Dubai, recognized as the 2nd largest of the seven Emirates, stands out as the leader in tourism and trade, setting the standards for others in the region to follow. The ruling Al Maktoum family has placed a major focus on making Dubai a world-class center for these industries by investing in many innovative projects such as the Burj Al Arab, the world’s only 7-star hotel; the Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island in the shape of a palm tree, and recognized as the 8th Wonder of the World; and the Burj Khalifa, standing 828 metres high it is the tallest building in the world. In addition, to these amazing projects, Dubai has also placed focus on developing an infrastructure that will support the influx of visitors from around the world. The Dubai Airport is the busiest airport in the Middle East, in part due to its hub location to further corners of the world, specifically Asia; but primarily due to its expansion in the tourist and commerce industries and the fantastic opportunities Dubai has to offer. The city is committed to supporting the demand with plans to build an additional airport in southern Dubai that will service the Jebel Ali, Dubai Marina, and other areas considered to be part of the “New Dubai”. It is also in the process of completing the Dubai Metro, providing a major means of public transportation to both its residents and visitors alike. It has already operational with a number of its stations already open to the public.
From a tourism perspective, Dubai is not just about year round sunshine and fantastic beaches, although they are in their own right, reason enough to visit Dubai; but Dubai also offers a number of world-class attractions, that include a number of hotels that, without a doubt, offer the finest standards of service and amenities, worldwide.
Dubai was the first to offer the world‘s only 7-Star hotel, the Burj-Al Arab. Built in the shape of a “Dhow” sail, and jutting out into the blue clear waters of the Arabian Gulf, this iconic structure has become landmark hotel within the Dubai skyline. It has become the ultimate standard in luxury and service that other Dubai hotels are now vying with each other to achieve. The Jumeirah Hotels (part of The Emirates Group), of which the Burj Al Arab is their flagship, has the best customer service training and this is proven in their ability to handle the huge amounts of guests that flock through their doors daily with a flawless service always given with a smile. Other hotels in this chain in Dubai are:
Burj Al Arab Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
The Emirates Towers
Bab Al Shams
All of the above are major 5- Star + hotels in prime locations on the beach, within the City, and in the Desert, to provide the most unique in Dubai experiences.There are many other brands that also offer top-notch facilities within Dubai. Upon its opening, Atlantis- The Palm has really come into its own, with its family water park, AquaVenture, that offers a vertical waterslide that stands 61 metres long, and Dolphin Bay where guests can interact with these amazingly gentle creatures. The Kempinski Hotel also offers its guests a unique stay with Alpine suites that provide beautiful views of the ski runs at Ski Dubai, the region’s only indoor ski resort; and the One and Only Mirage Resort and the Jebel Ali Resorts both offering beautifully landscaped gardens ,as well as white sandy beaches to enjoy. There are also a number of fine 4 and 5-star hotels near the new Burj Khalifa, and within walking distance of the Dubai Mall, recognized as one of the region’s largest malls. The Dubai Mall offers an unprecedented shopping experience as well as a number of other entertainment venues.
For the budget traveler, Dubai offers a number of lower-cost hotels in and around the Deira and Bur Dubai area, although many popular hotel chains have expanded into other areas, with such brands as IBIS and Holiday Inn opening low-cost alternatives in Dubai Internet City, Al Safa, and the Al Barsha areas. It is, however, important to note that with the recent economic downturn, many of Dubai’s top 4 and 5-star hotels are offering some really great holiday packages that make staying with them much more affordable.
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