Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Dubai (2023 Updated)

Dubai is a holiday paradise for shopping and night & parties activities. There are plenty of Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai.

Dubai is not very gay friendly at all when it’s comes to law,  lacking any comprehensive pro LGBT legislation. But despite this, Dubai can be the perfect holiday for gay couples!Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights are heavily suppressed in the emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al-Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Fujairah and Sharjah, which together form the United Arab Emirates. All sexual relations outside a heterosexual marriage is a crime. Punishments range from jail time, fines and deportation if you are a non-citizen.

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

 Top attractions to visit in Dubai


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1. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre – LGBT Friendly Hotels Dubai


Set in extensive landscaped gardens, this 5-star retreat is just 2 km from Deira City. It has 4 swimming pools and 18 restaurants and bars for guests to choose from.

All the rooms at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre are luxuriously furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows and 32-inch LCD TVs. The bathrooms include rainforest showers and bathrobes and slippers.

The wide variety of on-site restaurants cater to every taste, from wood-fired oven pizzas at Casa Mia to Teppanyaki prepared at your table at Kiku.


Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai
Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai

It’s close to the airport, lots of restaurants around, great rooms, and most importantly excellent service.

The hotel is a major resort with different swimming pools and walking areas during the day and restaurants, bars and even a disco for the night. Still it can be purely relaxing and one can have a rest by the pool listening to the birds around.

The rooms are great and are  fitted with a jacuzzi, massage chair a huge bed and a none nice touch was a night cap left for me by the turn down service – a miniature bottle of Cognac.

The advantage of booking a club room is that it comes with a many complimentary extras, i.e. Afternoon tea, serving sandwiches, cakes, with tea and coffee. Come 6.30 p.m. happy hour take off with complimentary alcoholic and no alcoholic drinks served along with canapés. If you are not a big eater, you could be satisfied with what was on offer

The other main pools are nearby and have swim up bars which is an excellent feature. Combine these excellent facilities with the huge choice of restaurants, most with big terraces and this is a hotel which you don’t really need to leave!

The highlight was the free breakfast buffet with a mix of international food islands. An incredible variety, fresh products, from healthy to hearty.

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

How much does a room costs at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel?

Prices start 80$/night for the Deluxe. The Royal Club is 170$/night.

Luxury room includes Royal Club access. Facilities of our Le Royal Club Wing, including the 5th Floor Outdoor Pool, are exclusively for guests who stay with us in our Le Royal Club Wing.

Amenities include:
– Private reception and lounge
– Buffet breakfast
– Refreshments throughout the day
– Cocktails
– Fresh fruit platter
– 1 complimentary suit pressing
– Afternoon tea served in the lounge.
– Free Airport transfers to and from Terminal 1 and 3.( Please contact the property after booking to arrange for the transfers)

Where to book Le Méridien Dubai Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai – you can find the best resort deals in Dubai on Booking.com and Trip.com.


2. Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai 


Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel Dubai

The dusitD2 kenz hotel is a unique, upscale hotel conveniently located in Barsha Heights of Dubai. Facing Sheikh Zayed Road, it is a 2-minute walk from the Dubai Internet City Metro Station. This chic and contemporary hotel comprises 237 rooms and suites, an executive floor, a rooftop pool, spa and fitness centre, with Mediterranean and Thai restaurants offering guests an international culinary experience in the heart of the city.

The DusitD2 Kenz hotel offers easy access to Dubai Media City, Dubai World Trade Centre and prime shopping, business and cultural attractions. Mall of the Emirates is 3.4 km from Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel Dubai, while Ibn Battuta Mall is 8 km from the property.

The hotel is located just 2 minutes walk from Internet City Metro Station. The hotel is conveniently located a few steps from Dubai internet city metro station which is close to the Dubai marina, JBR and also close to the mall of the emirates.

Spacious, comfortable and clean rooms with modern bathrooms and amenities (multi-plug sockets, USB charging plugs, large flat screen TV, central light switches near night stands, pretty quiet A/C). Bose sound bar is also present to complete the entertainment system where is possible connect your mobile.

Excellent design, very comfortable rooms and furniture, everything is brand new and high tech, but above all, the staff is just amazing, starting from the door staff, reception, housekeeping and the restaurants staff, every single person was amazingly polite, sincere, respectful and ready to serve and please.

The breakfast is one of the best we can have since long time in a hotel, served every taste of our 5 person family, freshness and high quality of the items was commendable, healthy options, individualised drinks and again very attractive and attentive team.

Amenities like gym and swimming pool are a must are are very good at the hotel.

Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel Dubai
Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel Dubai

How much does a room costs at Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel Dubai?

Prices start 70$/night for the Double Room. The Club Deluxe Room is 121$/night.

Our Club Deluxe Room features a balcony, soundproofing outfitted with signature bedding and luxury high thread count linen. It features state-of-the-art digital media hub, universal power outlets, 40-inch flat-screen IP and satellite TV equipped with high end sound bar and complete international entertainment programms.

It includes:
– Access to the Club Lounge for breakfast and a range of upgraded amenities and privileges.
– All day refreshments served at the Dusit Club Lounge from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Evening mocktails and canapes from 05:30 pm 07:30 pm.
– Pressing of 2 pieces of garment upon arrival, shoe shine service.
– Free local calls.
– Free Mini Bar
– A complimentary 10 minutes massage for one person

Where to bookDusit D2 Kenz Hotel Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai – you can find the best resort deals in Dubai on Booking.com and Trip.com.


3. Comfort Inn Hotel Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai


Comfort Inn Hotel Deira
Comfort Inn Hotel Deira

Our next suggestion for a good hotel and gay friendly in Dubai is a nice 3* hotel. Comfort Inn Hotel is located on Al Rigga Street in downtown Deira within a walking distance of the Al Ghurair Shopping Mall, Union Square Metro Station and 5 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool and a hot tub.

