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Admiral Plaza Hotel - This hotel comes as quite a shock when you first see it, as unlike most other hotels in Dubai that are found along wide and relatively quiet roads, which manage to make the hotel stand out, the Admiral Plaza is found in Bur Dubai along a relatively small street in the heart of a shopping area which is renowned for computers, electronics and fabrics further along. This means that one of the first things you notice is the scurried activity of merchants going about their business in what in some countries could be described as Little India. This activity and life actually adds to the pleasure of staying at the hotel as it is one of the few hotels where you can stay, step outside and you are in the centre of a major shopping area. The hotel at present is officially a three star, but the management are making small alterations to make the hotel into a four star hotel. The rooms come in three or four categories, with only the size of the rooms really making the difference between them. You have what the hotel calls Petite (what most hotels would call Standard) which is the smallest category and is adequately furnished and of a reasonable size, the Standard room (most hotels would call this Superior) which is larger in size and has two armchairs for you to enjoy, and the Large Rooms (which most hotels would call Deluxe) which is again larger in size than the other categories and has either two double beds or one very large bed. All rooms have mini bar, teas and coffee making facilities, tv with cable channels, and a bathroom complete with deep bathtub, handbasin, and toilet. The hotel also has a small indoor swimming pool and gymnasium that is open from 7am to 10pm. They have an English style pub/bar that serves food and drinks, plus a coffee shop serving a la carte, buffets and even a stunning deal on Friday of 25 Dhs for a lunch buffet. A new Indian restaurant is set to open in July. With its lively location and very attractive rates the Admiral Plaza is an ideal choice for those on more of a budget. See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here.

Al Maha Desert Resort - Words cannot do this unique and highly exclusive resort justice. The resort is a haven for celebrities of every magnitude who simply want to escape, and where better to do that than the middle of the desert yet still close enough to Dubai to be able to visit if you really wanted to ?! See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here.

Ascot Dubai ( formerly the Century Hotel and before that the Dubai Marine Hotel) - A boutique style four star hotel in Dubai centre. The hotel offers nice rooms in a very friendly style hotel, which although only having 76 rooms, has three very nice food and beverage outlets. Ned Kelly's an English/Australian bar, the Marco Polo restaurant, and  the famous Lebanese restaurant Ayam Zaman, which is worth a visit all by itself. The rooms are decorated in light colours and comfortable furnishings, each with a large wardrobe area (either walk in or step in). The Deluxe rooms come highly recommended with a larger room size and separate living area, with two televisions in the room. Local telephone calls are free of charge. Overall a very nice hotel, plus guests who are staying here are also allowed to use the facilities of its sister hotel, the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, which is on the beautiful Jumeirah Beach. See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here

