Rydges Plaza Hotel
Area: Bur Dubai, Dubai
The Rydges Plaza Hotel fully deserves its four stars, with a fabulous location sandwiched between the beaches and bustle of Jumeira and Satwa on one side and the more culturally rich Creek area on the other. In addition, the Rydges Plaza Hotel is notable for being totally unpretentious (perhaps because of its Australian roots).
The Rydges Plaza Hotel offers no fewer than eight bars and restaurants, including an English pub, plus Chinese, Italian, Mexican and Indian restaurants. There’s also, naturally enough, a fine Australian themed sports bar and grill.
Price rating: $$