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SECRET HOTELS DUBAI

Surrounded by an expanse of desert, the glittering luxury oasis of Dubai is the ultimate in luxury city breaks. Infused with charming exotic Eastern promise and hospitality, the ever-growing shimmering Dubai skyline oozes affluence and glamour. Boasting opulent fine dining, breath-taking and extravagant attractions, designer shopping and stunning beaches set upon the balmy Persian Gulf, Dubai is a modern metropolis with something for everyone. Whether visiting on business, seeking a romantic getaway or looking for the perfect family holiday in the sun Secret Hotels has a choice of the finest handpicked rooms to suit every traveler for an unbelievable price.

Cool down from the scorching desert climate with a dip in the gentle lapping waters of the world-famous Jumeirah Beach. Marvel at the striking modern architecture that dominates the city; from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, to the lavish 7* Burj al Arab hotel. Gaze in awe at feats of modern engineering by catching the monorail to Palm Jumeirah and prepare to be stunned by the largest natural flower garden in the world, Dubailand.

Families and couples alike are sure to never run out of things to do or see, with a stunning variety of lush green open spaces, theme parks, camel rides, and desert safaris. Sports fans are sure to be satisfied with the abundant range of facilities; from magnificent golf courses to a huge range of exciting water sports. Lovers of fine cuisine can indulge in a host of luxurious restaurants and eateries and shopaholics can exercise their credit cards in one of the multitudes of malls and shopping precincts, including the world famous Dubai Mall and an array of bustling souks.

Dubai is internationally famed for its choice of luxury hotels and accommodation, so why not book with Secret Hotels and snap a room up for an unbelievable price? No hotel wants empty rooms, so trust in Secret Hotels to provide you with the finest hotels in the most exceptional locations at breath-taking prices. Families can choose from sprawling complexes set on the beach with a multitude of facilities from spa treatment centres, kids’ entertainment, gyms and more. With luxury as the prominent theme of any trip to Dubai, 24-hour concierge services, salons and other modern amenities are as standard in this opulent city.

With conveniently located 5* resorts next to the metro station and waterfront to new-build sprawling hotels close to the financial district, business trips can be both luxurious and practical. If you’re after impeccable views over the sparkling Persian Sea, request a room with a stunning balcony at one of the Jumeirah resorts for a truly exquisite taste of the East. However, you envisage your trip to Dubai, ensure that you book with Secret Hotels for fabulous rooms at the best prices.

Sheik Zayed Road – Financial District

Characterised by the shimmering stainless steel and glass skyscrapers which dominate the city skyline, Dubai’s Financial District is a futuristic oasis amongst the exotic desert landscape. Those interested in a premium trip to this dynamic cosmopolitan city are invited to take advantage of Hotwire’s exclusive online deals, enabling discerning travellers to unlock unbeatable discounts on luxury hotel accommodation. This lavish 5* Hot Rate hotel features spacious, air-conditioned double en-suite guest rooms each furnished with the latest amenities and free high speed Wi-Fi internet. Guests are free to cool off in the indoor and outdoor pools, sample some delicious a la carte cuisine in the highly regarded restaurant or indulge any number of the other premium leisure facilities this hotel has to offer.

Formerly home to native Emirati people who worked as fishermen and pearl divers, since Dubai’s development boom the city landscape has transformed dramatically into one typified by its state-of-the-art architecture and dazzling wealth. The Financial District in which this Hot Rate hotel is ideally located is now colonised by some of the tallest and most impressive skyscrapers in the world. The nearby Sheikh Zayed Road leads to the famed Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, allowing guests to reach the warm waters of the Persian Gulf within a matter of minutes.

Translating to literally mean ‘beautiful’, the adjacent coastal area of Jumeirah is undoubtedly Dubai’s most sought after location, owing to its fantastically luxurious real estate, world class restaurants, premium shopping and vast harbours filled with extravagant yachts. Hotel guests are advised to head to the pristine white sand Jumeirah Beach to enjoy the crystal clear sea and perhaps try out some water sports, such as jet skiing and paddle boarding. From here, the spectacularly impressive man-made World Islands development can be seen, the only archipelago of its kind to be constructed.

