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Hotels in the UAE

Diverse Accommodations & Outstanding Hospitality Experiences

The UAE is famous for its luxurious hotels, distinctive hospitality, and diverse accommodation options. UAE hotels offer visitors high-quality hotel accommodations to meet all the requirements of families and businessmen. There are vacation hotels with sea views, downtown hotels, boutique hotels, beach and desert resorts, as well as eco resorts that are located in the heart of nature reserves. The hospitality sector also offers heritage hotels that provide authentic and unique experiences. Some of these hotels can be found in the middle of the desert, including those located along the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Some UAE hotels have become world-famous names such as the Burj Al Arab and the Atlantis Hotel.

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UAE Hotels Are Committed to Implementing Hotel Classification Systems

Hotels, hotel apartments, resort businesses and holiday homes comply with the licensing and classification requirements issued by government tourism agencies. These help tourists make an informed decision regarding their accommodation options when they travel to the UAE. The system determines the benefits that every hotel establishment offers to its guests based on services and facilities. It also establishes the mandatory minimum benchmarks that help ensure establishments are measured against the highest standards in the hospitality industry.

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Hotel Accommodation Options in the UAE

Hotel Accommodation Options in the UAE

Luxury Hotels

Luxury hotels in the UAE offer unparalleled luxury with the highest standards of guest accommodation services, and are known for their spacious rooms, luxurious amenities, and highly trained staff that provides first-class services, in addition to entertainment and fancy restaurants available 24/7.

Business Hotels

Business hotels in the UAE are ideal for travellers visiting the country for business purposes, usually providing amenities and services such as meetings rooms, meeting supplies, hospitality and catering services, etc. These hotels are located near convention centres, city centres and business districts in the UAE.

Resorts and Holiday Destinations

These tourist destinations in the UAE provide a full-service lodging facility for tourists and are typically located in popular areas often visited for leisure or relaxation, such as beaches, deserts, in the mountains or in the city where hotel guests can take a stroll and enjoy nature as well as entertainment and recreational activities.

Airport Hotels

Airport hotels in the UAE are located inside the airport terminal or near the terminal with shuttle services. They cater to the accommodation needs of travellers in transit. These hotels are ideal for those with overnight layovers or cancelled flights, or any tourists who hold a transit visa in the UAE. These hotels usually charge guests on an hourly basis.

Budget Hotels

The UAE also offer budget hotels for travellers with a limited budget and want to spend more on exploring places and enjoying numerous recreational experiences spread across the country. These hotels are small to medium-sized hotel establishments with clean, modern and safe rooms offering basic services and amenities, with the lowest room rates.

Hotel Apartments

Tourists who wish to stay for longer periods of time in the UAE can choose hotel apartments because they offer lower costs compared to hotels. Hotel apartments in the UAE can be categorised as standard, superior or deluxe, providing various services and facilities, including meals. Deluxe hotel apartments have luxurious and spacious guest rooms offering the highest quality accommodation.


Villas or holiday homes in the UAE has increased popularity over the years. Villas are ideal for tourists such as families, groups or couples who prefer the ambiance of a private and comfortable home with the services and relaxation facilities of a hotel. Tourists can rent a fully-furnished villa on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, requiring the rental of the whole unit, and not partly as bed spaces or individual rooms.

COVID-19 Precautionary Measures and Health & Safety Regulations

Hotels in the UAE adhere to the strict safety and hygiene protocols set by the UAE government to prevent and manage COVID-19 and are subject to inspection and verification by relevant authorities in every emirate. These programmes allow hotel establishments to demonstrate their compliance to health and safety measures and to showcase the UAE’s position as one of the safest destinations in the world.

Dubai Hotels Implement Sustainability Regulations

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has identified a set of sustainability requirements that hotels in Dubai must adhere to in order to further boost the emirate’s position as one of the top sustainable tourism destinations in the world.

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