Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

This sprawling beachfront hotel in a striking building overlooking the Arabian Gulf is 11 minutes’ walk from Burj Al Arab and 6 km from the Mall of the Emirates.

Upscale rooms with spectacular views of the Gulf. The rooms feature decor ranging from modern to muted, plus floor-to-ceiling windows, free Wi-Fi, State of the art Entertainment center, iPod docks, tea and coffeemakers.

Upgraded rooms and suites have additional balconies and seating areas.

Luxe villas have the guests treated to 18-carat gold-plated bathrooms.

Amenities within the Hotel include 6 pools, and 20 restaurants and bars, including an Italian eatery owned by renowned celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver. There’s also a private beach, a dive center, and modern Gym and Spa facilities