Dubai Marine Beach Resort  A wonderful 5 star property that combines charm and character in a rather unusual setting. This is a very different hotel from the majority of large International style properties that are to be found along the picturesque Jumeira Beach. As the closest hotel on the beach to the city (a 7-10 minute ride away) it is in a great location for both visiting tourists or business people.  The hotel itself started out as a private club and the rooms were added later, you can feel this as you enter the property, as the club area is where you will find the three swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, pool table, table tennis, fully equipped gymnasium, all housed in landscaped gardens, and encircled by some of the finest restaurants in Dubai. None of the rooms have sea views but this is more than compensated by the wonderful villa style properties that are surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and cascading waterways. There are 34, three storey villas  each of which comprises of 6 rooms, the lower floor a Double Room, ground floor, Junior Suite, second floor, executive suite and the upper floor a single twin. The rooms it has to be said are quite something, they are one of the only hotel rooms in the world that we have ever stayed in, where you really do feel as if you are at home. They are well decorated, relaxing, and very difficult to leave, it is almost as if you have left one of your homes to travel to your own private retreat/club in Dubai. Every room in the hotel has large walk in wardrobes, luxury  bathroom, working desk with the telephone and plug sockets above the desk, and they will soon all have special tea and coffee making facilities, every suite room has almost floor to ceiling windows that create an increased sense of space and light. We highly recommend the Twin rooms, Junior and Executive suite rooms. The twin rooms are slightly larger than the double, but can upon request be filled with a double bed. The junior suite comes in two sizes, one regular and one family, both have large living areas with sofas, chairs and a small dining area, working desk with telephone and plug socket above the desk, enormous walk in wardrobes, luxury bathrooms, and good size bedroom. The main difference from the family and regular junior suite is that the bedroom is slightly larger, and living slightly smaller in the family version, also the bedroom is separated by lattice wooden dividers in the family variety, rather than by a door in the regular, both however are excellent choices. The executive suite is slightly different in style with the large living area being separated from the bedroom by stairs that lead to a mezzanine style area. One of the major attractions of this hotel is the homely feel that you get in the rooms, plus as you are separate from the club area, when you do leave your room to eat in one of the 6 excellent restaurants, you actually feel as if you have gone out for the evening when in reality you have only walked a few yards !   The restaurants are very well known in Dubai for their excellent cuisine and reserving a table is highly recommended, the Dubai marine Beach Resort offers you an excellent Thai restaurant (one of the best in Dubai) with indoor and outdoor seating, a very popular Lebanese restaurant, where the staff go out of their way to help you choose the dishes you prefer, and that also has Belly Dancing in the evenings, a modern style Japanese sushi lounge, and an Italian restaurant that is built out onto a small jetty in the Sea. There is also a Tex Mex restaurant with the popular bar 'Alamo' attached, an Arabic style disco - Tropicana which has a wonderful Arabic evening every Thursday and Friday that is definitely worth a visit.  There is also an unusual Arabic style lounge, which serves local and Lebanese delicacies in a relaxed atmosphere, and is where you will be able to try the famous HubblyBubbly that no trip to Dubai or the Middle East would be complete without. They have created quite a menu of different varieties of flavours, some of which we were told are highly secret so ask for Jules one of the restaurant managers there, and ask about his special flavours. Overall a great choice if you are travelling to Dubai for business or a holiday. See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here.

Dusit Dubai Hotel - The Dusit Dubai hotel opened May 2001 and is the first Dusit Hotel for the Thai hotel chain to open outside of the Asia Pacific region, and the first Asian Pacific hotel chain to open in the Middle East. Located only 5 or so minutes from the trade centre the hotel is in an ideal location for business travellers, or leisure travellers wishing to be in the city. While the reception is on the ground floor, the rooms start on the 24 floor, where a small and very comfortable coffee lounge welcomes guests with a very homely feel. The rooms start on the 26 floor and go up to 35th floor. The hotel offers 4 different room categories, namely, Deluxe, Executive (similar to Deluxe only on the Executive floor), Corner Suites and Landmark Suites. The Deluxe rooms are reasonably large, if not slightly dark. The desk area has a very nice ergonomically designed work desk, and also comes complete with a mirror built into the desk that allows women to comfortably apply their make up. The rooms offer guests one telephone by the bed, one on the desk, and another in the toilet, plus a dedicated internet line that allows guests to connect to the internet and use the telephone at the same time. The bathrooms are well laid out, offering guests a separate shower (hand held), separate toilet, large fluffy towels and even a window from the bathroom into the bedroom. The in room safe is a highly unusual credit card style safe (something we have never seen before) which requires you to scan the magnetic strip of your card down the door to be able to open the safe door. This is great in that you do not have to remember the code or try not to loose the key, but does raise some potentially alarming security questions, and also the question of how you can use the safe if you want to leave your credit card in the safe, or if there is more than one of you in the room and only one of you carries the card. We have to say that we do not recommend you use your credit card for this system, even though the hotel ensures that it is perfectly safe, we would recommend instead that you speak with reception who will be able to provide you with a special card with a magnetic strip that will work just as well in the safe. The Deluxe rooms on the Executive floor (floors 34 and 35) are of similar design but have slightly better in room amenities, and include breakfast which is served from 6am - 10 am and complimentary cocktails which serve local brand alcohol from 6pm to 11pm.  The Landmark Suite rooms are large with a separate living area that offers guests an enormous flat panel plasma TV to enjoy, a small dining table for 4, and the separate bedroom is also large and spacious. Due to the shape of the building the Deluxe rooms on the 26 floor are slightly larger than others due to a small window box area, and the Deluxe rooms on the 27 floor have an electronic blind over the angled window. As the building is also in a square shape it is safe to say that the hotel offers four views. The desert view is at the back of the hotel, however if you are looking for the sparkling lights and tall buildings of Dubai, and a view of the sea then you will prefer a room at the front of the hotel so a room (on the regular floors) from number 01 - 11. All the corner rooms at the hotel are suites but 01 (a corner hence suite room) is on the left of the hotel so the view would be more looking out towards the Burj Al Arab on Jumeirah Beach and 11 the other corner suite would have a view of Sheik Zayed Road and the tall hotels and buildings there on. The Deluxe rooms from 02 - 10 are directly facing out onto Sheikh Zayed Road and so do offer great views of the Tall buildings and the sea and beach. The hotel offers some very nicely designed restaurants, that have already created a high reputation among Dubai residents, an Italian which is very elegant in a classical yet relaxed way and offers some beautiful views, the Thai Benjarong which specialises in Royal Thai cuisine should be a treat with its rich Thai Palace feel and highly trained chef who has come directly from the Dusit Bangkok's Benjarong which is one of Bangkok's most notorious restaurants, and a comfortable duplex Californian restaurant offering sprawling desert views. The open air swimming pool and the gymnasium are small and located on the 35 floor roof and are open from 6am - 10pm. Special Rates, pictures and online reservations for the Dusit Dubai Hotel.

