Gay Dubai Dubai City Guide City Guides > United Arab Emirates > Gay Dubai Dubai Casey SiemaskoWith its futuristic skyline and ambitious architectural landscape, it doesn’t take long to see that Dubai is a city of superlatives. The biggest this. The tallest that. At times dubbed a Disneyland for adults, there’s no denying this evocative desert city is a veritable playground, overflowing with engineering wonders, diverse cuisine and designer boutiques. And with the 2020 World Expo on the horizon, Dubai’s limitless verve isn’t slated to slow down anytime soon—meaning there’s never been a better time to visit this multicultural mecca of design and innovation. That said, we would be remiss not to mention that homosexuality remains illegal throughout the United Arab Emirates. As a gay tourist, you are unlikely to encounter any problems, provided that you avoid all public displays of affection. With that in mind, discover the best this ritzy Middle Eastern city has to offer with our definite gay Dubai guide. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design Where to stay in DubaiBefore booking your Dubai hotel, it’s important to call to mind our above note that homosexuality is illegal. As a result, many hotels will require gay travellers to reserve a room with two single beds (as opposed to sharing a king or queen.) That said, international five-star brands tend to be the most accommodating to gay travellers—and our Dubai gay scene guide purposefully includes the most luxurious hotels where you are less likely to encounter discrimination. If upon arrival your bed preference is changed, we do not recommend arguing with the assigned sleeping arrangements—this is an unfortunate circumstance of visiting a locale where homosexuality remains illegal. Now, without further ado, here are our favourite upscale, Dubai hotels for a memorable gay getaway. Photo: Rishab Lamichhane Al Maha is an oasis of luxury tucked away amidst the sweeping sand dunes and lush palm groves of the Dubai Desert Conservation ReserveThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more From NYC to Montreal - make the most of your road trip to MontrealRoad trip across two vastly distinct nations, stopping at four separate cities that each serve up their own brand of an unforgettable city break. From NYC to Montreal, this itinerary takes us to cross border and cross-culture to enjoy one of North America’s best trips. Read story > The most fabulous wine hotels in South AmericaFrom a vineyard estate in the foothills of the Andes to a temperate island retreat off the coast of Brazil, South America’s best wine hotels are bound to give you the relaxing time you’re looking for, complemented by the very best local wines. Read story > The ultimate northern Italy itineraryTravel through ancient towns that inspired Shakespeare, lake resorts that intrigue Clooney and mountain ranges celebrated by UNESCO, pausing beside any expanse of water to sip espresso or a glass of locally produced red. Read story > Subscribe to our newsletterYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.