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Friday, November 4, 2016

Vacationists, Dubai is THE place for a posh stay!

The iconic Burj Al Arab will set you back $1,928 (around Dh7,100) per night.
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  • UAE has nine out of 10 most expensive hotels in Middle East; Burj Al Arab No.1
Deep-pocketed luxury-seeking holidaymakers, this one's definitely for you.

The UAE's poshest hotels are among the most expensive in the Middle East - nine out of 10, as a matter of fact - according to a new survey.

Dubai's Burj Al Arab took first honours, and will cost travellers more than anywhere else in the region this late autumn, a study from Luxury-Hotels.com revealed.

The hotels were ranked on their price for the cheapest available double room in November; the month was selected for comparative purposes because it typically represents the month during which the majority of Middle East destinations reach their highest average hotel rates.

Of the nine UAE hotels on the list, eight are from Dubai and one from Abu Dhabi.

The iconic Burj Al Arab will set you back $1,928 (around Dh7,100) per night. Joining it in the top three is another Dubai hotel, Al Maha, and Oman's Six Senses Zighy Bay, having rates of $1,776 and $1,330, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 are Jannah Place Hotel ($1,271), One&Only The Palm ($1,024), Zaya Nurai Island Resort in Abu Dhabi ($919), Jumeirah Mina A'Salam ($914), Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf ($883), Four Seasons Resort Dubai ($849) and Jumeirah Al Qasr ($751).

Qatar, meanwhile, reveals itself to be a bargain compared to some of its neighbours: its most expensive hotel, The Banana Island Resort in Doha, will set overnight guests back a more affordable $331 this November.

The survey was conducted in October 2016, and only two- and three-night stays were considered, excluding Sundays and Mondays. Therefore, for stays of five nights or more, more affordable rates may be available.

Meanwhile, Luxury-Hotels.com's study showed that Utah's Amangiri hotel in Canyon Point is the most expensive hotel in the world. The average price tag for a standard double room during the peak summer travel period of June through August served as the basis of comparison.

The Amangiri had an average overnight price tag of $1,889 for the least expensive double room, followed by the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy with $1,789.

Explora Rapa Nui on Chile's Easter Island was third with $1,733.


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