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina - A great hotel that is one of the latest additions to the two other Meridien Hotels in Dubai, a 5 star property. It is one of only two other hotels in Dubai that we found which has Duvets (comforters) in every room  Located on the best beach in Dubai, the Jumeirah Beach, right next door to the world famous Dubai International Marine Club (now known as Club Mina). The  211 room hotel offers rooms of high quality and comfortable furnishings with everything the business person or tourist could desire. The rooms come with satellite television, which includes a few movie channels, web TV capabilities allowing you to surf the internet from the comfort of your room, computer games that you can access from the television, and data ports and plugs that are cleverly fitted into the desk. The Royal Club Floors (Executive floors) offer guests many benefits, such as use of the lounge, where breakfast, 24 hour tea and coffee, evening drinks and cocktails are served. The lounge, which is exclusively available for Royal Club Floor guests is sea facing and located on the 9th floor, of the 10 floor building. It has a Bang and Olufson stereo system, and a television where you can watch movies or the television in the comfort of relaxing armchairs. The Royal Club rooms come equipped with a mini Sony Hi-Fi system with CD, Tape, and radio. We do suggest though, that you bring your own CD's because the hotel does charge a rental fee if you choose a CD  from its extensive library.  The Royal Club rooms also offer large bathrooms that offer a lovely oval shaped bathtub, separate shower, bidet, and toilet. The sea view rooms all offer you small balconies that look out onto the wonderful view of the private beach and sprawling Arabian Sea.  We highly recommend the corner rooms, which offer tremendous views from windows that almost envelope the entire room. The Meridien Mina Seyahi is also one of the few hotels in Dubai that has a Lobby designed in an open style allowing a view right through to the sea, from the moment you enter. The hotel offers guests three different restaurants, the Retro, offering a unique blend of French / modern European style cuisine, while the 24 hour Waves offers you both indoor and outdoor dining. Breakfast is served here and you will be able to sit out on the terrace enjoying the magical view of the luscious green gardens and turquoise Arabian sea. The extensive breakfast buffet offers you choices of many different hot and cold dishes, and even a wonderful fresh fruit juice making machine, which allows you to make 100% fresh juice, from choices of melon, carrot, pineapple, banana, lemon, cucumber and much more. This really is tremendous, and something that more hotels should add to their selection. The resort offers guests superb water and leisure activities, including two swimming pools, a children's pool, a PADI diving centre, snorkelling, water skiing, yacht charter, cruises, sailing, windsurfing, paddle skis, as well as some of the best deep sea fishing to be found anywhere in the world. If this is not sufficient, then there is also a beach volley ball court, netball, eight petanque pitches, four tennis courts, and a quite incredible gymnasium (open from 7am to 9pm) that overlooks the Marina and has a great assortment of all the latest equipment with actual weights, running, step, bicycle machines, and a punch bag. With the World Class Emirates Golf Club only a 5 minute drive away, the Meridien Mina Seyahi, is truly an ideal choice for anyone travelling to Dubai. See more of the hotel, pictures and special rates here.

