Anyone who has been to Dubai will agree when I say it’s pretty much like an insane real-life version of Grand Theft Auto, except you’re in the Arabian desert instead of downtown Los Angeles or Miami. Cherry red Ferraris with foreign princes behind the wheel and 24-hour clubs are the norm for the vibrant metropolis. One of the coolest ways to experience both the city and the golden desert is to stay at One&Only The Palm. You’re able to take in the view of the stunning Dubai skyline amidst luxurious gardens and fountains, without running into photo-snapping tourists. The private yacht marina adds an extra touch of luxurious seclusion.