You'll need to stay at least two nights to even make a dent in Dubai's high-glamour attractions.
At the heart of the action, Armani Hotel occupies several floors of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Its 160 minimalist rooms are a refreshing contrast to what you'd expect from a luxe Arabian hotel, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the awesome skyline.
Sliding panels reveal the bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet decorated with sleek Armani/Casa furniture and accessorised with Armani branded linen, towels and toiletries. With immaculate service, this skyscraper-cum-hotel stands head and shoulders above the rest.
WOW FACTOR: Request a room overlooking the dancing fountain, which shoots plumes of water 150 metres into the air.
FLIGHT TIME: 7 hours
WHEN TO GO: Winter, Summer