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa - Previously known as the Le Meridien Jumeirah, the renamed hotel has made quite a few changes and added a new Towers wing, Spa and new restaurants to ensure that all guests requirements and needs are not only met but surpassed. Guests who have previously stayed at the Le Meridien Jumeirah will instantly see a difference as they enter into the main reception area which has been renovated to add a lot more space, and now has a much more comfortable and elegant feel. The 500 room hotel is split into three main sections/wings with the main and central building offering guests deluxe rooms and some suites, a club wing which offers Club rooms that come complete with use of a Club lounge where breakfast and cocktails are served, and the newest and quite stunning Towers wing which offers guests a selection of suites, and the beautifully furnished Tower Rooms. The most luxurious of the three is without a doubt the new Towers Wing and this review focuses mainly on that particular wing. The rooms in the Towers Wing run along both sides of the building offering views of Jumeirah Beach that on one side look towards the famous Burj Al Arab and the other side that looks towards Jebel Ali. While both views are stunning sea views, we recommend the view that looks towards the amazing Burj Al Arab Hotel, which actually changes colour during the evening, these Tower Rooms are numbers XX1 to XX5. The Tower Rooms are very beautifully and extremely comfortably furnished. Each room offers three telephones in each room, one by the bed, one in the bathroom and one on the small working area which looks out through the window, and offers guests one telephone line and one dedicated internet line that allows users to connect to the internet and make an outside telephone call at the same time. Small things make these rooms stand out, such as the fact that the hotel uses a duvet in each of these rooms, normal coat hangers, and beside each bed there are (one on each side) headphone points that allow you to listen to music via the TV or even a movie while your partner sleeps undisturbed. These headphones are available for rent, free of charge, by simply asking your personal butler. Even the bedside control panel has been thoughtfully placed on each side of the bed, there is also a video player, a Philips CD player with collection of CD's available free of charge, in room electronic safe, daily fruit of the day and condiments and our personal favourite - a FREE bottle of wine PER day !! Not only does  the hotel offer guests in the Tower rooms a bottle of wine per day with compliments, but they also let you choose from a choice of 2 reds, 2 whites and 1 sparkling, and before anyone asks, it is one bottle per room and not per person ! The bathrooms are luxuriously fitted, with a deep bathtub with hand held shower head, separate shower with fixed shower head, toilet, bidet, one hand basin and the lavish toiletries are from renowned Paris fashion house, Hermes. So they you have it quite simply put the Tower rooms are very impressive extremely comfortable and a great place to stay whether you are on business or leisure. Ah ! But wait, if you do want that little extra, and want something a little more unusual even for just one night, then why not try the Royal Suite in the Towers wing, of course the suite is very richly furnished, with separate living, bedroom, dining area, surround theatre TV system etc, but we do not care about any of that, as it is the bathroom where you will want to spend most of your time. The Royal Suite has one of the most stunning bathrooms we have ever seen, it is located in a diamond that seems to protrude from the main building and out over the beach. The bathtub which is large enough for two, takes up half of this diamond space and means that you feel as if you are sitting a good 30 metres above the beach with views out in front, down to the right, and of to the left, really stunning. For the health conscious, the Le Royal Meridien offers one of, if not Dubai's best Spa facilities, with a very large gymnasium area that overlooks the pools and out to the beach, which opens at 6:15 am - 9:30 pm Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, and from 7:15 all other days. The spa consists of every conceivable treatment and also has some very picturesque Hamman pools built in a type of old roman baths. The hotel also has an excellent choice of restaurants and bars to ensure that all your requirements are not only met but exceeded. Excellent choice. See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here.

