Palazzo Versace Dubai

The UAE's neoclassical masterpiece
Palazzo Versace Dubai just may be one of the most striking spots in the city. It’s not a surprise, given that the hotel bears the name of the famous fashion label. The regal property was envisioned to look like a 16th-century Italian palace, complete with palatial facades, tranquil lagoons, landscaped gardens and neoclassical influences with just the right hint of Arabian flavor.

Of course, the luxurious interiors are adorned with Versace flourishes, both in design and décor. The hotel’s 215 rooms and suites feature custom-designed furnishings and elegant details, while its restaurants and bars offer a wide choice in elaborate settings, all to create a piece of Italy that is fit for a royal in Dubai’s Culture Village.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The haute hotel boasts signature Versace design. In the lobby, the mosaic floor mimics the Persian carpet in Gianni Versace’s former mansion, and the day beds, silk chairs, cushions and walls at international restaurant Giardino may look familiar — they are covered in the same iconic tropical-leaf Versace print that Jennifer Lopez scandalously wore to the Grammys back in 2000.
  • Inside the luxury hotel, you’ll find legendary record producer Quincy Jones’ first lounge. Head to Q’s Bar and Lounge for live entertainment by international bands such as The Strike, fine beverages and cigars.
  • Retreat to the sleek and stylish spa for some quality relaxation. Our pick is the purifying Ceremonial Hammam treatment, which includes a black soap application, body exfoliation, scalp massage and hair wash with gentle stretching.
  • Take your pick of sun-soaked spots with three sparkling outdoor swimming pools dotted around the property. Those who prefer to lounge on a stretch of sand can take advantage of the Dubai hotel’s complimentary transfers to Nikki Beach.
  • Patrons of the luxury Italian brand will be delighted to find a Versace Home boutique on the lobby level of the hotel, where you can browse and shop for the latest in Versace housewares.

Things to Know

  • This high-fashion hotel is family friendly. It has a bright kids club where little ones can play video games, do arts and crafts and watch movies.
  • If you want to do some shopping, hop onto the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to visit the Festival City Mall and the Dubai Mall.
  • You might spy a falcon on a Versace-designed stand in the lobby in the afternoons. The luxury hotel encourages you to take photos with the elegant creature, which is the UAE's national bird.

The Rooms

  • The lavish rooms come with silk furnishings, parquet floors and a palette of turquoise, blue, tan, gold and salmon. Of course, everything you see is from the Versace Home Collection.
  • Rooms are spacious, have plenty of natural light and offer views of the Dubai Creek or Culture Village from your private balcony or terrace.
  • Creamy Carrera marble and handcrafted mosaic backsplashes near the tub give the bathrooms a luxe Italian feel. There are also walk-in rainforest showers and Versace-branded vanities.
  • Some suites give you access to the Executive Lounge, which offers food spreads throughout the day, complimentary use of the business center facilities, free garment pressings and many more perks.

The Restaurants

  • Experience a romantic meal at Vanitas, dining either inside the elegant restaurant or outdoors with views of Dubai Creek. Sample rustic Italian fare with dishes like chestnut gnocchi with mushrooms and duck ham, truffle risotto, and slow-cooked roasted lamb.
  • At Enigma, sample elaborate Persian cuisine from noted executive chef Mansour Memarian. Try authentic Iranian dishes, such as a light and fresh Shirazi salad with cucumbers and tomatoes, kashke bademjun (grilled eggplant dip) and a wide variety of flavorful kebabs.
  • Tuck into healthy Mediterranean fare and wood-fired pizzas at the poolside Amalfi restaurant. The alfresco eatery’s Saturday barbecues are festive affairs with a wide variety of flame-grilled meats and seafood, fresh salads and decadent desserts.
  • The sophisticated lobby lounge Mosaico offers all-day dining with light fare such as salads, sandwiches and Emirati favorites as well as afternoon tea. For something a little stronger, stop by Gazebo for poolside sips, shisha and Middle Eastern mezze, or savor cocktails and fine wines at La Vita.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
NeighborhoodJaddaf Waterfront
DXB (12-28 min)   DWC (35-50 min)  
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