As one of the hottest and fastest growing vacation spots in the world, Dubai provides a large selection of hotels and holiday rental choices for the visitor. Infact within the boundaries of its city limits there are well over 500 accommodation options to choose from incorporating everything from major resorts and exclusive luxury hotels to more affordable budget listings. And this list is ever growing. (Hotel construction is big business in the UAE with hundreds of developments currently underway).
If you are planning a visit to Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, the question of where to stay is one that can seem quite daunting at first. For most people the romance of staying at the Burj Al Arab, which is acknowledged by some as the world’s only 7 star hotel is a thought that will pop into their head. Erected to resemble the billowing sail of a ship this sumptuous hotel towers 321 meters above the Arabian Gulf on an artificial island some 280 metres from Jumeirah Beach. A prominent and iconic structure, its presence on Dubai’s seacoast can be enjoyed throughout the city, especially at night where it emanates a stunning array of colours.
If you can’t afford its nightly rates, some of which run into the thousands of dollars per night, but still want to indulge yourself in some five star elegance at a more affordable price, there are, believe it or not, well over 100 properties to choose from including the One&Only The Palm Dubai, the Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah and the Grosvenor House Dubai. Given this level of competition you can often pick up a bargain by searching through today’s best hotel deals for Dubai.
If a 5 star property is beyond your reach Dubai possesses a huge variety of mid ranged hotel types including those that fall into the exclusive, boutique, themed, family and resort categories. Amongst the most popular at the 3 and 4 star range are the Al Manzil, the Qamardeen both of which are situated in downtown Dubai and the BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana which offers stunning panoramic views of the city as well as a rooftop pool.
Although it doesn’t really do budget hotels as such the city does have a number of perfectly good cheaper establishments that fit into the 1 and 2 star range including the XVA Hotel, the Arabian Ranches Golf Club Hotel and the Ahmedia Heritage Guest House, the latter of which is only a five minute walk from the Dubai Gold Souk.
Again you can often pick up a bargain by searching and comparing all current Dubai Hotel deals.