Further inland lies the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai. Greater than even the Pyramid of Giza, the Khalifa boasts a height of an astonishing 2,722 ft and features an outdoor observation deck offering unrivalled panoramas across the city skyline and out towards the Gulf. The structure itself is surrounded by 27 acres of tranquil parkland designed to reflect the symmetry of a desert flower. Featuring 6 water features and a range of exotic gardens, the park is the perfect place in which to relax in the shade whilst admiring the awe-inspiring tower.

Bur Dubai – Creek – Festival City

Although renowned for its cutting edge architecture and shimmering skyscrapers, Dubai also boasts its own rich and exotic history which is contrasted against its futuristic reputation. This luxury 5* Hotwire Hot Rate condo complex in the city’s historic Bur Dubai district allows hotel guests to immerse themselves in traditional Arabic culture, all whilst enjoying contemporary amenities, modern interior design and free Wi-Fi internet. Whilst the apartment is self-contained, the complex offers guests access to a private pool, tennis courts and an 18 hole golf course. Those in the Emirate on business are also free to conduct meetings and conferences in the hotel’s exclusive onsite business centre; which comprises of several fully-equipped board rooms and auditoriums.

Located just a stone’s throw from Dubai’s acclaimed Financial District, the Bur Dubai is a welcome juxtaposition of historic landmarks, cultural museums and traditional souk markets. Dominating the neighbourhood is the hub of the Dubai’s cultural and religious life, the Grand Mosque, which boasts the tallest minaret in the city. Symbolic of the city’s Arabic history, visitors to the mosque are required to dress conservatively when visiting to admire its breathtaking Anatolian architecture. Visitors are also recommended to browse the nearby souks and bazaars for traditional textiles, clothing and antiques which make for perfect mementoes of a trip to this enchanting city.

Lying idyllically in the shadow of some of the world’s most famous feats of modern architecture is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in Dubai Creek. This vast wetland reserve attracts thousands of migratory birds, as well as a variety of crustaceans and mammals, making it the perfect destination from which to admire the region’s indigenous wildlife. Those wishing to escape the fast pace of city life can spend a day exploring its nature trails and might even catch a glimpse of its 500 strong flock of pink flamingos during the right season.

This remarkable Hot Rate condo complex is also within a few minutes of one of Dubai’s most exciting new developments, Dubai Festival City. Popularly dubbed as the ‘City Within a City’, Festival City is the largest work, living and leisure site in the Middle East and currently features prime real estate, luxury malls, a golf club and a host of other entertainment facilities. Dazzlingly illuminated against the Creek at night, Festival City is the ideal place in which to indulge in some world class cuisine whilst enjoying stunning views over the water.

Arabic charm in downtown Dubai – 4 star – Dubai

Experience Arabic charm in downtown Dubai with this exceptional choice for business travellers or short-term visitors to the city. This charming 4 star Top Secret Hotel is conveniently located only a short distance from Dubai International Airport, as well as from the Dubai World Trade Centre and Exhibition Halls, Expo Centre and several malls. The interiors are designed in an authentic Arabian style, with traditional furnishings, warm colours and luxe details, which create a pleasant and inviting ambience. The long list of services and amenities offered to guests during their stay include room service, currency exchange, free parking, and on-call medical service. The hotel’s own destination restaurant is open 24 hours a day and serves up a scrumptious menu of both local and international dishes, as well as a varied spread every morning for the complimentary buffet breakfast.

The business facilities are second-to-none and will make your stay here completely stress-free and a huge success. Make use of the fully equipped business centre with several meeting rooms and an efficient and reliable secretarial service. The guest rooms themselves are individually designed and feature oversized beds, plush en-suite bathrooms with bathtub, a kitchenette, and spacious dining and living area with work desk and lamp, LCD television, and mini-bar. To relax and unwind, visit the Health Club and Fitness Centre, complete with Jacuzzi and climate-controlled rooftop pool.

