You know that hotel in the second Sex In The City Movie? That is essentially the Emirates Palace. This sprawling, architectural wonder on the edge of the Arabian Sea rises out of the landscape like the palace it is. And although you could definitely spend a palatial amount, (The 3 bedroom luxury suite is almost $17,000 USD) there are also rooms at less princely sums. You can find a very good room in the range of $300-500 depending on configuration and views.
This is, quite simply, the most prestigious and beautifully situated hotel. You can wander along the Corniche, splash about in the glorious pool, check out whatever museum quality exhibit might be showing, dine at a number of venues with consistently top notch food and service (I recommend afternoon tea on the terrace) or even attend a concert in the adjacent stadium (we were lucky enough to be there for Cold Play…)