5 New Hotels That Prove Dubai Is as Over the Top as Ever

Drive your car into a nightclub, spread out in a movie-themed suite, or enjoy one of 269 tower-set infinity pools at these five new Dubai hotels perfect for a getaway.

By Matt Pomroy 05/11/2019

Dubai has never been a place for the understated, and if there’s one thing the United Arab Emirate loves to do, it’s build big, fancy hotels. Because most of the restaurants and nightlife in Dubai is based in or around hotels (for alcohol-licensing reasons, mainly), there’s been little desire to build anything less than five-star properties as the city keeps pushing for the attention of high-spend tourists and tax-free-salary expats. With the Expo2020 happening in the city late next year, there’s now a particular rush to open even more spots that showcase this as the “Las Vegas of the Middle East.” From suites inspired by The Godfather to a hotel nightclub you can drive your supercar into, here are five new and upcoming hotels that showcase Dubai’s penchant for the over-the-top.

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