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The best hotels in Dubai for a sun-soaked desert escape

Red (UK) Logo By Tracey Davies of Red (UK) | Slide 1 of 11: Famously a city of superlatives, Dubai is home to the ozone-piercing Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and the gold-trimmed Burj Al Arab, the only 'seven star hotel' on the planet – earning it the moniker 'Vegas of the Gulf'.BEST HOTELS IN DUBAIFlight time is under seven hours and with an easy three-hour time difference, an extended weekend living it up in the desert is easily achievable. The best time to visit is between October and April, when temperatures are a delicious 27 degrees, but in summer it gets blisteringly hot with temperatures hitting 42 degrees.Despite the glitz and glamour, Dubai's not just about credit-card bending shopping hauls, blissful beach days and leisurely champagne brunches (although that is a big part of its allure). Try dune-bashing through the Arabian desert, learn falconry like a Sheikh or go camel racing. And not everything has to come at a king's ransom. It costs a mere dirham to take a traditional abra boat over Dubai Creek to the onion-domed mosques and bustling souks of Old Dubai, where you'll find everything from gold to garam masala.Whether it's a stylish beach pad or an Arabian palace, check out the very best hotels in Dubai to book right now.

Famously a city of superlatives, Dubai is home to the ozone-piercing Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and the gold-trimmed Burj Al Arab, the only 'seven star hotel' on the planet – earning it the moniker 'Vegas of the Gulf'.

BEST HOTELS IN DUBAI

Flight time is under seven hours and with an easy three-hour time difference, an extended weekend living it up in the desert is easily achievable. The best time to visit is between October and April, when temperatures are a delicious 27 degrees, but in summer it gets blisteringly hot with temperatures hitting 42 degrees.

Despite the glitz and glamour, Dubai's not just about credit-card bending shopping hauls, blissful beach days and leisurely champagne brunches (although that is a big part of its allure).

Try dune-bashing through the Arabian desert, learn falconry like a Sheikh or go camel racing. And not everything has to come at a king's ransom. It costs a mere dirham to take a traditional abra boat over Dubai Creek to the onion-domed mosques and bustling souks of Old Dubai, where you'll find everything from gold to garam masala.

Whether it's a stylish beach pad or an Arabian palace, check out the very best hotels in Dubai to book right now.

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