Dubai has emerged as a premier destination for business travelers in the world. According to a recent study, Dubai presently accounts for 20 percent of its revenues from business tourism sector. By the year 2020 this tiny, yet beautiful Middle East emirate expects to attract 20 million visitors annually. Over the next 6 to 7 years, the business events market is also likely to grow keeping the same pace as business tourism in general.
If you are a business traveler planning to visit Dubai in the next few months, you just needn’t worry on the accommodations front. There are plenty of accommodations options available for the well-heeled tourists looking for a comfortable and luxurious stay and ready to splurge.
Just take a look at the varied kinds of accommodations offerings that the city has to provide. The city has all kinds of hotels ranging from 7-Star to 3-Star, self-catered and full serviced hotel apartments, and resorts. Let us get an insight into these offerings.
Hotels in Dubai
Dubai offers a wide array of hotels for the wealthy business travelers. The city is home to the only 7-Star and most expensive hotel in the world. Whether you are visiting the city solely for business purposes or on a business-cum-leisure trip, staying at one of these plush hotels will make your stay enjoyable and unforgettable. The hotels in the emirate are found scattered in various places. Some of these opulent hotels are located on the beachfronts of Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim. The central business district Al Sufouh around the creek is also home to many hotels. Apart from these, you will also find hotels located near the convention center, free zones and business parks. Most of these hotels are highly accessible and can be easily reached within a 30-minute drive from the Dubai International Airport. Business travelers and tourists are taken well care of by some of these hotels. The big hotels provide airport shuttle services to their respective guests. The hotels also offer minibus services to the major shopping zones and tourist attractions around the city.
Dubai is akin to most international cities when it comes to offering the visitors the choice of staying in a home away from home. The city offers many self-catered and fully serviced apartments. There could be no better choice than putting up at these hotel apartments, particularly when you have planned for an extended stay for several days or traveling along with your family and kids. Most of the hotel apartments are quite modern, spic-and-span, and with well-planned neighborhoods. If you are planning to stay in self-catered hotel apartments, you will find plenty of these scattered across the city. These apartments offer the comfort of a home that you might be looking for. The apartments are usually fully furnished and include everything such as cutlery, crockery, bed linen and a cleaning service. Some of these apartments also offer fitness facilities such as a swimming pool and a gym. These self-catered apartments are surely the best for those on a short term business trip. The rates depend on your duration of stay.
If you want your stay to be full of luxuries and free from hassles, the fully serviced apartments might just be the answer for you. There are a number of fully serviced apartments in the city that readily offer a live-in maid, personal shopping service, a gourmet chef and other kinds of services that are designed to make you stay and business trip to Dubai simply fabulous. Most of the fully serviced apartments and villas are operated by larger hotel groups.
If you are ready to splurge more and make your stay in Dubai even more astounding, the desert resorts are surely the best choice. The emirate presently has two desert resorts offering tranquility, peace and the quintessential five-star luxury right in the heart of the desert. These include Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa. Plan your stay at either of these resorts for an experience of a lifetime.
The Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa has been designed in a traditional Arabic setting. If you are dreaming of finding yourself in the midst of the fabled romantic Arabian nights or looking for an authentic desert experience, then consider staying at this elegant retreat.