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The Fairmont Dubai Hotel - Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, just opposite from the new World Trade Centre, The Fairmont Dubai opened its doors in 2002. This hotel, one of the finest in Dubai is an ideal choice for any traveller whether on business or pleasure. The rooms may not be as colourful or perhaps opulent as some properties in Dubai but they are luxurious and exude a calming and homely feel with every modern amenity todays demanding traveller may require. The magic ingredient in The Fairmont Dubai's recipe of success is its outstanding service. Many hotels claim to offer you the best service available but it is rare to find a property where you can find excellent service throughout the entire hotel, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. This level of service is really where the hotel shines above many of the other properties in Dubai. Full review of the rooms and award winning facilities to come. See pictures of this hotel, special rates and online reservations

Grand Hyatt Dubai - We have dedicated an entire page to our updated Review of the Grand Hyatt Dubai.

JW Marriott - a beautiful hotel that is built around a courtyard, so the rooms either look out onto the courtyard or out towards the city. The hotel is centrally located and an ideal location for business or leisure. The JW Marriott has recently finished an enormous extension adding 120 new rooms with new reception area, and a new executive club floor lounge. You have a wide variety of rooms to choose from, ranging from standard all the way up to the Royal Suite. Every room has a separate shower and two telephone lines, are very well decorated with rich and comfortable furnishings. They have been thoughtful enough to put both the telephone and electric socket above the desk to help you with your work necessities, without having to move around the rooms interior design. They offer different styles of Royal Suite one of which is designed in an Arabic theme, it is a very beautiful room for those that insist on the best, the large suite offers you your own private small gym, private indoor swimming pool with Sky-light, sauna, a private lift and everything else that you would expect of the largest suite in the hotel. For something a little easier on the wallet, room number 360, an executive suite comes highly recommended, as it offers its guests an open style suite with the bedroom area slightly raised, and the living area complete with rich and very comfortable furnishings. Check Special Rates and Availability at the JW Marriott Dubai.

Ramada - Located in Bur Dubai the lively entertainment and shopping district of Dubai the Ramada hotel does not look very impressive from the outside, which is very deceptive as the actual rooms at this hotel, are some of the nicest and comfortable we have seen in Dubai. The hotel has two different main room categories Deluxe and Premium with 123 and 48 of each respectively. While the actual rooms themselves are of exactly the same size the main difference is in the layout and furnishings. The Premium rooms located on the 7, 8, 9, and 10 floors are truly quite stunning and very well planned and thought through, with a living area located in the entrance area of the room which even has a window that looks out onto the corridor and out over the Atrium. This living area which comes complete with a comfortable sofa, plant and armchair is actually on a different level to the bedroom, meaning you have to walk down three steps to reach the bedroom area. This unusual aspect of the room adds a more homely feel and also increases the feel of the size of the room. The room also has a nice desk area and has two telephone lines in each, one for the internet and one for your regular telephone calls, with phone and plug sockets above the desk. The room also has an in room safe and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom is also unusual with Premium Rooms having a separate shower with fixed shower head, a good size bath tub with hand held shower head and all your regular amenities. The Premium rooms also include breakfast into the price of the room. In fact we have to say that the Premium rooms are very impressive indeed and we know that some hotels around the world would be cheeky enough to call them suites, but the Ramada, thinking of customers classifies these rooms as Premium, and we can highly recommend them. The Deluxe rooms are as mentioned, of exactly the same size but do not have the upper living area, instead while they are of exactly the same design the living area is actually brought down into the room, there is also a small difference in the bathroom with the Deluxe Rooms not having a separate shower.  The hotel does have some rooms which have balconies so if you would like a balcony we suggest that you request this at the time of making your reservation. The swimming pool and gymnasium  which are open from 7am - 9:30pm are also quite something. The outdoor pool is surrounded by Mediterranean colours and energy, while the gym is spacious and relaxing, ideal for a good workout. The hotel also has a good and popular English Pub, which is popular with local residents offers great food, drinks, pool, and darts plus there is a disco that is popular with tourists especially from the Eastern block called Rumours. Great choice especially the Premium Rooms.

Shangri-La Dubai - What do you get when you put a destination such as Dubai, which offers some of the most richly furnished hotel accommodation anywhere in the world, with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' first property outside of Asia ?