There’s no way you can leave Dubai without having visited at least one of its famed traditional markets. Deira is home to the district of covered souks, which has a distinct Indian feel to it which gives it its nickname, Little India. The multitude of stalls selling textiles, spices, foods and jewellery create a sensory overload and it’s difficult to know where to look! Once you get into the swing of it, the friendly bartering and careful sifting for unique goods is all part of the experience! Two particularly popular examples are the Gold and Spice Souks, where you can pick up crafted jewellery and sacks of incense and dried fruit at very reasonable prices.

If you fancy a weekend break away from the hectic pace and business of Dubai, the historical town of Hatta in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains provides the idyllic peaceful getaway. There are several exciting and fascinating attractions well worth visiting in and around the town, such as the Hatta Rock Pools, where you can sink into crystal clear springs along the riverbed and swim in a tranquil and safe natural environment. The Heritage Village gives visitors a chance to see what life would have looked like before the developments and modernisation of recent decades; there’s an ancient fort, examples of authentic mud houses and old public buildings.

 

Enjoy luxury in a resort right on Jumeirah Beach – 5 star – Dubai

Enjoy luxury in a resort right on Jumeirah Beach! Boasting an unparalleled location, world-class hospitality and 5-star facilities, this lavish Top Secret Hotel resort on Jumeirah Beach in Dubai is your answer to the perfect sun-soaked vacation. Sat right on the city’s most famous beach in the Marina area, the rooms and suites enjoy spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and of the dazzling city skyline at night. No matter the purpose of your visit, whether you’re here on business, a romantic getaway or a family holiday, the hotel accommodates to your every need and constantly exceeds expectations.

Families travelling with young children can opt for an oversized room or for separate rooms with interior corridor access for extra safety and privacy. There are also a series of fun children’s programmes run by the hotel which will entertain your kids and allow you to enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Business travellers can work in peace on the executive floor, in the business centre or catch up with colleagues in the well-equipped meeting rooms, before relaxing at any one of the property’s leisure facilities; private golf course, tennis courts, Health Club and gymnasium, and several swimming pools. There is also a private Beach Club which grants guests various privileges and VIP services during their stay.

Treat the kids to a thrilling day out at Dubai Zoo, and enjoy for yourself the 1.5 hectares of land filled with every variety of living creature imaginable! Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, you’ll be able to see over 100 species of animals, from foxes to porcupines, Bengal tiger to ostriches! There are several creatures, local to the UAE environment, that are under threat of extinction that the zoo have placed under conservation and breeding programmes, such as the wild cat and Arabian Oryx. There are multiple spots to stop and grab something to eat and drink and also a gift shop to pick up a souvenir.

Dubai is bursting with historical and iconic attractions and buildings, and one that should definitely be on your list of must-sees is the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House in Port Rashid. This fascinating house, built in the late 1800’s, has been passed down several generations to the current owner who now opens the site to the public as a museum exploring both the past and on-going development of the nation. The residence was originally built in its specific location to allow its first owner to admire the shipping activities and trading that took place in the water below. Many of the features are excellent examples of local architecture models, such as the balconies, wind-towers and rooms built around a central courtyard.

For a quick stay, close to the airport: this hotel is yours! – 4 star – Dubai

If you’re planning a brief business trip or attending a conference in Dubai, this convenient and comfortable 4 star Top Secret Hotel is ideal for a quick stay close to the airport, so make this hotel yours and book today! Located only a 5 minute journey from Dubai International Airport, and in the heart of the historic centre, your journeys into and out of the city are made quick and straightforward, plus you’ll also get a taste of the local culture and traditions during your stay. The on-site business centre with high-spec meeting rooms provides a peaceful and suitable environment in which to work and will guarantee your trip is a success. The restaurants are always more than happy to accommodate to large groups with private dining and catering services.

If you’re also travelling with family, the property is equally as welcoming; providing entertaining children’s programmes and offering oversized-family rooms or adjoining rooms for your peace of mind. Some of the other facilities and amenities on offer include a coffee shop, lobby bar, medical service, indoor parking, dry cleaning and WiFi. After a busy day at work or exploring the local sights, there’s no better way to relax than at the private Health Club with heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub or on the golf course with friends or colleagues.

