Al Qasr Hotel
Area: Al Sufouh, Dubai
Another Arabian fantasy resort, Al Qasr is styled to resemble an ancient Arabian citadel. It features rooms with sepia photos of Dubai in the good old days, heavy wooden furniture and lavish bathrooms. Nearby Souk Madinat Jumeirah, linked by abras through the canal, means that on tap is a huge souk, theatre, spa and health centre. The Al Qasr also offers state of the art conferencing facilities.
The culturally minded will appreciate the Madinat Theatre and the outdoor amphitheatre, and sun lovers will enjoy the Al Qasr’s private beach that’s a full kilometre long. And when it’s time to eat, you’re spoilt for choice with the many fine restaurants the Al Qasr offers.
Price rating: $$$