Ever stayed in an underwater suite, surrounded by marine life? How about at one of the highest resorts in the world, which sits atop a mountain? Yep, these hotels are one of a kind – definitely something that everyone needs to experience… at least once! So, which one are you ticking off your bucket list first?
1. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Ready for a taste of luxury? From sleeping in one of the most expensive beds in the world to sipping on a 24-carat gold cappuccino, there’s no surprise this hotel is popularly known as ‘the world’s only 7-star hotel’! In addition to the luxurious suites (where everything is gold), the Burj Al Arab is home to an underwater-themed restaurant, a sky-high spa, an infinity pool overlooking the Gulf and of course, 24-hour private butlers.
insydo fact: The Terrace was constructed in Finland, before being shipped to Dubai in six pieces!
2. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman
Fancy staying at one of the highest resorts in the world? Only a two hour drive from Muscat, you’ll find this resort perched on top of Oman’s famous ‘Green Mountain’. Not only does it boast incredible canyon views, but the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort also has a royal stamp of approval after Princess Diana visited back in 1986!
insydo fact: There’s a canyon viewing and stargazing platform named after Princess Diana.
3. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
On top of being an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace is a magical world of its own. From lush green gardens and a private marina to majestic Arabian-designed halls and over a thousand chandeliers – this hotel is definitely worth a visit!
insydo fact: The entire interior of the hotel is decorated with 24-carat gold leaf, mother of pearl and crystals!
4. Waldorf Astoria – Qasr al Sharq, Saudi Arabia
Known as ‘the Palace of the East’, the Waldorf Astoria – Qasr al Sharq will make you feel like royalty as soon as you step inside. Guests can stay in a magnificent 10,000 sq. ft suite, enjoy panoramic balcony views of the Red Sea, and have all their requests met with a personalised butler service.
insydo fact: A chandelier with 600,000 Swarovski crystals hangs over the main staircase of the hotel.
5. Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Whether you live in Dubai or you’re planning to visit soon, staying at Atlantis the Palm (even for one night) should be on everyone’s bucket lists. The Underwater Suite, which has an underwater bedroom and bathroom, is definitely one of our favourites! Besides that, the three-story suite surrounded by the Ambassador Lagoon also comes with a lift.
insydo fact: The Ambassador Lagoon in the Underwater Suite is home to over 65,000 marine animals.
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