Dubai home to the only seven star hotel, some of the tallest hotels and now an abundance of some of the most luxurious five star properties in the world could indeed have posed Shangri-La with a challenge. Their resorts throughout Asia are renowned as some of the most luxurious available, richly decorated lobbies, sweeping staircases and sparkling chandeliers mix with some of the highest levels of guest service available.

The Shangri-La Hotel Dubai however, which is expected to open early July 2003, has taken a different route from its sister properties in Asia going for an attractive and luxurious yet contemporary design.

Located atop the new multi-purpose Al-Jaber complex on Sheikh Zayed Road and offering stunning views of the city and sea, the soon to open Shangri-La Hotel Dubai offers a total of 301 rooms. The guest rooms are on floors 29 to 41, with the Horizon Club Rooms on the latter two floors.

The 231 Deluxe rooms, each of which are around 45 square metres are some of the largest available in Dubai, and are very nicely furnished with a soothing use of colours, woods, and modern curves that help the traveller feel right at home. The rooms are complete with all the modern amenities any road warrior may need, such as electronic safes with power point, broadband internet access, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, full size executive writing desk which faces the large floor to ceiling windows (all plugs and sockets usefully positioned above the desk), duvets and a choice of pillows. The luxurious marble bathroom offers all the normal amenities plus a bath with hand held shower and a separate shower stall complete with an overhead Rain Forest fixed shower head and an hand held shower head. Female travellers especially will appreciate the solid and powerful hairdryer in the bathroom.

The hotel has 11 Executive rooms which are basically identical to the Deluxe rooms, the only difference being in the size, with the Executive rooms offering 11 square metres of additional space. The Premier Rooms on the Horizon Club Floor add another 11 square metres to this, offering a spacious 66 square metres for guests to relax and unwind in.

The Executive Floor at the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, called the Horizon Club, is open 24 hours a day and offers guests a whole range of services, including breakfast in the lounge, free broadband internet access, cocktails from 5 to 7pm (which by Dubai standards is not overly generous), one free suit pressing, shoe shine service and 2 complimentary hours use of a meeting room.

The hotel will have three bars and six restaurants, a seafood, Moroccan and Vietnamese amongst the choices of fine dining available. An exciting bar is planned for the 42nd floor which will offer some stunning views over Dubai and this is expected to open early 2004.

The entire 4th floor is dedicated to the health club and includes a gymnasium (open 6am to midnight), outdoor swimming pool (open 6am to 9pm), jacuzzi, plunge pools, movement centre, sauna and steam rooms, nine spa treatment rooms, squash and tennis courts.

In addition, the hotel has gone one step further in ensuring the privacy of its most valued customers, by offering an exclusive fitness centre and swimming pool on the 42nd floor, dedicated for the exclusive use of Horizon Club guests.

The Shangri-La Hotel Dubai may well be offering a different style of property from its sister hotels in Asia, but it has without a doubt, maintained its high level of luxury and service, that will surely make the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai a must stay for travellers to this vibrant Emirate. Check Special Rates and Availability at the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai.

Taj Palace - will be the first hotel for the luxury Taj hotel chain in the Middle East and expects to be soft opening mid June. It will also be the first 5 star luxury hotel in Dubai that does NOT serve any alcohol on its premises - you are allowed to bring alcohol into the hotel and drink in your rooms, however you are not permitted to drink any alcohol outside of your room, including restaurants etc. Check Special Rates and Availability.

