Just like Las Vegas, the hotels in Dubai are attractions in their own rights... Read more
The Dubai coastline was legendary even before the construction of the seven-star Burj al Arab hotel with its famous sail-like structure. It was built to resemble a dhow, the traditional sailing boat used for trading between the Persian Gulf and Africa and South Asia. One of the world's most photographed structures, its night-time illuminations represent water and fire. The hotel provides a personal butler service for guests, in-suite check-in and a private Rolls Royce for transport around the emirate.
Hotels in Dubai are famous for their variety. The Palm Atlantis, as featured on X Factor, is part of a resort in the Palm Jumeirah Islands which is modelled on the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Two monorails link the resort to the rest of the Jumeirah Islands.
Dubai hotels are generally of a very high standard, ranging from budget rooms at low prices to the five-star chains such as Jumeirah, Kempinski, Marriott, Intercontinental, Sheraton, Marco Polo, Hilton, Ritz Carlton and Holiday Inn. The luxury hotels command high prices compared with those in Europe. Many of the hotels are design-led, so the visitor can enjoy contemporary art as well as a holiday. If you are choosing a cheaper room, make sure that it has air conditioning during the summer months.