Famed for its portfolio of historic hotels in North America, the Fairmont here is a modern glass tower—a late-20th-century take on the traditional Arab barjeel. The hotel chain's ethos of professional service and quality accommodation, honed over the last 150 years, is very much in evidence when you step through the door. The hotel's handful of top-class restaurants and bars are leaders in Dubai's dining and social scenes. Each has a unique decor—from an urban
stainless steel neon theme to an ultrachic minimalist vibe. There's a great 40,000-square-foot spa on site with two noteworthy mosaic pools on the sunrise and sunset sides of the hotel. For business travelers, the Fairmont has excellent meeting facilities and is within walking distance of the Dubai Convention Centre.
Off Trade Centre Roundabout, Sheikh Zayed Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates