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Dubai Doubles Up On Ritz-Carltons In 2010

Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 1, 2009 at 1:11 PM | by | ()

No surprise here: Dubai is getting yet another hotel, already under construction for a 2010 opening. However, this is no gimmicky property with the Middle East's biggest wave pool or a helicopter tennis court; it's actually a classy Ritz-Carlton, the second for Dubai.

Due to abut the Dubai International Financial Centre, the property will be a consummate luxury business traveler hotel, but thankfully with world-class restaurants and a spa to boot.

We're also going to guess that it'll be a popular spot for company-owned apartments, considering how the 341-room hotel will feature 124 serviced residences. Just watch out for the waterfall as you're walking across the street to work; the Ritz-Carlton's only Dubai-ish feature will be a 10-story waterfall off the side of the building.

While there's no word yet on starting room rates, we'd consider staying here over a cheaper Dubai hotel since this spot will have its own technology butler, and considering how we're blogging this very post, you can understand how fast WiFi and an abundance of gadget goodies are important to us.

[Image: Ritz-Carlton]

Archived Comments:

Another classy hotel you say?

Citymax Hotels http://citymaxhotels.com, is going to be a mid-priced hotel across 3 of the major hubs in Al Barsha, Bur Dubai and Sharjah.

They too have an opening sometime early 2010. This comfortable hotel is aimed at the budget traveler, wanting a nice comfortable stay in the UAE.