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Often the main question holidaymakers ask themselves is whether to stay by the beach or in Downtown Dubai.
Most tourists opt for the excellent beach resorts along the stunning coastline, but in recent years there has been a trend for staying in the city. This is largely due to the building of some of the most sensational hotels here. Adding to the attraction of staying centrally has been the development of the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, which was finished in 2010. This has generated a lot of interest from tourists who are now looking to stay in places near the Dubai Fountains, the Dubai Mall (one of the largest and nicest in the region), the Souk Al Bahar (another shopping area), and At The Top (the highest observation deck in the world).
By staying 'downtown', numerous restaurants, bars, and activities are all within walking distance of each other. It's a great, safe, and fun area for family visitors as well those on business.
The beach resorts remain hugely popular, however, and Dubai is increasingly seen as a perfect honeymoon location thanks to its mega-luxurious beach hotels. It's ideal for couples who want a winter getaway too as the weather is superb all year round.
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