It is located at the edge of a huge desert, cooled by the Persian Gulf breeze. The pearl fishers who had populated in the land are gone long before and their wattle-and-frond domiciles have created way to shiny towers that reach the skyline of Dubai, most famous for harboring the tallest skyscrapers of the world.
Also, Dubai houses some of the biggest shopping malls on earth, plentiful fountains bursting in waterfall of light and sound, ice palaces with indoor ski slopes and different phantasmagoric attractions that contradict its stark desert surroundings.
Time to time, referred as the “City of Gold” since its rapid transformation into a world business hub, Dubai is side by side coming up as an eminent force in tourism. The destination lured over 14.24 million visitors in 2017, 800,000 of those from the Americas, with the U.S. serving as the sixth-largest market.
The city provides around 102,000 hotel rooms, and that figure is anticipated to grow to 134,000 by the end of this year. Over 70 of these hotels are in the five-star category.
However, they would deserve six- or seven-star ratings if, such categories officially existed.
All through the year, hotel occupancy remains high, averaging 70 percent, and higher for the luxury brands. Nevertheless, leisure visitors will want to stay along the gulf-facing resort strip of Jumeirah Beach.
By latifa Zenaina