One of the newer additions to Dubai’s hotel scene, the high-design Oberoi offers classic Dubai luxury in a dazzling, light-filled setting. The hotel’s warm but minimalist construction makes guests feel at home, as does the attentive butler service that comes with each room and ensures a high level of personal care. The Oberoi’s 252 rooms, kitted out with hand-tufted rugs, contemporary artworks and floor-to-ceiling windows, are decidedly inviting, offering extraordinary views of the city’s skyline (including the record-breaking Burj Khalifa). Jetlagged fitness buffs and Ayurveda devotees will also want to stop by the hotel’s spa, the first in the city with 24-hour service. Another first: Chef Takeyui Nakagawa at the hotel’s Umai Restaurant is the first chef in the city with a licence to prepare potentially poisonous pufferfish.