The Comfort Inn offers an array of deliciously tempting dining choices such as traditional cuisine, Indian and International cuisines served in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

Hotel is close to Al-Ghurair Shopping mall. With walking distance to union metro station.

The hotel is very quiet as it is off the main road that is Omar Bin Al-Khattab Road (D88). It is on 38th Street which meets the above main road near the metro station. The location is in old Dubai known as Deira which is famous for its age-old markets (called souks). You can  prefer the location because if wanted to explore old Dubai part of the city.

Comfort Inn Hotel is conveniently located in a side street, opposite a really good, small supermarket, just a very short walk away from the Al Ghurair Shopping Mall with a food court and a Starbucks and a walkable distance to the Gold Markets, as well as to the bus stop. The service is excellent, professional and helpful.

Room was quite dated and basic but was clean. No tea/coffee maker, but a freeze was in the room.  Great air conditioning system, the temperature of which you can control yourself. The on-site restaurant has a large selection of offerings for breakfast at reasonable prices. 

The coffee shop on the ground floor is a great place for a cold drink, tea, or coffee and a pastry.

The breakfast is adequate with a good range of options.

Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai
Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai

How much does a room costs at Comfort Inn Hotel Dubai?

Prices start 40$/night for the Standard Double Room. The Superior Room is 89$/night.

This Superior room features a huge bedroom with a seating area. The room ensures comfort with a contemporary design. Furnished in warm and soothing tones, take pleasure in our luxurious superior rooms.

This room includes:
1. Complimentary breakfast
2. 2 small bottles of water daily
3. Daily housekeeping service
4. Turndown service
5. Toilet amenities daily complete set
6. Bathrobes
7. Fruit basket on arrival only
8. Late Check out till 16:00H (subject to availability)

Where to book Comfort Inn Hotel Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai – you can find the best resort deals in Dubai on Booking.com and Trip.com.


4. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai

Located in Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel features a fully equipped gym, an outdoor pool and a spa. Free Wi-Fi is also available in public areas.
All the air-conditioned rooms are decorated in beige themes and fitted with carpeted floors. Each one offers views of Lakes and Dubai Marina Skyline, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a spacious bathroom with a combination of bathtub and rainfall shower.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai

When visiting & staying near the Dubai Marina, you can either choose a hotel in the middle of the action at Jumeirah Beach, or pick a hotel at the other side of the Sheikh Zayed Road.
You will notice the difference in pricing, without having to make compromises to comfort & style.

You can stay in the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers which is a recent hotel in the residential area around the Almas West Lake.

The Dubai Marina is still at walking distance, accessible via the metro station and the pedestrian overpass. If you don’t want to walk large distance, there’s also a tram stop when you leave the metro station.

The biggest plus of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers was the fact it’s a relative quiet area.

The gym is nice and big, the indoor pool is quit.

The rooms are spacious with a large desk, a good work chair and small couch area. Bathrooms similar spacious with both shower and bathtub. Some rooms also have a large balcony, however not used much due to the heat. e small and wish it was a heated pool as it can get quite windy in the evenings. The beds are so comfortable, the shower & water pressure are excellent, the hotel bar is great, the little coffee area is great, and the food is delicious.

There was lots to choose from for breakfast and staff were always cheerful and happy to help.

Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai
Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai

How much does a room costs at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai?


Prices start 90$/night for the Superior King Room. The Deluxe King Room with Balcony is 120$/night with breakfast included.

Featuring a balcony overlooking the lake and city, this room offers free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box, a desk and a wardrobe. The bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and rainfall shower.

Where to book Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai – you can find the best resort deals in Dubai on Booking.com and Trip.com.


5. Hyatt Regency Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai

Hyatt Regency Dubai is located in the heritage district, within a 5-minute walk from the popular gold, spice and textile souks. This luxury hotel offers a revolving restaurant, a private ice skating rink and free WiFi.

In the luxurious guest rooms, elegant furnishings and scenic views are standard. A seating area is featured in some rooms where guests can relax with a drink from the minibar while watching satellite TV.

Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai
Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai

The property is beautiful and very conveniently located near the metro station with free shuttle to the station even though it is an easy walking distance. It has many amenities including amazingly and ice skating rink and shopping mall and small supermarket right on the premises. Complimentary shuttle service to Airport three time a day which is an awesome service!

The Gold Souk and Spice market is about a 20 mins walk from the property.

The rooms are spacious and  have pretty Nice view of the Canal side and comfortable, air conditioned well. Bathrooms were spacious with enough amenities.

Staff were excellent and so was the food from room service. Buy your sodas/juices etc from the little supermarket downstairs instead of the using the minibar.

The breakfast is very rich and offers almost anything you can expect and want in a full breakfast. . Fantastic choice of foods to choose from.

The club lounge is elegant with apple computers, good wifi which is covering all over , and has excellent staff .

There is the ice rink,  the pool,  Lawn Tennis Courts, Massage Spa, Gym, different arrays of restaurants. By all means, make sure to make reservation at the Revolving Al Dawaar Restaurant at the 25th floor!

Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai
Gay Friendly Hotel Dubai

How much does a room costs at Hyatt Regency Dubai?

Prices start 120$/night for the King / Twin Room – Sea View. The King / Twin Room – Club Access is 140$/night.

Spacious room with magnificent sea views, includes access to a private lounge which offers free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Where to book Hyatt Regency Dubai – Gay Friendly Hotels Dubai – you can find the best resort deals in Dubai on Booking.com and Trip.com.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.