Planning a stay in Dubai for your business meeting or family vacation? Not a problem! Being the newest and preferred business and tourist destination worldwide, Dubai offers a wide variety of hotels and accommodations. Hundreds of hotels ranging from cheap hotels to the world’s only 7-star hotel (Burj Al Arab) are scattered across Dubai. More are still under development in everyday construction, such as the Burj Dubai. All Dubai hotels comply with the unified system set by the Dubai Tourism Authority to ensure quality service and facilities. The most famous Dubai luxury hotel is the Burj Al Arab, the only seven-star hotel in the world. It is built in the shape of a billowing sail. This luxury hotel soars 321 meters above the Arabian Gulf. Situated in the Jumeirah Beach area, this hotel is currently one of the world’s finest luxury hotels if not the finest. This high-rise building that dominates Dubai’s coastline is seen from different sides of Dubai and offers amazing color sculptures of fire and water at night.
This hotel’s special services include luxury chauffeur driven limousine airport transfers in Rolls Royce. In addition, it offers private golf cart rides when traveling to adjacent properties, and private hotel staff in all rooms. As a hotel dedicated to the International Elite class, the hotel offers its top-rank customers complete privacy and security. The Burj Al Arab also offers sporting activities such as kayaking, surfing, sailing, paragliding, windsurfing, and deep sea fishing. Those who can afford a luxurious stay in Dubai can book online on the Dubai Tourism or Burj Al Arab websites. Those who want luxury at affordable prices can try other luxury hotels in Dubai. These include the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Raffles Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah, and many more. The Five Star Alliance, the alliance of luxury hotels recommends 27 luxury hotels in Dubai including the previously named Dubai hotels.
Budget-conscious tourists can find cheap hotels in Dubai (or discounted hotels) in all areas. Shopping for these hotels can be done online where you can book one immediately when you find it. Aside from the current hotels in Dubai, more hotels are still to be completed in half-way developments such as the Burj Dubai and Bawadi. The Burj Dubai will be home to more luxury hotels such as the signature boutique Armani hotel. Bawadi, being one of the biggest entertainment walkways in the world will lead to the construction of 51 more hotels in the Bawadi project.
These hotels are available in boutique, themed, and resort hotels that include what is slated to be the world’s largest hotel, the Asia-Asia Hotel. Theme hotels will include Universal, Asian, American (countries), African, European, and Middle Eastern. And with all that said, don’t forget the Dubai hotel apartments. The Bur Dubai area is loaded with them. These are like the extended stay hotels you are used to seeing in North America (Residence Inn and Towne Place Suites), except they are much better. These hotel apartments are truly luxurious with most of them featuring marble floors. I suppose it is meant to give you a taste of what it is like to live in a Dubai high rise apartment or condo. I have stayed at many of these and definitely recommend them as an alternative. Most of all, I recommend this if you are traveling to Dubai with your family (kids).
Booking a hotel in Dubai will make it much more worthwhile. Dubai Tourism accredited hotels make hotel booking easier and safer, whether they are luxury or affordable. Dubai hotels will surely provide services and amenities that make you feel at home. Once you get there, you will see how easily Dubai can be your home (at least for the time being).