Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
United Arab Emirates, Middle East Hotels
One Central  
25hours Hotel
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It's hard not to be impressed by the 25hours Hotels chain's newest work. They've opened their first hotel in Dubai – and the first outside of Europe, and it's an absolute hit! Famous for their impressive interior designs that incorporate local history, 25hours is not afraid of some crazy ideas. …
Accommodation types: Design
Damani  
Lodges Resort
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Mountains and hiking? Surely we are not talking about the same country famous for its skyscraper-ridden skyline, giant shopping malls, and gorgeous beaches. Hatta lies close to the Omani borders, high up in the Al Hajar Mountains. If you want to escape from the bustling urban life of Dubai into …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature
Al Badayer  
Retreat
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Mysk Al Badayer Retreat incorporates traditional mud-brick buildings and luxurious tents spread around the edge of the sweeping dunes of the Emirates. This picturesque setting is favored by dune bashers and camp enthusiasts. As a result, Al Badayer is one of the most popular tourist areas in Central Sharjah. With …
Accommodation types: Desert
Bear Grylls  
Explorers Camp
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Have you ever tried to make fire without using a lighter or matches? This is the type of life-saver technique that you can learn at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp. He is the guy you've seen on the telly running around in the rough wilderness, trying to stay alive by …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Remote   Tent
ME Dubai  
by Meliá
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Right at the edge of Downtown Dubai in Business Bay, ME Dubai by Meliá hotel is in the most prestigious part of the city. The bold shape of the exterior continues inside, fans of architecture will notice the signature style of the world-famous Zaha Hadid Architects. Fluid curvy shapes adorn …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
The Chedi Al Bait  
Sharjah
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Sharjah has a new surprise within Emirate’s largest historical preservation project. The most luxurious new hotel in UAE is The Chedi Al Bait Sharjah Resort. Several historic manor houses have been converted into a 5-star luxury resort with 53 rooms and unparalleled hospitality. As part of the project, Souq Al …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
InterContinental Dubai  
Festival City
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A mere stone’s throw from the Dubai World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is the InterContinental Dubai Festival City. The hotel’s structure is modeled after the sailboats that can be seen all over the harbor and offer magnificent city views. You can spend …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Four Seasons  
Dubai DIFC
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When you hear the words Four Seasons, you might just think of an international luxury hotel chain. But Four Seasons in Dubai International Finance Centre adds a boutique-style spin to their hotel. All the way from the lobby to the rooftop, they have mastered the balance of luxury living and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Qasr Al Sarab  
Desert Resort
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Experience the mystical charm of Arabian nights in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter at the one of a kind Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort. In the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, the Rub'Al Khali lies in one of the UAE’s most luxurious and exotic hotels. Relax in the …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury
Kempinski  
Palm Jumeirah
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One of the most exquisite hotels that sit on the artificial island of the palm-shaped island with private beaches beautiful pools, excellent dining, set on a magnificent 5-acre sprawl of land is the Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah. Kempinski offers a choice of 244 suites, villas, and penthouses that …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Palace
Al Maha  
Desert Resort
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Rising like a mirage from the sands of the Arabian Desert, the Al Maha (named after the Arabian Oryx - desert antelopes who populate the area) is a luxurious hideaway. Just 45 minutes from Dubai, this hotel creates a feeling of timelessness using classic, hard-to-place décor and making the most …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury
Burj  
Al Arab
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One of the most incredible structures on Earth, the Burj Al Arab was built in the shape of an Arabian dhow, or yacht's sail. The planners wanted a monolithic structure but neither did they want to cast a shadow over downtown Dubai so they built it 280 meters out to …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa
Atlantis  
The Palm
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This 5 Star Dubai stunner is designed with Arab and Western influences and is home to one of the best waterparks in the world. It covers 113 acres and has 1539 rooms. There is an 11 acre Dolphin bay for you to experience swimming with marine mammals, and there is …
Accommodation types: Island   Luxury   Palace   Underwater
Armani  
Hotel
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Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the prestigious Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai which is the tallest building in the world standing at 2723 ft / 828 m. You can avoid the crowds by accessing the hotel easily via the exclusive entrance. Everything is made by Giorgio Armani from the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Desert Palm  
Resort Dubai
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A boutique hotel in the skyscraper coral of Dubai is a rare find indeed. The Palm Resort was originally built so its extravagant owner could play Polo and to this day it boasts two Polo fields, horses, and stables. And yes, you can have riding lessons. Your room comes with …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Yas Viceroy  
Hotel
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This [unique hotel](https://www.uniqhotels.com/blog/81-most-unusual-hotels/) is constructed from two twelve-story towers - one in the middle of the track itself and one in the marina with a spidery structure (grid shell) linking them. There are two rooftop swimming pools. In addition, there is an enormous roof with thousands of sparkling, ever-changing LED …
Accommodation types: Car   Luxury
Emirates  
Palace
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Burj-al Arab Hotel was the first hotel to call itself ‘7 Star’. The Emirates Place is the second. I hear they are building an ‘8 Star’ hotel soon. It would take me a whole book to describe this place in detail - there’s so much to do. There is a …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Palace