History lovers and visitors simply interested in discovering more about the area’s past should not miss a visit to the Jumeirah Archaeological site. The site is a treasure chest of pieces from every chapter of Dubai’s history, from the Persian Sassanid rule in 3rd century AD and remnants from the era of Umayyad Dynasty and the first introduction of Islam to the Gulf in 7th century. The vast site is beautifully kept untouched as much as possible and is a definite must-see, even just to take some spectacular photographs.

On the other side of the Creek, in Deira, sits one of the three ancient watchtowers that look out over and guard the city. Burj Nahar was first started to be built in 1870 and today attracts visitors from all over the globe to observe and admire its graceful grandeur and the surrounding gardens with their splendid and tropical flora and iconic monuments.

Docked on the nearby Creek itself is a stunning example of the sailing vessels that were historically used in the Arabic Sea and Indian Ocean. This traditional Dhow Wharfage has been stationed in these waters ever since the 1830’s and continues to tell the story of the Dhow sailors and their livelihoods, trading and re-exporting goods between the surrounding countries.

 

Luxurious and stylish hotel in Dubai – 5 star – Dubai

Nestled in the heart of the Deira neighbourhood, the former financial centre, this luxurious and stylish hotel in Dubai promises a unique and memorable stay in the sparkling metropolis. The historic quarter on the doorstep of the hotel, today houses a number of bustling souks with a colourful mix of Persian merchants, exotic spices and artisanal treasures. Best suited for families travelling with children of all ages, this lavish hotel accommodates to your every need and a choice of connecting rooms, oversized family rooms and spacious apartments. Young children can meet and play with other peers at the kids club, while the adults relax and unwind at any of the many leisure facilities on offer.

There are several award-winning restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, suitable for every occasion and sometimes offering a specific children’s menu. After dinner there is nightly entertainment, featuring exciting and diverse acts, alternatively indulge with a well-being massage or unwind in the steam room and Jacuzzi. The property also boasts an intimate club lounge, florist and gift shop, rooftop terrace with stunning skyline views, an executive floor, outdoor pool and daily shuttle services to the beach and malls.

The close-by Al Satwa district is easy to get to from any one of Dubai’s major landmarks; only 10 minutes away from the Sheik Zayed Road and equal distance from the Marina, beach and Dubai Zoo. This quaint, historic quarter is jam-packed with independent shops, roadside cafés and traditional architecture and is especially recommendable if you’re on the hunt for unique keepsakes and souvenirs. Locals say that it is a little piece of “old” Dubai, tucked in-between the skyscrapers and resort hotels, where you can partake in some good, old-fashioned bartering and even commission a bespoke suit or gown from one of the many local tailors. The rare and exotic fabrics are surprisingly cheap, and vary from silk to cotton and chiffon, which make equally beautiful wedding dresses as they do everyday-wear. The scattering of beauty salons are great for getting authentic henna painting and relaxing treatments as a well-deserved break.

For something a little more up-to-date, check out Dubai Media City, just inland from the Jumeirah Beach and Palm Island. The institute is a thriving centre for global businesses and media companies, and is a popular site for conferences and worldwide corporate meetings. Business travellers will likely have to visit the centre for work, but the building is also fascinating for every other visitor too, as it comprises of a series of contemporary and sleek towers, surrounded by lush palms and glistening pools of water. It’s a fascinating insight into the world of work within Dubai and how the infinite media organisations, including television, publishing, radio and advertising, operate.

 

Perfect choice hotel in new Dubai – 5 star – Dubai

Allow yourself to be utterly spoiled by 5 star luxury at this elegant and unique Top Secret Hotel in Dubai’s vibrant Jebel Ali district. The interiors of the hotel take traditional Arabian designs and bring them up-to-date with a contemporary flair, creating a warm aesthetic and a relaxing ambiance. The Jebel Ali neighbourhood is located on the fringe of the Arabian Gulf, which gifts many of the rooms with views of the azure waters and stunning beaches. Other guest rooms boast views of the immaculate gardens with their exotic flora and outdoor swimming pools. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, from excellent sporting activities to tranquil spa days – you’ll be blown away by the choice! This really is a perfect choice hotel in new Dubai!

