Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

A luxurious ski resort in Dubai

The stately Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, with its regal domes and impressive façades, has the unusual distinction of being a ski resort in the Dubai desert.

Occupying a central location on Sheikh Zayed Road, the hotel has direct access to the Mall of the Emirates, which is home to more than 630 stores and Ski Dubai, an indoor snow park.

But the hotel offers much more than shopping and skiing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ 392 luxurious rooms and suites feature Arabesque design touches and modern amenities, such as in-room iPads and Nespresso machines. In addition to marble bathrooms with bathtubs and dual vanities, rooms come with fantastic city views extending all the way to the Jumeirah coastline.

With a selection of five restaurants and bars serving a variety of cuisines from Levantine to Spanish, live entertainment, infinity pools, a spa, a tennis court and a fitness center, there’s something for every kind of traveler.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The highlight among the accommodations is the 20 Aspen chalets. Of these, 15 are ski chalets with one-of-a-kind views over the slopes at Ski Dubai, the indoor snow park at the Mall of the Emirates. Designed to feel like a winter lodge, complete with a faux stone fireplace, dark wood finishes and warm lighting, these come with kitchenettes and Hermès amenities.
  • The five coastal-inspired pool chalets offer direct access to the hotel’s two outdoor infinity pools. Designed with a soothing muted color palette, these spacious chalets have living rooms and spacious bathrooms (also with Hermès toiletries).
  • The Dubai hotel’s location is convenient for those who plan to do a fair bit of shopping with quick access to top-notch luxury and designer brands at the Mall of the Emirates. It also provides metro access with the Mall of the Emirates station within walking distance.
  • If you want some pampering, there’s no need to venture out — the renowned Maison de Joelle salon offers hair, beauty and nail services right in the luxury hotel.
  • Visit Salero Tapas & Bodega, not just for the delicious croquetas, grilled octopus and paella, but also for the delightful live flamenco entertainment three nights a week.

Things to Know

  • There’s plenty of exclusivity for chalet guests, including private check-in and checkout, complimentary afternoon tea and breakfast at the Executive Lounge and a 24-hour butler to assist with any requests.
  • Those staying in the Aspen Chalets get complimentary access to the Snow Park at Ski Dubai.
  • Enjoy a laidback afternoon at the poolside Mosaic Chill that also serves shisha.
  • For guests serious about their workout regime, the hotel’s sixth-floor Fit Rooms come equipped with a Technogym bike and training case for indoor cycling and full-body workouts whenever they please.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 120679, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
NeighborhoodAl Barsha
DXB (20-35 min)   AUH (1 hr-1 hr 40 min)  
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