Reservations can be made from December 15 onwards; we found a Fairmont King for AED1,699 ($463) a night on a bed & breakfast basis. A pre-opening offer shaves AED200 (US$54) off, throwing in an upgrade to a Deluxe Sea View, late check-out, and AED400 ($109) resort credit. That’s still a whole lotta money we think. But how does it compare to other hotels?
Atlantis is offering an Autumn Romance Nobu package at AED1,965 ($535) a night, which includes breakfast for two, a 2-for-1 spa voucher, and AED1,000 dining credit at Nobu. Bookable until October 11 for later this year, there’s various blackout dates and fine print to go through, and any additional nights will be on best available rates. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, another resort located on The Palm, has Deluxe King Rooms from AED1,200 ($327) on a room-only basis, which isn’t that far off.
If you’d prefer to stay in the Fairmont family, the original Fairmont Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road has redesigned its 394 rooms to the tune of nearly 10 million dollars. Adding a stop in this 34-story city hotel, modeled after an Arabic wind tower, isn't going to be much easier on your wallet either AED1,199 ($327) a night.
[Photos: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts]