranked as the most Instagrammable hotel in the world by Luxury Travel Advisor. More than 35,000 readers voted for the stunning five-star desert property, located on the edge of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world. Hidden in the sea of rolling dunes and blazing orange in the Empty Quarter, Anantara Qasr Al Sarab is one of the UAE’s most beloved traditional Arabian getaways. A secluded desert oasis, there are 154 rooms, suites and 51 villas on offer, all decorated with traditional arabesque touches with endless views of the desert dunes.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Located in the protected Ras Al Khaimah Nature Reserve, this Ritz Carlton hotel is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai, despite being only 45 minutes away. The remote destination has 100 private villas, each with its own pool and terrace. The 500 hectare reserve is home to Arabian oryx, sand and Arabian gazelles, camels and horses. Desert treks on camels or horseback can be arranged, as well as private archery lessons, stargazing, falconry shows, interactions with owls and nature walks .
3. One&Only The Palm Dubai
This luxury resort is accessible at the end of the western crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, by car or by boat in its private marina. The property has 90 rooms and four exclusive beach villas with attention to every detail. The oversized swimming pool measures 850 square meters and leads to 450 meters of beachfront, which offers stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline.
4. Zaya Nurai Island
Want to wake up to an ocean view you can almost touch? No, you don’t need to go to the Maldives for this experience, Zaya Nurai Island in Abu Dhabi has just that. You’ll need to take a 12-minute boat ride from Saadiyat Island to find it, but this luxury resort is worth the extra trip to enjoy pure serenity. The exclusive hotel has a pristine sandy beach, wooden swings in crystal clear waters. Villas range from one to six bedrooms and all have their own private pool and outdoor terrace.
5. Emirates Palace
This lavish 850,000 square meter hotel sits on 1.3 miles of private beach, features two expansive swimming pools and panoramic gulf views. The hotel is among the five most expensive buildings in the world, with a construction cost of 14.3 billion dirhams. It’s a magpie’s dream with 1002 chandeliers, the largest weighing 2.1 tons, while the interiors are created from gold, mother-of-pearl and crystals. With 394 luxurious rooms and suites, as well as 14 restaurants, you don’t even have to leave the resort.
6. Shangri La, Qaryat Al Beri
This Abu Dhabi resort, located in Qaryat Al Beri, near Abu Dhabi Creek, has great facilities including a souk, a one-kilometre private beach and thebrush garden. Qaryat Al Beri offers traditional abra rides that travel fast on waterways and a private marina. The property has 213 rooms and suites, six private villas and 160 serviced apartments as well as seven restaurants. From the beach, you can enjoy an unprecedented view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, silhouetted against the sunset.
7. Bulgari Complex
Located on Jumeira Bay, the artificial seahorse-shaped island, Bulgari Resort has a private marina with 50 berths, creating the first Bulgari Yacht Club in the world. With stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, the 101 rooms and suites offer chic amenities as well as the 20 villas with private pools, lush gardens and sea views. The stunning 1,700 square meter spa offers guests luxury treatments for relax and unwind, as well as a hammam, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and beauty salon.
8. The Abu Dhabi Edition
It’s the newest hotel on the list, so it’s definitely built with Instagram in mind. The modern and chic property has not one but two swimming pools, 198 rooms, 57 serviced apartments, and three exclusive restaurants. There are sophisticated interiors everywhere, which we can only dream of having our home designed like. The hotel has two penthouse bedrooms, surrounded by open terraces for guests to enjoy the stunning marina views.
9. Burj Al Arab
It wouldn’t be an Instagrammable hotel list without mentioning Dubai’s own seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab. The iconic building has pretty much become the face of the emirate since it opened in 1999. With its striking sail-like design, 24-karat gold leaf interior, helipad and nine restaurants and entertainment venues, it claims to be the most luxurious hotel. in the world. The terrace has two swimming pools, 32 cabins and the spa has a superb infinity pool with panoramic views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf.
10. Me Dubai
Housed inside the Opus, itself an Instagram-worthy icon designed to look like a melting ice cube, this Business Bay property is the only one of its kind in the world, in that its interiors and exteriors have been designed by the late Zaha Hadid. Inside, photo-worthy spots include a curvaceous lobby, dark, futuristically lit rooms that feel like they’ve been plucked from the future, and the very pretty Latin American restaurant. , Deseo.