After Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016, Marriott got an amazingly dense coverage in Dubai and the entire United Arab Emirates. The UAE now hosts over 50 Marriott Hotels, of which 30+ are all located in Dubai. Marriott also plans to launch over 25 new hotels in UAE in the next few years (see the list at the end of this article). Therefore, it is a perfect tourist destination to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy Points in Dubai.
Before we get on to the whole list, did you know all the 30 hotel brands that Marriott owns (as of 2021)?
- The Ritz-Carlton
- St. Regis
- The Luxury Collection
- W Hotels
- JW Marriott
- Marriott Vacation Club
- Delta Hotels
- Le Meridien
- Autograph Collection
- Design Hotels
- Renaissance Hotels
- Tribute Portfolio
- Gaylord Hotels
- Four Points
- Springhill Suites
- Protea Hotels
- AC Hotels
- Marriott Executive Apartments
- Residence Inn
- Towneplace Suites
Note that not all these brands are in the United Arab Emirates. Bulgari Resort is in Dubai but the brand Bulgari Hotels does not participate in Marriott’s Rewards Program (yet).
Marriott’s current portfolio in UAE is a really nice mix of small to mid-tier to luxury hotels spread across different areas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It’s very versatile for Marriott Bonvoy points enthusiasts to redeem their points at different options of hotels for business, leisure and family travelers in Dubai.
Here’s a look at Marriott’s points redemption chart:
When you book with Marriott Points in Dubai or anywhere, the main advantages are that you get free cancellation until 48 hours before check-in (for over 95% of the hotels), and you also get the 5th night free for every 4 nights booked on Points.
While you don’t have to pay taxes on your Marriott Points bookings in Dubai and UAE, you still have to pay the UAE tourism fee of AED 15 – AED 20 per night.
But wait, how much is a Marriott point really valued at ThePointsGuy releases its monthly valuation of points across all the programs. It is currently valued at $0.009/point. We, at ThePointsHabibi believe you get a good value if you can redeem the points at a minimum $0.007-0.008/point, specially in Dubai. To make sure you’re getting a good redemption, get the final cash value including all taxes and compare to the equivalent Marriott points redemption in Dubai and UAE.
Here’s an updated list for 2021 of all Marriott Hotels on points in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates based on their points redemption per night:
Marriott Category 1: 7,500 Points (Valued at $60 – $65, AED 220 – AED 235)
- Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah (Sharjah)
Marriott Category 2: 12,500 Points (Valued at $100 – $110, AED 367 – AED 400)
- Aloft Me’aisam (Dubai)
- Aloft Al Ain (Al Ain)
Marriott Category 3: 17,500 Points (Valued at $140 – $155, AED 510 – AED 565)
- Aloft City Centre Deira (Dubai)
- Aloft Dubai South (Dubai)
- Courtyard Dubai, Green Community (Dubai)
- Element Al Jaddaf (Dubai)
- Element Me’aisam (Dubai)
- Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (Dubai)
- Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai (Dubai)
- Le Meridien Fairway (Dubai)
- Residence Inn Al Jaddaf (Dubai)
Marriott Category 4: 25,000 Points (Valued at $200 – $225, AED 734 – AED 800)
- Aloft Palm Jumeirah (Dubai)
- Courtyard Al Barsha (Dubai)
- Courtyard World Trade Centre (Dubai)
- Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (Dubai)
- Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection (Dubai)
- Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre (Dubai)
- Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf (Dubai)
- (Residence Inn) Grand Stay Hotel Dubai (Dubai)
- Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers (Dubai)
- Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
- Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
- Marriott Hotel Al Forsan (Abu Dhabi)
- Marriott Hotel Downtown (Abu Dhabi)
- Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort (Abu Dhabi)
- Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa (Sharjah)
Marriott Category 5: 35,000 Points (Valued at $285 – $315, AED 1000 – AED 1150)
- Delta Hotels Jumeirah Beach (Dubai)
- Le Meridien, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina (Dubai)
- Sheraton Grand Hotel (Dubai)
- Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel (Dubai)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Canal (Abu Dhabi)
- The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa (Abu Dhabi)
- W Abu Dhabi Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)
- Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort (Ajman)
- Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort (Fujairah)
Marriott Category 6: 50,000 Points (Valued at $400 – $450, AED 1400 – AED 1650)
- Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites (Dubai) (Pro Tip for Families: You get a 2BR apartment with a fully equipped kitchen for 50K Points/night. Also featured in our 4 best Marriott Bonvoy points redemptions in the UAE)
- Grosvenor House, A Luxury Collection Hotel (Dubai)
- Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection (Dubai)
- JW Marriott Marquis Hotel (Dubai)
- La Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk, Autograph Collection (Dubai)
- Renaissance Downtown Hotel (Dubai)
- Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort (Dubai)
- The Abu Dhabi EDITION (Abu Dhabi)
- The St. Regis, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
- Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi
Marriott Category 7: 60,000 Points (Valued at $490 – $540, AED 1750 – AED 1950)
- Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa (Dubai)
- W Dubai – The Palm (Dubai) (W Dubai – The Palm opened on Feb 1, 2019)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (Dubai)
- The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina (Dubai)
- The St. Regis, Saadiyat Island Resort (Abu Dhabi)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert (Ras Al Khaimah)
Marriott Category 8: 85,000 Points (Valued at $700 – $765, AED 2500 – AED 2800)
- The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach (Ras Al Khaimah)
Not Participating in Marriott Bonvoy
- Bulgari Resort (Dubai)
New Marriott Hotels expected to launch in UAE in 2021 and beyond:
- Marriott Resort – The Palm (Dubai) – Cat 7 – September 2021
- St. Regis – The Palm (Dubai) – Cat 8 – May 2021
- Dubai Marriott Hotel, City Walk (Dubai)
- Marriott Executive Apartments, City Walk (Dubai)
- Courtyard By Marriott, Dubai Cultural Village (Dubai)
- Courtyard By Marriott, Dubai Studio City (Dubai)
- Courtyard By Marriott, Dubai Telecom (Dubai)
- Marriott Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)
- Aloft Al Mina (Dubai) – Cat 3 – August 2021
- Aloft Dubai Airport
- Aloft Dubai Raffa
- Aloft Dubiotech Dubai
- Aloft Garhoud (Dubai) – June 2021
- Aloft IMPZ Dubai
- Aloft Sharjah
- Element Al Mina (Dubai) – August 2021
- Element Dubai Airport
- Element Dubai Raffa
- Element Garhoud (Dubai) – June 2021
- Element IMPZ Dubai
- Four Points By Sheraton Ras Al Khaimah
Are you fan of the Marriott portfolio of hotels? Which one of these is your favorite Marriott hotel to redeem Marriott Points? Do you think you’re getting a good value of our Marriott points? Let us know your thoughts and questions in the comments?
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