Metropolitan Hotel Dubai - This hotel seems much larger from the outside and also from the lobby than it actually is, but in fact only has 188 rooms, yet it's the amount of facilities and restaurants the hotel offers that make this misleading illusion. Although officially 5 star the hotel rooms, while comfortable and adequate are relatively basic compared to other five star properties. We would recommend the Atrium view and Pub View rooms. However what is lacking in in-room amenities the hotel more than makes up for in hotel amenities. The Metropolitan Hotel has a total of  12 different food and beverage outlets, ranging from Rattlesnake its' popular cowboy theme pub and restaurant, Venezia its' new unique Italian theme restaurant to the wonderful Oak Room and Cigar Club which offers private and comfortable surroundings to enjoy. Plus a very good Chinese restaurant and Thai fish restaurant. The hotel also has a shopping centre and cinema attached so it is definitely not somewhere you could get bored. The hotel has a very well equipped gymnasium and a large swimming pool for you to relax in. Guests at this hotel also have complimentary use of the Metropolitan Beach resort facilities which is on Jumeira Beach. See pictures of this hotel and special rates here.

Park Hyatt Dubai - review to come soon.

Ritz Carlton Dubai - - For those familiar with the outstanding service and quality of the Ritz Carlton Group of hotels, you will be delighted to know that the Ritz Carlton Dubai on Jumeira Beach, is the most successful Ritz Carlton hotel in the world (May 2000), and that it has also won among other awards a 1999, 2000, and 2001 Premier Award for Excellence in the best hotel in Dubai category. This for us, makes it one of the most difficult hotels in the world to review, due to the fact that expectations are so high. All of those expectations were met, and more often than not surpassed. The hotel has one of the best check ins in Dubai, as you arrive, you are immediately escorted to reception for check in, when a beautiful guest relations manager escorts you to your room after enjoying a refreshing cold towel and welcome drink, in the room you find that your baggage has arrived before you, and the guest relations manager proceeds to explain the room amenities, and wonderful facilities of the hotel. Every part of the hotel offers service that can only be described as amazing, with the 'Ladies and Gentlemen' of the Ritz Carlton going out of their way to accommodate your every desire. The staff seem to be able to miraculously remember your name, and will go to any length to ensure that your holiday and stay at the Ritz Carlton is everything you expect and more. Every member of staff even has a US$ 2,000 purse that he or she is allowed to spend in case the need arises, recently a guest was chatting to one of the waiters, and happened to mention that he loved the hotel, the beach etc. but was there on business and had unfortunately forgotten to pack swimming trunks, shorts etc  with which to be able to enjoy them. With nothing more said, the guest after breakfast returned to his room to find a gift from the hotel of swimming trunks, shorts, and polo shirt ! The waiter had used his purse to purchase the items, and have them sent very discreetly to the guests room. Wow ! With service like this it is understandable why the hotel is so popular.  The only thing we could fault the hotel on, and believe us we tried, was that the slide in the swimming pool is for children only - but thankfully we were still able to play with the waterfall, and Jacuzzi beds which are sunken into the pool ! The beautiful hotel is presented in the form of a large 6 floor Mediterranean villa. Located on Jumeira beach, the hotel is ideal for both business and pleasure. The executive floor will blow you away and tighten your swimming trunks with six food presentations a day, not to forget a free flow of premium alcohol served all day long from breakfast through to 3 am! These club floors are on floors 5 and 6, and the sixth floor rooms come complete with a steam shower, meaning you can sit down in the shower and enjoy your own steam room. All the rooms in the hotel come in the same configuration; every room has a large and powerful separate shower, separate toilet with bidet and the bathroom amenities are wonderful - with bath salts, and extremely high quality soaps and other amenities offered for your enjoyment. The rooms all have sofas, and working desks with data ports and two telephone lines. We have to mention the beds, which again are amazing, they are large and have a very thick mattress that is covered with a soft feather duvet, meaning you are not only sleeping under a duvet but also on top of one, wow. We were only able to find a few hotels in Dubai that offers Duvets (comforters) in every room, and the Ritz Carlton is the only we know of that offers two! Of course this does pose you with the problem of actually getting out of bed in the mornings, but one look at the landscaped gardens that lead to the picturesque Arabian Sea, and  the problem is quickly resolved. Sleeping is now a major selling factor for all hotels in the world and all the major chains are beginning to sell their rooms on the quality of bed linen and mattress variety, the Ritz Carlton, undoubtedly has one of the most comfortable beds in Dubai but goes even further by offering guests pillow menu with a choice of pillows, including feather, horsehair, bolster, small, and antiallergenic. The hotel has an excellent spa with professional masseuses coming in from the Ritz Carlton Bali, a well equipped gymnasium, and beautiful landscaped gardens with three swimming pools. The hotel also recently extended its lush gardens further down the beach towards the sea, by adding landscaped gardens and a lake, which offers guests a more comfortable access to warm waters of the Arabian Sea. This and the fact that you will undoubtedly receive some of the best service Dubai has to offer, not purely because it is a Ritz Carlton, but also a lot has to do with excellent and creative management, will ensure that your trip to Dubai is a great success. To see pictures and special rates click here.

