Our Top 10 Middle East Favourites
Our favourite Middle East getaways offering outstanding service, exclusive accommodation and gourmet dining. With guaranteed sunshine at almost any time of year, flight times from only seven hours, fantastic service and truly luxurious hotels, the Middle East is ideal for escaping the long winter at home. (There's also fascinating culture and history, and lovely beaches.)
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Musandam Peninsula, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the Northern Peninsula of Oman, only two hours from Dubai, the closest international airport. It is set under a dramatic mountain on one side and a long sandy beach on the other.
One&Only Royal Mirage
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
A stylish and opulent resort with an Arabian theme. Ideally located right on Jumeirah beach it is considered one of the best hotels in Dubai. The Royal Mirage is a great choice for families, with excellent facilities for children.
Burj Al Arab
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
This visually spectacular hotel dominates the Dubai coastline and offers an opulent, luxurious experience. This sophisticated and exclusive hotel, decorated with lavish textures and wild, exuberant colors, caters best for couples and older families.
One&Only The Palm
Dubai - The Palm, Jumeirah Beach, United Arab Emirates
Located on a peninsula of The Palm, Jumeirah, One&Only the Palm has a boutique and intimate feel, built in a Moorish-Andalusian style, with just 95 elegantly styled rooms, suites and villas, one of the few truly low-rise hotels in Dubai.
Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
The Four Seasons Resort, Sharm El Sheikh is a luxury hotel situated on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. With a huge range of facilities including a dive center and superb spa, The Four Seasons is perfect for both a romantic getaway or a luxury family vacation.
Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman
Exclusively located on the bay at Barr Al Jissah, the Shangri-La nestles against the dramatic backdrop of the rugged interior mountains and the spectacular waters of the Gulf of Oman. The resort consists of two hotels: Al Waha and Al Bandar.
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, United Arab Emirates
A sophisticated luxury resort on Dubai's fashionable Jumeirah Beach, the Ritz-Carlton is unique and perfect for families, with a blend of Arabic and Mediterranean styles and a low rise design differentiating it from the other local hotels.
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Al Bustan Palace is a sophisticated and luxurious 250-room hotel, which is set on a stunning stretch of coastline with a dramatic mountain backdrop. It is situated just 30 kilometers from Muscat so is well placed for exploring the city.
The Kempinski Aqaba is a modern and stylish hotel with a private beach on the Red Sea, boasting views over the Gulf of Aqaba, excellent service and very good facilities. It is located within an easy distance of Wadi Rum and the spectacular Petra.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Jordan
The Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea is a luxurious and exclusive hotel overlooking the northern shores of the Dead Sea. It has its own private man-made beach on the Dead Sea, a number of swimming pools as well as the largest spa in the Middle East.