Especially popular for family beach vacations, this superior hotel provides guests with an extensive range of modern and convenient facilities, such as a daily shuttle service to the nearby beach, free onsite parking and WiFi. There are both fine-dining and casual restaurants at the hotel, suitable for every occasion, from business meetings to birthday parties, as well as bars serving exquisite cocktails and international wines. Families travelling with young children can leave the kids to play and meet others at the entertainment programmes organised by the hotel, while the parents enjoy some downtime either by the pool, on the golf course or at the health club.

The Jebel Ali district of Dubai is a thriving hub of activity and entertainment, so whatever your interests or preferences, you’ll never be short of something to see or do! To take a breather from the heat, why not catch a movie at the immense Grand Megaplex Cinema on Gardens Cross Road, where you will find a varied listing of international and local films. Just steps from the cinema is a café super popular with all sweet-tooths – Chocomelt, full of delectable chocolaty treats and sugar-coated delicacies.

Art-lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to the Cuadro Museum and Fine Art Gallery, one of the leading collections of contemporary and modern art in the Gulf. With the ever-rotating curated exhibitions there are often displays of very different artistic styles and approaches, and each of them are often accompanied by related workshops and talks from the collectors or artists. Occasionally there are events open to the public which aim to educate and further contribute to the community’s arts culture, such as auctions, openings, panel discussions and one-off exhibitions.

 

Experience prestigious luxury at half the price! – 5 star – Dubai

Experience prestigious luxury at half the price with this incredible deal! Widely renowned for being one of Dubai’s finest hotels, this luxurious 5 star Top Secret Hotel is an exceptional choice for your upcoming stay in the city; where you will enjoy world-class service, lavish dining and superior leisure facilities. The hotel’s prime location, on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road in the Trade and Exhibition Centre, means that you are just a stone’s throw from some of the best attractions and destinations in the whole city; Dubai World Trade Centre, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain. The property offers its guests a wide and varied range of facilities to ensure your utmost comfort throughout your stay, whether you are travelling on business or leisure. There is 24 hour security and concierge for your safety and convenience at all times, free valet parking, a daily shuttle service to and from the hotel and the malls or beach, limousine service, currency exchange, medical service and dry cleaning.

The rooms themselves are some of the most spacious in the city and feature top-of-the-range furnishings and design details as well as amenities such as flat screen LCD TV, a full mini-bar, lavish en-suite bathroom with bathrobe and slippers, work desk and separate hanging closet. Spoil yourself with some quality R&R time at the hotel’s own Health Club and Spa with sauna, sun beds, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The tranquil spa offers an extensive list of beauty and well-being treatments including massages, for the ultimate self-indulgence.

Well-known across the globe for its love of shopping, Dubai unsurprisingly boasts some of the biggest and best malls in the world, there is even an annual festival dedicated just to shopping! The buildings of the malls and shopping plazas themselves are often reason enough to visit, even before you’ve stepped into the first store. The close-by Wafi City, for instance, is an impressive complex comprising of the Wafi Mall, a hotel, many restaurants, bars and nightclubs and is built to reflect the architecture and design of Ancient Egypt. The hotel building is shaped into a pyramid and the entire ‘city’ is filled with columns, artworks of pharaohs and smaller stone pyramids. The central mall provides visitors with a selection of over 200 stores, as well as a thrilling theme park, Encounter Zone. After you’ve exhausted yourself from shopping, take a well-deserved breather and put your feet up at the Zen-like Cleopatra’s Spa. The plaza looks particularly spectacular at night when the pyramids are illuminated by floodlights, and the locals tend to prefer browsing after dark, so it makes a good spot for people watching.

 

In the heart of Dubai’s historic district- 5 star – Dubai

Nestled in the heart of Dubai’s historic district, this ultra-modern 5 star Top Secret Hotel offers a striking contrast between the ancient surroundings and its own contemporary appearance and facilities. The Bur Dubai and Karama neighbourhoods are set around the beautiful creek, which is the home to many floating restaurants, ancient souk markets and abra water taxi stations. Karama specifically is a mix of commercial and residential streets, famous for its cheap eats and local markets, full of hidden treasures and made for bartering.