Rydges Plaza Hotel - A very impressive hotel which after a major multi million US$ full renovation of the hotel that lasted 3 1/2 years, the former Plaza hotel reopened its brand new doors completely in October 1999. As the first hotel for the Rydges group outside of Australia, the hotel really is an excellent choice when in Dubai. Located in Satwa, just 10 minutes from the city centre and a mere 5 minutes from the Jumeira beach area, the Rydges hotel has seemingly understood exactly what business travellers are looking for. They think of the small things for you, their local calls (within Dubai) are free of charge, they have complimentary tea and coffee in every room, airport transfers are free of charge, you can request duvets if you prefer them to blankets, you can also request special hairdryers (although they do have the standard hairdryer in every room), in-room electronic safes, individually controlled air conditioning units, and they have even gone as far as to offer the wonderful Douwe Egberts filter coffee in the executive rooms. This boutique style property with only 98 rooms offers the type of personalised service that is so much in demand. They have three categories of rooms, Deluxe, Executive Floor rooms, and Suites, with the Deluxe and Executive floor rooms coming in two different colour schemes. Even floors are decorated in a soft blue colour scheme which is cool and relaxing where the odd (3, 5 etc.) floors are a rich and warm red colour scheme. Both to be honest are lovely, and decoration is of the highest quality. Each room offers guests separate showers, which offers a powerful stream of water coming from a large overhead (rather than wall fixed) shower head. Each room also comes complete with a toilet water jet. The desk area has the telephone and plug socket conveniently located above the desk (except in the suite room). The Executive Floor has a comfortable lounge area where breakfast, complimentary tea and coffee and evening cocktails are served, plus all the executive floor rooms bathroom amenities come from prestigious Burberry's, and have bathrobes for guests use.  They have 20 non smoking rooms.  We highly recommend rooms X17 and X18 which are corner rooms and come with an extra window in the room and also in the bathroom adding a little extra light. The hotel has an enormous amount of very good restaurants and bars for such a small property, they have an amazing Australian Bar that features pretty much every live sporting event under the sun, a rib restaurant where the ribs are smoked for between 14-24 hours and the wood used is imported from the Southern States of the US, a Chinese restaurant which offers splendid views of the area through to the Arabian Sea in the distance, an excellent Italian restaurant, a popular Indian restaurant, a famous Mexican restaurant, an English pub and a Raffles Hotel style restaurant where breakfast is served. The health club is well equipped with the top brand Nautilus weight systems, offering everything you need for a quick work out, and comes complete with sauna, steam rooms, and a very comfortable swimming pool area. Comfort of guests is of the utmost importance to the hotel and guests can have peace of mind with the additional security of room key operated lifts. Overall a great hotel, and a very good choice for when you are in Dubai for business or pleasure. See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here.

