12 Hotels in Dubai with Great Views of the Burj Khalifa

Holidays don’t get much fancier than in Dubai. A cosmopolitan hub city of culture, history, entertainment, style and luxury, the Arabic city is quite a tourist haunt for all kinds of travellers. Future-forward but grounded in tradition, Dubai has a lot of interesting sights, with its piece de resistance being the Burj Khalifa. Christened the world’s tallest structure, the tower makes quite a visual impact, not just up-close, but also from a hotel window!

Ideally, it’s best to stay in a hotel in Downtown Dubai if you’re looking for uninhibited views of the tower and proximity to many tourist spots like the Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain and Souk Al Bahar, but you can extend your radius depending on your budget. Here’s a list of some of the best hotels offering a glittering view of the Burj Khalifa. No matter the time of day, you won’t want to draw your curtains on views like these!

Address Downtown

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This towering hotel is the destination for all things luxury in the heart of Downtown Dubai. At the Address Downtown, you’ll get a taste of Dubai’s strong design aesthetic mingled with modern amenities and luxury comforts. The rooms are spacious, elegantly furnished, and most of them come with a balcony. The Dubai Fountain, Opera and Mall are just a stone’s throw away.


The Oberoi Dubai

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As it does with all its properties around the world, The Oberoi maintains a sense of lavishness with its accommodation in Dubai. The ultra-modern hotel offers over 250 of the most striking rooms in the city, and the views are even more so. In close quarters with sightseeing spots in Downtown Dubai as well as Business Bay, The Oberoi capitalises on its location with floor to ceiling windows and a chic design.


Manzil Downtown

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Manzil Downtown is an eclectic, high-end version of a boutique hotel seeped in Arabic culture, design and hospitality. It describes itself as an ‘Arabesque style lifestyle hub’ and abides by this with its traditionally-inspired, minimal rooms, swimming pool and sundeck, and fitness centre. The hotel gives guests direct access to Souk al Manzil, whereas the Dubai Mall, Souk al Bahar are a few minutes’ walk. 


Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

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Spacious rooms, seven restaurants, modern architecture, a brilliant location and panoramic views of the city greet guests at the Shangri-La Hotel in Downtown Dubai. The rooms are bathed in white, grey and gold, with statement furnishings and fittings, and wall art by local artists. It also has a club on the 42nd floor with one of the best views of the Burj Khalifa.


Taj Dubai

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Situated in the same precinct as the Burj Khalifa, the Taj Dubai lives up to its global reputation, with 300 rooms and a fabulous location. The rooms have a touch of Indian artistry, with a modish look and feel. You can spend the evening in your room and see the lit-up Burj as well as the dancing Dubai fountain, or get some fresh air with a sprawling vista before you in their outdoor lounge. 


Sofitel Dubai Downtown

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Staying true to its European roots and Arabic locale, Sofitel Dubai Downtown is the only 5-star hotel in the city which is directly connected to the Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned skywalk. It has multiple recreation and wellness centres, business centres, restaurants and an array of tastefully done up rooms across its 31 floors. Besides its unique access to the Dubai Mall and its surrounding area, the hotel also offers shuttle services across the city, as well as discounts at entertainment parks and attractions. 


Dusit Thani Dubai

Dusit Thani brings its Thai flair to Dubai, topped with splendid views of the Burj Khalifa, seven restaurants, a signature Thai spa and a rooftop pool. Its accessibility to Dubai Mall and Dubai Opera does give it quite an enviable spot in the city, but it also provides complimentary pick ups and drop offs to popular attractions in other areas. The rooms are impeccably done up, with the best amenities on offer.


Ramada Downtown Dubai

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Imagine lounging in a luxurious room, and watching the shimmering Dubai Fountain beneath you and the gleaming Burj Khalifa right before you. This sums up the experience at Ramada Downtown Dubai. The 180+ rooms are simple yet offer everything you may need on your holiday, along with access to a temperature-controlled pool, fitness activities and kids’ play areas. The Dubai Mall and Souk al Bahar are just 10 minutes away, besides the Dubai Opera next to the fountain.


Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay

The German brand’s flagship Dubai hotel is a five-star property positioned very close to Downtown Dubai and its sightseeing and shopping spots, as well as the Dubai Canal and Sheikh Zayed Road. It’s known for its great canal view, but you can also opt for a floor to ceiling Burj view room with the cityscape around it, the latest technology in entertainment systems and resplendent bathrooms. 


Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront

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The popular hospitality brand has a host of properties across the city and the UAE, and the Dubai Waterfront hotel is one with a great location, proximate to Dubai Canal as well as Downtown Dubai. The rooms are intimate but simple and well-furnished with all the basic amenities. It has a stylish Business Class Lounge, multiple restaurants and bars, and business facilities.


Rove Downtown

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An urban hotel with a fun, eclectic vibe, Rove Downtown puts you in the heart of Dubai. It has great in-room amenities as well as the option of interconnected rooms for families, friends and large groups. It’s targeted at the modern traveller looking for a simple, artsy accommodation beyond just a regular hotel. You can unwind by the pool or on the sundeck after a long day, or simply enjoy the stunning views from your room.


Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel

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Conveniently located and easily accessible, the Park Regis Kris Kin is a great pick if you’re looking for luxury at its best. It boasts over 380 rooms that are well-furnished and comfortable. Visitors love spending time at the Kris Restaurant and Bar, as well as the rooftop swimming pool, for a breathtaking sight of the tower and cityscape. The airport is just a few minutes away, with the Spice Souk, Burjuman Centre Mall, and Dubai Creek within walking distance.



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