4.5
Very Good 108 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The views of Burj Khalifa from a cabana on the resort’s private beach
  • The special child-sized Bulgari bath products in sensitive skin formulations
  • The whole resort is wheelchair-accessible

What To Know

  • Guests can check-in from their rooms—no need to stand at reception
  • The only Bulgari Resort with a kids’ club, it’s all very family friendly, with services from babysitting to kids’ cooking classes
  • It’s touted as the most expensive hotel in Dubai, but that applies only to the private villas; room prices are comparable to other five-star hotels
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Overview

Italian design meets Emirati decadence in this splurge-tastic hotel, with its own private beach and the first Bulgari Yacht Club

The Lowdown

Where most Dubai hotels reach up into the sky, the new Bulgari Resort spreads itself out luxuriously, over a stretch of sandy private beach on Jumeirah Bay Island. No building is higher than four floors, and there’s plenty of privacy. Each of the rooms and suites comes with its own balcony, a deep bathtub with separate shower, and a walk-in closet. Space, here, is plentiful. We love the minibar hidden in a vintage-style trunk and the silk walls in the rooms, as well as the heritage Bulgari pieces pulled from the archives and displayed around the resort. The spa is suitably decadent, with an indoor swimming pool with spectacular sea views, (real) gold tiles, and heaps of features (ice fountain, rainforest showers, steam rooms, vitality pools) designed to get you feeling invigorated, soothed, or a combination of both, as fast as possible. And then there’s the Yacht Club, with its members’ lounge, outdoor pool and 50-berth harbor. Don’t forget your boat.

In the Area

The hotel has a prime spot on Jumeirah Bay, a seahorse-shaped, man-made island connected to the mainland via bridge. Although it feels like a resort – it’s possible to go days without leaving the hotel grounds and not feel like you’re missing out – the nightlife, restaurants and sights of Dubai are just a 15-minute drive away. The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest, sells everything from Cartier to Cavalli, but there’s also an aquarium, a movie theater, and an ice-skating rink. Book tickets in advance for trips to the observation deck at the top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 160 stories. Dubai’s Persian Quarter is a wonderful place to wander for an afternoon; make sure to stop into the Arabian Tea House while you’re there for a traditional multi-dish breakfast and a fresh juice in the airy courtyard.

How to Get There

Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai
Jumeirah Bay Island, Jumeira 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 108 Reviews
Could have been Awesome!
Reviewed 17 hours ago

We were invited at an exclusive event at the Bvlgari Yacht club and were excited as the Bvlgari hotel was the newest kid on the Dubai hotel scene and no one we knew had been there yet.

I am truly sad to say that it was a below average experience.

It was an outdoor dinner event so the there was no beautiful water view at night, which could have been a saving grace.

The table setting was nice but come on, every piece of crockery with Bvlgari (B) emblazoned on it! I doubt if anyone was planning to slip away with a few plates in their dinner jackets.

The canapés never made an appearance or if they did, they did not get to us.

The buffet dinner was cold and thus unappetizing.

The service was poor and waiters were few and untrained.

I was looking forward to a delightful dinner and drinks but the cold food and no service really put us off and the evening ended early for everyone.

Hotel Stay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has the utmost elegance and service that I have experienced and I am a well traveled individual. Dubai was my dream trip and goal to visit for my 30th birthday. I highly recommend this hotel and all of its exquisite services. Cheyenne at the front desk was incredible. The night of my birthday they sent me flowers to the hotel which was so sweet and I came back to my room full of balloons and cake. Cheyenne delivered the most incredible concierge and customer service that I have ever experienced from a hotel. God bless and thank you for everything to Bulgari Resort Dubai and Cheyenne. You fulfilled all of my dreams and wishes for that night and the rest of my stay. Can not wait to come back again in the near future.

Pure Indulgent luxury Treat
Reviewed 1 month ago

Hotel lobby bar had been recommended by a friend who had viewed the residences for sale earlier in the week and said it’s a must try if you want a chilled out place to enjoy a drink. Just love the no fuss valet parking element offered we literally drove up the drive and the parking attendant touch care of our car. Had a Gin and tonic on the veranda over looking the marina this place has such a calm atmosphere and was a refreshing change from the packed out bars in Dubai although it’s was busy it’s got a different vibe so enjoyed the tranquility here after a mad busy weekend. Beautiful bar snacks given with our drinks and these were kept replenished until we left. Not sure how they do it but we all mentioned how incredible this place smells. Equally impressed how we asked for the bill and we’re asked if we had a vehicle which was waiting outside 2 minutes later after paying the bill. I’m definitely returning for dinner on my next visit quality establishment with cool staff who anticipate your needs without being pushy or intrusive. Will be back thank you

Dubai downtown
Reviewed 1 month ago

It was a very pleasant stay despite the distance of the hotel but it was very nice and everything there was fun to watch and you live a better life and some staff welcomed a positive welcome and they were like a friendand Deira was from the downstairs il cafe despite her smile and the way she talked to her Bulgaria was a Mr. Gorge from the reception department was very welcome and explain every place in the hotel in a correct and exciting way to try again And Olga from the guest relation of the positive guest is open to the performance of her good work and help her to meet all the needs of me and my friends she is a lady of respect and ethics thanks for everyone 😍😍😍😍💙💙💙👍👍👍👍👍

Spectacular unforgettable experience!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Since the first moment of the booking I made, til the time of checkout, every single second was enjoyable! I’ve had stayed in many hotels & resorts in Dubai, but this resort? Was a real exception and exceeded my expectations by far! Bulgari have raised the bar of expectations to a limit that will make it too hard for any future competitor to satisfy my taste. I’m so glad that I gave myself the chance to give this amazing resort a try. Usually I regret trying new hotels in Dubai. But Bulgari was absolutely different. For someone who’s so into details, I can say BRAVO Bulgari and very very very great job. Keep it up PLEASE and see you very soon!