The Emirates Towers - part of Jumeirah International the hotel company that includes Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Club. This stunning 400 room building is claimed to be the third tallest hotel in the world and when you see it you will understand why, the adjacent office tower (which is the taller of the two) is also claimed to be the tallest building in the Middle East and Europe. The hotel comprises of 11 restaurants, coffee, shops, bars and lounges. This hotel has to be a techies dream, as the rooms are among the most advanced any where in the world, there is literally a button for everything. The rooms are spacious with the deluxe rooms covering an average 44sqm, each room features an in-room business centre with a specialty designed work station complete with modem connections, a spacious desk and ergonomically designed chair. Standard facilities include a dedicated fax/printer/copier with private one time number, and an interactive television system complete with a mobile keyboard offering Internet and e-mail access. The television also provides access to a number of time saving features, from in room dining - complete with a visual line up of the room service menu, to speedy check out. Video on demand and live Internet links are just some of the other interactive features. We do have to point out that the lobby is built into an open atrium comprising of a 30 metres high atrium housing the meeting rooms and offices which then opens into the second atrium which houses the guest rooms and suites, this rises some 111 metres, these are accessible by four panoramic elevators. If you do suffer from vertigo, we do highly recommend a floor on the lower levels. Alternatively if vertigo is an issue then a room on the executive floor would be a best option as you can take one of the closed elevators (without the views) to the 42nd floor where the executive lounge is located. Here you do not have to suffer the Atrium view and whilst you are high the view from the rooms and lounge is secure and should not present you with a problem. See more of this hotel, pictures and special rates click here.

Sheraton Four Points - in Bur Dubai is a very modern and not very impressive building from the outside, but the rooms are quite the opposite. Although officially a four star hotel the rooms at this small 125 rooms boutique style hotel are very well appointed with nice furnishings that would not look out of place in some of the five star hotels in Dubai. The rooms have a very warm homely feel to them, with all the modern amenities. The bathrooms, which all have a bathtub, toilet, bidet, are average in size and have nice powerful showers, from either a handheld or a fixed head. We would highly recommend the corner rooms which offer slightly more comfort and light, and a slightly larger oval shaped bath, and also the front view rooms. The executive or SPG floors come complete with complimentary breakfast, flowers, chocolates, cocktails and other privileges. The executive floor also offers a bottle of wine, to guests. The hotel has an excellent and highly unusual Indian Restaurant called Antique Bazaar, which is where you can wine and dine on exquisite craftsmanship and original trappings that come from some of the Indian Royal families. An English pub, offering large comfortable leather sofas and friendly service is a wonderful place to unwind or watch television or the latest live sporting events from their enormous television set. A nice outdoor swimming pool, with Jacuzzi and pool bar and small gymnasium will help you to stay in shape while you are away. Plus with the Mina Bazaar and other shopping areas on the hotels doorstep the Sheraton Four Points will not disappoint the more budget conscious traveller. See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here.

Sheraton Dubai Hotel & Towers - An excellent hotel which over the years has built itself a reputation as one of the best hotels in Dubai. Located next to the creek, the hotel is in an excellent location for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel is in the process of finishing a multi million dollar renovation programme, that has covered all aspects of the hotel including their numerous restaurants, rooms and lobby area. The rooms are all spacious, and well appointed with sufficient space. The hotel has two very interesting and unusual Japanese rooms that are very popular with European business and leisure travellers, because of their unusual and very enjoyable feel. See more of this hotel with pictures and special rates here.

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