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    Dubai

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    Hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Dubai hotels are now renowned for their innovation and creativity. Today, hotels in Dubai are famous all over the world for their instantly recognisable iconic structures that include the standard setting Dubai hotels of Burj Al Arab and Emirates Towers, setting standards for all new Dubai hotels to come. Luxury, authenticity and uniqueness are also characteristic of many Dubai hotels from the Dubai beach hotels at Jumeirah beach to the unique Arabian desert hotels.



    Cranley now lists most 5 star hotels in Dubai and most 4 star hotels in Dubai with free hotel reports, hotel information, independent ratings and reviews including many photos. This makes Cranley the most comprehensive guide on Dubai hotels today on-line. Dubai hotels were indeed Cranleyís launch market and more hotels in Dubai continue to be added to the site on a regular basis. Included on the site are also several of the most popular beach hotels in Dubai and holiday hotels in Dubai, budget hotels and several Dubai hotels that are well positioned for the Dubai World Trade Centre.



    Setting itself above the rest, some Dubai hotels claim 7 star hotel and 6 star hotel status in marketing material although of course such grading doesnít exist for hotels in Dubai by the local Dubai Tourism (DTCM). The number of Dubai hotels will continue to grow as many new projects are planned for Dubai hotels over the next few years with many new hotels set to rise in Dubai, including hotels on the Dubai Palm and Jumeirah Palm.



    Dubai is strategically located on a 10 kilometre creek which divides it into two parts; Deira on the north side and Bur Dubai to the south. Also to the south of the Creek are Jumeirah and Sheikh Zayed Road with desert hotels out toward Jebel Ali.



    Hotels in Deira, which is Dubaiís old city, commercial and business centre is also home to traditional gold and spice souks. Hotels in Bur Dubai are to the south of the Dubai Creek. Jumeirah Beach is of course famous for its luxury hotels and is to the west of the Dubai Creek, boasting Dubaiís most famous hotels, the Wild Wadi Water Park and Mall of the Emirates. Burj Al Arab hotel is rated as a Cranley 12, the highest and most exclusive rating awarded by Cranley.



    Several Dubai hotels are located in the Dubai Marina, an up and coming development area with good business and tourist connections. Finally, Sheikh Zayed Road is the new business area of Dubai and includes the World Trade Centre and a further superb choice of Dubai hotels including many Dubai business hotels.
    Background
    Known as the Pearl of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is strategically located on a 10 kilometre long creek. It began its remarkable transformation from a fishing settlement when it was taken over in 1830 by the current rulers of Dubai, the Maktoum family. The 19th century and early 20th century saw Dubai build itself as a commercial and business centre with a thriving pearling and trade industry. The discovery of oil in the 1960ís led to a boom and the emirate used its resources to diversify into a wide scope of industries and economic sectors with some bold initiatives such as the offshore Jebel Ali Free Zone.

    Today, crude oil plays a minor part in the emirateís economy and other principal industries include international trade, manufacture, tourism, finance and service related industries. Dubai is hailed as a model of economic development in the Middle East and continues to grow, attracting foreign workers from all over the world. Its population is estimated at just over 1 million with the majority being expatriates and non-UAE nationals. The emirate is continuously developing its infrastructure with large property developments and landmark skyscrapers being the order of the day, including the Palm Islands, a massive project that will expand and transform Dubaiís coastline.

    Tourism plays a major role in Dubaiís growth today based on its sunshine, clean and welcoming environment, good shopping and a range of sporting facilities, coupled with an array of high standard resorts and hotels. Dubai hosts the worldís richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup and the European Tour Dubai Classic Golf Tournament. Tourists can enjoy many activities in Dubai such as golf, joining the fun at Wild Wadi, Dubaiís premier water park for adults and kids, a desert safari, taking a dhow cruise or relaxing on the beach. Dubai is also known for its shopping with glitzy shopping malls stocking international brands and designer labels to the traditional souks, including the gold, textile and spice souks. Dubai also has a vibrant nightlife with many of the best bars mostly found in the hotels and resorts.

    Dubaiís central district is divided into two parts by its creek; Deira on the north side and Bur Dubai to the south. These are connected by a tunnel and two bridges. Deira is the commercial and business centre of Dubai and home to the souks. Jumeirah Beach lies to the west of the creek and is home to many of Dubaiís premier hotels and resorts.