Glittery Dubai has staked its claim as an Arabian Peninsula hotspot. Dubai hotels, heavily weighted to the luxury and high-end, offer up unique architecture, unparalleled amenities, and entertainment galore. Because hotels are the only places that liquor can be served, many restaurants and all nightclubs and bars are located in them—making them pulsing centers of activity.
Jumeirah Beach, a lovely strip of sand overlooking a shimmering turquoise sea, hosts the highest concentration of upscale hotels. These complexes often include beach clubs, spas, and shops. More high-end hotels, aimed mainly at business travelers, line Sheikh Zyed Road, Dubai's main boulevard. The older districts of Deria and Bur Dubai are the places to find Dubai cheap hotels. They are also near sights like the Dubai Museum and the Bastakia Quarter historic district.
Activities at Dubai Hotels
Dubai aims to be the biggest and the best at everything. You can admire the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, enjoy tax-free shopping in the expansive Mall of the Emirates, or visit a resort on the planet's largest artificial islands. Many hotels in Dubai can arrange visits to distinctive attractions like Ski Dubai, an amazing indoor ski resort, and the Wild Wadi water park. More traditional activities include touring the Jumeirah Mosque, wandering the stalls of the gold and spice souks, and watching camel races.