Stop for a moment and look over the impressive wood-paneled lobby, reminiscent of the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is a luxury beach resort overlooking the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. The grounds are a tropical garden paradise, dotted with swimming pools, restaurant terraces, and bursts of greenery. And the service is impeccable - just try to open your own door, or pull out your own seat.
Inside, it's all tasteful opulence and conspicuous luxury. Every room and suite is fully equipped with modern entertainment necessities, and all have a private patio or balcony.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has a half dozen dining options, with the tented, Bedouin village-style Amaseena grilling up some of the best shish kebabs you've ever had. Dubai will tickle any possible culinary or shopping itch, and a few you didn't even know you had - like downhill skiing on the indoor slopes at the Mall of the Emirates. If you're a Sultan of swing, you'll also want to hear about the two championship golf courses right next door to the hotel.