The Burj Al Arab / The Arabian Tower - - Wow, what a building ! This must be one of the best, if not THE best hotel in the world. Opened in December 1999, only a very fortunate few will be able to experience the splendour and the luxury of this amazing property, in fact you can feel the wealth just by walking through the lobby area, which is encircled by top designer jewellery, watch and clothes boutiques. Security is very tight, and if you intend to visit this incredible property without staying there, you will be required to pay 200 Dhs at the security gate just to get in, this is however reimbursable against whatever you spend in the food and beverage outlets. The service is outstanding with a hotel guest ratio of 5 to 1 and you will be pampered to a level you possibly never thought available. The Burj Al Arab, comprises of 202 suites, with the smallest suite being 170 sqm one bedroom and all of them are duplexes. This hotel is right next to the Jumeirah Beach hotel, and is managed/owned by the same company. We could devote a whole page to this amazing property, in fact we are going to and we will be adding a whole page of pictures and text entirely devoted to an amazing architectural achievement. It is located 280 metres offshore and is secured to the seabed some 45 metres beneath the surface. Each floor has its' own reception desk and check in will take place in suite, your own personal butler is on call 24 hours a day for any assistance that you may need. The interior decoration of the property can be a little overwhelming with lavish rich colours, and a richness of furnishing that is indeed exemplary. Only the finest materials have been used, from English Oak, Sicis Glass, Irish Linen, and even marble used by Michelangelo, not to mention an abundant amount of solid gold. This is one hotel where if you were so inclined you would leave the towels behind and try to get the stairway banister into your suitcase (not something we recommend) ! What is presently the most technologically advanced building to date (Feb 2000) in the world you will have more toys and gadgets to play with than you can imagine. With Plasma TV's and surround system multi media systems you are even able to view the actual atmosphere of the restaurants, to discover the sea temperature and thank fully still be able to watch television. If you have the means then the 25 floor with its Grand Suites, is THE place to stay, not only will you have a full blackout cinema but also a bed that rotates ! Did the earth move for you honey ! Now we could also tell you about the spa, the submarine ride to the underwater theme restaurant and a lot more, but you will have to wait until we finish our full page story. So check back soon. Oh yes, almost forgot ! If you are interested in staying here then the lowest rate for the smallest room ( a 170 sqm room) is around US$ 1,000 per night - just in case you are curious. This hotel won the 1999, 2000, 2001 Premier Travel Award for Excellence -  for the best Hotel in the World. See Pictures of this amazing hote, special rates and online reservations.

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel The building, which is shaped in the form of a wave, comprises of 600 rooms, all of which face the sea. This large International 5 star hotel offers guests rooms with very large floor to ceiling windows which all have stunning views over the Arabian Sea, and magical Burj Al Arab. The rooms begin on the ground floor and continue all the way to the top floor (25th). The executive floor is worth staying on if purely for the breakfast, which is offered, complimentary either by room service, ground floor, or in the Argentinean restaurant on the 25th floor, and guests can also enjoy the complimentary evening cocktails in the comfort of the executive lounge. The beach is very clever, laid out in three different formats where, you can enjoy the stronger waves, a lagoon, and softer waves. Wonderful sand and excellent water. The hotel also comprises of 18 food and beverage outlets, so you will never go hungry ! This hotel won a 1999 and 2000 Premier Travel Award for Excellence.

The Princeton Hotel - A small boutique style hotel located close to the airport and in a great location for easily visiting the Irish Village which comprises of the Century Village and is one of the nicest spots in Dubai to enjoy dinner and drinks. More to come.     

The Royal Mirage - Wow, what an outstanding hotel. This is one of the few hotels that stands out and will undoubtedly stand the unforgiving test of time. From the moment you drive through the lush green tree lined driveway you realise you have entered another world, a world of the Royal Mirage. Built to resemble an Arabian palace, you would easily be forgiven for thinking that it has been standing for centuries and that its walls echo secrets from its Royal past, however the Royal Mirage is one of the newest hotels to Dubai. Managed by Sun International, the Royal Mirage has picked up threads of Arabia's history, reinterpreting a wealth of traditional design in a dream like desert beach resort that lies majestically adjacent to the sparkling waters of the Arabian sea on Jumeira Beach. The Royal Mirage is undoubtedly one of the finest hotels on the Arabian Peninsula. From the moment you arrive, you are escorted to the Lobby lounge to be checked-in and served a refreshing cold towel, and welcome drink, while you sit in awe at the splendour of the architecture and design. As you are escorted to your room you see all the small touches that make this hotel so unique, the small Arabian designs within the corridors and ceilings, the pictures and even the music which is a modern Arabian fusion designed to carry you away and, encourage your fantasies of an ancient Arabian Palace. The 246 well appointed guestrooms span out over 5 floors, which adds even more to the mystique as you can hardly see the hotel from the beach or the road. The rooms are all large and very comfortably furnished, with the full comprehension that this is a resort and so every detail is there to help you relax and unwind, even the slippers are of an Arabian design ! The suites are the closest rooms you can get to the ocean and are beautifully decorated, with four poster beds, and rich pile carpet. The Gold Club (executive floor) is an exclusive area for those that demand even more in privacy and personal attention. With a private entrance, and lift the lounge offers you continental breakfast, cocktail hour in the evening and soft drinks throughout the day, all with very personalised service, to make you feel even more at home. The Royal Mirage was a winner of a 2000 Premier Travel Award for Excellence. Check Special Rates and Availability.

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