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.

Read More: Major Marriott Bonvoy changes that happened on Sep 14, 2019

Before we get on to the whole list, did you know all the 30 hotel brands that Marriott owns (as of 2019)?

  1. The Ritz-Carlton
  2. St. Regis
  3. EDITION
  4. The Luxury Collection
  5. Bulgari
  6. W Hotels
  7. JW Marriott
  8. Marriott
  9. Sheraton
  10. Marriott Vacation Club
  11. Delta Hotels
  12. Le Meridien
  13. Westin
  14. Autograph Collection
  15. Design Hotels
  16. Renaissance Hotels
  17. Tribute Portfolio
  18. Gaylord Hotels
  19. Courtyard
  20. Four Points
  21. Springhill Suites
  22. Protea Hotels
  23. Fairfield
  24. AC Hotels
  25. Aloft
  26. Moxy
  27. Marriott Executive Apartments
  28. Residence Inn
  29. Towneplace Suites
  30. Element

Note that not all these brands are in the United Arab Emirates. Bulgari Resort is in Dubai but the brand Bulgari Hotels is not part of 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 2019 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)

Dubai:

  • None

Outside Dubai:

  • Aloft Al Ain (Al Ain)

Marriott Category 2: 12,500 Points (Valued at $100 – $110, AED 367 – AED 400)

Dubai:

  • Aloft Me’aisam (Dubai)
  • Element Me’aisam (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

  • Aloft Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
  • Courtyard World Trade Center (Abu Dhabi)
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah (Sharjah)

Marriott Category 3: 17,500 Points (Valued at $140 – $155, AED 510 – AED 565)

Dubai:

  • Aloft City Centre Deira (Dubai)
  • Aloft Dubai South (Dubai)
  • Courtyard Dubai, Green Community (Dubai)
  • Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (Dubai)
  • Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai (Dubai)
  • Le Meridien Fairway (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

  • Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
  • Marriott Hotel Downtown (Abu Dhabi)

Marriott Category 4: 25,000 Points (Valued at $200 – $225, AED 734 – AED 800)

Dubai:

  • Aloft Palm Jumeirah (Dubai)
  • Courtyard Al Barsha (Dubai)
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road (Dubai)
  • JW Marriott Hotel (Dubai)
  • Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf (Dubai)
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel (Dubai)
  • Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

  • Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
  • Marriott Hotel Al Forsan (Abu Dhabi)
  • Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort (Abu Dhabi)
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa (Abu Dhabi)
  • W Abu Dhabi Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)
  • Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa (Sharjah)

Marriott Category 5: 35,000 Points (Valued at $285 – $315, AED 1000 –  AED 1150)

Dubai:

  • Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites (Dubai) (Pro Tip for Families: You get a 2BR apartment with a fully equipped kitchen for 35K Points/night. Also featured in the 4 best points redemptions in the UAE)
  • Grosvenor House, A Luxury Collection Hotel (Dubai)
  • JW Marriott Marquis Hotel (Dubai)
  • Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection (Dubai)
  • La Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk, Autograph Collection (Dubai)
  • Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre (Dubai)
  • Le Meridien, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina (Dubai)
  • Renaissance Downtown Hotel (Dubai)
  • Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort (Dubai)
  • Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

  • The Abu Dhabi EDITION (Abu Dhabi)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Canal (Abu Dhabi)
  • The St. Regis, Abu Dhabi (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:

  • Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection (Dubai)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (Dubai)
  • Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa (Dubai)
  • Delta Hotels Jumeirah Beach (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

  • The St. Regis, Saadiyat Island Resort (Abu Dhabi)

Marriott Category 7: 60,000 Points (Valued at $490 – $540, AED 1750 – AED 1950)

Dubai:

Outside Dubai:

  • 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)

Dubai:

  • Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort and Spa (Dubai)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach (Ras Al Khaimah)

Not Part of Marriott Rewards and Points Redemption:

  • Bulgari Resort (Dubai)

New Marriott Hotels expected to launch in UAE in 2019 and beyond:

  • Marriott Resort – The Palm (Dubai) – Expected July 2020
  • St. Regis – The Palm (Dubai)
  • The Dubai EDITION, Jumeirah Beach (Dubai)
  • 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)
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, Al Jaddaf (Dubai)
  • Marriott Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)
  • Aloft Dubai Airport
  • Aloft Dubai Raffa
  • Aloft Dubiotech Dubai
  • Aloft IMPZ Dubai
  • Aloft Sharjah
  • Element Dubai Airport
  • Element Dubai Raffa
  • 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?

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