The property grants guests an extensive list of superior facilities such as valet parking, car rental desk, gift shop, hair salon and news stand. All the communal areas enjoy air conditioning and free internet access, and there are a multitude of facilities designed specifically for business guests, including meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. The hotel also boats its own restaurant and lobby bar, serving up a delicious menu of local and international cuisine. The spacious and comfortable guest rooms provide a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of the centre and feature first-class furnishings and amenities: plasma TV, coffee and tea facilities and daily housekeeping. When you’re not exploring the sights or attending to business meetings, there are several leisure facilities that offer the perfect opportunity for rest and relaxation, such as a nightclub, fitness centre with outdoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

The prime location of the hotel means that exploring the many delights and treasures around the city is a breeze! The Bur Dubai Bus Station is only a few minutes away, which can transport you to any corner of Dubai you wish. Closer to home, there are several tourist attractions well worth seeing, such as the Dubai Creek, the Burjuman Shopping Centre and the Dubai heritage Village. The latter is situated towards the mouth of the creek around an old mountain settlement, and is the best place to get a close look at the history of Dubai as a pearling nation and the age-old traditions of weaving and pottery. The ‘village’ is a labyrinth of barasti stalls where you can observe craftsmen practising their expertise and also pick up keepsakes and souvenirs to remember your trip. The Diving Village focuses on the traditions of pearl diving in the Emirates, and a guided tour can be taken in order to understand the practices and livelihoods of the local residents.

Modern elegance and grandeur in the heart of Dubai – 5 star – Dubai

Experience modern elegance and grandeur in the heart of Dubai. Guarantee yourself an unforgettable stay in Dubai, with first-class accommodation and warm hospitality, when you book a guest room or suite at this elegant 5 star Top Secret Hotel. Located on the waterfront, with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, at the exclusive Dubai Marina, this elegant and deluxe property has all the necessary ingredients for a remarkable and utterly relaxing holiday. The infinite services and amenities on offer to guests include airport transfers, valet parking, a gift shop, florist, currency exchange, hair salon and medical service. Luxury extras are also treated as standard here so enjoy the stylish club lounge and pristine private gardens when you have some downtime.

The vast guest rooms boast lavish en-suite bathrooms, oversized beds and flat screen LCD TVs, as well as additional beds and cribs available for families travelling with children. The leisure facilities are what make this property stand out from nearby competitors, and include private beach access to the famous Jumeirah Beach, a world-class Health Club and Spa with fitness centre, swimming pool, steam room and sauna, and a spa with sun beds, beauty therapist and massage services. For thrill-seeking guests and sport lovers there are also tennis courts, water sports and winter sports on offer all year round.

Dubai is so packed full of activities to thrill and excite and new amusement destinations, that there’ll never be a dull moment on your trip. At the tip of the Jumeirah Palm Island sits Aquaventure, an electrifying water park voted the number 1 in the Middle East and Europe. Covering a massive 42 acres of land, the park is a maze of river rapids, animal enclosures, nail-biting water rollercoasters and shark-filled lagoons. There’s something for every age and taste; young kids can splash around in the designated safe play area while the parents lounge on the private beach enveloped in lush exotic foliage. Adventurous teenagers will relish the adrenaline and frenzy of excitement from both the Tower of Poseidon and Tower of Neptune rollercoasters. The entertaining and charming dolphin show, at the neighbouring Dolphin Bay, is an all-time favourite with the entire family.

The city’s bordering suburb, Sharjah, is only a short distance away, and is a calmer, more residential haven outside of the usual tourist resorts and bustling streets. There is a wider diversity of landscapes here too, such as the rigorous Al Hajar mountainside along the east coast, and the majority of the architecture of public institutions is a stark contrast to the high-rise buildings in the city. In Sharjah, the must-do activities include jet skiing in the Khalid Lagoon, visiting the stunning Qanat al Qasba mosque, and watch the Formula 1 boat races that happen every December.