Secret hotel butler services you probably didn’t know about
Dubai is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels, all of whom find different ways to leave an indelible impression on VIP guests, whether it’s an in-house jogging concierge, a shopping planner or a helicopter joyride over the glittering Arabian coast. Get a glimpse of the A-lister life with these exclusive butler and concierge services.
The seven-star Burj al Arab specialises on a total immersion experience, with guests invited to relax and allow the hotel to do absolutely everything, big or small, for them. Want a bubble bath ready for your arrival? Your butler will time the taps perfectly, and have your warm towels and robe waiting. Or go large and ask Jeeves to prepare the hotel's own helicopter for a joyride over the Arabian coastline. With each suite assigned its own butler, on-call 24/7 from the service hub on each floor, and eight hotel staff members dedicated to each suite, guests are reassured that their every whim will be catered to, no matter the time of day.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
+971 4 301 7777
One&Only The Palm
Need a table at a restaurant? Check. Looking for that special gift? Check. Need flowers arranged for a special someone? Check. Guests staying at the beachfront villa at the Arabian-themed One&Only The Palm resort will have a personalised butler at their disposal, who is able to fulfill their every whim. Let the hosts of this round-the-clock service take away the pain of planning, as you live like a royal, basking in the sunshine on the private beach, or relaxing in the Guerlain spa. Travelling with the little ones and need some alone time? Take advantage of the on-hand babysitting service too.
The Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 426 1099
The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Need a little motivation to exercise while on holiday? The Run Concierge at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, aims to put some extra pep in your step. On request, your Run Concierge will partner up for a three or five mile run through Downtown Dubai or along the Arabian Gulf coastline, matching your pace step-for-step, pointing out local landmarks, and cheering you on during your workout. On your return to the hotel, you'll be greeted with fresh towels and a chilled bottle of water to help cool down.
Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road
+971 4 435 5544
Check into the resort’s extravagant signature underwater suite and expect an anything-is-possible attitude from your personal butler. The hotel specialises in catering to a well-heeled clientele, meaning that no request is too much trouble, from camel rides on call to romantic sunset dinners on the private Royal Beach. It’s even been reported that, in the past, they’ve arranged a skydiving Santa Claus delivering gifts to a guest's child!
Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 426 2000
What’s in a name? At the Armani Hotel Dubai, instead of a concierge or butler, guests are allocated one of the hotel’s “lifestyle managers”, whose role it is to ensure their clients' travel plans and social itinerary run flawlessly. Activity suggestions can be perfectly aligned with the guest's tastes, from shopping itineraries and personal stylists at The Dubai Mall nearby, to room mood lighting and invitation-only parties.
Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 888 3888
Guests staying in the Palazzo Versace can expect a rather fashionable experience from the Italian design house's foray into the Middle East. Be whisked away in your choice of a chauffeured Bentley limousine or the latest model Maserati, for a tailored shopping experience at The Dubai Mall, or request a luxury personal stylist to hand-select and deliver pieces to try on in the privacy of your suite. After choosing your favourite pieces, wander down to one of the three beautifully hand-tiled pools where your butler will fetch sunblock and fresh fruit, polish your sunglasses, and adjust your sun lounger for maximum tanning.
Culture Village, Dubai
+971 4 556 8888
Stay in one of Dubai’s new hotels and try some of these ultra-luxurious experiences.