Dubai hotel ranks first in world’s most beautiful five-star properties list

Dubai hotel ranks first in world’s most beautiful five-star properties list

The list was compiled by analysing Instagram hashtags associated with luxury properties

A new survey by has revealed that Dubai’s iconic sail-shaped property is the most beautiful five-star hotel in the world.

The list was compiled using Instagram data. According to, more than 10 million Instagram hashtags associated with the world’s five-star hotels were taken into account. The properties with the most Instagram hashtags were then ranked from highest to lowest to create the list.

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah racked up a total of 2,428,501 Instagram hashtags.


Second on the global list is the Maldives-based Soneva Jani with 415,461 hashtags, followed by Las Vegas’ Bellagio in third with 161,088 Instagram hashtags

Looking at the region, Dubai is home to eight of the most beautiful hotels in the Middle East. They are the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah,  Palazzo Versace, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Taj Dubai, Park Hyatt Dubai, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort, Waldorf Astoria Dubai and W Dubai – The Palm.

Here are the top 20 most beautiful hotels in the world, according to

1 Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Dubai, UAE 2,428,501
2 Soneva Jani Maldives 415,461
3 Bellagio Nevada, USA 161,088
4 The Plaza, New York New York, USA 160,237
5 Beverly Hills Hotel California, USA 127,297
6 Halekulani Hawaii, USA 93,179
7 Claridges Hotel London, England 76,555
8 The Ritz Paris Paris, France 74,864
9 Niyama Maldives 69,595
10 W Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 68,680
11 Villa Cimbrone Ravello, Italy 61,191
12 Palace Hotel Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 59,738
13 Excellence El Carmen Dominican Republic 55,889
14 Celtic Manor Resort Newport, Wales 54,795
15 La Mamounia Marrakesh, Morocco 52,152
16 The Dorchester London, England 44,454
17 Palazzo Versace Dubai Dubai, UAE 43,615
18 Palazzo Versace Gold Coast, Australia 43,015
19 The Savoy London, England 41,787
20 1 Hotel South Beach Florida, USA 39,508

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